Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Bacon Bears, 

 You Matter! 

From all of us at RM Bacon Elementary School, enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year! School is back in session on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Talent Show

Looking for something to do on Wednesday night? You are invited to the 2012 Talent Show. Doors open at 6:15 PM.

Also, Parents are invited to a Parents Only meeting at 5:30 PM to discuss safety and security of RM Bacon School. We hope you can join us.

Impossible is Nothing 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 17 - 21

Bacon Bears,

You Matter! 

This is a difficult post. As a Principal, I have many responsibilities, and with the recent events that happened in Sandy Hook Elementary I am struggling with words to describe how I feel. Honestly, I have not watched the news stories about the tragedy. All of the information, and this is purposeful, has been through what I have read through trusted sources. I have taken the weekend to reflect on the preciousness of life, the importance of being a father and husband, and role teachers play in our society. I also have thought a lot about why we must continue to move on, be brave and committed to our kids! 

On Monday morning our staff will begin the healing process with a brief meeting to process the events of Friday, discuss our game plan in working with the children, and to look at the safety of our school. We certainly can not accomplish everything in 20 minutes. This will be a lengthy process that will require not only the staff, but eventually the students, parents and community members of Millville. 

On Wednesday evening  prior to the Talent Show, I will be coordinating a meeting with any parents who would like to discuss the events of Sandy Hook Elementary at 5:30 PM in Room 2. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss safety concerns at RM Bacon, and we can move forward as parents and educators. 

There will be some immediate changes to RM Bacon Elementary that will be designed to promote safety and security. We will be sending a letter home with all students on Monday that will outline these changes. In that letter we will also highlight the series of meetings set up for January so that we will all feel safer in wake of these tragic events. 

I hope you can attend our meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 pm before the Talent Show. Your attendance will be welcomed! 

In the meantime, we will continue our pursuit of the impossible as we educate our world class students! 

Weekly Overview:
Monday, Dec. 17th  (C Day) Staff Meeting at 8:30 am, Wellness Meeting at 11:00, TREK Meeting at 1:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 18th (D Day)  Staff Holiday Dinner at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 19th (E Day) Parent Discussion Session About Sandy Hook Tragedy, 5:30 pm, Talent Show 6:30 pm
Thursday, Dec.20th (A Day) No Staff Meeting, Progress Reports Printed, Talent Show 
Friday, Dec. 21st (B Day) Pajama Day, Progress Reports distributed, Sing-a-long in gym,  Polar Express Movie with Hot Choc. & Popcorn, 1:45 pm Dismissal

Impossible is Nothing! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 10 -14

Bacon Bears, 

You Matter! 
You Matter! 

This week students in grades 3 - 5 spent time preparing for next week's Winter Concert. Our Chorus and Band students improved each day, and we are all looking forward to Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 7:00 PM when they show off! 

Throughout the course of the week, our Bacon Bears continued to work on the important aspects of their learning. As I walked through the building, I heard high levels of questioning, students applying their learning, and lots of technology! Each day we take a step closer to being a world class 21st century school!

So, as we prepare for this upcoming week ask yourself these questions:
- Am I giving 110%?
- Am I being safe, responsible, and respectful?
- Will I improve from where I was last week? 

I am sure I have highlighted our building in previous posts, and I hate to brag, but we have an awesome school. Want to see why? Here are some pictures I took of the building this week. 

Our entrance is beginning to look a lot like... Holiday Break?

This is in 1st grade! 

A new football field? Or an instructional tool? 

Coats for Kids winners! 

Some Chorus students preparing for the Winter Concert 

Teachers.... Want to know more about Edublogs? Check this out

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Mobile Dentist, Library 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM; BAND Practice 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 
Tuesday - CHORUS Practice 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM; Winter Concert, 7:00 PM; I and RS Meeting 12:30 PM; Administrative Meeting 1:00 PM at Culver Center (Dr. Cook)
Wednesday - RAC training (Dr. Cook) all day
Friday - Tech Friday, 8:20 AM room 2; PBIS Meeting 1:00 PM

Remember.... Impossible is Nothing! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 3 - 7

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Breaking News
The Regional Achievement Center (RAC) visited RM Bacon on Thursday, November 29. I am pleased to report that they absolutely loved our school. Here are a few of the reasons:

