Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2 - 6

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future!

Millville Public Schools is on a 90 minute delay for Monday, March 2, 2015. 5th graders will take Part 1 of the PARCC on Tuesday, March 3. 

This week our students in 5th grade begin taking the PARCC. We are asking all students to ensure they arrive on time, and especially the 5th graders, to be focused for the assessment. The PARCC will be taking place on the 3rd floor in rooms 9, 10 and 14. The PARCC will last from 9:45 AM to about 11:30 AM Monday through Friday. Internet usage should be kept to a minimum during this time. Best of luck to all the students taking the PARCC!


Students in grades K -2 will be participating in Read Across America this week. There are a few activities planned each afternoon. In addition, the teachers have been busy decorating their door based on their favorite book. We will post the pictures next week in the RM Bacon Weekly.

Read Across America (K-2)
Monday- Book- How the Grinch Stole Christmas “Feeling Grinchy Monday”
- Wear green from head to toe!

Tuesday- Book- Fox in Socks
-Wear your craziest socks!

Wednesday- Book- Wacky Wednesday
-Crazy hair day

Thursday- Book-My Many Colored Days
-Mismatched clothes/Inside-out day

Friday- The Cat in the Hat
-Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss (or storybook) character.




HSA Fundraiser Information - Support our School 

Cheesecake -  Cheesecake sale now through March 19, 2015. Cost is $20.00 for all cakes EXCEPT Sampler and Sugar Free $23.00 (checks made payable to Bacon HSA). Pick up will be March 31,2015.

Yankee Candle -  Start week of March 9th and goes through March 30th. This will be a great way to get your Mother's Day gifts.

Wawa Hoagie Sale - This fundraiser is ongoing. You can get your Wawa Hoagie Tickets from the HSA. 


Pictures from around the school
Mr. Frank with the snowblower

Dr. Cook and Ms. Spiels at Morning Duty

Dr. Cook and Ms. Ford at Morning Duty

Instrumental practice 

Taking care of the Guinea Pigs 

4th graders reading newspapers 

Dominick playing with fake sand after earning 100% on Spelling Test 

3rd graders presenting their African American History Research



Healthy Tip of the Week - Kylie 
Have you ever tasted a strawberry and banana smoothie? I have, I love the taste of the red juicy strawberries. The little crunched up ice makes it even better. So now do you want to learn how to make a strawberry banana smoothie? I think so. Now let’s get started.
  • First go to the store and get fresh strawberries and bananas. Then get white grape juice and if you want strawberry and banana yogurt will do excellent. Now you need 1 cup ice as well.
  • Now you peel the 1 banana and cut of the green stem on the strawberry. Put 3 or more strawberries in the blender and the banana. 
  • Now put the white grape juice in and the yogurt if you want  it. Then add the ice.  Now click the button on how you want it, like you can have it thick or whatever you want. Put the lid on and and blend it.
  • Now it is done and you can open the lid and pore the smoothie in the cup and for a decoration put a strawberry on the slit of the cup. Now you are done . 
  • Did you enjoy your smoothie? Did you taste the strawberry plus the banana and the crushed up ice? Did it make you feel good? It did when I tasted it. I love it. Now you know how to make a strawberry and banana smoothie. 
Weekly Overview
Monday - D Day - PARCC Testing, 5th grade, 9:45 - 11:30 (estimated) Door Decoration Contest, K-2; Wear Green (K-2 only)
Tuesday - E Day - PARCC Testing, 5th grade, 9:45 - 11:30 (estimated); Crazy Socks; (K-2 only)
Wednesday - A Day - PARCC Testing, 5th grade, 9:45 - 11:30 (estimated); Crazy Hair; (K-2 only)
Thursday - B Day -Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM;  PARCC Testing, 5th grade, 9:45 - 11:30 (estimated); Mismatched clothes, or inside out (K-2 only)
Friday - C Day - PARCC Testing, 5th grade, 9:45 - 11:30 (estimated); Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss (or storybook) Character (K-2 only)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 23 - 27

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!

As we thaw out from the frigid temperatures, and dig out from this weekend's snow, we have another awesome week planned at RM Bacon.

On Monday at 6:00 PM, we are encouraging parents to attend the PARCC Parent Night at Culver. This session will provide an overview of the PARCC and allow parents to understand what the test is assessing. Our students in 5th grade will be taking the PARCC starting next Monday.

On Tuesday at 6:00 PM, we are hosting our annual Pizza Bingo in the Bacon Gym. Come out and support our school as you have the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses! We will also have a DJ for the event to get you up and moving around!

Video of the Week (PARCC ELA)



Video of the Week (PARCC Math) 


Check out more PARCC resources here 

Pictures from around the school
Bacon Speaks on the Soapbox

Bacon Speaks working on "speaking up"

Ms. Bieri integrates Cross Fit for Kids in PE classes 

Ms. Bieri integrates Cross Fit for Kids in PE classes 

Our kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are preparing for the PARCC

Our Spirit Gear Flyer is ready to go. Orders are due by April 2 to Mrs. Devita




Weekly Overview
Monday - D Day - PARCC Parent Night, Culver, 6:00 PM 
Tuesday - E Day - Pizza Bingo, Bacon Gym, 6:00 PM
Wednesday - A Day - Grade Level Meetings, Various Classrooms; 
Thursday - B Day - Kindergarten Swim
Friday - C Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon

Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,

There is no school on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 due to in-climate weather :( 

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future!


It is clear that we are in the cold part of winter! The past few weeks we have seen some frigid temperatures, and it looks like this week will be more of the same. Be sure to bundle up, and please know that we do not have Safety Patrol on duty outside if it is under 20 degrees!


