Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25 - 29

Bacon Bears,


Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!


Happy Memorial Day to everyone! Do you know why we celebrate Memorial Day? Here is an excellent resource.

We had an excellent Fun Day and Olympic Day last Friday. The 4th and 5th graders did a phenomenal job of competing, and more importantly working as a team! At Fun Day, the students in K-3 got the opportunity to bounce, play and get wet on the slippery slides. A fun time was had by all!

Fun Day Video





Olympic Day Video




This week the 4th graders will be taking the NJASK Science on Thursday morning. We are asking to have the school as quiet as possible during that time to allow the students to concentrate.

On Friday we will be hosting our second Alumni Night. There are still spots available. Please take advantage of this opportunity because the next Alumni Night is not scheduled until 2019 for our 90th anniversary. Tickets are free. All you have to do is call the front office (856) 327-6100 to reserve your spot.


Weekly Overview
Monday - No School in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday - A Day - Another Awesome day at RM Bacon!
Wednesday - B Day - NJASK Science, 4th grade; AXE Equitable in Teacher's Lunches; PBIS Bear Bucks Store and Meeting
Thursday - C Day - NJASK Science, 4th grade Make-ups
Friday - D Day - 5th grade field trip; Alumni Night, 6:00 PM

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 18 - 22

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow and the Future!


This week will be very exciting. Our Bacon Bears will be participating in the Annual Olympic Day festivities at Memorial High School. We are looking forward to marching throughout the city to show our Bacon pride!

In addition to Olympic Day, our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students will be participating in Fun Day. We will have lots of water, bouncy houses, and slides for the students to enjoy. The teachers have put in a lot of planning to make sure this event is enjoyable for all.

We are officially completed with the PARCC. All students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade finished their End of Year Assessments. Now we will wait to get the results. We are hoping to show a lot of growth in our scores!


Pictures from Around the School 

We had a lot of support for Mother's Day 

We raised 205.00 !!!!

 5th Grade Hula Dance 

5th graders learning the Hula Dance in Music 
Alumni Night 
Dr. Cook and Jim Quinn will be on Channel 22 this Tuesday at 6:00 PM talking about Alumni Night
 Bacon Speaks at the Toastmasters  
Riley and Jalia spoke to over 150 Toastmasters at their regional convention in Mt. Laurel 

Riley on stage 

Jalia on stage 
The chicks took over Bacon 
Little chicks were all over the school this week for kids to play with and learn from 

Micah showing off a chick 
3rd Grade hosted over 40 mothers
3rd Grade Mother's Day Tea


3rd Grade Mother's Day Tea

3rd Grade Mother's Day Tea 

3rd Grade Mother's Day Tea 
First Annual Badminton Tournament - Mr. Muhlbaier and his son won the event
Our first annual Badminton Tournament 

Our first annual Badminton Tournament 


Video of the Week - Kid President has a message for graduates 




Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon
Tuesday - B Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon
Wednesday - C Day - Workout Wednesday
Thursday - D Day- Staff Meeting, Library, 8:00 AM (4th grade and NJASK training in room 16); Throwback Thursday
Friday - E Day - Olympic Day; Fun Day; Wear your Bacon pride gear 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 11 - 15

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!

Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers in the RM Bacon Community!

Good luck to the 3rd graders this week as they take the End of the Year portion of the PARCC. We are hoping that everyone will be on time and present!

On Friday, Dr. Cook had two assemblies to discuss updates on discipline at RM Bacon. Traditionally, the end of the year presents many challenges for students, and we see a rise in minors, and major office discipline referrals. He challenged the students to break the cycle. During the assembly he reviewed the following:

  • Our rules are very simple... Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. 
  • Disruption comes in many forms, and the students shared what they have been seeing such as talking while the teacher is talking, getting out of seats without permission, and being disrespectful to other students and teachers. 
  • We still have plenty of time left in the school year. We are focused on finishing out the year in the best way possible. 
  • Respect all of our staff members the same. 
  • We have a Tradition of Excellence! Let's make our parents, teachers, and community proud of RM Bacon Elementary! 

Teacher Appreciation Week was a great success! Teachers were selected each day for early outs, They were treated to a breakfast by Dr. Cook on Thursday, and a luncheon by the HSA on Friday. One Wednesday of this week they will receive Free Massages from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM by Dr. Brooke. 


