Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 3 - 7, 2016

Principal's Post

We had a great week here at Bacon.  The rain simply wouldn't quit, the skies were gloomy, and the weather turned cooler.  Our school, however, was warm and cheerful.  Throughout the week, I saw learning taking place in friendly and positive environments.  Everyone stayed upbeat and sunny, despite the fact that we had indoor recess nearly all week (That alone is an accomplishment worthy of celebration!).  

On Thursday morning, Bacon held it's first Respect the 29th PBIS Pep Rally.  The rally opened with students sharing some of the awesome things they've done since school started.  From there, we reviewed some discipline and attendance info (all good, by the way - see below in the PBIS update), and then we picked students who were awarded with a "Paws Up" during the month of September and randomly selected them (by way of a drawing) to play some "minute to win it" style games on the gym floor.  The students had a blast, whether they were playing or cheering their classmates.  A great time was had by all as we collectively celebrated a dramatic reduction in office discipline referrals and an increase in the attendance rate.  Great job, Bears!  Keep being awesome!

Friends enjoying the PBIS Pep Rally

Parents As Leaders Kickoff
On Thursday night, the United Advocacy Network hosted it's kickoff for the Parents As Leaders group here at Bacon.  A number of families braved the weather and joined us for pizza and a time of collaboration and information sharing.  It is already shaping up to be a good year for families and the school working together.  While the parents were learning about the program in the library, other members other UAN had activities for the kids in the cafeteria.  Great job to all involved. 

In all, it was a fun week of learning, celebrating, meeting and working with our parents, and planning for the future. 

Be great. Be awesome.
"Together, we can.  Together, we will." 

PBIS Update with Ms. Berry

What a great September we have had at Bacon School.  Positivity resonates throughout the building.  Staff and students demonstrate our core values (we are safe, responsible, and respectful) on a daily basis.  September 2016 at Bacon School has been a record setting month.  We had ZERO major office discipline referrals and only 18 minor discipline referrals.  Keep up the good work!

We started giving out our Paws Up cards to staff and students caught being awesome.  Seventy-seven Paws Up cards were given out in September, and we are setting our October goal for over 100. In addition to the Paws Up cards,  the students were given their own shout out board this year.  It's filling up fast.  The kids are giving shout outs for help they have received, kind acts they have witnessed, and for being great friends.  Let's keep it going. We are looking forward to a great October of being safe, responsible, and respectful.

Respect the 29th PBIS Pep Rally

Getting ready...

...and setting up...
...for the party!
Mr. Coyle asking some Bears about the awesome things they've done since school started

Picture from around the School

Ms. Spanbauer staying active on Workout Wednesday.  She's always ready to jump in wherever she's needed.

Helping Mr. Coyle get things ready for the PBIS Pep Rally

A couple of Bears trying to scare people in the office with a huge spider

A monarch and a chrysalis

What's wrong with this picture?

Either you like Bacon or you're wrong!

The mural is looking good.  Keep up the nice work, Bears!
Mrs. Benson and a Bear checking out some nature indoors

Birthday Selfies!

Weekly overview (be sure to check the official school calendar) 
Monday: D day - lesson plans due
Tuesday: E day - A terrific Tuesday
Wednesday: A day - Workout Wednesday
Thursday: B day - Staff meeting (8 am in the library)
Friday: In-service day.  No school. 

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