Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BHS News

From the Counseling Department:
BHS is beginning the process of building next year’s Master Schedule. Below are some dates to be aware of. We will be providing a great deal of information here in the weeks to come. Please continue to check in to ensure knowledge of the process.

  • All teacher recommendations in PowerSchool- January 21st
  • Parent Teacher Conferences- 22nd & 25th
  • “Course Selection Info Night” & “IB Info Night”- February 1st in BHS Theater at 6:00pm
  • Course request portal open to all- afternoon of February 2nd-afternoon of February 9th

BHS News

1/12/18
BHS and Bedford Food Pantry
This month, we’re collecting cans of tuna as part of our role in the district wide program to support the Bedford Food Pantry.  Each Advisory is collecting cans and there is a competition involved.  Please help support by sending in a can (or cans) of tuna.  Thanks!
    
PROM FUNDRAISER:  
Place an order for your box(es) of Krispy Kreme donuts fresh from the story! Only $10.00 per dozen.
Pre orders due by Monday, January 15th.
Click on the link for the pre-order form. 2018 Prom Krispy Kreme Fundraiser  
Pick up: BHS, Bulldog Corner 2:45pm- 6:30pm Friday, January 19th.
If you do not pre-order, we will have extra boxes of Krispy Kreme to sell. Come on by Friday afternoon.
Can’t make it Friday? We will have a secondary pick on Sunday morning from 8-11 a.m. at the BHS gym. Help raise money for  the 2018 Prom “Under the Stars”!


Attention Seniors! It is time to submit your Senior Dues. This $35 fee helps to cover your graduation cap and gown and a variety of senior week activities and is due by February 1st. Students can pay through Send Money to School, by check (payable to Bedford High School), or by cash. Checks and cash should be brought to the BHS School Counseling Office. Questions? Please reach out to the Student Council Advisors, Ali Mattson (mattsona@sau25.net) or Jess Bennett (bennettj@sau25.net).

Directions (and visuals) for Send Money to School Payment are below:

1) Parent/ guardian logs into SMTS
2) Select School Store
3) Select Senior Dues ($35)

4) This screen will appear.  

Lost and Found
Parents, Students, and Staff, If you have lost something be sure to check the lost and found!
  • If you have lost clothing, coats, bags, books, etc. please look in the bins located by the concession stand in the Gym hall.
  • If you have lost smaller items such as a wallet, keys, calculator or phone stop in the main office and we will assist you.  

Important Dates and Events:
1/17 - Winter Band Concert - 6:00pm - theater
1/19 - Quarter 2 grades close
1/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 6:30pm
1/24 - Junior College Information Night - 6pm - theater
1/25 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30 - 8:00pm
From the Counseling Department:
The Counseling & Tech Depts collaborate to provide our community with information and activities about social media each month. The Social Media Theme for the month of December is Cyberbullying. In an effort to bring awareness to this issue (which is unfortunately common), we have come up with activities and resources for students, faculty and the community. We hope that these activities get everyone thinking about social media’s role in cyberbullying and how we can all be positive digital citizens. Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents can be a great starting point if you find that your son/daughter is involved in or a witness of cyberbullying.

From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 2/23/18 Order here:

Senior Information!

From the IB Coordinator:
Course selections for the 2018-2019 school year will begin in early February. Every year I get lots of questions about IB and the IB Diploma Programme. To ensure that students wishing to sign up for IB classes and/or the IB Diploma are well-informed, please consider taking advantage of one or more of the following opportunities to access more information:
  • Wednesday January 31: Freshman and Sophomore students wishing to know more about the IB Diploma Programme are invited to attend an informational meeting during Advisory (9:21-9:46am) in the BHS Theater.
  • Thursday February 1: Students and Families wishing to know more about the IB Diploma Programme are invited to attend IB Info Night. IB Info Night is part of Course Selection Night hosted by the BHS Leadership Team. The event begins at 6pm in the BHS Theater. At 6:30, families specifically interested in IB will be invited to join me for a presentation in the BHS Library.
  • Classroom Visits: I will be visiting 10th grade Humanities classes and 9th grade Honors Physical Science classes to talk about IB classes and the IB Diploma. These classroom visits will begin the week of Jan. 22.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: I would be happy to meet with any parents who have questions about IB during the Parent-Teacher Conference evenings on Jan. 22 and Jan. 25. Please keep in mind, however, that conference slots are only 10 minutes in length!
  • BHS IB Website: The website is up-to-date and has lots of general information.
  • Email: You are always welcome to email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net with any questions you have, or if you would like to schedule a time to come in and meet in person!

