Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January 2 and 3, 2014

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

Welcome to 2014! With the New Year we all have an opportunity to make changes, as well as improve our well being. As a school, we will continue on our road to world class education!

I know we are all excited to come back off of the long break. Fortunalty, this week is short and there is not much on the calender. I am sure teachers and students will work together to shake the cobwebs from the Winter Break and start anew!

Here is a short and cute video for the new year... I hope you enjoy!

Weekly Overview

Thursday - School begins
Friday - Another awesome day at RM Bacon

Saturday, December 14, 2013

December 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect...

This is the final week of 2013. When we return from the Holiday Break we will be in the year 2014! Yet, we still have a lot of work to do in 2013... 5 full days!!!!

Join us for the Winter Concert on Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 7:00 PM. Come out and support the Fine and Performing Arts Department at RM Bacon.

We will have our annual Holiday Shoppe this week for students to purchase items for their families. The Holiday Shoppe will be open for the Winter Concert as well.

An Impact to Remember - Recently, senior Abby Damico, was charged with selecting the person who had the most impact on her during throughout her education in Millville. Abby selected our own Mrs. Sutton! When asked why she chose Mrs. Sutton, Abby said that Mrs. Sutton always held high expectations for her. This is a great honor.. congratulations Mrs. Sutton!

Pictures from around the school
With one week remaining in December it appears that RM Bacon is securely in the lead on the Shoparoo app. Keep scanning those receipts! 

Students of the Week: December 9 - 13

Mrs. Sinone presenting at the Stockton College Graduate Symposium 

Mrs. Bingham's class engaged in a compare/contrast discussion

Last week, David Hernandez from the Department of Homeland Security visited Mr. Hudson's class. The purpose of the visit was to participate in the culminating activity for Mr. Hudson's science project on rockets.

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Mid Marking period closes; Winter Concert, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - PLC Chair meeting, 3:50 PM
Wednesday - RAC Visit, 9:30 AM; PBIS Meeting, 1:30 PM; Bear Bucks Store to follow
Thursday - Holiday Sweater Day
Friday - Scrooge, 9:45 AM (grades 3-5); Polar Express, 12:00 PM (grades K-2) in Gym; Holiday Parties to follow

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 9 - 13

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect! 

Our first week in December went very well. We participated in the annual Coats for Kids. Students were put in a lottery and those who won were taken to the Millville Motorsports Complex for a free coat and lunch! 
Here are some of the pictures from the event:
Mrs. Devita assisting with options 

Yummy food!

Getting ready! 

This week, students and staff will be continuing to prepare for the holidays. There are a lot of integrated lessons that are comparing/contrasting various holidays around the world, as well as activities designed to connect student learning to the real world!

In preparation for the holidays, our staff has been decorating the front foyer.
Mrs. Polof, Nurse Pruett and Mrs. Klaudi in the new sled

Mrs. O sledding in the hallway!

Mrs. Devita, Mrs. O, and Mrs. Nolan sledding! 

Our Mom's Night Out was an amazing success! Thanks to coordinators Mrs. Lore and Mrs. Benson who were able to get over 20 vendors, prizes and even activities for the kids while the moms were shopping. We had many staff and parents assist with the evening, and according to Mrs. Benson, "We could never have pulled this off without the help and support of the parents and teachers!" Here are some pictures from the event:
Mom's Night Out! 

Manny making crafts 


Lavinia made a craft

Students of the week (on Pajama day)
Students of the week

Guess who received a present on his birthday? 

Weekly Overview:
Monday - BSI Meeting, 10:30 AM; Graduate symposium featuring Mrs. Sinone and Mr. Hudson, Stockon University, 5:30 PM
Tuesday - I and RS meeting, 10:48 AM, Computer Lab; 
Wednesday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Thursday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Friday - Rocket Launch with guest Dave Hernandez, 2:00 PM (Mr. Hudson's class)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December 2 - 6

Bacon Bears,

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 

This week is exciting... We are starting December!!!! And it is getting cold! In preparing for the holiday season, RM Bacon will be hosting a "Mom's Night Out" on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM... Here is the flyer!

Weekly recap
We hosted Superintendent Joe Sanfelippo from Wisconsin on Monday, November 25, 2013. He did a podcast with Dr. Gentile in Mr. Hudson's class. The students did a great job researching and asking questions. It was a true 21st century learning experience. Here is the video

Dr. Sanfelippo also visited Mrs. Devita's class. He delivered Enemy Pie in a way that had the students captivated! Here is the video:

We also hosted Ms. Berry's niece Sarah, who talked to the 4th and 5th grade students about potential careers working with animals.

