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