Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 27 - 31

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow, and the future!

We had a great Wellness Week. Congratulations to Mr. Drewnowski and Mrs. Lore's classes for their outstanding participating in Wellness Week. Thank you to all the students and teacher who supported Wellness Week.

This week will be very busy! We have the annual Halloween Frolic on Tuesday evening, and the Halloween Parade on Friday. The students are also participating in Child Abuse Awareness Week.

Check out the video of the week (PBIS Bear Bucks Challenge)

Fall Inter-murals are rolling along

Pictures from around the school
The Safty Patrol serving Breakfast to the Kiwanis 

The Safety Patrol serving Breakfast to the Kiwanis 

Wellness Week Winners Grades K-2

Wellness Week Winners Grades 3 - 5 

Stop by Mrs. Taylor's room to see their new project grow 

The triplets are telling everyone to listen to Ms. Reilly... stay to the right :) 

Help us out with a poll. We are celebrating 85 years this year. Which throwback shirt do you like?

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Child Abuse Awareness Week
Tuesday - B Day - Child Abuse Awareness Week; Halloween Frolic, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - C Day - Life touch Fall Photos
Thursday - D Day - Child Abuse Awareness Week; Write Like a Reporter with Chris Torres (grades 4 and 5) 10:30 AM , Gym
Friday - E Day - Halloween Parade, 2:00 PM, Gym (Classroom Parties to follow)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 20 - 24

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

We are really getting into the fall season! I hope you have taken the time to watch the leaves change! This week really flew by. I was out for two days because I was at the NJPSA Conference in Long Branch, NJ. The conference was awesome! I even helped out my friend Brad Currie on a few presentations about blogging (I made sure to mention RM Bacon), and social media.

This is the Week of Respect at RM Bacon. Mrs. Spanbauer has coordinated this week as a way to bring awareness to RESPECT. Each day we are asking the students and teachers to wear different colors! Check out the Weekly Overview for each day's color!

Let's make it an awesome week!

Weekly Overview (Week of Respect)
Monday (A Day) 3rd grade Field Trip; Wear Black
Tuesday (B Day) Wear Red
Wednesday (C Day) 6:30 pm Parent Meeting; Wear Blue
Thursday (D Day) Wear Green
Friday (E Day) Wear Pink

Pictures from around the school:
Our new sign in the front office! 

The gym floor was redone! 

We are the Bacon Bears! 

Gio in 5th grade wants to start writing for the Bacon Weekly! 

Mrs. Sinone's student friendly objectives 

Ms. Anton showing the students the world! 

Mrs. Peck showing students how to draw using the Elmo projector 

Our staff is growing vegetables for their Genius Hour 

Mr. Frank was recognized for his years of service (posing with Buzz) 

Video of the Week:(If you never fail, you never live)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 13 - 17

Bacon Bears,

Focused on today, tomorrow, and the future!

Another 4 day week? Yes, we will be celebrating Columbus Day on Monday, October 13. I think this four day weekend for the students was well timed. They have been working hard this year and I hope they got time to spend with friends and family. I know they will be ready to go on Tuesday!

This week is Fire Prevention Week. Students in K-5 will be learning about fire safety in class and some with have the opportunity to experience the smoke house.

Weekly Overview
Monday - Columbus Day - No School
Tuesday - B Day - Fire Prevention; Dr. Cook, SPAC Meeting 1:00 PM
Wednesday - C Day -  Fire Prevention
Thursday -D Day -  Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM
Friday - E Day - Wear your favorite superheros clothes

Pictures from around the school
What are you reading?

The kids love story time with Ms. Davis 

James teaching his classmates about math 

Mr. D. helping out with Chorus! 

Chick-fil-a donated gift cards to the staff! 

Illianya was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddie this week. 

Mrs. Mercado had the students singing and dancing! 

Mrs. Sinone and Mrs. Bingham have been working with the staff on Equity and Diversity

Video of the week... Socktober! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 6 - 10

Bacon Bears,

Focused on today, tomorrow and the future!

We had another amazing week here at RM Bacon. So many opportunities to learn and grow! It is extremely important the we are all focused on learning!

This week is our annual WEEK OF RESPECT! Mrs. Spanbauer has lots of activities planned for the school. She sent home a newsletter with all of the activities. Each grade will be engaged in a different activity. Student artwork will be displayed throughout the school, and we will be recognizing the Students of the Month based on Respect!

On Tuesday, our RTI program continues with a new schedule based on the recent Universal Sweeps. Also on Tuesday we will have our first HSA (Home and School Association) meeting at 4:00 PM.

On Wednesday, we will be hosting Mrs. Mackall as she helps our staff enter in their SGO's to the new OnCourse system. Also on Wednesday, we will be hosting the RAC 7 staff. On Thursday, the teachers will be planning out the Halloween Frolic at 8:15 AM.

This week is shortened by a day. On Friday, the students will not have school, but our teachers will be here working on Professional Learning. This year the teachers will be working on developing student friendly learning objectives based on the standards. Should be a great time!

Here are some pictures from around the school. We are doing amazing things at this school :)

#RMBACON wears Pink like a Boss every Friday to raise awareness for Breast Cancer

Dr. Cook taking a selfie with Mrs. O. to show off our new shirts 

Scan that QR code and you will be reading a book! 

Dr. Cook become a character in a story! 

How smooth is this? Mrs. Muhlbaier's class earned a Smoothie Day! 

5th graders taught Dr. Cook about their Field Trip using a video slideshow 

Pure Genius! 

Pure Genius! 

5th Graders exploring the hashtag... #awesome! 

Video of the week in honor of Week of Respect:

Weekly Overview
Monday - C Day - Dr. Cook at EIRC for PLC training
Tuesday - D Day - RTI begins; HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - E Day - Alicia Mackall for SGO/OnCourse Assistance; RAC visit 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM; GT Field Trip
Thursday - A Day - Halloween Frolic Planning Meeting, 8:15 AM; CST Meeting 9:45 - 11:45 AM, Conf. Room
Friday - No School for students. Teacher professional learning day - Staff still wear your pink shirts!