- Unlike any of the other schools they visited, RM Bacon has a defined social media presence that seeks parent, student, and teacher collaboration and communication
- Our Climate and Culture- RM Bacon has embarked on a few new initiatives this year to engage parents and community members through Bacon University, Mural Projects, and Home and School events
- Video Projects - RM Bacon was selected to participate in 2 video projects to assist other teachers with improving classroom instruction (EnVisions Math and ASCD)

Classroom Instruction
- Unlike other schools they visited, RM Bacon has a more student driven classroom environment
- Learning Centers are clearly defined, and added to the student-centered classrooms
- Students were on task and were able to articulate objectives
- Basic Skills Intervention uses student data to inform instruction
- Teachers displayed  great questioning techniques, appropriate use of the SMART Boards, and high level     Blooms questioning

I am so proud of our Bacon Family! But, I will offer a word of caution- We still have a LOT of WORK to do! Students and teachers will need to continually challenge themselves to make sure that we prove to the world in May that Impossible Is Nothing! We need to improve our NJASK scores! We will do it, together!!!!

This Week 
We have a few changes to our regular schedule this week. We are calling this week "Chorus Week." Mrs. Simpson, in an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, has been working with the students in the classroom on the Winter Concert musical pieces. This week she will have double practices each day (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM, and again at 3:00 - dismissal). Next Tuesday (December 11) is the Winter Concert. Make sure to mark your calenders. 

After several reschedules, the Fire Company will be visiting RM Bacon on Tuesday to make sure all the students get an opportunity to tour the Fire House. On Friday, the Nurse will be taking selected students to the Motor Park for the Annual Coats for Kids.

Video of the Week:
Mr. Hudson's kids kicked out the 19th Century School desks, and recreated their learning environment to model 21st Century learning. Here is the video they made about the change:

Weekly Overview
Monday - Chorus Practice (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM - Dismissal) 
Tuesday - Fire Company visits; Chorus Practice (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM - Dismissal) 
Wednesday Chorus Practice (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM - Dismissal) 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Chorus Practice (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM - Dismissal) 
Friday Chorus Practice (9:20 AM - 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM - Dismissal) Coats for Kids

Impossible is Nothing! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 26 - 30

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Soccie Game 2012 
We ended a short, but eventful week on a really good note today! Students and teachers met in the gym for our annual Soccie game. In between innings, there were activities for each of the grade levels. Teachers came out victorious in the Soccie game by 1 point! 

It was obvious from the "Wobble" competition that the teachers had been practicing. 4th grade girls suffered their first defeat in overtime. What a wobble!

When we return from the Thanksgiving break, we are going to have a busy schedule. Check out the weekly overview for all the activities.

On behalf of the entire RM Bacon Staff, have a great Thanksgiving!

5th Grade Isaiah working on his computer engineer career  

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Picture Day (Gym classes in the Computer Lab except DeVita, Cheeseman, and Taylor); SuccessMaker Meeting 10:00 AM (invite only, Computer Lab)
Tuesday - Fire Company make-up
Wednesday - Dr. Cook out in the morning (Mrs. Harris substituting)
Thursday - Regional Achievement Center (RAC) visits RM Bacon
Friday - PBIS Meeting 1- 3:30 PM; Bear Bucks store 

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 19 - 21

Bacon Bears,

You Matter! 
HSA Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, RM Bacon is thankful for the parents, and students of our great school. 

On Thursday, November 15, 2012, we hosted our 9th Annual Turkey Feast! Want see the Turkey Feast? Check out this video we made:

World Run Day 
We participated in the World Run Day on Monday, November 12. We had 100% participation in this event, and we raised close to 800.00 for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization! Great job everyone!

Ms. Fallows class participated in a mystery skype
To cap the week off, RM Bacon hosted Jeff Bradbury, also known as TeacherCast. Check out his blog post on his experience with our school.
Mrs Taylor's class did a project on animals 

This week is a shortened week with early dismissal at 1:45 PM Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We have off on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Early Dismissal 1:45 PM; Parent Conferences 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - Early Dismissal 1:45 PM; Parent Conferences 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Wednesday - 9:30 AM Soccie Ball Game (Teachers vs. Students); Early Dismissal 1:45 PM
Thursday - Thanksgiving, No School
Friday - No School 

Impossible Is Nothing! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 12 - 16

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Halloween Frolic! A fun time was had by all :)

On Wednesday, we were treated to our first snowfall of the school year! Some classes used this as a teachable moment, and went out in the snow! Besides playing in the snow, kids asked big questions about the snow.

