Together, we can. Together, we will!
Bacon is officially off to a busy, fun, and productive start. Students and staff have shaken off the dust (or should I say sand?) of summer, and we are well on our way to another fun and learning-filled year. Our school truly has an uplifting, positive environment. So many students arrive each day smiling and wanting to be here. Our time with them is sacred, and we'll do everything we can to protect that desire to learn and grow.
Staff, you are off to a wonderful start. Keep being positive, keep the expectations high, and keep being yourselves!
On Monday, the district held its first DEAC (District Evaluation Advisory Committee) meeting of the year. Staff from various district schools met to go over the teacher evaluation process and discuss ways to improve it for all involved.
On Tuesday, the first Leadership Team Meeting of the year took place. All the principals, supervisors, and other administrator from around the district met to go over beginning-of-the-year info, where we are as a district, etc. As a district, we are off to a great start, students and parents are excited about the opportunities available at MPS, and we look forward to a future of continued trust and respect between the schools and the community. 2017-2018 is going to be a great year!
Linda Santiago from RAC (now part of the Comprehensive Support Network) visited Bacon on Thursday to review our school's goals for the year and to outline a forthcoming schedule for teacher training. In addition to making sure Guided Reading and other centers are effectively occurring within the classroom, she will be providing training and support on how to gauge students' levels so they can receive targeted help as needed.
Back to school night is Tuesday, September 19th at 7 pm. We hope to see all our parents here!
Staff, there is a meeting this Thursday (September 21st) at 8 am in the library. Linda Santiago will be here, and she'll spend about 10 minutes going over our Language Arts goal, Guided Reading, and training on running records. Please bring your laptops to this meeting.
The Week Ahead
Monday (9/18): D day - lesson plans due, walk throughs begin
Tuesday (9/19): E day - McREL Evaluator Training (12:30 at Culver - Mike only), Back to School Night (7 pm)
Wednesday (9/20): A day - Workout Wednesday
Thursday (9/21): B day - staff meeting (8 am in the library - Linda from RAC will be here to discuss upcoming training)
Friday (9/22): C day - School Spirit Day - Wear Bacon gear
On the horizon
September 27 - 5th grade Kids About the Bay trip
October 4 - Staff development day (no school for students - staff report for PD)
October 9 - Columbus Day (no school)
October 26 - Fire Safety day
Pictures from around the School
|Mrs. Bingham's class doing some strategic planning on setting expectations and how to have a great year|
|Enjoying the beautiful start to the year|
|Ms. Spiels's class demonstrating excellent hallway conduct|
|Fair and foul weather friends|