On Friday, November 29 RM Bacon students took to the streets of Millville for the Holiday Parade. This was our first float and it was epic! Thanks to Ms. Berry for the idea and implementation! I want to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Berry, Ms. Tommi-Lynn, Mrs. Devita, Mrs. Polof and Mrs. Klaudi for assisting with the float and the parade... Mr. Lokey did a lot of the behind the scenes work to ensure the float was properly assembled and Mrs. Peck did the artwork! The student leaders and the safety patrol were fantastic! They kept the chant "Let's go Bacon, Let's go" the entire route! 
Dr. Cook and the kids 

Ms. Tommi-lynn and Mrs. Devita 

Student Leaders and Safety Patrol

Then, Now, Always Family! 

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Welcome back to Bacon! 
Tuesday - Another Respectful Day at Bacon 
Wednesday - Another Respectful Day at Bacon 
Thursday - PLC Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM (PBIS, Healthy Schools, Family/Community); Holiday Bizarre, 6:00PM - 8:00PM 
Friday - Coats for Kids, 11:30 AM; 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 25 - 29

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

Last week we participated in Sneaker Week. Teachers wore sneakers and donated money to a worthy cause! In addition, we had a "friendly" competition throughout the grade levels. Teachers wore pedometers and charted their progress. Ms. Berry, our PBIS Aide, kept her pedometer on all day to see how many steps she took. Amazingly, by the end of the day, she had 12,000 steps! Wow!

In addition to Sneaker Week, RM Bacon held its annual Turkey Feast for the students and invited guests. I want to give a big shout out to the coordinators of the Feast, Mrs. Sutton and Ms. Sawyer! Everyone had a wonderful time! It was truly a team effort in that teachers and parents helped cook and serve, donated food and desserts. Student Leaders and Safety Patrol members assisted with set up and helped serve food as well!

Here is a powerful video by Mrs. Sinone and her students about Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

On Thursday, we held our monthly PBIS Bear Bucks Store! Students who earned Bear Bucks throughout the month were able to shop for rewards or take on the monthly challenge. This month, the challenge was "Its Dicey."
Dr. Cook took the "Its Dicey" challenge. Must be the beard! 

This week we will be having early dismissals each day. On Monday, and Tuesday our teachers will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. On Wednesday, we will begin our Thanksgiving break at 1:45 PM.
Students of the Week

This week we also are hosting the Scholastic Book Fair. Students will be able to purchase books during their regularly scheduled Library time. Parents are encouraged to shop in the Book Fair during Parent Conferences! 

Pictures from around the School 
Yummy cake donated by Ms. Berry

All set up and ready to SERVE! 

Last minute directions! 

2013-13 RM Bacon shirts are in! 
Bear Bucks Store samples 
On Friday, November 22, 2013 the RM Bacon Students and Staff showed their Millville pride. Everyone was excited for the football team as they took on Dr. Cook's alma mater Eastern High School. Final score was 35 - 18 in favor of the Vikings! 
Future Millville Football Player? 

Mrs. Markel, class of 19??

Even Ms. Michelle and Ms. Darlene got into the spirit!  

Mr. Frank, while in high school, was a starter for the Thunderbolts! 

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM; Parent Conferences, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM; Parent Conferences, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - Staff vs. Students Newcomb, 10:00 AM; Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM - Thanksgiving Break
Thursday - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Friday - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 18 - 22

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!!!

We will be celebrating Sneaker Week this week! We are encouraging everyone to wear sneakers this week to show our ongoing commitment to a healthy school! Staff will be also be wearing sweatsuits along with their sneakers. 

On Wednesday we will having our Annual Turkey Feast for the students. In order to provide the proper amount of food for the students, we are in need of stuffing, green beans, corn, and mashed potatoes. Parents can drop off these items in the main office or send in with their children. 

The monthly Bear Bucks Store is this Thursday! Stay tuned for announcements about the options this month.

This Friday we will be having an early dismissal on Friday due to Parent Conferences. Students will be dismissed at 1:45 PM

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Bingham's morning meeting is high tech! 

Videos of the Week:
Mmmmm here is a "taste" of the Turkey Feast from last year 

And who knows what challenge will be part of the Bear Bucks Store??

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Sneaker Week
Tuesday - Sneaker Week
Wednesday - Sneaker Week- Turkey feast for Students
Thursday - Sneaker Week- Staff PLC 8:00 AM, places to be determined; PBIS meeting, 1:30 PM; Bear Bucks Store, 2:30 PM
Friday - Sneaker Week - Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 11 - 15

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

I hope everyone enjoyed their time off last week. I know I did!

This week we hit the ground running... Literally! We are participating inn the Second Annual World Run Day! Students, teachers and invited guests will be joining us at 2:00 PM for running (and brisk walking). We participate in this event as part of our Healthy Schools Initiative. Parents are welcome to attend and RUN! 

5th Graders will be visiting Millville Senior High School on Monday morning as part of the Veterans Day celebration. In preparation for this event, 5th graders made posters and studied the importance of Veterans Day. 

First Marking Period Ends on Tuesday... In addition, we have our monthly I and RS meeting on Tuesday. 