Ms. Fallows's 1st grade class asked themselves...what is snow? Where does it come from? What does it taste like?
After going outside and "collecting" snowflakes, Mrs. DiGorgio's class drew pictures and studied the mirror images of the flakes

We are getting into the life long fitness mode at RM Bacon this week. We are excited to be participating in the World Run Day on Monday at 2:00 PM. All proceeds that are raised will go to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization. The top 10 fundraisers will receive a free T-Shirt! Here is the trailer for the World Run Day:

Also this week is Sneaker Week. If staff donate 5.00 they are allowed to wear sneakers the entire week to show the students that we are a healthy school! For more information, please visit this site:

Weekly Overview:Monday - World Run Day, 2:00 PM
Tuesday - I and RS Meeting, 1- 3:30 PM
Wednesday - Grades are to be posted, Waste Management Assembly K-2 9:30 - 10:15AM, 3-5 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM with special guest; Book Fair in Library Class; Annual Turkey Feast 11:00 AM
Friday - 1:45 PM Dismissal for Parent Conferences; Book Fair in Library Class

Impossible is Nothing!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 4 - 7

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Daylight Savings Time - Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday Night!

School Pictures have been rescheduled for Monday, November 26, 2012!!!!

Despite Hurricane Sandy, we had a really good week here at RM Bacon. On Thursday, we had a great turnout for our Halloween Frolic! Then on Friday the students and teachers enjoyed the Halloween Parade and parties! All in all the week was spooktacular!

This week is a shortened due to the NJEA conference. We only have school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week! There is no school on Thursday and Friday

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Dr. Cook out of the office, Mrs. Harris substituting; I and RS Meeting
Tuesday - No BSI classes; Fire Prevention Day
Wednesday - Fire Prevention Day; PBIS Interviews; GI Go for Jeans day
Thursday - No School
Friday - No School

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 29 - November 2

Bacon Bears,

We are open with a regular schedule on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Please note changes to the schedule below:

Here is the schedule for the remainder of the week:

Monday - World Run Assembly, 9:30AM (School was cancelled)
Tuesday - School Photos, all day; Halloween Frolic, 7:00 PM (School was cancelled)
Wednesday - SuccessMaker presentation, 9:00 AM
Thursday - Staff Meeting 8:00 AM; Halloween Frolic, 6:30 PM
Friday - Halloween Parade, 2:00 PM with class parties to follow
You Matter!

There is only one thing on the mind of everyone in the South Jersey area.... Hurricane Sandy. Our superintendent has said that they will be determining whether or not we have school based on the reports and if we don't hear anything, we are still open.

We had a Bacon Bear Alumni visit our school on Friday. Taiwan Holmes, who is currently attended RM Bacon in the 1980's stopped by to see the school. He met with former teachers, and even talked to a few students. Thanks for the visit!

Video of the week. As I was observing Mrs. Benson's class this week, I watched this video. Very Cool:

On November 12, 2012, RM Bacon School will be participating in WORLD RUN DAY 2012!!! We will celebrate the sport of running by promoting the health benefits and engaging in an afternoon of running, music and fun!!! We will be joining thousands of others all around the WORLD!! Not only are we trying to promote a healthy lifestyle but we are also doing this in an effort to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland County. For more information on this organization please visit

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 22 - 26

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

It was not easy being out of the building three days last week . Mrs. Harris continues to do an excellent job for the school in my absence.

I attended and presented at the Texas ASCD conference in Dallas, TX. It was a great experience all around, and as I shared the RM Bacon Elementary story, educators were impressed. I was able to tour Dealey Plaza, the grassy knoll, and the school book depository museum all in relation to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America.

Dr. Cook on the grassy knoll
On Thursday, along with Mrs. Simpson (Music Teacher and Family and Community Engagement Coordinator), and Mrs. Markee (our Home and School Association President) I visited Knapp Elementary School. Knapp has become recognized throughout the country as one of the premier schools for family and community engagement. We learned about their school, and their programs. We also had the opportunity to share some of the great programs that are occurring here at RM Bacon Elementary.

