Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 26 - 30, 2016

Principal's Post
Focus was the name of the game this week.  As a school, we've been focusing on student learning, positive reinforcement of our school rules and expectations, positive and productive interactions with parents, and taking a look at ways to make the school even better.  In short, this has been a busy week of focused planning in many areas, and through it all, we are focused on ways to make Bacon a place of learning and fun.  Our first PBIS assembly of the year is coming up, and we've got fun things in store for our students.  We can't wait to recognize all the Bears who've gotten off to a great start this year.  It's all about them - the students - and everything we do should be focused on how to improve our school for their benefit.  I'm proud to say that I work alongside many wonderful people who focus on our students. They are the reason for everything we do. 

Be great.  Until next time,
"Together we can.  Together we will."

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Update

Bacon school is happy to report that we are looking to have a great month and a great opening to the school year. Kim Berry, our PBIS aide, has been doing a great job helping to redirect and refocus students who may have needed an extra push or a little extra motivation to help them refocus.  Also, our teachers have been doing a wonderful job reviewing their classroom expectations, and through effective teamwork, we've been able to keep the number of incident referrals low.  Very low.  Great job, everyone!

Thanks to Kim Berry for giving our PBIS signs an update.  They look great!   

Back to School Night Update

This year's Back to School Night focused on parent and community involvement.  Members of the Home School Association, United Advocacy Network, Millville Police Department Chaplains, and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity (which adopted us again this year) all spoke to our parents about getting involved, plugging in, and coming together to make Bacon school the best it can be.  Thanks to all the parents and staff who went above and beyond. 

Back to School Night

How can you not love this reminder?  Thanks, Mrs, Muhlbaier!

"Clapping in" our parents

"Clapping in" our parents.

Our awesome staff

Scenes from around the school

Monday was wet, but the job of safety patrol doesn't stop for rain.

Welcome to Bacon!

Look at all the Bears who were caught being awesome

Birthday Selfies!

Without glasses...

...and with

Serious birthday selfie

The not-impressed-looking-into-the-distance birthday selfie (but she laughed when we were done)

Weekly overview (be sure to check the official school calendar) 
Monday: D day - lesson plans due
Tuesday: E day - A terrific Tuesday
Wednesday: A day - Workout Wednesday
Thursday: B day - Respect the 29th assembly, PALC (Parents As Leaders Cooperative) kickoff event, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Bacon
Friday: C day - Wear Bacon gear

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 19 - 23, 2016

Principal's Post

Awesome (adj): extremely impressive, inspiring great admiration, extremely good, excellent.

At the heart and core of who we are and what we do as a school are beliefs that everyone can be awesome, everyone is awesome, and everyone can do awesome things and make awesome choices.  Regardless of where we come from and what we look like, we all have awesomeness inside us.  So, let it out!  Choose to be awesome.  Like the sign above (which is hanging in our upstairs hallway) says, "Just be awesome."

That being said,  I believe I work in an awesome school full of awesome people, and we just had an awesome week.  We successfully concluded our first full Monday - Friday.  Learning is in full swing. School pride is swelling.  And to top it off, we just had an awesome event - our first Bacon Community Night.  I'd like to thank each and every student, staff member, parent, business, law enforcement and fire department officer, community member, and community leader who took time to join us.   It was a great night full of games, activities, eats and treats, friendship, fun, and family.  We are tentatively planning on having another one in the spring.  Will you join us?

Plans are well underway for our Halloween Frolic, which will take place sometime in late October.  Details coming soon.

Please join us for our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m.  Bacon's HSA, the Millville Explorers, and Bruce Cooper and other members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity will be on hand.  Last year, the fraternity adopted Bacon school, and we are continuing the partnership this year.  We look forward to seeing you and "clapping you in" at Back to School night.

Be great.  Have an awesome week.
Together, we can.  Together, we will.  

PBIS News with Ms. Berry

We have had a great start to the school year here at RM Bacon School.  Our returning students picked right back up where they left being safe, responsible, and respectful.  They are also helping the new students learn what it means to be a Bacon Bear. This year we have a lot of ideas for our Bear Bucks Store and other events.  Here at RM Bacon School we prove that it's fun to be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful.
(Ms. Berry gave the school rules posters an overhaul.  We'll be showing those off next week.  They look great!)
Coming soon - the return of Coach's Corner

Scenes from Community Night

Pictures from around the School

Hanging out during dismissal

Bacon Pride

A scene from our butterfly garden

Checking out a chrysalis  

Checking out a chrysalis

Having an awesome day! He got a Bear Bucks and a Paws Up!

Birthday Selfies!

When you can't find Mr. Coyle for the birthday selfie...

...but they managed to get it later

Weekly overview (be sure to check the official school calendar) 
Monday: D day - The start of a great week at Bacon, lesson plans due 
Tuesday: E day - Gradebook setup, Back to School Night - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: A day - Workout Wednesday
Thursday: B day - An awesome day
Friday: C day - Wear Bacon gear