Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 6 - 10, 2017


Another great week is in the books here at Bacon.  This week, we celebrated Read Across America Week, which is a national celebration of reading that takes place to coincide with Dr. Seuss's (1904 - 1991) birthday.  Each day brought something new (crazy hats, wearing Dr. Seuss colors, etc.), and students and staff alike had a blast.

The highlight of the week was the Read Around the World Family Night.  On Wednesday night, students and their families were able to come back to Bacon to hear great stories, eat some snacks, and enjoy quality time with their loved ones.  When participants arrived at school, they checked in to the front desk to receive their passports.  From there, they went on a tour around the world (and around our school) to hear a great story from various countries read by staff members, 5th grade Bacon students, and some volunteers from the Girl Scouts.  Around 40 families joined us that night, and we all had a great time.  Thanks so much to the Bacon staff and student volunteers (including the Girl Scouts) who helped make the evening possible.  A big shout out to Heather Rowland, Bacon's very own media specialist, for dreaming up the idea and pulling everything together to make it a reality.  It was awesome!

Before the weather turned cold again, some of our Bears were able to take advantage of the warmth to do some reading outside.  Also throughout the week, crazy socks and crazy hats could be seen, and Bacon was awash in red, white, and black in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Staff and students also got into pajama day, the final day of Read Across America Week.  Many were students were seeing cozying up to some fun projects and activities that day.

March also kicked off some music appreciation, and Mrs. Beth Rohaly has been treating the entire school to some early-morning singing from some of our Bears.

Cassy Johnson from RAC Team 7 (a group from the state that helps us be even better) come to our staff meeting on Thursday.  She shared some info from the climate and culture survey that was done earlier this year.  As a school, we can proudly say that we like what we do and where we do it - and that's a pretty big deal.  Credit goes to the great staff of RM Bacon for making our school such a great place to come each and every day and for making our school a place of safety, learning, and fun for our Bears.  If we like being here, the kids notice and follow our lead.  Great job, all!

In floor hockey news, the last playoff game of the season was played on Friday.  It was a nail biter that went into sudden-death overtime, but our final bracket is now established and set to be played on Tuesday.  From there, the winner of that game will face the staff in the annual student/staff floor hockey game on Friday.

That's all for now.  Everyone have a great week, and do something great for someone else.

Read Around the World Family Night Pictures

Pictures from around the School
Chat and chew with Ms. Spanbauer 
Reading outside for Read Across America week
Taking advantage of the warmth 
A growth mindset challenge
How can you refuse a challenge like this? 
Graphing in Mrs. Lore's class
Working hard 
Mrs. Bingham and a Bear on crazy hat day
Ms. O'Neill with something on her head 
Twins for PJ day
Mrs. Fryling got a little too comfortable on PJ day

Thanks to Target for our new bags that will be used for the fruit and veggie program 
Ms. Peck - now officially a published artist!  Congrats!!
Singing on the morning announcements 
Cassy presenting during the staff meeting
Office hijinx 
Green eggs and ham hat!!

Mrs. Gandy and Mrs. Lunemann are always in the mood to get festive

Birthday Selfies!

Weekly overview
Monday (3/6): C day - lesson plans due

Tuesday (3/7): D day - Floor Hockey final (8 am in the gym), K, 2nd, and 5th grade PLCs, progress reports go home (grades 3-5)

Wednesday (3/8): E day - Dare to be Fit (8 am in the gym), Workout Wednesday, 4th grade PLC, 3rd grade health screening

Thursday (3/9): A day - PBIS events planning committee (8 am in the library), Kindergarten Swim, 1st and 3rd grade PLCs

Friday (3/10): B day - Students vs. staff floor hockey game!

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