Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 20 - 24

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

The students continue to display their focus after coming back from the Spring Break. They were able to hit the ground running and show the teachers how hard they are willing to work!  We had a great turnout for the Family Fun Night on Wednesday. Parents, teachers and students participated in Zumba, fitness apps, and enjoyed healthy food in the cafeteria.

This week the students will be enjoying a plethora of activities. Our 5th graders will be participating in the annual Multicultural Week.  Students in grades 2 - 5 will be seeing Monkey Movie. The 4th graders will be visiting Millville Senior High School to see the play Mary Poppins. On Friday, we will have our Spring Photos for classrooms and in the afternoon we will have our monthly PBIS Bear Bucks Store.

Club 21 is going BIG! 
4th and 5th graders at RM Bacon Elementary School in Millville, NJ are starting the rehearsal process for their first production- The Lion King KIDS.

As part of this production and The Lion King Experience, students will be able to design and create their own sets, costumes, and more. We are trying to raise $1500.00 (in addition to our own fundraising efforts) for the children to have all of the materials needed to transform our elementary school gymnasium into an African savannah.

Help us make the children’s first experience with musical theater one they’ll never forget! Follow this link and donate. Every donation counts!

Video of the Week - Our friend Kid President wants YOU to make an Awesome Video! 

Pictures from around the school
RM Bacon artwork on display

RM Bacon artwork on display 

We are artists! 

We are artists 

We are artists 

Family Fun Night 

1st grade students in Math 

1st grade students estimating in Math 

Aiden was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy! 

Ms. Matticks built butterfly housing for our school 

Family Fun Night 

5th graders building structures 

5th graders building structures 

1st graders playing with millipedes 

1st graders playing with millipedes 

1st graders holding butterflies 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - 4th Marking Period begins; Reading Street Assessment Review, Library, 8:30 - 12:30
Tuesday - B Day - Alumni Night Planning , Library, 8:15 AM; Monkey Movie, 10:30 AM;
Wednesday - C Day - Earth Day; Mary Poppins, 9:45 AM
Thursday - D Day - 5th grade Multicultural Festivities, 12:15 PM; Kindergarten Swim
Friday - E Day - Spring Pictures; PBIS Bear Bucks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 13 - 17

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future!

Welcome back from Spring Break! Everyone here at RM Bacon hopes you had an enjoyable break! We are very excited to get back to school this week!!!

We have a few activities this week designed to get you back into the swing of things. Our Healthy Schools PLC will be hosting our second annual Family Fun Night on Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. For more information, check the April Newsletter that was sent home before the break.

Prior to the Spring Break, we had an excellent Autism Awareness project that was featured in the Daily Journal. Here is an Animoto of the event. Thank you to Mr. Sheppard and Mrs. Benson for taking the pictures and to Mrs. Sinone for coordinating.

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Nolan and Mr. Frank won the Biggest Loser Competition

Healthy School PLC won 1,000.00 Healthy U grant for our school!!!! 

Help support the field trips for 5th grade with extra coins! 

Mrs. Benson and Ms. Bieri twinning 

2nd grade students in Physical Education class with a parachute 
4th graders are planting seeds 

4th Graders are planting seeds 

4th Graders planting seeds 
Mrs. Gandy getting ready to climb :) 

Club 21 on a field trip to Elite Climbing 

Club 21 field trip to Elite Climbing 

Vianka studying her lines for the Lion King 
Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Welcome back to RM Bacon 
Tuesday - B Day - Grand Canyon University in Teacher Lunches 
Wednesday - C Day - Family Fun Night, 6:00 PM 
Thursday - D Day - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Kindergarten Swim 
Friday - E Day - RAC Culture and Climate Visit

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 30 - April 3

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future! 

There is an old saying that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. It seems that this year March came in like a lion and out like lion :) We all know we are close to those gorgeous spring days but it appears that the temperatures will continue to be frigid for a few more days.

