Student Directories are In & We have Talented Artists

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Congratulations to 8th grader Seonyu (Sunny) H. who has won the Student Directory Art Contest. Her display of the Bedford Buccaneer, sports, music, and art icons, as well as hands of diverse skin colors reflecting “friendship forever” captures the essence of JGMS.  Her design is featured on the cover of the new directory.   

DIRECTORIES ARE IN!  The directories have been delivered to advisory teachers for handing out to those children who ordered.  Please check your child’s backpack to see if the directory has made its way home yet.  If you believe you ordered and have not received one, please contact  If you would like to buy one now, please know that your child may buy one during lunch at the School Store in the cafeteria.  A limited supply of student directories are available there for $10 each on a first come, first serve basis.

CONGRATULATIONS TO STUDENT ARTISTS!  We also congratulate Paris S. (7th Grade), Rachel K. (6th Grade), and Arnav T. (6th Grade) for their awesome art which also in featured in color inside the directory on the back cover.

Student Art

Please see our post thanking our wonderful corporate sponsors of the directory:


Thank You Corporate Sponsors of the Student Directory

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.  See Flyer: Thank you 2015 – 2016 Directory Sponsors     Listed below in alphabetical order:

Bedford Orthodontics: 55 North Road, Suite 215 • Bedford • (781) 275-0575 •

Bedford TV 16 South Road, Bedford •  (781) 275-5004 •  • 

Bernstein Development, LLC, Home Construction & Renovations:  21 Alaska Avenue, Bedford •  (781) 254-9027  •  •

Brown & Brown, P.C., Counsellors at Law: 110 Great Road, Bedford • (781) 275-7267

Burlington Minuteman Press Print & Copy – STUDENT DIRECTORY PRINTER:  169 Bedford Street • Burlington, MA 01803 •  (781) 273-1155 •

Kamate Fitness: “Connections” at 153 Concord Road, Bedford  • (781) 879-0054  • •

Suzanne & Company – Keller Williams Realty:  90 Great Road, Bedford • (781) 275-2156  •  •  •

The Moss Group, Inc., Child/Adolescent Services: 363 Great Road, Suite 210, Bedford  • (978) 835-5000  •   •

 TL Nails Spa   •   44 North Road, Bedford •    (781) 275-8882 •   •

Tutor Doctor, In-Home Tutors serving Bedford & nearby towns:  (781) 583-1380   •   •

Parent Volunteers Needed

The MSPA has several vacancies on its Board for the 2015 – 2016 term.  We need your help so please consider joining!  Two people sharing a position make things much easier and less demanding so please think about tag teaming.

Presently, we have for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • Co-President Michelle Saber
  • Co-President – open 
  • Co-Vice President – Kerry Rackey
  • Co-Vice President – Paula Gilarde
  • Secretary – Karen Guetersloh
  • Treasurer Diane Bernstein
  • Hospitality/Good Cheer – open
  • Fundraising – open
  • Gardens – open
  • Webmaster – Soraya Stevens
  • Moving On Co-Chairs – open

Obviously, a few people can’t do it all so please contact about joining.  We make it fun and try to keep things brief when meeting and discussing.  We can fill you on what each position entails.

In addition, we rely heavily on support from the parent community through the year with many requests to sign up to help or donate items needed for events.  It’s often the same people on the Sign-Up Genius lists and we are forever grateful for them, but we need more help.  Of course, financial contributions always are welcome so if you can’t volunteer or help in person, please cut a check to the MSPA to help fund great programs and enrichment for the students, school, and teachers.

>>> Box Tops Committee:  we need help clipping and counting Box Tops.  The commitment is only 1 night per quarter.  Contact Jenn Goldman, Box Tops Coordinator, at to volunteer.

Thank You for Faculty Lunch Support

Tuesday, November 3rd was Election Day with no school planned since polls usually would be open and held inside the JGMS gym.  However, the midterm had nothing up for vote and no one to elect.  Bedford Public Schools remained closed so that faculty could have professional workshops.  

To get our JGMS faculty & staff through the day, the MSPpizza partyA provided pizza, thanks to the donations of JGMS families acquired from the recent Fall Appeal, and we asked the JGMS parent community to give some help, food, and/or drinks.

Thank you, Kerry Rackey, for organizing this event and the following wonderful people who answered the call to support our awesome teachers and helped the MSPA:   (Listed in alphabetical order by first name)

Set-up and/or Clean up VOLUNTEERS:  

♥ THANK YOU TO: Alexis Carlson, Diane Bernstein & daughters,  Karen Guetersloh & son, Kerry Rackey, and Michelle Saber


♥ THANK YOU TO: Alexis Weisz,  Amy Doherty,  Andrea Barney, Andrea Couvee, Becky Ricci, Bonnie McCulloch, Diane Bernstein, Eileen Horne,  Ellen Young,  Hillary DeMello,  Jenn Heller, Jessica Fair,   Joan Turnberg,   Kerry Rackey,  Lisa Harrell,   Lori Alper,  Mayu Dyer,  Michelle Saber,  Natalie Dussault,  Paula Driscoll, Paula Gilarde, Susan DiGangi, Theresa Connolly, and Venus Ho  ♥ 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  The JGMS Administration and staff took notice and were very appreciative.  The spread was excellent — green salads, bean salad, fruit salad, chips, dips, pretzels, popcorn, brownies, blondies, pumpkin bars with chocolate chips, chocolate mint cookies, water, seltzers, sodas, and coffee.

Please, if we overlooked anybody, please let us know at  We don’t want to slight anyone as we really want to thank all who helped!  Your contributions are appreciated by faculty and the MSPA Board of Directors.