From the Deans:
Over 25 art students have submitted work to represent BHS for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Global Coordinator:
The Danes are coming to Bedford!
Host Families needed.  
We need your help in hosting students from Denmark for a very short visit on Saturday, March 10th until Wednesday, March 14th.  This is a great opportunity to get to know a student from another culture and share the Bedford community with them.  
Please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net, with your interest in hosting, your student's name and more information will be shared with you.  

Student Activities:
December 15th, is Spanish Movie Night in the theater
FIRST Robotics kicks off their season January 6th. 

In Sports:

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY!
Reminder to all student-athletes, the end of Q2  (January 19th) will determine athletic eligibility for the remainder of the winter season AND eligibility for spring sports!

All student-athletes MUST pass AT LEAST 4 classes to be eligible. Unsure or have questions?  Email Mr. Parker ASAP!


SCHOLAR ATHLETES
We have over 45 senior NHIAA Scholar Athletes that will be recognized in March at the Capitol Center for the Arts.  Letters from Mr. Parker have been hand-delivered from the Athletic Department to these deserving athletes that met the NHIAA criteria of obtaining a B+ average throughout their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years - Plus, these athletes participate in two varsity sports during their senior year.  Congratulations!!

REMINDERS about college visits and not taking the team bus after an athletic event - Instead riding home with a parent/guardian due to a conflict.

COLLEGE VISIT Form
Step One
  • Athlete completes form and obtains a parent/guardian signature
  • Athlete brings completed form (from parent) to their coach for approval
  • Athlete brings form to Athletic Department for approval
  • Once approved, Athletic Department will retain the copy



Step Two
  • Athlete takes original (signed) form to the College Admissions Office and gets date and signature from college representative during visit
  • Athlete returns the original executed form back to Athletic Department immediately upon return from College visit
Important Note - college visits are excused absences from school, but are not excused from sports without the above mentioned protocol completed in advance.

TRANSPORTATION Form
  • If athlete rides home with their own parent - Coach signs form
  • If athlete rides home with another parent - other than their own:
    • Forms from both families are required to be approved by AD
    • Once approved (by AD) - Give forms to Coach

Team pictures for most Winter sports are scheduled for Wednesday, December 13.  Please see details.
Alternative Programming:
Adult High School Diploma Program: Enrollment Deadline February 1st, 2018
Students who are interested in graduating with the Adult High School Diploma in June of 2018 must commit to this pathway by Febraury 1st. Information regarding the Adult High School Diploma Program and the registration for the Spring course can be found here: https://goo.gl/pkptvB

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

Manchester School of Technology Open House
All students and parents are invited to MST’s Open House on January 20th, 2018 from 11am-1pm.
Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.

Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School
For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2
From the SAU:
From the PTG:
PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only.  To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at amye731@gmail.com.     
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG – On January 26th & 27th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location!  Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers.  For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit the Bedford PTG website.
Champions for Children - Once again, the New Hampshire School Administrator's Association is seeking nominees for the "Champions for Children Award Program".  Last year, Bedford nominated Greg Uliaz as our District Champion.  Greg was later selected as the South Central region winner and was recognized at the State-wide breakfast along with his family.
Nominees are individuals who have given distinguished service to children over the past year.  To nominate a Bedford Champion, please complete this short form no later than January 31, 2018.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Don't miss TASTE OF BEDFORD!


On January 9th, the Bedford High School DECA club will be hosting its first ever Taste of Bedford fundraising event in the BHS Commons (cafeteria) from 6:00-8:00 pm.The family-friendly event offers the opportunity to enjoy delicious samples from 13 local restaurants, hear live music, and participate in raffles and kids activities including face painting and crafts.
 
For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.tasteofbedford.org. Advance tickets are $10 each with family deals (4 for $30 and 5 for $40). Tickets will be an additional $2 per ticket at the door. All proceeds will be going towards BHS DECA in order to offset competition costs.  

We would like to graciously thank these restaurants for supporting the aspiring business students of Bedford by donating their delicious samples: Caroline’s Fine Foods, Cupcakes 101, Dunkin Donuts, The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern, Inside Scoop, Pizza Bella, The Purple Finch, Sun Shui, Sweet Lilac Bakery, Taipei and Tokyo, T-Bones, Whole Foods, and Yianni’s Pizza.

