Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You!

It was literally a banner week at JGMS to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW). The MSPA kicked off the week with a breakfast on Monday, May 7, a lunch on Wednesday, May 9th, and a day of sweet treats on Friday, May 11th with and over $1,000 in donated prizes for a teacher raffle.

This year the TAW food donations, volunteers and event planning was organized and executed by JGMS parent Lisa Gedaminsky who went above and beyond with her creativity and dedication to make the week nothing short of spectacular for the teachers.  Thank you Lisa!!!  Thank you also to Nancy Barnes, who managed the raffle for teachers and staff and Paula Gilarde, who managed the Bedford TV videotaping of JGMS students thanking their favorite teachers.  The video was looped for teachers to watch during the Wednesday lunch and was a great hit! Thank you all for making this event a tremendous success!

We would like to thank the following local businesses who contributed directly to our teacher and staff raffle:
b.good, Bedford Farms Ice Cream, Ken’s NY Deli, Red Heat, Stop & Shop and Wegman’s.

A special thank you shout out to Panera Bread for supplying (and delivering!) bagels with cream cheese and coffee cake- yum!

The JGMS parent community made the week so special with homemade desserts, beautiful salads and fruits, lots of generous gift cards, and beautiful floral centerpieces.  Thank you to the following parents for their donations:

Lori Alper, Yvonne Aweh-kisob, Andrea Barney, Julie Campos, Tara Capobianco, Tony Cheng, Eun Chong, Melanie Comeau, Andrea Couvee, Karen Cox, Dan Crews, Courtney Cullis, Tricia Daley, Neetu Devdas, Susan DiGangi, Amy Doherty , Ana Flores, Heather Galante,  Daisy Girifalco, Audrey Gould, Deborah Griffin, Lisa Harrell, Jenn Heller, Wenjen  Hwang, Keiko Iseda-Brown, Sridevi  Karthikeyan, Jen Kelley, Stacy Kershaw, Mieko Koga ,Gina Kolak , Xinyu Li, Susan Lincoln, Kim Marino ,Meeta Mathur, Samantha McCarthy, Otti McCutcheon, Kristen McEachern, Tami Mead, Estelle Mense, Tammy Morris, Sally Morrison ,Teri Morrow, Himabindu Naidu, Kristen Newman, Raphael Panfili, Rachelle Payne, Laetitia Perez-Adler, Nancy Protasowicki, Srividya  Rajagopalan, Kathy Recca, Jacqueline Reyes, Christine Smith, Jenny Stathakis, Soraya Stevens, Ashalata Thotangare, Catherine Van Praagh, Pearlene Varjabedian ,Beth Venuti, Heather Waibel-limerick, Lisa Warhover , Joy Wilson,  Athelney Woolnough, Melissa Zorn



Angst Movie Screening May 17th at JGMS


The MSPA will be sponsoring a community screening of the Angst documentary film at JGMS on Thursday, May 17th from 6-8pm. Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety its causes, effects and what we can do about it. It features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it.

Following the screening will be a discussion led by Bedford School Guidance Counselors.  The event is free but please sign up here: https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-at-john-glenn-middle-school

Thank You to the Corporate Sponsors of the JGMS Directory (2017)

THANK YOU CORPORATE SPONSORS OF THE DIRECTORIES: Many thanks to all of the advertisers in this Student Directory.  Their support is appreciated greatly as they help fund the directory project and provide wonderful services to the Bedford community.  Please patronize their businesses and let them know you saw their ads in the JGMS Directory.  Listed below in alphabetical order:

Bedford Orthodontics http://www.bedfordorthodontics.com/ 55 North Road, Suite 215 • Bedford • (781) 275 0575 • info@bedfordorthodontics.com  • 
https://www.facebook.com/BedfordOrthodontics/    • https://twitter.com/drhesbyortho

Bedford TVbedfordtvadhttp://bedford.tv/ 16 South Road, Bedford •  (781) 275-5004 https://www.facebook.com/BedfordTVMA  • https://twitter.com/bedfordtvma 

Bernstein Development, LLC, Home Construction & Renovations:bernstein http://www.bernsteindevelopment.com/  21 Alaska Avenue, Bedford •  (781) 254-9027  • https://www.facebook.com/BernsteinDevelopment  •  https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bernstein-b29a571

Burlington Minuteman Press Print & Copy – STUDENT DIRECTORY PRINTER:mmpob-ad-k  http://www.burlingtonma.minutemanpress.com/  169 Bedford Street • Burlington, MA 01803 •  (781) 273-1155 • https://www.facebook.com/mmpmv

Chestnut Dental:chestnut http://www.chestnutdental.com
41 North Rd, Bedford •  (339) 234-5075

Suzanne & Company – Keller Williams Realty:

http://www.suzanneandcompanyre.com/  90 Great Road, Bedford •
(781) 275-2156 •  suzannes@kw.com  •
https://www.facebook.com/suzanneandcompany  • https://twitter.com/SuzandCompanyRE

The Real School of Music: ad_jgms-1

56 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803  • (781) 328-0530  •

Youth Tennis Academy:yta-masthead http://youthtennisacademy.com
44 Middlesex Tpke, Bedford •  (617) 480-2971   •

BRIC2 – Bedford Rotary Ideas Community Challenge

The Bedford Rotary Ideas Community Challenge (BRIC2) is a new annual service activity in Bedford, Hanscom AFB and Boston.  With BRIC2, we seek to enable students to take on sustainable projects that will solve challenges and improve life in our community. Contest planning packets (with a problem-solving framework and points of contact with key community groups) will be given out to interested students at the beginning of the school year. A BRIC2 committee will initially work with the teams and their community partners to help them identify challenges and develop their solutions, culminating in a celebration of service at the spring BRIC2 exposition and awards event. If funds are needed for the purchase of materials/equipment, they may apply to the BRIC2 committee or other town funding sources. Once projects are completed, they will be eligible for the BRIC2 exposition and awards.

2017 BRIC2 Project Proposal Form