Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February 27 - March 2

Bacon Bears,

We are approaching the end of February. Luckily this year we have an extra day :)

Our blog continues to grow. Each day I am amazed at the statistics that reveal our visitors. Thank you to everyone who is a part of our RM Bacon Weekly!

Mrs. Devita at the Math-A-Thon Kick Off

Even though we had the shortened week, our students and teachers worked on African American History, President's Day, and Read Across America activities. The learning continues to flourish here at this very special school!

This week we will be hosting Dr. Patel on Wednesday in the Nurses office. We will be having our kickoff to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Pasta for Pennies Assembly on Thursday. On Friday, we will be having a Read Across America event that will go down in history. Prior to our Read Across America Assembly, grades 3 - 5 will be going to watch The Lorax at the Regal Theater. Students will be responsible for the 8.50 for the ticket. We created a Read Across America blog to show the curriculum integration that connects this important event with our learning.

Video of the week:

Monday - No BSI afternoon
Tuesday -
Wednesday - Dr. Patel in the Nurses Office 3rd grade physicals, 2nd grade CAP (Child Assault Prevention)
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM, Pasta for Pennies Assembly, 9:30 AM
Friday - Read Across America K-2, grades 3-5 The Lorax, 9:45 AM

February 21 - 24

Bacon Bears,

February has turned into a very busy month. We have had an assembly each week. Lots of fun activities, pictures, and most importantly LEARNING.

Since February 6 the RM Bacon Weekly has had visitors from 5 different states (California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Delaware) and one from Toscana, Italy. We are international!

One of our friends in Alabama, Assistant Principal Paiml was my 100th follower on Twitter and she won a Bacon Bear T-Shirt. She took a picture and sent it to us.Add Image

We had a very heart-filled week last week. We had about 90% of our school wear red/pink to support the American Heart Society on Tuesday.

On Friday, we raised over 2,500 dollars for the America Heart Association!

We had about 100 people attend the Pizza Bingo night. The PTA did a fantastic job of setting up the evening, and supplying everything to make people feel comfortable

I was observing Mrs. Stahlberger, our librarian, on Friday and I loved how she had the students editing on the ELMO projector for the class. I had to take a picture!

February 21 - 24
This week will be celebrating the Academic Achievements of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at our Honor Roll Assembly on Tuesday. Our kindergartners will be going on their weekly swimming lesson on Thursday! On Friday, the students will be able to exchange their BEAR Bucks at out BEAR Bucks Store.

Remember, if you are interested in getting the new Bacon Bear T-Shirt, you have to get your orders in by the end of the month.

Video of the week

Monday - No School - Presidents Day
Tuesday - Academic Achievements Assembly, 9:30 AM (Grades 3-5)
Wednesday -

Thursday - Kindergarten Swimming, All City Chorus, 6 - 8 PM, Lakeside MS
Friday -PBIS Meeting, 1:00 PM, BEAR Buck Store, 2:30PM

February 13 - February 17

Bacon Bears,

Another amazing week on tap for RM Bacon Elementary. Before I go into this week, I have to mention last week. We started the week off with an assembly to kick off our Jump Rope for Heart. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there because I was home with a sick daughter. Mrs. Muhlbaier did a great job of coordinating the event.

On Tuesday afternoon I attended our monthly administrative meeting. Dr. Moore, our new Assistant Superintendent, charged everyone in attendance with this message, "We need to have a sense of urgency to provide world class education to every student!" Dr. Moore, we are on board at RM Bacon!

The PTA meeting on Tuesday was very productive. We reviewed the upcoming Pizza Bingo (February 16 @ 6:00 PM). Also, the PTA has been selling lollipops everyday at lunch. Please support our wonderful PTA.

This week is all about LOVE. We have a wear Red day on Tuesday for Valentine's Day. Our annual Jump Rope For Heart on Friday!

I will be out of the building on Thursday for training, but I WILL be back for the Pizza Bingo. Mrs. Harris will be filling in for me during my absence.

Bacon in the News


"Thought everyone would appreciate this. Lexi Bruno and Brittany Harden are former Bacon school girls. Amazing how being able to put yourself into the position to compete brings out the BEARS in these kids. It was the foundation they got here that has helped them become leaders in such a successful program." Submitted by Mr. Drewnowski

Picture of the Week

Danielle from Jump Rope for Heart speaking to the students on Monday.

Video of the Week

Weekly Overview, February 13 - 17

Monday -
Tuesday - Wear Red Day
Wednesday -
Thursday - PTA Bingo Night, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Jump Rope for Heart 9:30 AM

Friday, January 27, 2012

February 6 - February 10

Bacon Bears,

We had an amazing week at Rm Bacon! On Thursday we had close to 150 families attend the SOUPER Bowl. This activity was sponsored by the PTA and supported by many teachers. Everyone enjoyed the soups (we had tomato, chicken noodle, and loaded baked potato). After the soups, we separated the families into smaller groups (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). The groups played games in the gym, board games in the Library, and a SMART Board game created by Mr. Hudson.

In addition, we had a very successful visit from Mrs. Venuti for a Dental Hygiene Assembly. Thank you to Nurse Pruett for coordinating the event.
This week we have a Jump Rope For Heart Assembly on Monday. The PTA will be selling Lollipops in preparation for Valentine's Day.

Teachers, Grant Money Opportunity:

The online application is available now and must be completed by April 15th. Small grants – up to $10,000 per year for 3 years – for teacher development or academic enrichment.


Picture of the week:
Students enjoying the SOUPer Bowl

Video Update and Super Bowl Predictions:

Monday - Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, 9:30AM

Tuesday - PTA Meeting, 4:00 PM

Wednesday - Lollipop Sale sponsored by PTA

Thursday - I and RS Meeting, 8:00 AM; Lollipop Sale sponsored by PTA

Friday - Grade Level Meetings in BSI Room; No BSI instruction, Lollipop Sale sponsored by PTA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 30 - February 3

Bacon Bears,

Welcome to the new RM Bacon Weekly! Teachers, this blog will replace the "Monday Memo" and parents, this blog will replace "Dr. Cook's Corner." I wanted to create something that everyone could enjoy as well as stay up to date. The new format will include a letter, links, video blog from myself and a 5th grader. You will also be able to access previous "RM Weekly" on the side bar. As always, please give me feedback.

Last week we had our 2nd "sweep" of the year. We use this data to make sure that students are making progress. The results of the sweep allow our basic skills Interventionists to determine who may or may not require basic skills.

This week we have a Dental Hygiene Assembly scheduled for Tuesday! Make sure to brush your teeth!

Staff, this Friday we will be hosting Dr. Barto. She will be modeling lessons for guided reading groups.

The new Bacon T-shirts will be available soon for purchase. By buying a T-shirt you will be supporting your school and looking like a Bacon Bear.

Picture of the week:

Mrs. Klaudi and Mrs. Brunetta are two of the most awesome staff in the building. They have recently celebrated birthdays :)

We need our family to join the twitter universe.... reluctant to tweet? Read this article:

Video Blog Update of the week - January 30 - February 3:

This Week's schedule:

Monday -
Tuesday - 9:30 AM Dental Hygiene Assembly
Wednesday -
Thursday - Staff Meeting 8:00 AM
Friday- Dr. Barto visiting - Guided Reading Lessons