Monday, December 18, 2017

BHS News

12/15/17

 
Attention Seniors! It is time to submit your Senior Dues. This $35 fee helps to cover your graduation cap and gown and a variety of senior week activities and is due by February 1st. Students can pay through Send Money to School, by check (payable to Bedford High School), or by cash. Checks and cash should be brought to the BHS School Counseling Office. Questions? Please reach out to the Student Council Advisors, Ali Mattson (mattsona@sau25.net) or Jess Bennett (bennettj@sau25.net).

Directions (and visuals) for Send Money to School Payment are below:

1) Parent/ guardian logs into SMTS
2) Select School Store
3) Select Senior Dues ($35)

4) This screen will appear.  

 
    
What is Vaping?
BeBold, in conjunction with the Bedford Police Department and Dr Joseph Hou, presented What is Vaping in their speaker series.  It’s worth watching for all parents: What is Vaping?  BeBold Bedford Speaker Series.  It’s also available online at the BCTV Website, www.bedfordtv.com, on both the BCTV and Bedford Police YouTube Channels, and running on BCTV Channel 23.    
    
                                                   
Lost and Found
Parents, Students, and Staff, If you have lost something be sure to check the lost and found!
  • If you have lost clothing, coats, bags, books, etc. please look in the bins located by the concession stand in the Gym hall.
  • If you have lost smaller items such as a wallet, keys, calculator or phone stop in the main office and we will assist you.  

Important Dates and Events:


 
From the Counseling Department:
The Counseling & Tech Depts collaborate to provide our community with information and activities about social media each month. The Social Media Theme for the month of December is Cyberbullying. In an effort to bring awareness to this issue (which is unfortunately common), we have come up with activities and resources for students, faculty and the community. We hope that these activities get everyone thinking about social media’s role in cyberbullying and how we can all be positive digital citizens. Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents can be a great starting point if you find that your son/daughter is involved in or a witness of cyberbullying.

 
From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:

You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!

Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!

Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.

 
From the IB Coordinator:
Juniors have recently begun their Extended Essay journey. The Extended Essay, or EE, is an IB Diploma Core requirement and is a 4000-word research essay in a subject of the student’s choice. Students will work on their EE’s from now until September 30, 2018 when the final draft is due. For more information about the EE, check out the BHS IB Website and click on the EE tab at the top.

Recently I stumbled upon the following helpful resource: 15 IB Diploma terms parents need to know. The IB Diploma Programme is full of acronyms and esoteric terminology that it can cause quite a bit of confusion. I found the linked blog above to be both comprehensive and concise. Take a look!

For answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

From the Deans:
Over 25 art students have submitted work to represent BHS for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

 

Student Activities:
December 15th, is Spanish Movie Night in the theater
FIRST Robotics kicks off their season January 6th.


 
In Sports:




 
REMINDERS about college visits and not taking the team bus after an athletic event - Instead riding home with a parent/guardian due to a conflict.

COLLEGE VISIT Form
Step One
  • Athlete completes form and obtains a parent/guardian signature
  • Athlete brings completed form (from parent) to their coach for approval
  • Athlete brings form to Athletic Department for approval
  • Once approved, Athletic Department will retain the copy



Step Two
  • Athlete takes original (signed) form to the College Admissions Office and gets date and signature from college representative during visit
  • Athlete returns the original executed form back to Athletic Department immediately upon return from College visit
Important Note - college visits are excused absences from school, but are not excused from sports without the above mentioned protocol completed in advance.

TRANSPORTATION Form
  • If athlete rides home with their own parent - Coach signs form
  • If athlete rides home with another parent - other than their own:
    • Forms from both families are required to be approved by AD
    • Once approved (by AD) - Give forms to Coach

Team pictures for most Winter sports are scheduled for Wednesday, December 13.  Please see details.
 
Alternative Programming:
Manchester School of Technology Assembly 12/11/17
On Monday, during Advisory, all Sophomores and  will have an opportunity to see the Manchester School of Technology presentation for next year’s courses. Additionally, all students and parents are invited to MST’s Open House on January 20th, 2018 from 11am-1pm.

Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.

