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 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 14 - 18

 Bacon Bears.

It's all about respect!

We have a shortened week due to the Columbus Holiday on Monday. 

This week the teachers and students will be preparing for the upcoming Model Assessments. The Model Assessments are designed to help teachers and students mark their progress on the Common Core Standards. 

Last week (October 7 - 11)  we participated in Wellness Week. Ms. Spanbauer did a fantastic job of coordinating the week. Each day students and teachers reaffirmed their commitment to being healthy, living bully free and being respectful. 

K-2 teachers with Sensei Jon 
Sensei Jon hyping up the crowd! 

Panoramic view of the 3rd through 5th assembly by Mrs. Nolan

Here is a video of our culminating activity for Wellness Week featuring the guest speaker, Sensei Jon from Best of the Best Martial Arts School. His energy packed discussion had the students on the edge of their seats the entire time. 

Weekly Overview
Monday - No School (Columbus Day)
Tuesday - Dr. Porreca Grades 1, 3 and 5; 
Wednesday - Mobile Denstist in Library all day; 
Thursday - Kindergarten to Duffields; 
Friday - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness 

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

Wellness Week 
Each year the Millville School District celebrates Wellness Week. It incorporates Respect Week, Violence Awareness Week and Red Ribbon Week.

Wellness Week is a time to really stress to our students the importance of a drug-free, non-violent lifestyle that is full of healthy choices for our mind, body, spirit and world!

We will be celebrating with a “rainbow theme”. Each day of wellness week will be a special color day. Don’t be left out! Keep your eyes & ears open so you’ll know the color of the day!!!

Teachers - Please show this video on Monday morning: 

This year buttons and bracelets will be given to all students grades K through 5.

Each day that your child is wearing their button they will be entered into a class drawing for a couple special gifts!  In addition one homeroom (K-2) and (3-5) will be awarded a pizza party for those homerooms that had the most participation in wearing the appropriate color for the day.

Overview of the activites this week: 
  • Pledge that is said by the students every morning sent home
  • Anti-Bullying Contract sent home to be reviewed, signed and returned
  • Classroom guidance lesson on respect/bullying
  • K-5 classes will be doing various art projects which will be displayed around the school.
    • K-Blooming w/respect
    • 1st – Growing respect in our classroom
    • 2nd- Bucket Fillers
    • 3rd –What respect means to me
    • 4th –Words Hurt
    • 5th – Respect Bumper Sticker
  • 1st Grade will be learning a Respect song
  • Friday – Assembly with Sensei Jon from Best of the Best Martial Arts School
Join us by wearing the following colors:
Monday - Wear Black
Tuesday - Wear Red 
Wednesday - Wear Blue
Thursday - Wear Green
Friday - Wear Pink 

Bacon Wins a bronze... here is the Press Release: 
To earn the National Recognition Award, the schools improved their nutrition services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The Healthy Schools Program provides professional development to schools such as onsite and virtual training with school health experts, access to a customer support center, science-based resources, and success stories--at no cost--to more than 18,000 schools nationwide to help them reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Schools are eligible for Bronze, Silver, or Gold National Recognition Awards based on their level of achievement. The Cumberland County schools were among 267 schools from around the country honored at the Healthy Schools Program Forum at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. 

Students at RM Bacon Elementary are showing off their healthier lunches as a result of school efforts to promote healthy options in the cafeteria and to encourage parents to only send in smart choices for classroom parties. Through daily physical activity breaks, recess, before school intramurals for students and afterschool fitness options for staff, this community feels like they are on track to become a school where students, staff, and families can thrive. School staff credit the Healthy Schools Program Framework and staff in helping the school set and meet realistic goals.

Mrs. Trimbell and Mrs. Muhlbaier at the conference 

Here is the video from the Healthy Schools Forum with Bill Clinton as the Keynote Speaker

Here is the new design for the RM Bacon T-Shirts... Orders need to be in by October 16..T-Shirts are $13.00

Weekly overview 
Monday - Another respectful day 
Tuesday - Halloween Frolic Planning Meeting 8:30, room 2; I and RS Team 1:00 PM
Wednesday - Another respectful day 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, LAL PLC, 8:00 AM; Reading Street All Day; G/T field trip; Progress Reports go home
Friday - Kindergarten Field Trip to Duffields; Week of Respect Assembly, 9:30 AM (K-2) and 10:00 AM (3-5)