Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 28 - October 2

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

It is hard to believe that we are completing our first month of school! We are really in the swing of things at RM Bacon. In many ways, the first few weeks of school have been refreshing, and in other ways it has been exhausting!

Our teachers and students have been working very hard to establish routines as well as follow the curriculum.

Fall Intramurals will be starting very soon. This Fall the kids in 3-5 will be playing a unique game called VolleyThrow. Students who are interested should see Ms. Bieri or Mr. Hudson for more information.

In the next few weeks we will be starting our enrichment clubs for all grades. Stay tuned for more information.

Video of the Week - 5th graders have begun their own video production unit. This week they spotlight our own Mrs. DiGiorgio!

Pictures from around the school
Office Taylor enjoyed lunch with our 1st graders! 

Students enjoyed hummus and carrots at lunch 

The infamous strawberry parfait 

Students are loving the yummy and nutritious offerings in the cafe 

Weekly Overview
Monday -C Day - Another Awesome Day at RM Bacon
Tuesday -D Day - Bus Evacuation Drill
Wednesday - E Day - Website check
Thursday - A Day - Staff Meeting, Genius Hour 2.0, 8:00 AM; Elk's Dictionary presentation to 3rd Graders
Friday - B Day - Wear PINK; Tech Friday, 8:15 AM room 16;  Flu Shots for Staff; Mid Marking Period

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 21 - 25

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

Dr. Cook with the brothers from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 
We finished our first full week! Can you believe it?

Last week was very special as we welcomed the parents to Back to School Night with a Clap In and a very important announcement about our Adopt a School Program. Parents were so surprised by the turn out from the community, teachers, and administrators for our first Clap In. We hope that all parents know that we are partners in education!

Check out the video from the Clap In!

This week's video update was provided by one of the leading presenters in education, Baruti Kafele. He is a recipient of the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence and the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, Principal Baruti Kafele is ON FIRE! He’s one of the most sought-after presenters for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America.

Principal Kafele was so excited to hear about how committed RM Bacon is to being the best school, he took a few minutes to provide an inspiring message.... JUST FOR US!

Help support RM Bacon when you go to Shop Rite and collect Box Tops. Check out this link to see how you can help

Here are some pictures from around the school
The RM Bacon Staff met Mrs. Donna Meyers, Assistant Superintendent 

Mrs. Mackall helped us use One Drive to enhance our PLCs 

The Sky (Cloud) is the limit with One Drive! 

Ms. Peck is excited about the online collaboration with One Drive 

Teachers working on documents in real time during PLCs 

The 5th graders are reading The Red Kayak and of course Mrs. Benson brought one in!!!! 

Ms. Peck did a great job of promoting International Dot Day 

How are you going to Make Your Mark? 

Healthy School Assembly! 

Dr. Cook taking a Selfie with the students at the Healthy Assembly 

The kids loved using Go Noodle at the Healthy School Assembly 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

Mrs. Muhlbaier and Mrs. Gandy attending a Webnair 

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference - Keynote Principal Kafele 

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference

Weekly Overview
Monday - C Day - BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - D Day - CST Meeting, Conference Room, 9:30 AM
Wednesday - E Day - Another Awesome Day
Thursday - A Day - Another Amazing Day
Friday - B Day - CST Meeting, Conference Room, 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 14 - 18

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future! 

This will be a special week! We are hosting our annual Back to School Night on Tuesday. As the parents arrive, we will be having a "Clap In" featuring teachers, community leaders, and other volunteers. We want to make sure that the parents are celebrated for their role at our AWESOME school!

Last week we had a lot of activities happening throughout the school. We had our annual Fire Drills and Security Drills. The students and teachers did a great job! On Friday, Dr. Cook participated in the "#principalsinaction" movement. Principals from around the world are showing students that they can have fun too.

The Weekly Video took a step forward this week. We used TouchCast to make the video feel more like a "studio." Dr. Cook admits that he is still learning the app, and hopes to learn more each week. Thank you to Thomas and Alyssia for delivering a great message!