We are gearing up for another awesome week at RM Bacon. There are so many cool activities on the horizon! Our annual Talent Show will take place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31. Our Bear Bucks Store and Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30 PM. In addition, RM Bacon staff and students will be participating in the national Bubbles for Autism program on Thursday. What a week!

RM Bacon in the news
Did you see video in the Daily Journal? Craig Matthews, Photographer for the Daily Journal, placed a GoPro on a few players and in the goal. Checkout the video: Daily Journal Floor Hockey Video 

Blue Out for Autism Awareness 
Thursday is BLUE OUT!!!!! What is a blue out? We want every Bacon Bear to wear blue on Thursday to celebrate Autism Awareness. Wouldn't it be cool to show the world on Thursday a picture of the entire school in BLUE? Make sure to wear blue on Thursday!

Something new on the blog? 
Take a glance at the top right corner of our blog.... Do you see anything new? Well, our Paw Books are there! Access student and staff handbooks online!  We now have a website that houses all of our school handbooks for you to access 24 hours a day.  The RM Bacon Pawbook website to find information about school policies and procedures.  You can also find information about each of our staff members as well as our Positive Behavior and Support Plan.

Inspirational Video of the Week - Our friend Kid President talks about his new book, becoming an uncle, and laughs with Steve Martin

 Pictures from around the school
Face Painting at the RRCA Youth Art Show

RM Bacon artwork on display at the RRCA Youth Art Show 

RM Bacon artwork on display at the RRCA Youth Art Show

The transformation! 

Mrs. Candy and Mrs. Muhlbaier at the Wellness Training 

Mrs. Candy and Mrs. Muhlbaier at the Wellness Training 

5th Graders are taking book reports to a whole new level

Music activity in cafe 

Weekly Overview 
Monday - B Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon 
Tuesday - C Day - Talent Show, 6:00 PM
Wednesday - E Day - Workout Wednesday; Healthy School Meeting, 9:30 AM; PBIS Meeting and Bear Bucks Store, 1:30 PM
Thursday - A Day - BLUE OUT; Talent Show Encore Performance, 9:45 AM; Autism Awareness Assembly, 2:00 PM with Bubbles for Autism to follow
Friday - Spring Break begins - No School

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 23 - 27

We are family! 
Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future!

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed the last snowfall of the year this weekend. Ironically, this storm happened on the first day of Spring!

This week will be our last week of the Performance Based Assessments for PARCC. Our 3rd graders will be finishing up this Wednesday, and depending on the make-up schedule, we could be completely finished by Friday.

Here is the updated PARCC schedule for this week:

Monday - 3rd grade ELA Day 3
Tuesday - 3rd grade Math Day 1
Wednesday - 3rd grade Math Day 2
Thursday - Make ups
Friday - Make ups

It is very important that all students testing be on time, present and ready to test.

Check out the Animoto video of the Floor Hockey Game - Thanks to Scott Sheppard for the pictures!

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Benson knows how to brighten our day! 

Selfies during the Hockey Game! 

Mrs. Bingham and Coach Mussara 

Mr. Sheppard, our new Bear! 

Mrs. Sinone and Mrs. Bingham completed a 5K race 

4th graders made Healthy Shamrock Shakes - Yummy! 

4th grade tornado project 

Hockey fans :) 

Getting ready for the face off 

Safety Patrol serving breakfast 

Ja'mir, the puzzle master 

2015 Floor Hockey Champs! 

Club 21 visits New York City 

Club 21 visits Broadway! 

Club 21 enjoying New York City's finest Pizza! 

Club 21 preparing for their upcoming performance of Lion King

HSA Fundraising updates

Cheesecake - Orders were due on March 19. Pick up will be March 31,2015.

Yankee Candle - We are still selling Yankee Candles until 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.

Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - 3rd grade PARCC, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM;
Tuesday - C Day - 3rd grade PARCC, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; I and RS Meeting all day
Wednesday - D Day - 3rd grade PARCC, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 4th grade trip "Wild About Cumberland" 9:15 AM- 2:15 PM
Thursday - E Day - Make up testing; Swim Program, Kindergarten
Friday - A Day - Make up testing