Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 24 - 28

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

We have a lot going on this week. On Monday, 5th grade students in Mrs. Sutton's class and Mrs. Muhlbaier's class will be interviewing the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Pamm Moore. The purpose of this special event is for the students to talk to Dr. Moore about African Americans in Education. This question and answer session will be video taped and put on our blog.
Dr. Pamm Moore 

This Tuesday, we are looking forward to hosting other elementary schools as they learn more about Reading Street. They will be visiting classes, and talking with teachers and students about the program.

Can you believe that we celebrated the 100th day of school this past Friday? Each of the classes celebrated in different ways, but constant of everyone is that we are all truly 100 days smarter :)
Mrs. Taylor's students celebrated 100 days 

Molly stacked 100 cups 

100 day necklace 

Teacher Spotlight:
On February 15, 2014, Mrs. Simpson was chosen to play with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center. She played in on 3 selections: Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 7, by Richard Strauss
Divertimento No. 1 in B-flat major by Franz Joseph Haydn
Petite Symphonie by Charles Gouno.

Her is a video from her performance. You can see her at 1:10:

Mid-Year McREL Walkthrough Data:
Here is a screen cast that Dr. Cook made to show everyone how our walkthroughs have been developing. Parents, this is a way we determine the academic climate of the building.

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Dr. Moore visits RM Bacon for African American History Month, 3:00 PM (Sutton and Muhlbaier's Class)
Tuesday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Reading Street visitation, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday - Dare To Be Fit, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday - Kindegarten Swimming
Friday - PBIS Meeting, 1:30 PM with Bear Bucks Store to follow

Friday, February 14, 2014

February 17 - 21

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

We will not have school on Monday because of President's Day. On Tuesday, the Hockey Season continues at 8:00 AM when the Purple Minons take on the Bone Crushing Ballerinas. The Talent Show Practice will taker place at 4:00PM on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Talent Show will be held on March 19, 2014. Mark your calenders.

Last week was a very heart-filled week. Our students raised 1,908 dollars! We exceeded our goal by 408.00 dollars. The top earning class was Mrs. Gandy's with 275.00. The top individual earner was Max R. who raised 185.00! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Our Sweetheart Bingo was one for the ages. We had such an outpouring of donations from the community. The prizes for the event were amazing! Please check out our sponsors and support them!

Here are some pictures from around the school:
Guest Catherine stopped by RM Bacon on Friday! 

Eric cuddled with the Guinea Pig

Mr. Hudson's kids used the app Skitch to create these slides of onions 

Mr. Jacobs visited Mr. Hudson's class and brought microscopes 

Kids getting ready for Jump Rope For Heart 

President's Day Compare/Contrast by Mrs. Cheeseman's class

Mrs. Sinone's class went skiing 

Putting the Smart Board to good use

Mrs. Munzenmayer's Kindegarten class showed me a new song they learned:

Weekly Overview:
Monday - No School - President's Day
Tuesday -(B-Day)  Hockey, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Wednesday -(C-Day)  Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Thursday - (D-Day) Staff Meeting (PLC - PBIS and Family and Community Engagement), 8:00 AM
Friday - (E-Day) Another respectful day at RM Bacon

February 14, 2014

Bacon Bears,

Due to the in-climate weather we are on a 90 Minute Delay. School will open at 10:45 AM. Our schedule will be condensed, but we will still have our Jump Rope for Hearts Program.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 10:00 AM

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 10 - 14

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

This week will be a Heart Healthy Week. We have a lot of activities planned and we are excited! Each day this week the students will learn a Heart Healthy fact. On Wednesday, we will be having our annual Pizza Bingo, but this year it will have a Valentines Day feel to it. On Friday we will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart and wearing Red. In addition, the 5th graders are selling Valentines Day Pencilgrams during lunch. So much love at RM Bacon!

Last week our Kindergartens started their annual Swim practice at the Holly City Family Center. Students learned the basics of water safety and how to listen to the lifeguards. Each week their confidence will grow!

Pictures from around the school
After reflecting on Kindness Week, Mrs. O has an idea.... Watch it spread! 

Students were selected this week for speaking parts for the Spring Musical

Students learned active reading strategies with post it notes from Mrs. Nolan 

Mrs. Nolan also taught students how to use active reading strategies through the online competent of Reading Street
Video for Jump Rope for Heart

Weekly Overview
Monday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Report Cards sent home; BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Dare To Be Fit, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM; Pizza Bingo, 6:00
Thursday -
Friday - Jump Rope for Heart, 10:00 AM; Mrs. Mackall is available all day for Technology Assistance!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February 3 - 7

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

Reminder - There is no school on Monday due to staff in-service.

Last week the students and staff did an excellent job with the Kindness Week. Throughout the week, students committed themselves to being more kind to each other. During lunches, students were able to stop by the Kindness Station to make cards for other students and staff. In addition, the entire school put their hand prints on the Kindness Wall outside the cafeteria.

Drake made a card for the Military 

Terra and Nina working at the Kindness Station 

Joya and Tirah at the Kindness Station 

We held our monthly Bear Bucks Store on Friday. This month the Bear Buck Challenge was "Winter Wonderland." Students were allowed to (probably for the first time in the history of the school) to throw snowballs at a target. It was not an easy challenge, and only 11 students succeeded in hitting the target. Other students, instead of doing the challenge, bought items from the store, and a few have earned enough to have a Bear Buddy.

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Weekly Overview
Monday - No School in-service
Tuesday - Floor Hockey, 8:05 AM; 2nd Marking Period ends
Wednesday - Dare to be Fit, 8:00 AM; Dr. Patel, 3rd Grade, 9:30 AM; BSI Meeting, 10:30 AM
Thursday - Home and School Association Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - Fountas and Pinnell Due