Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,
Welcome back from Spring Break. We hope you enjoyed your time off, and are ready to learn!

Over Spring Break, RM Bacon lost a family member. Patty Hoffman, cafeteria manager, known affectionately as "Ms. Patty" to the students and "Mom Mom" to the staff, was dedicated to RM Bacon School. She was a dear friend to so many of us. There were many staff members that either attended her viewing or funeral to pay their respects. We are planning a memorial for Ms. Patty in the upcoming weeks. For more information on Ms. Patty click here.

We have a busy week in store for our learners this week, and we plan to hit the ground running. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday our 3rd through 5th will take part in a "mock" NJASK. Each day from 10AM - 10:30AM the upstairs will be in "testing mode" We will use the results from the testing to help drive our instruction for the weeks leading up to the actual NJASK.

Parents: Report Cards will be mailed on Tuesday!

Teachers: We will be having an I and RS meeting on Thursday. Also, please note that Dr. Cook will be attending Integrated Pest Management Training on Friday April 20. Mrs. Harris will be substituting.

Tech Fridays will begin this week. Every Friday until the end of the year teachers (as well as students) will be working on increasing application and understanding of technology. With so much out there, it can be overwhelming. Why not try something new and learn from each other and students on which technology goes where?

This Friday we will focus on websites that help students. Our sessions our all voluntary, and will take place in room 2 from 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM. A wiki will be developed to assist those who would like more information. Also, Mr. Hudson and Mrs. Nolan will be available for demonstrations and practical applications of the new technologies.

Welcome Back Video:

As promised, here is the Teacher Spotlight Video, Mrs. Lore
(and a surprise guest):

Teachers, want to try something new? Interested in seeing what all these squiggly lines are for throughout the school? Create your own QR Code.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5), 10:00AM;
Tuesday - I and RS Meeting, 8:00AM; Report Cards Distributed, Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5, 10:00AM; 4th Grade Tae Kwon Do, 2:18AM
Wednesday - Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5), 10:00AM; NJASK 2011 Awards Ceremony
Thursday -
Friday - Earth Day; Dr. Cook at IPM Training, Mrs. Harris substituting

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