Real World Learning Opportunities

Community Service:
Organization: Bedford High School and New Horizons
Description: Handmade Holiday/Christmas cards are needed to brighten the holidays at New Horizons!
           Help us reach our goal of 300 cards by 12/15/17!
Dates: Cards will be collected until 12/15/17 by the Alternative Programming Office in 229 at BHS.
Location: Bedford High School

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2


 
From the SAU:

 
From the PTG:

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG.  Simply visit AmazonSmile and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support.  Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG.

Coming in January…Principal Winter Reading Night, Barnes and Noble Days, and Yankee Candle! Stay tuned for more details.


Monday, December 4, 2017

BHS News

12/1/17

Good Afternoon,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and staff at the high school for their cooperation in supporting the recent building procedures put in place.  While the new procedures are fairly typical in most school settings, they are more restrictive and not something we have had to do in the past at BHS.
I have made a recommendation to the Superintendent that we ask the School Board to consider the strategic placement of interior cameras in the building in an effort to better monitor those areas less accessible to supervision i.e. lavatories. Camera placement outside the lavs would allow us to review a recording of the entrance in the event of any type of problem occurring inside. While not a perfect solution it will certainly provide a reasonable starting point.  In surveying my peers in high schools across the southern tier, interior cameras are being used and seen as an effective deterrent as well as a means of providing a factual record of an incident occurring in school. If the School Board supports the installation of cameras this year, it will allow us to get back to being Bulldogs once again!  

Attention Seniors! It is time to submit your Senior Dues. This $35 fee helps to cover your graduation cap and gown and a variety of senior week activities and is due by February 1st. Students can pay through Send Money to School, by check (payable to Bedford High School), or by cash. Checks and cash should be brought to the BHS School Counseling Office. Questions? Please reach out to the Student Council Advisors, Ali Mattson (mattsona@sau25.net) or Jess Bennett (bennettj@sau25.net).

Directions (and visuals) for Send Money to School Payment are below:

1) Parent/ guardian logs into SMTS
2) Select School Store
3) Select Senior Dues ($35)

4) This screen will appear.  

The Counseling Department is happy to announce another opportunity for our young people to participate in Challenge Day at BHS.

For those of you who haven't heard of Challenge Day here is a link to their website:
Challenge Days are powerful, high energy programs in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning experiences. The overall goals of the program are to increase personal power and self esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence and all forms of oppression. Challenge Days are designed to unite the members of the school and to carry the themes of the program back to the greater school population.

Please have your student stop down to counseling for more information or to receive a permission slip. We are looking for all grades, but particularly our freshman and sophomore students who have never participated in a Challenge Day.
    
What is Vaping?
BeBold, in conjunction with the Bedford Police Department and Dr Joseph Hou, presented What is Vaping in their speaker series last week.  It’s worth watching for all parents: What is Vaping?  BeBold Bedford Speaker Series.  It’s also available online at the BCTV Website, www.bedfordtv.com, on both the BCTV and Bedford Police YouTube Channels, and running on BCTV Channel 23.        
                                                   

 
Lost and Found
Parents, Students, and Staff, If you have lost something be sure to check the lost and found!
  • If you have lost clothing, coats, bags, books, etc. please look in the bins located by the concession stand in the Gym hall.
  • If you have lost smaller items such as a wallet, keys, calculator or phone stop in the main office and we will assist you.  

Important Dates and Events:


 
From the Counseling Department:
Miss Financial Aid Night? Watch a NHHEAF presentation on filing the FAFSA here! Additional materials can be picked up in our office and also seen here.

The financial aid workshop in the Commons on November 15th is not associated with the high school. It is our understanding that a private individual rented the space through the town of Bedford.

 
From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:

You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!

Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!

Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.
From the IB Coordinator:
Students and parents who registered for exams should have received an email from bhsib@bedfordnhk12.net sent on Dec. 1 with important additional information about the IB exam process. The email serves as a final confirmation for exam registration, and contains important identification information for students’ exams. Please double-check your inboxes and spam folders for that email.

Juniors have recently begun their Extended Essay journey. The Extended Essay, or EE, is an IB Diploma Core requirement and is a 4000-word research essay in a subject of the student’s choice. Students will work on their EE’s from now until September 30, 2018 when the final draft is due. For more information about the EE, check out the BHS IB Website and click on the EE tab at the top.

