Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 13 - 17

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect...

Last week was one for the record books. We survived Arctic temperatures, broken heaters, extreme ice, and a lock down. It seems that no matter what the obstacle, our students and staff were able to overcome and flourish.

The extreme cold Arctic air on Tuesday provided for a great deal of patience. I admired how students and parents braved these conditions and still came to school!

We only lost some materials that can be replaced
Unfortunately, Tuesday evening the cold was too much for one of our heaters. The pipes froze and broke which ended up flooding Mrs. Taylor's room and part of the cafeteria. Our maintenance staff from throughout the district came to Bacon to assist. The next day (Wednesday) we had to move Mr. Drewnowski's class and Mrs. Taylor's class. Then, right before the announcements, Mrs. Muhlbaier's heater froze and the pipes flooded part of Mr. Hudson's class. Throughout the day we monitored the heaters with such precision in case anything else would happen. Fortunately, nothing did!

On Friday morning, staff and students were required to take their time entering and exiting the building because of an ice storm. Throughout the area there were many accidents, but thankfully our staff and students were safe. Then, approximately 3:00 PM, we heard what appeared to be gun shots across the street. In order to be cautious, we called the Millville Police and went into a lock down. Once the Millville Police determined it was a car back firing, we came out of the lock down. All told, the lock down lasted about 6 minutes.

In addition to all of the activities listed above, our students completed their Model Assessments for Unit 2. We didn't miss a beat!

This week the students will be assessed through our annual RtI Universal Sweeps. Students in Kindegarten through 4th grade will be "swept" throughout the week. The information gathered from the Universal Sweeps will help us decide who needs Basic Skills Instruction. Good luck students and try your best!

Weekly Overview
Monday - RtI Sweeps grades K-4; BOE - Healthy Schools and Mini Grant Awardees
Tuesday - RtI Sweeps grades K-4;
Wednesday - RtI Sweeps grades K-4; NJ Department Child Oral Care (9:30am  Kinder and First Grade
10:10am  2nd and 3rd Grades; 10:40am  4th and 5th Grades) 
Thursday - RtI Sweeps grades K-4;
Friday - RtI Sweeps grades K-4;

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! That sounded like a very uncomfortable week, to say the least, especially for the students. The cold weather has been, indeed, one for the record books. Spring can't come soon enough! You were fortunate no one was hurt, just a few broken heaters, a flooded classroom and a backfiring car. My thoughts are with you and your students. Stay safe!

    Duane Simpson @