Pictures from Knapp
Welcoming front lobby at Knapp

Knapp front entrance
Joe Mazza, Lead Learner at Knapp

Updates for this week
There will be no Resource Room classes on Monday or Tuesday. Mrs. Peterson and Ms. Ford are working on a complete re haul of their schedule. More information to follow.

This week we have Dr. Porecca visiting RM Bacon to screen students for vision (Tuesday At 9:30 AM). Contact the Nurse if you have any questions.

On Wednesday we will be having an assembly titled "More Power for You!" This looks to be a great opportunity for our students to learn about motivation.

All teachers (except BSI interventionists) will participate in Grade Level Meetings this week. We will be focusing on Generating and Testing Hypothesis application in the classrooms.

Club 21 Sailing Adventure:

Weekly Overview
Monday - Dr. Cook will be a guest teacher for Mr. Drewnowski
Tuesday - Eye Screenings at 9:30 AM;
Wednesday - More Power for YOU! 2:00 PM; I &RS team training all day
Thursday - Grade Level Meetings for all Teachers (CITWS)
Friday - Tech Friday; PBIS Meeting 1:00 PM, and Bear Bucks Store at 2:30 PM

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 15 - 19

Bacon Bears,
You Matter!

Did you know that RM Bacon Elementary has a Facebook page? Yes, in addition to twitter, and the blog, we are on Facebook. At the time of this blog we had 65 likes. Once we get to 100 likes, the students will get a special celebration (RM Bacon Facebook page link) 

We are looking for candidates for our first (in a while) Talent Show.... Don't think you have talent? Check this out video, and you might just have a shot at being selected!

Last week we hosted former Harlem Globetrotter Seth Franco.

Seth entertained the students and staff, but it was his message that had everyone excited. Seth talked about how we need to connect with students and adults, talk about our problems, and work hard to overcome!

Seth enjoyed his time at RM Bacon. He signed a ball for us to display in the front office. He said this of our students, "They were great. I loved how they participated, and participated. Thanks to everyone on staff for their help in making this event a success!"

This week is busy for Dr. Cook. He will be presenting on all of the tremendous things going on at RM Bacon. First, on Saturday he will be presenting with our Club 21 coordinator Ms. Discepola on Going Global. They recruited Mrs. Sutton and some willing students to help build interest for the conference.

Then on Sunday, Dr. Cook will be traveling to Dallas, TX to present at Texas ASCD  Annual Conference with Principal Tra Hall (from Texas) on the importance of being connected through Social Media. Dr. Cook will be in Dallas until Tuesday.

On Thursday, Dr. Cook and Mrs. Simpson will be traveling to Knapp Elementary School to learn about their parent and community engagement programs.

On Friday, the summer trek team will be working together on the upcoming professional development schedule for the school.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Mrs. Harris in for Dr. Cook
Tuesday - Mrs. Harris in for Dr. Cook
Wednesday - Part Time Aide workshop, 9:30 Am - 11:00 AM
Thursday - Mrs. Harris in for Dr. Cook - Staff Meeting Canceled
Friday - Summer Trek team meeting

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 8 - 12

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Wear Blue for School Pride!
We are into our second full week of Monstober, uh, I mean October. I must be watching too much Disney with my kids. I will say, however, that RM Bacon is a Scary Good Elementary School :)
We had a very successful Wellness Week! I want to thank you to the committee that made the week a success: Ms. Spanbauer, Ms. Peck, Ms. McLoone, and Mrs. Simpson!

There were some really cool things going on throughout the school this week. In the Cave, Coach Bramble and Coach have commenced the 2012-13 quest for the Presidential Fitness Awards. Enjoy this video explaining the program:

As I observed teachers this week, I saw so many important activities. There are so many teachers who are ensuring that the children are exposed to 21st Century LEARNING! Here are some of the pictures I took to highlight the hard work that the teachers and kids are engaging in.
Anthony met with Mayor Shannon, and presented his idea for a skate park
Mrs. Gandy's class tweeted the Governor as they worked on a Prezi

Mrs. Sinone's students working on the SMART board

This week we have our first 3 day weekend.... No school on Monday!

