Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 28 - May 2

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

As you know, this week is our Spring Book Fair, students are encouraged to attend the book fair during their library time.  This is a "buy one get one free" fair. If for some reason there isn't a parent volunteer during your library time students with money will be allowed to set aside their choice and I will collect their money and check them out later. Students who do not have money will have a chance to look and write down a book they are interested in.  

It is hard to believe that April is over this week and we are entering the "assessment" season of May. In just a few short weeks, our students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be taking the NJASK. The results of the NJASK are taken very seriously by the school, district and the New Jersey Department of Education. Although there is no "cramming" for the NJASK, there will be a slight change in your child's instruction because teachers will be focusing on test taking strategies and "prep" for the test.

Last week we made the best of the two days given back to us due to the winter weather. On Friday, we hosted our annual Earth Day celebrations. Students in 3-5 went to see the movie Bears. Upon returning to school, the students did activities based on the movie. Some students watched a live web cam of real bears searching for food. Students in K-2 participated in hands-on activities that included planting flowers, making paper, and painting a mural. A big thank you goes to everyone who assisted with the Earth Day festivities. A special shout out to Mrs. Peck for organizing!!!!!

Highlights this week

  • Report cards sent home Monday
  • Mobile Dentist Tuesday
  • RAC visit Tuesday 
  • Author Visit (K-2) Tuesday 
  • Bear Bucks store Wednesday
  • Staff NJASK Meeting Thursday
  • Multicultural Week (5th graders) Thursday 
  • Home and School Association Meeting 4:00 - Topic - New Arrival and Dismissal procedures for 2014-15 School Year
Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Lunemann and Mrs. Bingham love Earth Day

1st grade students decorating the playground 

Mrs. Taylor making a paper smoothie 

Students learning about planting seeds 

The backdrop to the mural 

Video of the week
(If you haven't watched the new Bacon Promo video, be sure to watch and share it)

Weekly Overview
Monday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 
Tuesday - Mobile Dentist, 9:30 AM in Library; Author Visit, 9:30 AM, in Gym; RAC visit and tour, 12:30 PM
Wednesday - PBIS Meeting and Bear Buck Store to follow, 1:30 PM, Computer Lab; Bookfair
Thursday - NJASK Training 8:00 AM, Library; HSA meeting, 4:00 PM; Bookfair 
Friday - Another respectful day at RM Bacon 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 24 and 25

Bacon Bears.

Its all about respect!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break. We are excited to be back on the 24th and 25th because if not those days would have been added to the end of the year!

This Thursday looks to be quiet as we transition back to the reality of school. On Friday, we will be celebrating Earth Day! The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are going to see Bears: the Movie, and the K, 1st, and 2nd will be engaged with activities throughout the day. It will be a great day!

Check out our new RM Bacon Video! We hope it "tells the story of our school." A BIG thank you to Mrs. Alicia Macall for filming, editing and producing such an amazing piece!

Weekly Overview

Thursday - Welcome back to Bacon!
Friday - Earth Day activities throughout the day (K-2); Bears movie (3-5)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 14 - 17

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect....

The Cheesecake orders are in! Please be sure to pick up your orders between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Monday, April, 14, 2014. 

This week the students will be taking their 4th Model Assessment. We are excited to see how the students are progressing, and we use the information to improve our teaching.

On Tuesday, we will be hosting our final Zumba for Kids at 4:00 PM in the Gym. This event is open to all students, staff and parents!

This Wednesday, RM Bacon hosts Carol Albittron from the New Jersey Department Of Education (NJDOE). She is visiting the school because of the work that the teachers are doing with Professional Learning Communities, and the RM Bacon Weekly.

On Thursday, we will be having our annual Easter celebrations! We look forward to another visit from a special bunny from a land far, far away!

Pictures from around the school:
Mark (AKA Hot Sauce, Charlie) posed for the MPD welcome sign 

MPD and Bacon Bears annual hockey game! Everyone wins when we partner with the MPD

Thanks to Officer Kott for organizing the event 

Kindergarten students identify similarities and differences, and help us prepare for Earth Day 

Mrs. Mercado taping students for her SGO! 

Video of the Week:

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Model Assessment 4, BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Model Assessment 4, Zumba for Kids, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Model Assessment 4, NJDOE visits RM Bacon for Tech Friday, 8:00 AM
Thursday - Model Assessment 4, Scavenger Event, 9:45 AM
Friday - No School 

Next Week - Please do not forget that Spring Break ends on 4/23 and school resumes on 4/24 (Thursday)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

We have a lot of activities happening at our school this week. It is a very exciting time! On Monday, we will be documenting the "Bacon Experience" through a film project designed to highlight the awesome things going on at our school. This will be going on throughout the day.

Here are some of the weekly highlights:

  • Monday, 4:00 PM the Millville Police Department will be playing our students in the annual Floor Hockey Game. We encourage everyone to come and watch this tremendous community program!
  • Tuesday at 4:00 PM we will be hosting the Millville Community Center for another Zumba for Kids event. Please stop on by to get a work out in, and connect with our school. 
  • Wednesday, the 4th graders will be visiting our High School to see Shrek the Musical. This will be an excellent opportunity for those in our play to see how the High School kids perform. 
  • Thursday, Dr. Cook visits Jim Quinn's studio for an exclusive interview on the transformation of RM Bacon Elementary. More details to follow! In addition, also on Thursday is our monthly HSA meeting at 4:00 PM. Please come out and support your students.... 
  • Marking Period 4 begins! 

Sounds like a lot? Well, not at RM Bacon. We pride ourselves in making everyday count for our most important commodity, our learners!

Pictures from around the school"
Fitness Bowling ... with a twist 

Ms. Bieri put a twist on her bowling unit and made it a workout! 

We continued to solve problems and develop solutions 

We are always pursuing world class 

Improving RM Bacon is our mission 

We hosted Mrs. Colacurcio for an overview of Office 360

Weekly overview:
Monday - Video Day at RM Bacon, all day; Millville Police Department vs Students, 4:00 PM
Tuesday - BSI trip to Wheaton; Zumba for Kids, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 4th grade to High School; 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Marking Period 3 ends; Dr. Cook on Jim Quinn's Show; HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - Marking Period 4 begins (can you believe it?)