Thursday, March 29, 2012

April 2 - 5

Bacon Bears,

Millville Police vs. RM Bacon Students 2012. Bears won 11-10 keeping the 20 year streak alive! Thanks to the Millville Police Department for all they do to keep us safe!

Video of the week:

Last week's news:
On Monday, March 26, grades K - 2 went to see the Lorax! Everybody did a great job. Thanks to all the teachers who helped organize, and to the PTA for their generous donation to make sure it was possible. On Friday, we had our monthly Bear Bucks store. Students and teachers turned in their Bear Bucks for prizes, and celebrated the positive school culture that has been established here at Bacon. We are Safe, Responsible and Respectful, because we are Bacon Bears!

On Thursday night we hosted our Movie Night. The PTA supplied popcorn and juice while we watched the movie Hop.

This week's news:
This week we have Grade Level Meetings, and Tae Kwon Do on Monday. Spring photos will take place on Wednesday. On Thursday, we will be having our Annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9:45 AM.

Teacher Spotlight:
4th grade teacher, Mrs. Gandy. Here is a video of Mrs. Gandy in action. Narrated by Abby Markee:

Dr. Cook successfully completed the Academy for Education Leadership through the Performance Excellence Group (PEG) on March 30, 2012. Dr. Cook, along with Nora Zielinski, Executive Director of Special Services, Kathy Procopio, Principal, Senior High, and Ryan Cruzan, Director of Facilities began the Academy in October of 2011.

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Grade Level Meetings, Computer Lab; Tae Kwon Do, 4th graders
Tuesday - Dr. Cook Administrative Meeting, 1/2 Day, Mrs. Harris Substituting
Wednesday - Spring Photos

Thursday - Egg Hunt, 9:45 AM
Friday through April 15 - SPRING BREAK

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 26 - 30

Bacon Bears,
Spring has Sprung! We have had birds chirping and the sun shining around RM Bacon. With all of the weather changes, there have also been a lot of changes with our students. I am really disappointed with the choices some of our students have been making. We have seen an increase in problems around the building. We have high expectations for our students and we value being SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL because we are Bacon Bears.

Here is the RM Bacon Weekly Video directed and produced by Mrs. DeVita

Our staff spotlight this week is on Ms. Riley.

1st Place – Mr. Hudson - $389.42
2nd Place – Mr. Drewnowski - $299.44
3rd Place – Mrs. Woodman - $270.08
4th Place – Mrs. Benson - $264.16
5th Place – Mrs. Muhlbaier - $212.86

Thank you everyone for encouraging our students to make donations for this wonderful cause and for any donations you made yourself. We were very successful in raising $2,530.85 which is OUTSTANDING!!!

Weekly Overview

Monday - Lorax Trip, K-3; 4th Grade Tae Kwon Do; Dr. Cook will be at ASCD, Mrs. Harris substituting

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Dr. Barto visiting; PTA Movie Night, 6:00PM

Friday - PBIS Committee Meeting, 1 PM,; Bear Bucks Store, 3:00 PM; Millville Police vs. Students Floor Hockey Game, 3:45 PM; Dr. Cook will be at PEG Academy, Mrs. Harris substituting

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 19 - 23

Bacon Bears,

Did I just see that Spring is beginning on Tuesday? I feel like we never had a winter.

Take a look at our Video of the Week, Directed and Produced by Mrs. De Vita:

After our Faculty Meeting last week, I asked all of the previous Teachers of the Year to join together for a picture with the current TOY, Mr. Drewnowski. Want to hear what they are saying about him?

"Anyone who has seen Mr. D teach recognizes that he is an outstanding educator who is respected by each and every student; but what I admire most is his relationship with those students. Mr. Drewnowski makes sure that every child knows that he truly believes that they can and will succeed and as a result, produces a class of successful, proud learners who also believe in themselves."

Another teacher added, "If you know Mr. D. you know that he idolizes Michael Jordan, so I thought I would send you this quote by MJ ' Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.' That is what he does here at RM Bacon."

Former Teachers of the Year:
Left to right (Back row: Mrs. Munzenmayer, Mrs. Gandy, Coach Mussarra, Mrs. DiGorgio, Mrs. Markel, Mrs. Muhlbaier. Back row: Mr. Drewnowski and Mrs. Sutton)

Staff Spotlight on Mrs. Mercado (Who Knew?)

Mrs. Mercado is our Spanish teacher. I was recently made aware that she was a professional basketball player. This must explain her ball handling skills. Mrs. Mercado makes learning Spanish fun and the kids enjoy her classes. She has such a positive attitude about life! It is contagious when you are around her!

We had a tremendous week at RM Bacon last week. The teachers loved the treat from Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday. Fourth graders are getting deeper into Tae Kwon Do, and the Kindergartners are swimming it up at the pool.

The Staff vs. Students Floor Hockey games was one for the ages. Unfortunately for the students, the Staff won both games. The Player of the Game honors went to Mr. Mazza, the Dazzla. Thanks to all who helped and especially to Mrs. Bingham for her coordination efforts.

This week we have a few things going on such as Silly Sock Day on Tuesday and 4th grade Tae Kwon Do. Our Kindergarten will be swimming on Thursday.

Pasta For Pennies (1 more Week left)
1st Place – Mr. Hudson - $228.48
2nd Place – Mrs. Benson- $223.20
3rd Place – Mrs. Woodman – $203.88

Weekly Overview:

Monday - 4th Grade Tae Kwon Do; BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Silly Sock Day; Dr. Cook out for Professional Development, Mrs. Harris substituting
Wednesday -
Thursday - Kindergarten Swimming
Friday -

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 12 - 16

Bacon Bears,
I hope you remembered to turn your clocks ahead. Spring is here! We have an action packed week planned, but first let's watch the new RM Bacon Weekly:

Our 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year was announced on Friday, and it was Mr. Drewnowski! I think this was the first Teacher of the Year at Bacon to be put on twitter immediately after the announcement. I recommend to follow Mr. Drewnowski on twitter . We will have a special post dedicated to him and all of the previous Bacon Teachers of the Year very soon.

As for our Read Across America week, I would recommend reading my personal blog post for a complete overview:

This week we are continuing the Pasta for Pennies. Please make sure to bring in any loose change. Winning homeroom will receive a free catered lunch from Olive Garden.

4th grade will be continuing with Tae Kwon Do for the next several "A" days. Students will have the opportunity to work on their self discipline and goal setting.

On Tuesday, the teachers will be treated to lunch by Chick-Fil-A. This gesture was set up by our maternity leave Music teacher, Mr. Mazza.

Teachers will have a staff meeting on Thursday at 8:00 AM. Kindergartners will continue their swimming lessons this week.

On Thursday afternoon the Annual Staff vs. Student Floor Hockey Game will be held in the gym at 2:30 PM. This should be fun!

On Friday, March 16 we are encouraging everyone to wear GREEN in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Have a great week and remember "Your Image is Our Image"

Pasta for Pennies ALL WEEK
Monday - Grade Level Meetings, 4th grade 11:30 AM, 3rd Grade 1:34PM, 5th Grade 2:20PM
Tuesday - Chick-Fil-A during Teacher Lunches
Wednesday -
Thursday - Staff meeting, 8:00 AM; Kindergarten Swimming; Teacher Vs. Students Floor Hockey, 2:30 PM
Friday Dr. Cook at PEG, Mrs. Harris substitute; wear GREEN in honor of St. Patrick's Day.