Thursday, June 28, 2012

July 2 - 6

Bacon Bears,
Our summer custodial staff is making a lot of progress throughout the building. I went through and snapped some pictures for you to see the progress (see below).

This week our office hours will be 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM except on Wednesday, July 4th (we are closed in observance of the holiday). I look forward to running my first road race in over 8 years (Pitman 4 Miler) and spending time with my family. Mrs. Klaudi will be on vacation this week. Please be paitent with me as I attempt to run the office :)

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. Send me a picture of your summer vacation!

Summer at RM Bacon:

Ms. Spanbauer getting the NJASK records updated

Some rooms are getting finished!

Summer hallways while rooms are cleaned

Innovation Center is getting a Make Over!

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Office hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM; 2nd Grade Part Time Aide Interviews
Tuesday - Office hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday - Office Closed
Thursday - Office hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday - Office hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 25 - June 29

Bacon Bears,
We can do anything at RM Bacon
Wow, that was a hot week! What did you do to beat the heat?

Despite the high temperatures, I participated in two very awesome events. On Wednesday, I played in the Tidal Wave Golf Tournament to support the girls U10 softball team. The proceeds of the event will help the girls play in Orlando! Although we didn't win the tournament, our team had a lot of fun!

Mrs. Nolan, Mr. Hudson, and Dr. Moore
The Fearsome Foursome: Dr. Denning, Dr. Gentile, Mr. Kell and Dr. Cook

On Thursday, I played in the United Way Golf Tournament. This was the hottest day by far. Once again, it was for a great cause. All proceeds go to the United Way of Cumberland County. A big thank you to Dr. Moore for all her work with the United Way, and to Mrs. Nolan and Mrs. Sutton for volunteering!

Send me your photos of your summer break experience.

See what happens when you volunteer? Mrs. Nolan, Ron Jaworski, and Mrs. Sutton

Building Updates:
The Custodian crew is busy at work. The 3rd floor is quickly being turned upside down! It is interesting what you see when you move some things around. You can see the transformation occurring in room 17.
This used to be in Room 17

This week we will be interviewing for a Part Time Aide for 1st grade. The administrators will have their first Book Club meeting of the summer. We are reading Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds For Student Success by Bryan Goodwin.

The office will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30; Part Time Aide Interviews
Tuesday - Office hours 7:30 AM - 4:30; Administrator Book Club 2:00 PM
Wednesday - Office Closed
Thursday - Office Closed
Friday - Office Closed

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 18 - 22

Bacon Bears,
Dr. Cook at the Senior High Graduation
Summer is officially here this week! The summer office hours for RM Bacon Elementary will be Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. The school will be closed on Fridays throughout the summer!

I am sure everyone will be enjoying this Summer Break with their friends, family, and neighbors. Please send us summer pictures, or stories and I will put them in the RM Bacon Weekly!

I want to give a SHOUT OUT to the Father's of our Bacon Family! Sunday is your day! Enjoy it!

The custodial staff has been busy getting the classrooms ready for painting, cleaning, and any other summer fix up projects that have been approved. Stay tuned for pictures and video updates of their progress!

The Summer Trek team nominations have been forwarded to the Curriculum Office. Congratulations to this year's team. They will be responsible for ensuring the theme "Impossible is Nothing" gets properly communicated to the entire Bacon family. Good luck, this will be a challenging task!

2012-13 Summer Trek Team:
Mrs. Anton, Mr. Drewnowski, Mrs. Gandy, Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Muhlbaier, Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Sutton, and Mrs. Woodman.

Want to learn more about Impossible is Nothing? Check out this video.

Weekly Overview: 
Monday - Summer Hours begin (7:30 AM - 4:30 PM); BOE Meeting, 7 PM 
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Dr. Cook at ICS training, Culver Center 
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - School is closed; Cumberland County Administrators Breakfast, Cumberland County College

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 11 and 12

Bacon Bears,

We did it! Another year!

I just watched the Bacon Video Update and I am speechless (well wordless). I think this video sums it all up. We Are FAMILY! Enjoy your summer!

Weekly Schedule:
Monday - 5th grade Luncheon, 12:00 PM
Tuesday -  Last Day of School for students; 10:00 AM Awards Ceremony; Early Dismissal, 1:40 PM (Latch Key will be open until 6:00 PM)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 4 - June 8

Bacon Bears,

Principal for an afternoon, Carol!
Last full week of school! There are a lot of activities planned for this week. We will be having field trips, and many fun events for the teachers and students. The Art Show (6:00 PM) and Spring Concert (7:00 PM) will be on Monday. This will be a very exciting night, and everyone should come out to support the Fine and Performing Arts at RM Bacon. I know this show is going to be amazing. Look for a special guest on cymbals!

The PBL crew at Tech Showcase, Eddie, Jayla, and Mya

Looking for the RM Bacon Weekly?  The students filmed it in Washington, DC. It  was epic.
Millville Mayor Tim Shannon learning about Natural Disasters

Take a few minutes to view this amazing TED talk titled "The Best Gift I Ever Survived." All I have to say is wow...

Teachers - Our faculty meeting for this week has been postponed. We will be having Grade Level Meetings on Friday to discuss student placements for next year. Please submit your recommendations to Dr. Cook by Wednesday. 

Mrs. Bensonsbunch at Smart Board Training
Students - This week is filled with Field Trips. On Tuesday, the Student Leaders will be going to Congo Falls in Ocean City, NJ. Also on Tuesday, the 1st graders will be going to Ocean City. On Wednesday, the 5th graders will get a chance to see their new school, Lakeside Middle. Mrs. Leahy, and her father will be serving FREE Snow Cones to all students on Wednesday afternoon. The students will try to beat the staff in our annual Kickball Game at 2:00 PM.

On Thursday, I will be out of the school for a workshop. Mrs. Harris will be substituting in my absence. The 5th graders will be going to Sahara Sam's on Friday for their annual Field Trip.
Eddie the Eagle at RM Bacon

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Art Show, 6:00 PM; Spring Concert, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Leaders Trip to Congo Falls, All Day; First Grade Trip to Ocean City, All Day; Dr. Cook Administration meeting 1/2 day afternoon, Mrs. Harris substituting
Wednesday - 5th grade trip Lakeside, 9:15 AM; Snow Cone Afternoon, Staff vs. Student Kickball Game, 2:00 PM
Thursday - Dr. Cook at Workshop all day, Mrs. Harris substituting; Kindergarten Field Trip to Ocean City; PTA Pizza Parties for Mrs. Lunemann and Mrs. Digorgio's class; PTA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - 5th grade trip to Sahara Sam's, all day; Grade Level Meetings for grades 1 - 4, TBA