Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 28 - May 2

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

As you know, this week is our Spring Book Fair, students are encouraged to attend the book fair during their library time.  This is a "buy one get one free" fair. If for some reason there isn't a parent volunteer during your library time students with money will be allowed to set aside their choice and I will collect their money and check them out later. Students who do not have money will have a chance to look and write down a book they are interested in.  

It is hard to believe that April is over this week and we are entering the "assessment" season of May. In just a few short weeks, our students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be taking the NJASK. The results of the NJASK are taken very seriously by the school, district and the New Jersey Department of Education. Although there is no "cramming" for the NJASK, there will be a slight change in your child's instruction because teachers will be focusing on test taking strategies and "prep" for the test.

Last week we made the best of the two days given back to us due to the winter weather. On Friday, we hosted our annual Earth Day celebrations. Students in 3-5 went to see the movie Bears. Upon returning to school, the students did activities based on the movie. Some students watched a live web cam of real bears searching for food. Students in K-2 participated in hands-on activities that included planting flowers, making paper, and painting a mural. A big thank you goes to everyone who assisted with the Earth Day festivities. A special shout out to Mrs. Peck for organizing!!!!!

Highlights this week

  • Report cards sent home Monday
  • Mobile Dentist Tuesday
  • RAC visit Tuesday 
  • Author Visit (K-2) Tuesday 
  • Bear Bucks store Wednesday
  • Staff NJASK Meeting Thursday
  • Multicultural Week (5th graders) Thursday 
  • Home and School Association Meeting 4:00 - Topic - New Arrival and Dismissal procedures for 2014-15 School Year
Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Lunemann and Mrs. Bingham love Earth Day

1st grade students decorating the playground 

Mrs. Taylor making a paper smoothie 

Students learning about planting seeds 

The backdrop to the mural 

Video of the week
(If you haven't watched the new Bacon Promo video, be sure to watch and share it)

Weekly Overview
Monday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Tuesday - Mobile Dentist, 9:30 AM in Library; Author Visit, 9:30 AM, in Gym; RAC visit and tour, 12:30 PM
Wednesday - PBIS Meeting and Bear Buck Store to follow, 1:30 PM, Computer Lab; Bookfair
Thursday - NJASK Training 8:00 AM, Library; HSA meeting, 4:00 PM; Bookfair 
Friday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 

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