Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 5 - 9

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock Success!

Tough guys wear Pink! 
Thankfully, we dodged Hurricane Joaquin! Our safety patrol students did get to do their first rainy dismissal!

This week the teacher observations will begin. We will also have Mrs. Mackall stopping by on Thursday to help out with any specific questions teachers may have about One Drive. Also, there is no school on Friday due to teacher professional development.

Parents - The October newsletter was sent home with your child on Wednesday. Please contact the front office if you didn't receive one.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year we are encouraging everyone to wear pink on Fridays. We are partnering with Girl Scout Daisy & Brownie troop 51008 to bring some joy to those who are going through chemotherapy at local hospitals. Mrs. Lunemann is collecting materials so you can drop them off to Room 3. Here is the quick list of supplies by grade level:
Kindergarten - Lemonheads or Tart Candy (Helps reduce bad taste in mouth due to the Chemo treatments)
1st Grade - Small Lotion, chap stick, hand sanitizer
2nd Grade - Small Chocolates
3rd Grade - Word Find or puzzle books
4th and 5th Grade - Fuzzy Socks, scarves for heads. (These items help keep patients warm during their chemo sessions)
Please note that these are suggestions. If you want to bring in something listed in another grade, that is no problem at all.

October is also Connected Educators Month. Dr. Cook wrote a blog post that was published in Education Week - Check out the article here.

Did you miss the #rmbacon this week? No worries, catch up on all the activities through Storify:
Our week on Social Media 

Pictures from around the school

We wear pink on Fridays! 

We wear pink on Fridays! 

We wear pink on Fridays! 

School Bus evacuations 

School Bus evacuations 


Percussion section practicing 

3rd graders were given Dictionaries from the Elks club 

3rd graders were given Dictionaries from the Elks club

3rd graders were given Dictionaries from the Elks club

3rd graders were given Dictionaries from the Elks club

Trumpet section in lesson study using Smart Music

5th grade math - What you need to know 

You learn more in failure then you ever will in success 

5th graders standing up during math instruction 

Kids love to hear music at RM Bacon 

Club 21 using Legos 

Tech Friday - Symbaloo 

Tech Friday - One Drive 

Tech Friday - Smart Music 

Wet dismissal 

We weathered the storm! 

The Club 21 students sharing out 

Lego Batman 

Video of the Week

Weekly Overview  Monday - C Day - Another awesome day at RM Bacon
Tuesday - D Day - Progress Reports are distributed
Wednesday - E Day - 5th grade Kids About the Bay; Dr. Cook RAC Meeting, Galloway, NJ
Thursday - A Day - One Drive Grade Level Meeting with Mrs. Mackall (optional); 3rd Grade Boys SAM (Sigmas and Mentors)
Friday - Staff Development - No School

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 28 - October 2

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

It is hard to believe that we are completing our first month of school! We are really in the swing of things at RM Bacon. In many ways, the first few weeks of school have been refreshing, and in other ways it has been exhausting!

Our teachers and students have been working very hard to establish routines as well as follow the curriculum.

Fall Intramurals will be starting very soon. This Fall the kids in 3-5 will be playing a unique game called VolleyThrow. Students who are interested should see Ms. Bieri or Mr. Hudson for more information.

In the next few weeks we will be starting our enrichment clubs for all grades. Stay tuned for more information.

Video of the Week - 5th graders have begun their own video production unit. This week they spotlight our own Mrs. DiGiorgio!

Pictures from around the school
Office Taylor enjoyed lunch with our 1st graders! 

Students enjoyed hummus and carrots at lunch 

The infamous strawberry parfait 

Students are loving the yummy and nutritious offerings in the cafe 

Weekly Overview
Monday -C Day - Another Awesome Day at RM Bacon
Tuesday -D Day - Bus Evacuation Drill
Wednesday - E Day - Website check
Thursday - A Day - Staff Meeting, Genius Hour 2.0, 8:00 AM; Elk's Dictionary presentation to 3rd Graders
Friday - B Day - Wear PINK; Tech Friday, 8:15 AM room 16;  Flu Shots for Staff; Mid Marking Period

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 21 - 25

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

Dr. Cook with the brothers from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 
We finished our first full week! Can you believe it?

Last week was very special as we welcomed the parents to Back to School Night with a Clap In and a very important announcement about our Adopt a School Program. Parents were so surprised by the turn out from the community, teachers, and administrators for our first Clap In. We hope that all parents know that we are partners in education!

Check out the video from the Clap In!

This week's video update was provided by one of the leading presenters in education, Baruti Kafele. He is a recipient of the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence and the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, Principal Baruti Kafele is ON FIRE! He’s one of the most sought-after presenters for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America.

Principal Kafele was so excited to hear about how committed RM Bacon is to being the best school, he took a few minutes to provide an inspiring message.... JUST FOR US!

Help support RM Bacon when you go to Shop Rite and collect Box Tops. Check out this link to see how you can help

Here are some pictures from around the school
The RM Bacon Staff met Mrs. Donna Meyers, Assistant Superintendent 

Mrs. Mackall helped us use One Drive to enhance our PLCs 

The Sky (Cloud) is the limit with One Drive! 

Ms. Peck is excited about the online collaboration with One Drive 

Teachers working on documents in real time during PLCs 

The 5th graders are reading The Red Kayak and of course Mrs. Benson brought one in!!!! 

Ms. Peck did a great job of promoting International Dot Day 

How are you going to Make Your Mark? 

Healthy School Assembly! 

Dr. Cook taking a Selfie with the students at the Healthy Assembly 

The kids loved using Go Noodle at the Healthy School Assembly 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

4th grade "The Relatives Came" 

Mrs. Muhlbaier and Mrs. Gandy attending a Webnair 

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference - Keynote Principal Kafele 

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference

Pictures from the NJPAECET2 Conference

Weekly Overview
Monday - C Day - BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - D Day - CST Meeting, Conference Room, 9:30 AM
Wednesday - E Day - Another Awesome Day
Thursday - A Day - Another Amazing Day
Friday - B Day - CST Meeting, Conference Room, 1:00 PM