Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 21- 25

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

It is hard to believe that this is the last school week in 2015! We have accomplished so much in this calendar year, but we still have plenty of time in the school year! As we enter the Holiday Season, be sure to take time to give thanks.

We have something special planned for each day of this shortened week. Show your school spirit this week and participate in the following:

Monday - Wear Red/Green
Tuesday - Wear your favorite (or ugliest) Christmas Sweater
Wednesday - Wear your favorite Pajamas

In addition, on Wednesday we will be having our annual Sing-A-Long and Movie in the gym. This year we will be adding a new tradition of Go Noodle to support our Healthy School initiative.

Pictures from around the school
4th grade students doing their Nutribullet survey 

5th graders at the Bear Bucks Store 

The Bear Challenge 

Mrs. Gandy's students in a Skype call with their reading buddies in Illinois  

Mrs. Gandy's students in a Skype call with their reading buddies in Illinois  
Mrs. Gandy's students in a Skype call with their reading buddies in Illinois 

Mrs. Benson's class in their new living room 

Mrs. Benson's kids working hard 

Collaboration and connection in Mrs. Benson's class 

The Chorus and Band students did an awesome job at the Winter Concert 

Backstage with the Band 

Chorus performing 

Dr. Cook took a selfie with the chorus 

Mrs. Rohaly introducing the Band 

The Chorus performing 

Mrs. Rohaly with the Band 

Stay tuned to learn how you can get a free RM Bacon t-shirt 

Video of the Week - Kid President wants to "upgrade the world"

Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - Wear Red/Green
Tuesday - C Day - Cutest and Ugliest Holiday Sweater Day
Wednesday - D Day - Pajama Day - Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM (No afternoon Latch Key)
Thursday - Christmas Eve - No School
Friday - Christmas Day - No School

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 14-18

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

This week we have some very special events taking place. On Monday, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be showing off their musical skills at the Winter Concert. The Winter Concert will be starting at 7:00 PM in the Bacon Gym. 4th and 5th graders in the Band will start the concert, and then thr 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Chorus will be performing. Come out and support our Fine and Performing Arts!

In addition, this week the students will be able to purchase gifts for their loved ones at our Holiday Shoppe in the Library. The Holiday Shoppe will be opening at 6:00 PM on Monday (Right before the concert) and it will be open during lunches Monday through Friday.

On Wednesday, we will be having our Bear Bucks Store and Challenge. Students who have earned their Bear Bucks will be encouraged to use them in the store or for the challenge.

Many students participated in the Hour of Code this week. Here are a few pictures of our "coders"

Hour of Code 

Hour of Code 

Hour of Code 

Hour of Code 

Pictures from around the school
Happy Birthday to Mr. Lokey 

Last minute preparations for the Winter Concert 

Kindergarten students are proud of their work 

Club 21 students experimenting 

2nd graders with their new laptops 

Mr. Cooper with the new "Bacon Speaks" 

Bacon Speaks students finding their voice 

Holiday Shoppe gifts 

Holiday Shoppe gifts 

Holiday Shoppe gifts 

Holiday Shoppe gifts 

Video of the Week - Apple's annual holiday video -

Weekly Overview (all Library classes will take place in classrooms this week)
Monday - B Day - Dress Rehearsal for Winter Concert; Holiday Shoppe, 6:00 PM; Winter Concert, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - C Day - Winter Concert Encore, 2:30 PM; Holiday Shoppe during Lunches; HSA Meeting, 7:00 PM
Wednesday - D Day - "Workout Wednesday" Healthy Schools Meeting; PBIS Meeting, 1:00 PM
Thursday - E Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon
Friday - A Day - Fountas and Pinnell due; Writing Benchmark #1 (grades 2-5); Grade Level Meetings, All day

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

Mrs. Rohaly wants to see YOU at the Winter Concert on 12/14/15 at 7:00 PM
We have another awesome week in store for RM Bacon. This week starts the Hour of Code. Various classes throughout RM Bacon will join millions of kids throughout the world as they learn the art of coding. Nowadays it is important for kids to producers of information instead of just consumers. When kids code (using sites such as they unleash their creativity, use problem solving skills, and have fun!

A few of us decided not to shave in November to increase awareness of cancer and cancer research. Last year, Mr. Lokey was the winner..... Who will win the No Shave November this year? Here is your chance to vote!

Project Brush Announcement for December 

Did you know some foods and drinks can be bad for your teeth? Don’t eat sugary foods (like candy) or other foods that can stick to your teeth (like potato chips or pretzels) in between meals.Instead, try eating an apple, banana, or carrot. Drink milk or water instead of soda. Brushing your teeth after eating a snack is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Students trying out new food in the cafeteria
The cafeteria staff is looking to introduce new foods for the kids in the new year. Ms. Candy selected a representative from each grade level to be the first taste testers. Here are some pictures from the event.
Ms. Candy explaining the process 

Yummy food! 

Thumbs up! 

Pictures from around the school
Coats for Kids Winners 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Dr. Cook lost a tough game of Kahoot! 

Mrs. Taylor says, "Hard Work Pays Off" 

Mrs. Taylor says, "Hard Work Pays Off" 

Are you ready for the Hour of Code? Club 21 is...

Club 21 students after finishing a Coding Lesson! 

Coding at Club 21 

Mrs. Colacurcio talking with staff about One Drive 

Staff Meeting PLC with One Drive 

PLCs in action! 

The elves have arrived at RM Bacon 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Coats for Kids Winners 

Weekly Overview 
Monday - B Day - BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - C Day - Admin Meeting, 2:00 PM
Wednesday - D Day - Work Out Wednesday 
Thursday - E Day - Gifted and Talented Trip, NYC
Friday -A Day - Wear Bear Gear; Reading Street Unit 2 Due