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! 

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