Here is the Weekly Schedule:
Monday - Off
Tuesday - I and RS meeting, 1:00 PM; Administrator's Meeting, 1:00 PM
Wednesday - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Cape May; Youth Alliance Assembly, 2:00 PM
Thursday -
Friday -

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

October 1 - 5 (Wellness Week)

You Matter!

Received this picture via twitter this morning. Fitting!
If you are reading this blog, then you are at the right place for information regarding RM Bacon Elementary, a school where impossible is nothing!

Wellness Week October 1 - 5

In preparation for Wellness Week, our guidance counselor Ms. Spanbauer, along with our PBIS aide, Ms. McCloone worked with some 5th grade students on an interesting video about the Bacon Bully Buster:
Join in the fun as we show our commitment to “Wellness”. So dig through your closet and get out the “colors of the day” to represent Wellness all the WAY!

Mellow Yellow-Monday
Spread KINDNESS and CALM, just stay MELLOW by wearing yellow
Spread Red - Tuesday
Get the word spread, by wearing red. NO DRUGS FOR ME!
True Blue-
Dress in blue, to represent a FRIEND who is TRUE
Clean & Green
Keep the world CLEAN, show support by wearing green
Back Black
Dress in Black because you won’t stand BACK when someone is getting bullied!


October 2012 – Is jokingly being named the Assembly Month. We have 4  assemblies scheduled, and I apologize in advance for the interruptions to school day, but we need to participate in these events for our students. Here is the schedule for our assemblies this month.
October 1 - Autism Awareness Assembly; 2:30 PM (whole school)
October 2 - Steered Straight Assembly; 2:00 PM (k-2) 2:45 PM (3-5)
October 10 - Youth Alliance Assembly; 2:00 PM
October 25 - More Power For You Assembly; 2:00 PM (K-5)

Grade Level Meeting – Next GLM is scheduled for Thursday, October 4…..BUT….. we are trying something new… Celese put the results of your sweep in your mailbox. Please review this prior to the meeting, and when you show up, you will have attended your first “flipped” meeting. Kind of crazy right? So, what will we discuss at GLM? That is up to you J

Staff Meeting – We will be starting our CITWS 2.0 series on Thursday October 4. PAL will be sent prior to the meeting. Theme will be centered on Generating and Testing Hypothesis.
New Staff Members – We have been very busy interviewing to fill our open positions. Here is a list (and start dates) for our new staff members. Welcome!  
-          Megan Finney (second or 3rd week of October) will be our new librarian 
-          Ashley Gaughan (already started) will be the new Part Time Aide in Mrs. Devita’s room
-          Susan Leahy (October 9) will be the new Part Time Aide in Mrs. Taylor’s room

Weekly Schedule
Monday - Autism Awareness Assembly
Tuesday - Steered Straight Assembly
Wednesday -
Thursday - Staff Meeting 8:00 AM; Grade Level Meetings
Friday - Bus Evacuation Drill

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 24 - 28

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

@web20classroom at the Bammy Awards.
I need to order these socks this year!
The school seems to be getting into a rhythm. Teachers and students have been establishing routines, and for the most part I have seen very few kids in my office for discipline.

I am excited to welcome Ms. Ashley McCloone to the RM Bacon family. Ms. McCloone will be working as a PBIS aide. She will be assisting classroom teachers with interventions to improve discipline, as well as coordinating the Bear Bucks store, and much more!

This past week we were able have our first official assembly. The purpose of the assembly was to welcome back the students, and teach them about our PBIS program. Our guidance counselor, Ms. Spanbauer, did a bully awareness activity with the students. Is it possible for students to NOT bully this year? Well, for us, Impossible is Nothing!

Video of the week (The Missing Bacon Bear)

This week looks to be another excellent week at RM Bacon. There are plenty of learning opportunities on the horizon. I am excited about what the teachers have planned.

Our Basic Skills and Special Education will be starting this week. All students who identified as needing additional help will begin on Tuesday for Basic Skills and Monday for Special Education.

Teachers - I will am beginning observations this week. This year I am starting with the 5th grade and working my way through the grade levels. Dina will contact you about your week. Please make sure to fill our the pre-observation form, and if you wish, schedule a pre-conference 2 days prior to the observation.

Tech Friday 2.0 begins this week on Friday at 8:20AM. This voluntary professional development opportunity will highlight various technology initiatives such as SMART board,, imovie trailers, blogging, and much more! Maybe Mr. Drewnowski will show us his iphone 5??

