Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 30 - May 4, 2018


We hope everyone had a great week, and we hope you're currently having a fantastic weekend.  Bacon school is officially entering the busy season that leads up to the end of the school year.  Be sure to check the schedule and upcoming dates for more info.

Last week, we officially kicked off PARCC testing.  I'd like to thank Amy Scull, Bacon's test coordinator, for organizing and heading up this effort.  During this time each year, our school enters "test mode," and it takes a steady hand and focus from all involved to successfully do what we have to do.  Great job, all!  So far so good, and I have no doubt this will be another successful PARCC in the books when all is said and done.

Check out the pics to see our awesome safety patrol members as they served breakfast for the Kiwanis Club.  Nice job, Bears, and thank you Mrs. Muhlbaier for always doing a wonderful job with our patrol each year!

Staff members, students, parents, local businesses, community members...Bacon's spring Community Night will be on 5/22! This will be a rain-or-shine event.  We hope you see you.

Everyone have a nice, safe, productive, and HAPPY week!

The Week Ahead
Monday (4/30): C day - PARCC testing continues (grades 3-5), lesson plans due

Tuesday (5/1): D day - PARCC testing continues (grades 3-5)

Wednesday (5/2): E day - PARCC make-up testing (grades 3-5), Workout Wednesday

Thursday (5/3): A day - staff meeting (8 am in the library), PARCC make-up testing (grades 3-5), PLC follow-up planning (3:30 at Culver)

Friday (5/4): B day -  PARCC make-up testing (grades 3-5), first responders lunch, wear Star Wars gear

Upcoming Dates
May 8: Teacher appreciation day
May 9: 5th grade multi-cultural visit to High St.
May 10:  Tech showcase at Holly Heights (5 pm)
May 17: 3rd grade class trip
May 17: NJSLA-Science (5th grade only)
May 18: NJSLA-Science make-up (5th grade)
May 21:  Incoming Kindergarten visit (9:30) 
May 21: Spring concert (7 pm)
May 22: Bacon Community Night 
May 25: Olympic Day/Fun Day
May 31: 2nd grade class trip
May 31: Leader's Trip to Wildwood (5th grade)

Bacon Pics

No need to stress -- just do your best!

Bacon had a creepy visitor last week.  This vulture watched over our morning arrival.

Having some fun in the butterfly garden

Ms. Spiel's class getting in some butterfly garden time


More college gear came in for Mrs. Muhlbaier's class

Penn State! 
Bacon's Safety Patrol serving it up

Birthday Selfies!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 23 - 27, 2018


We hope everyone had a great week.  I know we did.  Here are some quick highlights:

A few weeks ago, Mrs. Muhlbaier's 5th grade classes wrote to various colleges.  The students were to research which college they think they'd like to attend and reach out to them.  The letter had to include certain aspects about their lives and why they were interested in that particular college.  This week, many of the students received back info from their schools.  Check out the pictures below. It's exciting to see our 5th graders excited about college.  Great job, Mrs. Muhlbaier and students!

Last week, the staff received info about the Alice method of lockdowns and active shooter training.  Info can be found by clicking here.  In short, Alice is an approach to active shooter situations that empowers would-be victims to be more engaged in their own safety and protection.  A more comprehensive training will be done with the staff sometime in the future.  We'd like to thank members of the Millville Police Department for spending some time with us during this initial training, and we look forward to learning more about the program in order to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. 

After much preparation, PARCC is nearly here. We'd like to remind all parents and students that our learners should get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast during the testing - things they should be doing anyway!  While we certainly don't learn all there is to know about our school and students from one test, we do want to encourage all our Bears to try their best.

Exciting news!  Bacon's 3rd community night will be on May 22.  See the flyer below for more info.  We hope you can join us for what is always a fun night. 

That's all for now - everyone have a fantastic week!!

The Week Ahead
Sunday: Earth Day

Monday (4/23): C day - lesson plans due, post grades by 8 am

Tuesday (4/24): D day - PARCC testing begins (grades 3-5)

Wednesday (4/25): E day - PARCC testing continues (grades 3-5), Workout Wednesday, reports cards go home

Thursday (4/26): A day - Take-your-child-to-work day (no PARCC testing)

Friday (4/27): B day - wear Bacon gear, PARCC testing resumes (grades 3-5), Jeans day (anti-bullying)

Upcoming Dates
April 24-May 1: PARCC testing
May 2-4:  PARCC make-up testing
May 17: NJSLA-Science (5th grade only)
May 18: NJSLA-Science make-up (5th grade)

Bacon Pics

Birthday Selfies!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 16 - 20, 2018


Another fun week has come and gone in the land of the Bacon Bears!

Last week, our book fair was in full gear.  Although shortened by the snow days from earlier this year, Mrs. Rowland and her crew still managed to sell near record-breaking amounts of books and other items.  Thank you to Mrs. Rowland for organizing and managing the fair, and thanks to the parents and staff members who helped out with sales and who assisted the customers as they shopped.  It was a team effort, and this year's fair was an undoubted success.

On Friday, Bacon participated in Bubbles for Autism to raise awareness for those affected with autism spectrum disorder. The event began with the whole school meeting in the gym to briefly talk about the disorder, what bubbles represent, and why we use bubbles to raise awareness.  We then filed out to the front lawn and participated in the event for about 15 minutes.  The weather was perfect, and our Bears were able to do something positive and have a little fun while doing it.   

You'll see in this week's "Bacon Pics" section our pictures from the Egg Roll.  I thought they were uploaded last week, but I was wrong!  I'd like to thank Mrs. Muhlbaier and her 5th grade team for organizing the event.  Our whole school got to have fun, and the classes that got the most eggs from grades K-2 and 3-5 were able to raise money for their classroom.  Also, thanks for Mrs. Gandy for the great shots of the event. Well done, all!

That's it from the update desk.  Everyone have another safe, fun, productive week.

The Week Ahead
Monday (4/16): C day - lesson plans due, Walk-a-Mile kickoff (for staff)

Tuesday (4/17): D day - Spring photos, LTM meeting (2 pm at Culver, Mike only)

Wednesday (4/18): E day - ALICE training (8 am in the library)

Thursday (4/19): A day - PARCC training for testing staff (8 am in the library -- all non-testing staff will report to the gym during that time)

Friday (4/20): B day - wear Bacon gear 

Upcoming Dates
4/24: Begin PARCC testing
4/25: Report cards go home
4/26: Take-your-child-to-work day (No PARCC on this day)

Bubbles for Autism Pics

Bacon Pics
Kindergarten helping make a fun, healthy snack with Ms. Candy

Having fun in Club 21
Fresh cut and sharp clothes
Another pic from March's PBIS assembly - look at our staff members get those eggs!

A "classy" lunch for the winners of the drawing

More egg drop pics from 3rd grade
Getting set for the drop

The bird's-eye view
Waiting for the drop

Bacon Egg Roll

Birthday Selfies!