Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 23 - 27

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

Dr. Cook returned this week from his trip to China. 
This is a time of year to be thankful! At Bacon School, we are thankful for our students, parents, staff, and community for the support needed to be a successful school! We all play our part, and that is why we are able to achieve our goals!

Last week we had our annual Turkey Feast. This tradition has been around for a long time, and each year it continues to improve. As you know, there is a lot of work that goes into planning and executing the Turkey Feast. A big thanks to all of the staff members who worked hard to make it a success! It is all worth it when you see the faces of the students and listening to how appreciative they are for the Turkey Feast.

This week we have Early Dismissal on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 1:45 PM. On Monday and Tuesday, we will be hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The conferences are an excellent opportunity to discuss student development.

Our school will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Food Drive
Mrs. Candy coordinated our Food Drive for Thanksgiving. The donations were given to Derick Glenn, who will be delivering our donations to the homeless and less fortunate Veterans in Cumberland County.
Our students take pride in community support. 

A sample of the Food Drive collection 

Packing up the boxes for the Food Drive 

Packing up the boxes for the Food Drive 

Having fun while serving the community

Pictures from around the school 

Setting up for the Turkey Feast 

Setting up for the Turkey Feast

We received support from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the Millville PD 

We received support from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the Millville PD 

The new Spirit Gear is in! Be sure to wear Spirit Gear on Fridays! 

Video of the Week - Dr. Cook recently traveled to China to study their education and cultural system. Here is a brief video chronicling his travels.

Weekly Overview
Monday - D Day - Volley Throw Playoffs; 8:15 AM; Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - E Day - Volley Throw Championship; 8:15 AM; Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - A Day- Volley Throw Teachers vs. Students, 10:00 AM; Early Dismissal, 1:45 PM;
Thursday - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock The Future!

We had a lot of exciting activities last week (and right before the NJEA Convention). On November 4 we participated in our first Color Run and Project Brush from November 11. A great time was had by all!

This week we have a few awesome activities on the list. On Tuesday, we will be interviewing for our 3rd grade teaching position. We will be doing things a little different with this position. The first round will be questions and answers with the committee and the second round will be a demonstration lesson with kids.

On Wednesday, we will be hosting our annual Turkey Feast for the students. Also on Wednesday, the first marking period report cards will be sent home. This Friday will be our first Early Dismissal as we begin our Parent Conferences!

The Annual Scholastic Book Fair kicks off on Friday. Students will be able to go to the Book Fair during Library time. Parents will have access to the Book Fair during the Parent Conferences.

Mrs. Gandy's 4th graders sent a few submissions for the Bacon Weekly. Take a few moments to read their posts about recent school events:

The Recycling Assembly by Isabel Martinez
Two weeks ago we had the recycling assembly. The recycling assembly taught us what to recycle and where to put it. It had magic tricks to make it fun. It also had magic trick so you’re having fun even though you’re learning. There were supplies to show you what to recycle and where to put it. The supplies were card board, pizza stained card board, jar of peanut butter and jar of jelly.

I learned that you cannot recycle the pizza stained box.  If you can’t recycle it, you can throw it in the trash. The card board box you can recycle. The peanut butter jar you can recycle because it’s plastic. The jar of jelly you can recycle because it’s plastic too. You put all the stuff that you’re recycling in the recycle bin. You don’t throw it on the ground. Make sure to keep our community clean.

The Color Run! by Ayeshonna Floyd
The Color Run was to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness. The Color Run had some dried paint to throw when people ran by. It also had healthy snacks like oranges for the people that were there. It was located right here in Bacon School and it only cost $2 with a permission slip. If you didn’t wear a white shirt you couldn’t participate. The people who didn’t participate sat on the bench to cheer for friends and family. Some teachers participated and volunteered. The Color Run was very fun!

Recycling magic/ Puppet show by Joseph Camp 
Last week a man named Bill came to our school to do a recycling/magic show. There was a puppet raccoon that was really funny. The puppet did the whip and it was so funny. A few students volunteered to be in the magic show. After every trick he would tell us to say “DO THE RIGHT THING BILL.” Bill would say, “what’s the right thing?” and we would say, “RECYCLE.” Bill also had a snake that he thought was a puppy. He also switched peanut butter with jelly. It was amazing! The whole time my jaw was dropped. When I saw assembly on the agenda I didn’t know what it was about. When it was over I wanted to see more. It was truly awesome.

Pictures from around the school
Project Brush

Project Brush 

Project Brush 

Project Brush 

Video of the Week - Kid President Speaks from the Heart 

Weekly Overview
Monday - D Day - Volley Throw game 4, 8:15 AM
Tuesday - E Day - Volley Throw game 5; 8:15 AM
Wednesday - A Day - Turkey Feast; Report Cards Distributed
Thursday - B Day - Staff Meeting, Genius Hour, Sign in office, 8:00 AM
Friday - C Day - Early Dismissal, 1:40 PM; Parent Conferences, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM; Book Fair

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 9-13

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

Try It Tuesday in the Cafeteria 
This week is a very special week... Dr. Cook will be in China! He is going to visit 4 different schools and Jilin University. In addition, he will be visiting landmarks such as the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square, and the Olympic Village. An important note, there is no cost to the school district for this trip!

RM Bacon will be in good hands while he is gone as Mrs. Harris and Mr. Sheppard will be filling in as Principals.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite Healthy Snack... Voting ends on November 23.

Home School Association (HSA) Fundraising Cheesecake sale is going on through December.

Teachers - Be sure to check on the Benchmarks and Writing Portfolios that are due this week.

