Friday, July 26, 2013

July 29 - August 2

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect....

It's hard to believe that July is coming to a close. We are getting closer and closer to the start of the new school year!!!!! 

Our internet, and phones are back up and running.... Not to mention... We have wireless throughout the building... Having wireless throughout the building has the potential to change the complexion of instruction at our school. We will be taking the first steps to expanding our learning environments and optimizing the entire building!!!! We are very excited about this.. 

And now for the building updates:

Mrs. Sinone's floor is getting fixed

3rd floor is looking fantastic 

Office hours this week:
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Friday - Office and School Closed 

Teachers - 3rd floor and 2nd floor classrooms are cleaned and ready if you are interested in setting up




Friday, July 19, 2013

July 22 - 26

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect! 

There are so many projects happening at RM Bacon this summer. We will feel like we have a new school in the fall! In the meantime, the front office will remain closed until July 25th due to the wireless instillation project. Should you need to get in touch with Mrs. Klaudi or Dr. Cook, please feel free to email us or stop by the 3rd floor Curriculum Center at the Culver Building. We will also be checking phone messages! We apologize for this inconvenience, but we are excited about the WIFI!!!!!

Here are a few pictures that show the summer progress of our building, administration and our summer program. 
Summer Success Program
Math Jenga 

Rhymes and Times 

Team work! 

Mr. D. working with students

Rhymes and Times overview 

Cafeteria Updates
The drywall came this week for the cafeteria! 


The maintenance crew had the drywall up right away! 

Building Cleaning 
Rooms on the 3rd floor are looking shiny! 

Summer Administration Professional Learning
Administrators volunteered their time to learn about becoming "connected" 


We skyped in Brad Currie, founder of #satchat to discuss PLNs

Weekly Overview:
Monday - 7:30 - 4:30 (office closed - report to Culver Center if you have questions)
Tuesday - 7:30 - 4:30 (office closed - report to Culver Center if you have questions)
Wednesday - 7:30 - 4:30 (office closed - report to Culver Center if you have questions)
Thursday - 7:30 - 4:30 (office closed - report to Culver Center if you have questions)
Friday 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July 15 - 19

Bacon Bears,

Wireless Update...
Beginning July 17 and ending approximately July 25th all IT Services (Phones, Network, Wireless, etc.) will be unavailable at the RM Bacon School. Our staff work be working at an alternate location during this time. IT services will need access to all classrooms, hallways, offices, etc. during the project. Therefore, please be patient with us during this time. 

Please note that the summer program will continue during this time. 


RM Bacon represented at NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) in Baltimore July 11 - 13. Dr. Pamm Moore, Ryan Hudson, Celese Nolan and myself presented at the conference on our Systemic Walkthrough initiative at RM Bacon and throughout Millville Public Schools. We presented to over 60 principals about the positive impact walkthroughs have had on our classrooms, school and district. In addition, we were able to attend workshops, meet authors and listen to nationally renown speakers such as Peter DeWitt, Michael Fullan and Todd Whitaker. Here are some of the highlights:
Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Nolan and Dr. Moore right before we started

Mrs. Nolan met author and speaker Michael Fullan! 

Mr. Hudson presenting on Classroom Instruction That Works

Our summer program is really heating up! Here is an imovie trailer that shows our students engaged in Rhymes and Times. 


Weekly Schedule
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - No Office Hours 

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 8 - 12

Bacon Bears,


We have selected our new theme for the 2013-14 School Year. 

It's all about respect!

How did we get to this theme? We looked at our data.... As a team, we decided, based on the PBIS data from last year and all of the feedback from teachers, that the area students are struggling most with is RESPECT. We are looking forward to integrating this theme into the classrooms and throughout the school this year. Have an idea? Email Dr. Cook at spike.cook@millvillenj.gov

Want to see the progress of our summer? Check out these pictures.... Progress
Reading Street materials have arrived!!!! 

Cafeteria is getting new walls! 


Mrs. Gandy's room with freshly painted walls! 

I made my first array with the Rhymes and Times with the summer success students 


Weekly Schedule
Monday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Tuesday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Wednesday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Thursday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Friday - Office is closed