Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 29 - January 2, 2015

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

Happy New Year! It's hard to imagine that we will soon be ringing in the new year..... 2015!

Our school was selected to participated in global movement titled "Big Dreams." Take a look at video featuring our own Vianca!

The new year is a great time to re-focus our energies. What are you going to do to "dream big" this year? If you want to participate, be sure to share your dreams on Twitter using the #stuconnect.

We look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday, January 5. Enjoy the rest of the break!

Weekly Overview
Monday - Winter Break
Tuesday - Winter Break
Wednesday - Winter Break
Thursday - Winter Break - Happy New Year!
Friday - Winter Break

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 22 - 26

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future!

There are only 2 more school days left in 2014! This has been another fantastic year because we have the best parents, students, staff and community that anyone could ever ask for!

This week is shortened because of the Winter Break. We will, however, make the best of the two days, and continue to be an Awesome School!!!!!!

Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - Wear your favorite sports team shirt; 2:00 PM Bear Bucks Challenge
Tuesday - C - Day - 10:00 AM Sing-a-long and movie; 1:45 PM Dismissal; No PM Latch Key or Club 21
Wednesday - No School, Winter Break
Thursday - No School, Winter Break
Friday - No School, Winter Break

Pictures from around the school
Club 21 working out with UFC fighter and Millville native, Tim Williams

Mr. Frank getting choked by Tim Williams 

Tim Williams taking time to post for a picture with the Club 21 kids

Tim Williams signing autographs

Teachers wore their Holiday Sweaters on Friday 

Winter Concert Encore Performance 

Winter Concert Encore Performance 

Mr. Lokey was the guest reader in room 1 this week

Thank you to all the parents who packed the house on Monday for the Winter Concert 

Staff enjoying breakfast for the 12 days of Bacon 

Staff enjoying breakfast for the 12 days of Bacon 

And the 4th graders hung their stockings by the chimney with care 

Ms. Clearwater was officially inducted to the Bacon staff at our annual Holiday Party. 

Video of the Week: The power of giving 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 15 - 19

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future! 

We are only 7 school days away from the Holiday Break! As we prepare another busy week, we must remember there are still 7 school days left until the Holiday Break :) Teachers have plenty in store! 

We are very excited about the Winter Concert on Monday! This will be Ms. Clearwater's first concert with us, and we all know it will be EPIC. In preparation for the concert, the students will have the following schedule on Monday for rehearsal:
9:20-9:50 Student Readers and Student Dancers
10:00-10:50 Band
10:55-12:00 Chorus

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year (Mrs. Bingham) and our Educational Services Provider (Ms. Spanbauer). We want to encourage them to continue on and apply for Cumberland County! 

Mrs. Bingham (left) and Ms. Spanbauer (right) with their Poinsettias 

The Holiday Shop will be opening this week. Be sure to stop by before the Winter Concert or throughout the week.

Parents - Be on the lookout for Progress Reports on Wednesday! 

Pictures from around the school:
Celebrating Flannel Day 

Coats for Kids winners 

5th graders working on Triple Venn Diagrams! 

Small group instruction in 5th grade 

Lottery Day - All of the Staff were winners! 

Getting ready for the Winter Concert 

Dreaming of Summer! 

Video of the Week - Hour of Code with Barack Obama

Also, want to read Dr. Cook and Mrs. Mackall's Hour of Code post that was published by Corwin Connect? Check it out here: From Consuming to Producing: Hour of Code 

Dr. Cook's personal blog, Insights into Learning, is a finalist in the Edublog Award 2014 for Best Administrator Blog. Voting closes on 12/15/14. Cast your vote here  

Mrs. Devita and Mr. Hudson's Blog 3rd Grade Astronauts is a finalist in the Best Class Blog Category. Voting also closes on 12/15/14. Cast your vote here 
Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - Winter Concert Rehearsals; Holiday Shop, 6:00 PM; Winter Concert, 7:00 PM 
Tuesday - C Day - Holiday Shop
Wednesday - D Day - Holiday Shop; Health School PLC, 1:30 PM
Thursday - E Day - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Holiday Shop; Bacon Speaks, 4:00 PM 
Friday - A Day - Holiday Shop; PBIS PLC and Bear Bucks Store, 1:30 PM

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 8 - 12

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

December is in full swing, but before we forget, let's take a look at the November Rewind.

November was an awesome month with the World Run Day, Veterans Day, Benchmarks, Turkey Feast and the Christmas Parade! We can't stop and we won't stop :)

Did you get the December Newsletter? Click here for the newsletter 

There are 12 days left until the Christmas Break. In recognition of this, Dr. Cook will be doing something each day for the staff. Stay tuned!

Pictures from around the school
Staff engaged in PLCs 

Staff PLCs in action 

Dr. Cook and Cam for Bear Buddy 


Mrs. Gandy's Guinea Pigs getting some exercise 

2nd try on Genius Hour in 3rd grade

4th grade students working on a Healthy Posters

Club 21 students working on their Hour of Code a little early

Complete! One student finished their Hour of Code!


Lucky Bears who won the Coats for Kids 

Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - 12 days of Bacon; BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - C Day - 11 days of Bacon; Vision Testing (grades 1, 3, and 5); SPAC Meeting, 1:00 PM; Band Practice
Wednesday - D Day - 10 Days of Bacon; Work Out Wednesday; CST meeting, 10:00;  PARCC Overview (grades 3, 4 and 5)
Thursday - E Day - 9 days of Bacon; Chorus Practice 
Friday - A Day - 8 Days of Bacon; Hat Day for Anti Bullying