Recently I stumbled upon the following helpful resource: 15 IB Diploma terms parents need to know. The IB Diploma Programme is full of acronyms and esoteric terminology that it can cause quite a bit of confusion. I found the linked blog above to be both comprehensive and concise. Take a look!

For answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

From the Deans:
BHS Student Run Small Business Expo
On December 3rd from noon-2, Bedford High School marketing students invite you to attend our 3rd annual Small Business Expo. The Expo is an opportunity for the community to learn more about local Bedford businesses. The event will be held in the BHS Gym where 27 local businesses will be promoted including raffles, samples and more. With a goal of promoting local small businesses, this project provides the students with an authentic marketing experience. The Marketing I students have dedicated a large summation of their time and effort to promote these companies, so please come out and support your high school students and local businesses!

Mu Alpha Thetha National Math Honor Society
On Tuesday, November 28, 121 juniors and seniors were inducted into the inaugural Bedford chapter of Mu Alpha Thetha. This very high honor is indicative of one who has achieved significant success in the field of academics as well as promise in the area of Mathematics. Congratulations to these students and their families.

The Music Department’s Winter Concert is December 6, at 6:00pm


Student Activities:
December 1, 6:00 pm the Leadership Club is hosting the student Talent Show. Bring $5.00 or a pair of pajamas!
December 15th, is Spanish Movie Night in the theater.

In Sports:
REMINDERS about college visits and not taking the team bus after an athletic event - Instead riding home with a parent/guardian due to a conflict.

COLLEGE VISIT Form
Step One
  • Athlete completes form and obtains a parent/guardian signature
  • Athlete brings completed form (from parent) to their coach for approval
  • Athlete brings form to Athletic Department for approval
  • Once approved, Athletic Department will retain the copy



Step Two
  • Athlete takes original (signed) form to the College Admissions Office and gets date and signature from college representative during visit
  • Athlete returns the original executed form back to Athletic Department immediately upon return from College visit
Important Note - college visits are excused absences from school, but are not excused from sports without the above mentioned protocol completed in advance.

TRANSPORTATION Form
  • If athlete rides home with their own parent - Coach signs form
  • If athlete rides home with another parent - other than their own:
    • Forms from both families are required to be approved by AD
    • Once approved (by AD) - Give forms to Coach

Boys Basketball and Spirit tryouts are Monday, December 4.  Please see schedule on athletic page for specific time details.  Nordic tryouts are December 11.  All other sports are in full-swing with Girls Basketball participating in scrimmages this weekend, including JV and Varsity Ice Hockey participating in jamborees and scrimmages.

Upcoming is our Winter Sports MeettheCoachesNight on Thursday, December 7 @ 6:30 in the Theater.  All athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend.  After an introduction from our Athletic Director, Corey Parker each program team will break out individually.

Team pictures for most sports are scheduled for Wednesday, December 13.  See details.
 
Alternative Programming:
Manchester School of Technology Assembly 12/11/17
On Monday, during Advisory, all Sophomores and  will have an opportunity to see the Manchester School of Technology presentation for next year’s courses. Additionally, all students and parents are invited to MST’s Open House on January 20th, 2018 from 11am-1pm.
Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.
Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service:
Organization: Bedford High School and New Horizons
Description: Handmade Holiday/Christmas cards are needed to brighten the holidays at New Horizons!
           Help us reach our goal of 300 cards by 12/15/17!
Dates: Cards will be collected until 12/15/17 by the Alternative Programming Office in 229 at BHS.
Location: Bedford High School

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School
For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2
 
From the SAU
From the PTG:
SKI AND SKATE THANK YOU - The Bedford PTG would like to thank all those who came out in support of the PTG and the Bedford School District at our annual Ski and Skate Sale. Thank you all who dropped off merchandise to sell (consignor checks should be delivered by mid-December for sold items), to those who came to shop, and to all those who volunteered their time to help!

SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age Documentary -  Join us for a special screening on Wednesday, December 6th 6-8pm at Lurgio. Following the movie there will be a panel of staff and guidance for a discussion and Q&A session.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The film SCREENAGERS…explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Visit ScreenagersMovie for more information.

PTG NIGHT AT PANERA BREAD – Take the night off from cooking and stop by Panera at Colby Court on Thursday 12/7, between 4-8pm, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTG. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here: Panera December Flyer

AmazonSmile! Did you know that every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG?  Simply visit AmazonSmile and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support.  Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG.