Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29 - May 1

Bacon Bears, 
We are ready to ROAR! One more week until the NJASK 2012! The teachers, students, and parents are all ready to go. Last week was a busy week at #rmbacon. Big thank you to Mrs. Spanbauer and Mrs. Nolan for all they did behind the scenes to make sure that we are prepared for the NJASK.

Take a few minutes to watch the RM Bacon Weekly, with a teacher spotlight, and highlights from Take Your Child to Work Day: 

As you know, Ms. Patty, Cafeteria Manager, passed away earlier this month. The RM Bacon Family had a dedication for her on Friday, April 27. We were so happy to have her husband attend!

This week we will be taking care of last minute preparations for the NJASK with the culminating activity being the PEP rally on Friday at 2:30 PM. During the pep rally we will have some cool activities for all of the students to enjoy. 

Teachers- This week's staff meeting will be be focused on the Question. Stay tuned for more details. 

Each Friday Staff and Students volunteer to learn more about how technology can enhance learning
Tech Friday - We are looking for ideas for this Friday's session. Send any ideas to Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Nolan or Dr. Cook.

NJASK Room inspections will take place on Thursday. Make sure that all items in your rooms are covered or removed. The night custodians will be available to assist on Tuesday and Wednesday after school. 

Weekly overview 
Monday - 
Tuesday - Dr. Cook, PEG meeting, 1:00 PM; Custodians available for assistance in rooms, 4:00 PM Wednesday - Custodians available for assistance in rooms, 4:00 PM 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Room Inspections for NJASK 
Friday - NJASK PEP Rally, 2:30 PM

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 23 - 27

Former Bacon Chorus Teacher, Cheryl Horsey's new ramp
 Bacon Bears,

We all dusted off our brains, and had an excellent return to school this week. The 3rd, 4th, 5th graders had Mock NJASK Testing. The culminating event for the "Mock" testing was an Awards Ceremony highlighting the accomplishments of the 2011 NJASK, and encouraging those who will be taking the 2012 NJASK.

Here is our famous RM Bacon Weekly Video Update (Produced by Mrs. DeVita)

And the Fun Day Shirt Poll Winner is......

And the Olympic Day Shirt Poll Winner is.......

Thank you to everyone who particpated in the first "Tech Friday." There will be no BSI instruction on Tuesday after 12:00 PM. We will be having a very important NJASK training session on Thursday, April 26 beginning at 8:00AM sharp. The PBIS committee will be meeting on Friday afternoon, and the Bear Bucks store will be open at 3:00 PM.

Interesting events this week:
Tuesday is CRAAAZZZYYY Hat day. On Tuesday evening we will be hosting the Taekwondo Culminating Awards Ceremony. The 4th graders will be visiting the Senior High to see "Guys and Dolls." The 5th graders will be attending the Multicultural Week Events on Thursday morning.

Special Event
The Bacon School will be participating in a dedication to Ms. Patty on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 PM. We are asking all students and staff to wear either blue or white for this special dedication.

Riverfront Renissance Center

 Congratulations to the following students for being selected to have their artwork on display at the Riverfront Renissance Center for the Arts in the Pat Witt gallery. The display will be open from Friday, April 20 and will run until the middle of May.  
Kindegarten - Jaden S., Destiny B., Re'onna T., Zaudiliz D., Josiah L., Ce'asia G.
1st - Jacob C., G'yana L., Aleah R., Jeremias L., Leah H., Emma S., Kendall S., Joshua C., Anthony H.

2nd Graders Artwork will be in the display window

 2nd - Jessica T., Aniyah R., Nevaeh N., Niyasia J., Rachel B., Alana P., John W.
3rd - Malachi E., Blake R., Julianna T., Jaqueline C., Tyler L., Tirah S., Josh H., Marissa T.
4th - Mackenzie K., Cristal A., Shawn D., Olivia C., Julie M., Shelby S., DiJana B., Randy B.,
5th - ZiAnne C., Kyla K., Angelina Z., Jacob C. Chance R., Emily D.

Weekly overview:
Monday - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Crazy Hat Day; No afternoon BSI; 4th Grade Taekwondo 2:20 PM; Taekwondo Awards, 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 4th grade "Guys and Dolls" Senior HS, 9:30 AM
Thursday - NJASK Testing Training, 8:00AM; 5th grade multicultural event 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM; Ms. Patty Dedication, 2:00 PM
Friday - Tech Friday, 8:30 room 2; Bear Bucks Store, 3:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,
Welcome back from Spring Break. We hope you enjoyed your time off, and are ready to learn!

Over Spring Break, RM Bacon lost a family member. Patty Hoffman, cafeteria manager, known affectionately as "Ms. Patty" to the students and "Mom Mom" to the staff, was dedicated to RM Bacon School. She was a dear friend to so many of us. There were many staff members that either attended her viewing or funeral to pay their respects. We are planning a memorial for Ms. Patty in the upcoming weeks. For more information on Ms. Patty click here.

We have a busy week in store for our learners this week, and we plan to hit the ground running. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday our 3rd through 5th will take part in a "mock" NJASK. Each day from 10AM - 10:30AM the upstairs will be in "testing mode" We will use the results from the testing to help drive our instruction for the weeks leading up to the actual NJASK.

Parents: Report Cards will be mailed on Tuesday!

Teachers: We will be having an I and RS meeting on Thursday. Also, please note that Dr. Cook will be attending Integrated Pest Management Training on Friday April 20. Mrs. Harris will be substituting.

Tech Fridays will begin this week. Every Friday until the end of the year teachers (as well as students) will be working on increasing application and understanding of technology. With so much out there, it can be overwhelming. Why not try something new and learn from each other and students on which technology goes where?

This Friday we will focus on websites that help students. Our sessions our all voluntary, and will take place in room 2 from 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM. A wiki will be developed to assist those who would like more information. Also, Mr. Hudson and Mrs. Nolan will be available for demonstrations and practical applications of the new technologies.

Welcome Back Video:

As promised, here is the Teacher Spotlight Video, Mrs. Lore
(and a surprise guest):

Teachers, want to try something new? Interested in seeing what all these squiggly lines are for throughout the school? Create your own QR Code.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5), 10:00AM;
Tuesday - I and RS Meeting, 8:00AM; Report Cards Distributed, Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5, 10:00AM; 4th Grade Tae Kwon Do, 2:18AM
Wednesday - Mock NJASK Assessment (grades 3-5), 10:00AM; NJASK 2011 Awards Ceremony
Thursday -
Friday - Earth Day; Dr. Cook at IPM Training, Mrs. Harris substituting

April 9 -13

Bacon Bears,

Happy Spring Break!

On behalf of the entire RM Bacon Family, please enjoy your time off. We will be back in session on Monday, April 16, 2012.

2012 Spring Dazzle Girl's Softball Champs Karlee, Abby and Chastity

We had an egg-ceptional week at RM Bacon. On Wednesday, our students came dressed to impress for our Spring Photos. On Thursday, we had many egg-tivities throughout the school. Here is a video of some of the egg-tivities:

The PTA donated their time and effort to make sure the kids had a great egg hunt. They stuffed over 3,000 eggs with candy, and even put gift prizes in some of the eggs. Everyone was a winner, but the following students won gift cards to 5 Below:

Grades K and 1 Collected 1,000 eggs in 1 minute and 2 seconds
5 dollar gift card winners - Seth M from Mrs. Lore's class and Mike Q. from Ms. Anton's class
Grand Prize (15 dollar gift card) winner - Nathaniel W. from Mr. Hudson's class.

Grades 2 and 3 collected 1,000 eggs in 1 minute and 30 seconds
5 dollar gift card winners - John W. from Mrs. Pedrick and Emily A. from Mrs. Cheeseman's class
Grand Prize (15 dollar gift card) winner - Kevin H. from Ms. Woodman's class

Grades 4 and 5 collected 1,000 eggs in 1 minute and 29 seconds

5 dollar gift card winners - Julie M. from Mr. D's class and Mykaela F. from Mrs. Taylor
Grand Prize (15 dollar gift card) winner - Chastity S. from Mr. D's class

Grades K, 1, 2 and 3 - Vote for your Fun Day Design

Weekly Overview:
Monday through Friday - SPRING BREAK!!!!