We had our first Valentines Day Dance in quite a long time! The dance was a success! The students had a great time. I want to thank all of the parent volunteers for helping us out. A big shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Cooper for being the DJs.


The students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are in PARCC mode. They have been testing out the laptops, and even logging onto a few of the practice sites to get prepared. The first set of assessments will be upon us in a few short weeks. I hope everyone received their letter about the PARCC and the PARCC Parent Night scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM at Lakeside Middle School. This session will be very informative for parents and community members.

Our district has created a site for PARCC resources: Click here

Important dates for PARCC:

  • PARCC Parent Night - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM at Lakeside Middle School
  • 5th grade assessments - March 2 - 5.
  • 4th grade assessments - March 9 - 13
  • 3rd grade assessments - March 16 - 20 
  • Make ups for each grade will take place the following week of their scheduled assessments
  • Second round (End of the Year Assessments) will be taking place April 27 - May 1 (5th grade); May 4 - 8 (4th grade); May 10 - 15 (3rd grade); and the 4th grade will be taking the NJASK Science Assessment May 27 and 28 
Pictures from around the school 
Valentines Dance 

Valentines Dance 

100th Day of School and they look 100 :) 

100th Day of School and they look 100 :) 

Art students learning about the color wheel 

100 days smarter! 

100 days smarter! 

Valentines Dance 

Valentines Dance 

Valentines Dance 
Video of the Week - Happy Valentines Day from Kid President


Weekly Overview
Monday - No School - Presidents Day
Tuesday - A Day - PARCC Workshop (grades 3 - 5), 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Library; Parent PARCC Informational Night, 6:00 PM, Lakeside MS
Wednesday - A Day - Workout Wednesday; PBIS Assembly (grades K -2), 2:00 PM; 
Thursday - B Day - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Bacon Speaks, 4:00 PM
Friday - C Day - Honor Roll Assembly(grades 3-5), 9:45 AM

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 9 - 13

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future! 


The Golden Duck Winner.... Max 
This week the RM Bacon weekly turns 3!!!!

During that time, the page has been viewed over 50,000 times! We have had visitors from over 75 countries and 49 states! 

Each week, the Weekly provides an opportunity for teachers, students, community, and parents to engage in the same conversation. If we are not telling your story, than who is? Keep up the great work RM Bacon! 

We had a very successful Jump Rope For Heart. Thank you to our Healthy Schools PLC for organizing the event. Congratulations to Max who raised 125.00 dollars and was the Golden Duck! As a school, we raised 1,116.00 dollars! 




Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - HSA Pencil Sale, Lunches; BOE Meeting honoring Teacher of the Year and Math/Science Mini Grant Winners, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - B Day - HSA Pencil Sale, Lunches;SPAC Meeting, 2:30 PM 
Wednesday - C Day - HSA Pencil Sale, Lunches;
Thursday - D Day - HSA Pencil Sale, Lunches;Kindergarten Swim
Friday - E Day - HSA Pencil Sale, Lunches;Boots for Bullying; Wear Red or Pink; School Dance Grades 3, 4 and 5, 4 - 6 PM 

Pictures from around the School
Kailyn jumped for her Pop Pop 

Kailyn jumped for her Pop Pop 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 
 
Jump Rope for Heart 2015 

Jump Rope for Heart 2015 


Projects from the Equity and Diversity Training 

Projects from the Equity and Diversity Training 

Projects from the Equity and Diversity Training 

Kindegarten Swim! 

Kindegarten Swim! 

Kindegarten Swim! 

Bacon Speaks 



4th graders are ready for College! 

4th graders are ready for College! 

RM Bacon - Great Thinkers! 

Video of the Week
Here is a TED Talk from 12 year old Thomas Suarez. He tells the story of how he got into App Development. Our Bacon Speaks students watched this video for inspiration!!!!


Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 2 - 6

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

What an amazing month we have in store for you at RM Bacon. we are excited that it is African American History Month. What will you do to celebrate this important month? Be sure to share with us so we can share with other schools!

We have a few important activities scheduled this month such as our first school dance in a long time, our annual Pizza Bingo, and Valentines Day HSA Pencil Sale.

Due to the Snow Day last week, the 3rd marking period will begin on Monday and the report cards will be mailed on Wednesday.

This week we have our Monthly HSA meeting on Tuesday at 4:00 PM in room 8. Be sure to stop by to learn more information about the school and to volunteer to help the students! Our Gifted and Talented students will be traveling to the Broadway Theater in Pitman on Thursday. On Friday we will host our annual Jump Rope for Heart!

In honor of African American History, here is a video by our favorite.... Kid President!


Pictures from around the school

The legendary RM Bacon Floor Hockey Program began! 

We will miss the Forrest Family. Good luck in Georgia :)

Even teachers learn. 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

We are a great bunch of teachers! 

Our teachers learning about Equity and Diversity 

Mrs. Sinone and Mrs. Bingham leading the discussion. Thanks for your hard work and training us this year on Equity and Diversity! 


Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Floor Hockey, 8:00 AM;
Tuesday - B Day - Floor Hockey, 8:00 AM; I and RS Meeting, Library all day; HSA, Room 8, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - C Day - Dare to Be Fit, 8:00 AM; Workout Wednesday; Report Cards distributed;
Thursday - D Day - Staff Meeting, PARCC, 8:00 AM; Kindergarten Swim
Friday - E Day - Jump Rope for Heart, Gym, 10:00 AM