Pictures from around the school
2nd graders learning Math 

Special Area teachers working with District Technology Coordinators 

We have Fantastic 1st graders 

Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful 

1st graders in Mrs. Lunemann's Disney-themed  room 

The 4th graders are ready to leap into learning 

Our 4th graders will be graduating in 2024! 

Meet all the new 4th graders

5th graders reflected on this question this week... 

Dr. Cook actually rode this for the Kindergartners and 3rd graders! 

Everyone celebrating after Dr. Cook's ride

Articles worth reading
We Must Have Fun - Adam Welcome (Why Principals should have more fun with kids)
#principalsinaction - Scott McLeod (A short post on the power of Principals)
There is No Place Like Home - Ben Gilpin (Check out these awesome classroom designs)

Weekly Overview
Monday - C Day - Walkthroughs begin; Lesson Plans due, 8:00 AM
Tuesday - D Day - PBIS plans due; Admin Meeting, 1:00 PM; Back to School Night, 6:30 (Band Parents), 7:00 PM program begins
Wednesday - E Day - RAC Visit
Thursday - A Day - Staff Meeting, PLC, 8:00 AM; Healthy School Assembly, 2:00 PM
Friday - Reading Street Baselines due

Be sure to check the monthly calendar on the right hand side of the blog.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

We had an unbelievable first three days of school! As we celebrated our 86th opening, we officially welcomed the Kindergarten class of 2028! At the opening day ceremony we had approximately 100 parents and families visit classrooms and meet their teachers. There was a lot of excitement in the air!

During the first few days, the teachers spent a lot of time getting to know the students and reviewing the expectations for the year. This time was well spent, and the teachers made sure to make the students feel as comfortable as possible.

On Friday, we had our annual PBIS Kick Off Assembly. Dr. Cook reviewed the expectations and rules for the school. We make it very simple as the rules are to Be Safe, Responsible and Respectful. Dr. Cook showed the students a message from the President (Kid President). Check out that video and tell someone today that they are AWESOME!

Our 5th graders are ready to lead the school, and their first order of business was to revive the RM Bacon Weekly Video. Kendall and Cecely kicked off the broadcast with a review of their summer, favorite things about 5th grade and the weekly news!

Many teachers shared their activities on our Social Networking sites. Make sure to follow the #rmbacon to see the awesome activities in real time. Like our school on Facebook and connect with us on Instagram! We had so many pictures this week, we had to put it into an Animoto.... Enjoy

Want to see a new Whip/Nae Nae based on School? Check out Mrs. Sinone's 3rd grade class

Weekly Overview
Monday - No School - Labor Day
Tuesday - D Day - Student Instrumental Selection
Wednesday - E Day - Club 21 Staff Meeting, 4:00 PM, Library
Thursday - A Day - Grade Level Meetings (Grade book Set Up)
Friday - B Day - Wear Bacon Spirit Gear; Teacher Sign up for committees due

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 31 - September 4

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future! 

When you stop by the front office, please check out our Digital Sign. 
Welcome Back! We are so excited to welcome back the Teachers (September 1) and the Students (9/2). This will be the 86th opening of RM Bacon, and it will be ready to take it to the next level!

On Wednesday we will be having a brief all school ceremony to kick off the school year. We are inviting parents to stop in to the Assembly and meet the teachers.

Parents - We hope you received the opening day letter with important information and your child's teacher. If you didn't received it, please call the front office at 856-327-6100.

Video of the week
This is the video we will show at the Teacher Professional Development Day. Our teachers are committed to preparing the children for a future that will be vastly different than today.

Weekly Schedule
Monday - Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Teacher Professional Development
Wednesday - A Day - First Day of School Assembly, 9:15 AM
Thursday - B Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon
Friday - C Day -  ScIP Meeting, 8:00 AM; PBIS Assembly, 9:30 (K-2); 10:15 AM (3-5)
Monday - Labor Day - No School