Impossible is Nothing!

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Special Education begins
Tuesday - BSI interventions begin
Wednesday - Elementary Guidance Meeting, Lakeside, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday -
Friday - Tech Friday 2.0, 8:20 AM in Room 2; PBIS Meeting, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 17 - 21

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

We had a very successful Back To School Night. Parents and families were able to participate in the journey we are taking here at RM Bacon. At the beginning of the evening, we showed this new trailer:

After the trailer we discussed how much the NJASK assessment scores have improved, and how the teachers and students will be working together to achieve higher this school year. We also reviewed our discipline data from the past two years, and parents we able to see how our discipline referrals are declining.

The teachers did a fantastic job of communicating to the parents their expectations for the school year. Parents were able to see some of the projects, and technology that the students are using in class.
Mrs. Benson and Mrs. DiGiorgio
Mr. Drewnowski
Mrs. Fallows's classroom
Mrs. Gandy
Mrs. Lunemann

We have another exciting week planned. We will be having an Assembly for students on Wednesday to review the expectations for students during the school year.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Dr. Cook will be out of the office (Mrs. Harris substituting)
Tuesday - Wellness meeting 10:00AM
Wednesday - Assembly
Thursday - 8:00 AM Staff Meeting
Friday - Dr. Cook 1/2 day out of the office (Mrs. Harris substituting)

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 10 -14

Bacon Bears,
You Matter!

We had a wonderful opening to the 2012-13 school year. I would like to thank all of the parents and guardians who participated in our Opening Day Red Carpet Extravaganza! We even made the paper (Daily Journal)

If you were not able to attend, here is a video that was recorded on Opening Day:

As we look to next week, I am excited about the various activities that the students will be engaged in. We will be taking a few more steps closer to achieving the Impossible!

All students in grades 1 - 4 will be going through a screening process for basic skills this week. Results of the screening will help us determine who will need additional assistance in language arts and math.

I will be out of the office on Friday, September 14, 2012. I was nominated for a Bammy Award. The Bammys are featuring a new category this year for excellence in Social Media. I will be attending the event with other nominees such as Dr. Gentile, Superintendent, and Dr. Moore, Asst. Superintendent. We will even have our own red carpet experience! I will post pictures!

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Remember, Impossible is Nothing!

Weekly Overview
Monday - PBIS interviews (1:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Tuesday - Patriot Day
Wednesday - RtI sweeps
Thursday - RtI sweeps; Back To School Night 7:00 PM
Friday -

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Opening Day 2012-13

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

We roll out the red carpet!

Our first day of school is Thursday, September 6, 2012!
We are inviting and encouraging parents to bring their children to school on Thursday. We will have an opportunity to create lasting memories on our "red carpet" with our own paparazzi! The students will be the stars!

Teachers will be available at 8:55 AM.

Please make sure to report to the following places (Teachers will have signs to help you find them):

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades - Meet on the playground

3rd, 4th, and 5th - Meet on the lawn in the front of the school

We will also have teachers posted in various places with class lists to make sure you know exactly where to go.

At about 9:05 AM we will begin to escort the students into the building for photos.

At about 9:15 AM we will begin our brief welcome assembly which will feature 2 videos!

We look forward to a great year......

Impossible is Nothing!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 4 - 7

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Back to School is here! This week will be so exciting for all of us. Each staff member will be attending the Opening Day Extravaganza at Lakeside on Tuesday. There has been a lot of "buzz" about this event, and I am sure Dr. Moore and Dr. Gentile will deliver!

The RM Bacon staff will continue to put the finishing touches on our preparation for the school year on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are planning our own Opening Day Extravaganza for parents and students for Thursday! Remember, all students and parents are invited to RM Bacon for an assembly at 9:15 AM! Make sure to look your best :)

Enjoy this video courtesy of Salome Thomas-El, Award-Winning Principal and author of The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay. International Speaker who appears on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and Oprah Radio. Philadelphia, PA · 

Weekly Overview
Monday - Labor Day - No School
Tuesday - Professional Development - No School
Wednesday - Professional Development - No School
Thursday - 8:55 AM doors open for 2012-13 school year; 9:15 AM Assembly
Friday -