On Wednesday, we will be having another set of Grade Level Meetings in the Computer Lab to discuss the Model Assessments, as well as any last minute questions about the SGOs and Behavioral Plans (both which are due on Friday).

On Thursday, we will have our monthly Home and School Association Meeting at 4:00 PM in room 4 (Mrs. Taylor's Room). 

Thanksgiving Feast is around the corner! We need the following items dropped off to the school no later than Wednesday, November 13th: 
Kindergarten - Corn
1st - Green Beans 
2nd - Stuffing
3rd - jarred or canned gravy
4th - Juice Boxes 
5th - Juice Boxes
Staff - Desserts 

Our feast for the students will be on Thursday, November 20, 2013

Pictures from around the school:
Dale Wettstein (far right) and t.d. DeNofio (center) visited RM Bacon and donated memorabilia 

Do you know how to eat an apple?
Video of the week:

Weekly Overview:
Monday - 5th grade to MSHS for Veterans Day, 9:30 AM; World Run Day, 2:00 PM
Tuesday - MP 1 ends; I and RS Meeting, 1:00 PM
Wednesday - MP 2 begins; Grade Level Meetings in Computer Lab
Thursday - HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM 
Friday - SGOs, Behavioral Plans due, grades posted 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 4 - 8

 Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

Last week was one to remember... We had an epic Halloween Frolic. There were over 425 people who attended and everyone reported to having a great time. Our guests enjoyed the food, games, dancing and especially the Haunted Hay Ride. I want to thank Mrs. Benson and Mr. Hudson for coordinating the event. It couldn't have happened without the rest of the staff, parents, and community. 

In addition, we had our annual Halloween Parade on Thursday. The kids "experienced" the Wizard of Oz. Some teachers dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz, and somehow the Wizard was in the building... Who was behind the curtain? 

Here is a video created by Mrs. DeVita in case you missed the Frolic or the Parade:

This week is shortened due to the New Jersey Education Association's (NJEA) Annual Convention in Atlantic City. On Thursday and Friday, teachers will expand their learning and connect with other teachers from around the state. 

Pictures from around the school

Students of the Week! 

The Fall Intramural program is going well. Kids are enjoying the friendly competition 

The Wizard of Bacon?

Mrs. Sinone's class learned about the Dia de los Muertos (Spanish for Day of the Dead)
Mrs. Lore's class is Blooming with RESPECT 

Weekly Overview
Monday - Grade Level Meetings, reviewing SGO's, Computer Lab; all day
Tuesday - 3rd Graders receive Dictionaries from Elks, 9:30
Wednesday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon
Thursday - No School, NJEA Convention 
Friday - No School, NJEA Convention 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 28 - Nov 1

Bacon Bears, 

 It's all about respect! 

We had another fantastic week here at RM Bacon. This was our first attempt at the Model Assessments and the teachers and students did a great job! Although we haven't analyzed the data yet, the more important aspect to the Model Assessments at this point is the implementation. In addition, the Model Assessments provide the teachers with an understanding of how they have taught the new curriculum. 

This week looks to be another spooktacular week. We have the annual Halloween Frolic on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. One dollar per person allows you the opportunity for dancing, food, games and a haunted hay (straw) ride! Then, on Thursday, we will show off our Halloween costumes at 2:00 PM. This event will take place outside unless the weather doesn't cooperate. 

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Pictures from around the town 
Our Safety Patrol at the annual breakfast 

Making sure everyone has what they need 

Service with a smile 

Students of the Week
Mrs. Markel did a Prezi to help students understand why we support the Child Fund and specifically, Beatrice! Great job Mrs. Markel!

Video of the Week... Trip down memory lane... Halloween 2012

Weekly Overview 
Monday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Tuesday - Picture Day; Halloween Frolic, 6:30 PM 
Wednesday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Thursday - Halloween Parade, 2:00 PM 
Friday - Wear BLUE or White and show your Bacon Pride!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 21 - 25

Bacon Bears,

It's all about Respect! 

This week the students will be embarking on the new assessment structure in New Jersey that will help us understand our implementation of the Common Core. The new assessments are referred to as the Model Assessments and will be administered 5 times this year (basically every 6 weeks). 

Video of the week - Have you heard of Kid President? Need a Pep Talk?
Take a few minutes to watch this inspirational young man

Here is another story on our Bronze achievement through the Healthy School Alliance

Pictures from around the school (Objectives and Tests are everywhere)
Dr. Cook earned his yellow Prajioud on Saturday. Even Dr. Cook still takes tests! 

Math objectives

Gifted and talented kids learn about Barcodes 

Gifted and Talented objectives 

Weekly Overview
Monday - Model Assessments 
Tuesday - Model Assessments 
Wednesday - Model Assessments 
Thursday - Staff Meeting (PLC updates) 8:00 AM; Model Assessments 
Friday - Model Assessments; PBIS Meeting, 1:30; Bear Bucks Store 2:30