There is still time to sign up for the Badminton Tournament sponsored by the 3rd grade class. Tournament begins at 5:00 PM. For more information, please email amanda.devita@millvillenj.gov

Pictures from around the school
Bryant was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

Percussion section preparing for Spring Concert

Nick was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast 

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast 

Bacon Speaks students preparing for their final speeches 

Bacon Speaks students preparing for their final speeches 

Ava made sure to visit her sister while being Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

Ava enjoyed being Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy! 


Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - 3rd Grade EOY PARCC; 
Tuesday - B Day - 3rd Grade EOY PARCC;
Wednesday - C Day - Workout Wednesday; 3rd Grade EOY PARCC; I and RS Meeting; Teacher Appreciation Massages
Thursday - D Day - Throwback Thursday; 3rd Grade EOY PARCC Make Ups 
Friday - E Day - 3rd Grade EOY PARCC Make Ups; Badminton Tournament, Bacon Gym, 5:00 PM

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 4 - 8

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!

National Teacher Appreciation Week!!!! 

We had an amazing turnout for our first May Day in the cafeteria. A big thank you to Ms. Candy, the 4th grade teachers, and the cafeteria staff for coordinating the event. We had representatives from the EMT, Millville PD, and the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department. The students were so impressed with the First Responders and how they took time to sit with them and eat lunch with them. Check out all the pictures below in the Pictures from Around the School section.

We have a few cool activities this week, On Wednesday, be sure to thank our school nurse (Ms. Pruett) because it is National Nurse's Day! On Friday, the staff will be wearing jeans for Anti Bullying. RM Bacon will be hosting the Hockey Shoot Out on Wednesday for the Donald "Ducky" Sharp Youth Week.

The Staff Meeting this week will be dedicated to revisiting your Genius. Take this time to reconnect with your project and prepare to share out your experience on June 4.


Good luck to the 4th graders as they take the End of the Year (EOY) PARCC Assessment!!! 

Pictures from Around the School
4th graders visited the Constitution Center 

Jesus was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

Aiden was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

The Bacon Speaks crew preparing their speeches 

Madison was Dr. Cook's Bear Buddy 

May Day 

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May Day 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - 4th Grade PARCC (EOY) 
Tuesday - B Day - 4th Grade PARCC (EOY); Youth Commission, City Hall, 5:00 PM; Broadwat at Bacon School Fundraiser, 5:00 - 8:00 PM at  Chick-Fil-A
Wednesday - C Day - Workout Wednesday; 4th Grade PARCC (EOY); Hockey Shoot Out, Bacon Gym, 5:30 
Thursday - D Day - Genius Hour Staff Meeting; PARCC Make-ups 
Friday - E Day - Wear Jeans for Anti Bullying; PARCC Make-ups


Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 27 - May 1

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!

This week the 5th graders will begin taking the End of Year (EOY) PARCC. Similar to how we organized the PBA in March/April, the building will be in test security mode from 9:30 AM until about 11:00 AM. No students or un-authorized personnel will be permitted in the testing areas. We appreciate you cooperation with this until the 3rd graders complete their PARCC on May 15.

Last week we ended on a positive note! The PBIS team created another successful Bear Bucks Store and Challenge. This month's challenge was "Buddy in a Bucket." Students had to throw a ball in bucket (but they didn't know which one had the Buddy inside). Student who won will be able to spend 45 minutes with their Buddy. In addition, our monthly data showed a downward trend for both major and minor discipline referrals!

Our students and staff did an amazing job with the Earth Day activities. Our students in grades 2 - 5 saw Monkey Kingdom while our K-1 students made paper, read the Lorax, and planted seeds. Once again, kudos to our students and staff for going above and beyond for Earth Day!


Pictures from around the school
Earth Day activities 

Earth Day activities 

Earth Day activities 

Earth Day activities 

Earth Day activities 


Earth Day activities 

Earth Day activities 

Earth Day Activities 

Bear Buck Challenge (Buddy in a Basket) 

Bear Buck Challenge (Buddy in a Basket)

Bear Buck Challenge (Buddy in a Basket)

4th graders going to see Mary Poppins 

4th graders going to see Mary Poppins 

Earth Day Twins! 

3rd grade perimeter lesson 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - PARCC (EOY) grade 5, 9:30 - 11:30
Tuesday - B Day - PARCC (EOY) grade 5, 9:30 - 11:30
Wednesday - C Day - PARCC (EOY) grade 5, 9:30 - 11:30; 4th grade trip to Constitution Center; Workout Wednesday
Thursday - D Day - PARCC Make-ups as needed; Bacon Speaks, 4:00 PM
Friday - E Day - PARCC Make-ups as needed