Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 28 - May 31

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

Well, the end of the week ended on a wet, rainy note. Both the Fun Day and Olympic Day activities were postponed until Tuesday. We completed our NJASK make-ups. We can't wait to get the results back! I am sure they are going to be fantastic!
Coach Musarra recently announced his retirement. Here are some pictures from his last Olympic Day Parade

Olympic Day - Students will begin competing at Memorial HS at 10:00 AM and will be returning to Bacon by 12:30 PM.

Fun Day - We will be following the same schedule as in the past. 

Video of the Week:

Cumberland County SPCA Fundraiser
Support our local SPCA by participating in the Wawa Sub Sale. For 4.00 you can make a difference and enjoy a delicious sub from Wawa. Fundraiser will be going on from May 31 - June 12. Wawa sub tickets will be distributed one time on June 17th. Prize for top seller! For more information, see Miss Spiels! 

Coming soon!
Save the Date! Monday, June 3 Art Show (6:00 PM) and Spring  Concert (7:00 PM) 

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday - Wiffle Ball Playoffs (Angles vs. Yankees) 8:00 AM; Olympic Day and Fun Day
Wednesday - Dare to Be Fit, 8:00 AM; RTI Screening; Child Family Center Visits, 9:30 AM
Thursday - RTI Screening; Club 21 Field Trip
Friday - RTI Screening; Honor Roll Trip; SPCA Assembly 10:00 AM; PBIS Meeting, 1:00 PM; Bear Buck Store, 2:30 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 20 - 24

Bacon Bears, 

I want to start out by thanking everyone for another successful NJASK. We could not have done it with our Ms. Spanbauer and Mrs. Nolan. They have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything was organized and they did an awesome job! 

This week we will remain in testing mode. We will be involved with make-up testing Monday through Thursday in the morning time. I appreciate everyone's cooperation! 

I know everyone is excited for Friday! Students in 4th and 5th grade will parade through the city of Millville and descend upon the infamous Memorial Field for Olympic Day! Watch out.... here come the BEARS! Students in grades K - 3 will be having "Fun Day" on Friday. We will have lots of treats, activities and water filled games for the kids!! 

Here is the RM Bacon Weekly Video update: 

Some pictures from around Bacon this past week:  
Mrs. Lunemann's class made Oobleck. Kids used their higher order thinking skills and asked...Is it solid or liquid? 

Mrs. Benson's Bunch made pizza
Mrs. Benson's Bunch hard at work on another hands-on project! 

Weekly Schedule: 
Monday -Wiffle Ball, 8:00 AM; NJASK Make-Up; Safety Trip, Washington DC 
Tuesday - Wiffle Ball, 8:00 AM; NJASK Make-Up; Safety Trip, Washington DC 
Wednesday - Dare to Be Fit, 8:00 AM; NJASK Make-Up; 2nd Grade Trip to Cape May Zoo 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; NJASK Make Up; Mock Olympic Day; Staff Barbecue 
Friday - Olympic Day (4-5); Fun Day (K-3)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 13 - 17 NJASK 2013 Week

Bacon Bears,

This week students in grade 3, 4, and 5 will  be taking the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK). Our entire building will be required to be in "testing" mode in order to assist our kids with peace and quiet.

NJASK Schedule
Monday - LAL Day 1
Tuesday - LAL Day 2
Wednesday - Math Day 1
Thursday - Math Day 2
Friday - Science (4th grade only)

Students need to be in their testing rooms by 9:20 AM. Students who are in grades 3, 4, and 5 who arrive after 9:20 AM will be required to attend Make Up Testing. 

Special Area teachers need to be at their post by 9:20 AM

Lunch Update
Bag lunches will be for K - 2
3-5 Regular Lunch

Regular Dismissal Time

Teachers - Make sure to bring your Examiner's Manual to Amy ASAP!

Students - Here is a test taking tip video to watch....

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Wiffle Ball; NJASK LAL Day 1
Tuesday - Wiffle Ball; NJASK LAL Day 2
Wednesday - Dare to Be Fit; NJASK Math Day 1
Thursday - NJASK Math Day 2
Friday - NJASK Science (4th grade only) 

Impossible is Nothing! 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation 2013

Since this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, we wanted you to hear from the students you teach everyday!

Thanks again for all you do!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 6 - 10

Bacon Bears,

You Matter!

This is our first full week of May! The countdown has begun... One week left until the 2013 NJASK! We are super excited about how our students are going to perform this year! They are poised to increase proficiency!
Dijana Battle received a Team Achievement award for basketball 

Sadie chose Dr. Cook as her Bear Buddy and wrote up Mrs. Sutton for "bright sneakers" 

Can you find Dr. Cook as a 2nd Grader? 

This week is quiet. We will be preparing the students and the building for the NJASK.... Therefore there are not a lot of activities taking place..... Except we are having the TEST Prep Rally on Friday at 2:00 PM.... We have been working on the test prep song and I think everyone is going to enjoy it.

BSI classes will be canceled on the following dates due to Dibels Testing:
 Monday, May 6th
Tuesday, May 7th
Wednesday, May 8th

Teacher Appreciation Day is Wednesday, May 8th! Make sure to tell a teacher you appreciate them!

Our Wiffle Ball season has been going strong and will continue to meet on Monday and Tuesday. Of course, every Wednesday morning, Mrs. Bingham has the students sweating during the Dare to Be Fit Club. SuccessMaker before and after school will continue this week as well.

Here is my first attempt at doing the RM Bacon Weekly on my Iphone by myself (edited through you tube):

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Wiffle Ball, SuccessMaker, 8:00 AM; SuccessMaker 4:00 PM (No BSI Classes) 
Tuesday - Wiffle Ball, SuccessMaker, 8:00 AM; Grand Canyon University in Teacher Lunches; SuccessMaker 4:00 PM (No BSI Classes) 
Wednesday - Dare to Be Fit, 8:00 AM; SuccessMaker, 8:00 AM; SuccessMaker 4:00 PM (No BSI Classes) 
Thursday - SuccessMaker, 8:00 AM; SuccessMaker 4:00 PM
Friday - Test Pep Rally, 2:00 PM