Weekly Overview
Monday - D Day - Volley Throw, Game 2, 8:15 AM;
Tuesday - E Day - Volley Throw, Game 3, 8:15 AM;
Wednesday - A Day - Dental Program, 9AM - 12 PM; 2nd Marking Period Begins; Veterans Day
Thursday - B Day -
Friday - C Day - RTI PLC, Culver, 1-3:30 PM

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 2 - 6

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock the Future!

We had an amazing week at RM Bacon! It was extremely busy, but we hope that every enjoyed the Halloween Parade, Healthy Parties, and the Frolic! This year we really tried to maintain our healthy school philosophy with a holiday that is known for candy, candy and lots of candy. Teachers and students didn't miss a beat with the healthy parties, and in some cases, enjoyed it more. Students were definitely calmer since they were not ingesting so much sugar!

Vote for your favorite healthy snack... Winning class wins an award from the Healthy School Committee. Click here to VOTE

Here is a brief Animoto with pictures from last week:

This week is a shortened week due to the annual NJEA Convention. School will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Color Run
On November 4, 2015 RM Bacon will be participating in their annual run. This year, however, things will be a little different, colorful, and messy! The cost of the run is $2.00.

What is a “color run”? According to the website, “The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries in 2014.”

The RM Bacon Color Run is an un-timed race in which teachers and students, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each lap. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the starting line
2. Finish plastered in color!

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Volley Throw Practice, 8:15 AM; School Pictures
Tuesday - B Day - Volley Throw Game 1, 8:15 AM
Wednesday - C Day - Color Run, 2:00 PM; Gifted and Talented Field Trip
Thursday - No School NJEA Convention
Friday - No School NJEA Convention

Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 26- 30

Bacon Bears,

Keys to Character Unlock The Future

We had a great Wellness Week. Kids and Teachers participated by wearing colors each day that symbolized wellness. Thank you to Mrs. Spanbauer for coordinating the week!

Winning homerooms from Wellness Week:

Mrs. DiGiorgio's class 

Mr. D's class 

Mrs. Sinone's class 

Mrs. Taylor's class 

Mrs. Devita's class 

Mrs. Pedrick's class

In addition, last week we had our first Bear Bucks and Bear Challenge. Students were able to spend their Bear Bucks in the store on various items. Those students who were brave enough to take on the challenge were treated to a surprise. The challenge required students to show their "spit ball" skills... Here is the video from the challenge:

Don't forget that this Friday is the Halloween Frolic from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Prepare to be scared


Pictures from around the school
Selfie with Diary of a Wimpy Kid character 

Art work at Club 21 

Teachers working together for Healthy Schools 

The Respect Jeep 

Let's stand hand to hand and not bully! 

Mrs. Taylor's kids are so smart! 

Proud of their work! 

Carlos talking with parents about the RAC Survey 

Students learning about Fire Safety 

Cafeteria time 

Cafeteria time 

Ms. Riley showing her pride in Wellness Week! 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - Grade Level Meetings - SGO; Newsletter submissions due
Tuesday - B Day - Volleythrow Practice, 8:15 AM;
Wednesday - C Day - Wheaton Arts trip; Recycling Assembly, 2:00 PM;
Thursday - D Day - Wear Pink!
Friday - E Day - Wear Orange and Black; Healthy Halloween Parties; SGO's Due; Halloween Frolic, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lunch Menu 
Monday – Chicken Patty, Seasoned Green Beans and Chilled peaches
Tuesday – TACO TUESDAY!! 2 hard or soft tacos w/ Brown Rice, Seasoned Corn and Fresh fruit
Wednesday – Cheeseburger, Baked Beans and Chilled Applesauce
Thursday – French Toast Stix, Baked Apples, Sausage and Orange Juice
Friday – Homemade Flatbread Pizza, Tossed Spinach Salad, Choice of fresh fruit

The Alternate Lunches: Pizza or Ham and Cheese Sandwich, PB&J w/ Parfait

STAFF – Don’t forget to try our new Grilled Chicken Sandwich!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 19 - 23

Bacon Bears,

We had another great week at RM Bacon Elementary School. Each class had the opportunity to hear about Fire Safety. The students loved the visit from the Fire Fighters. These brave men and women play such an important role in our community!

This week, the RM Bacon Bears have a lot of activities going on. This Wednesday, we will have our first PBIS Bear Bucks Store. I know that the students have been saving up their Bear Bucks for a chance to buy some items and have fun!

Week of Respect - Here are a few activities for the week:
Back Black
Dress in BLACK because you won’t stand BACK when you or someone is getting bullied!
Spread Red - Tuesday
Get the word spread, by wearing RED. NO DRUGS FOR ME!
True Blue-
Dress in BLUE, to represent a FRIEND who is TRUE!
Clean & Green
Keep the world CLEAN, show support by wearing GREEN!
Think Pink
Dress in PINK to show you will THINK about ways to respect yourself and others!
(Breast Cancer Awareness)

Pictures from around the school 
Club 21 working on an experiment 

Club 21 experiment 

Mrs. Taylor with another 100%! 

Video of the Week - Halloween Frolic Trailer 

Weekly Overview
Monday - A Day - I and RS Meeting, All Day, TBA
Tuesday - B Day - Sunshine Committee, 8:00 AM, Library; Mrs. Mackall Fountas and Pinell assistance, all day
Wednesday - C Day - Healthy School Meeting, 9:30 - 12:00 PM; PBIS Meeting, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, TBA; 3rd grade screening, 9:30 AM;
Thursday - D Day - Met Life in Teacher Lunches;
Friday - E Day - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness; Fire Department

Lunch Menu 
Monday:  Cheeseburger, French Fries, BBQ Baked Beans and Fruit
Tuesday:  Fish Sticks, Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Chilled Applesauce
Wednesday: Popcorn Chicken Bowl w/mashed potatoes and corn, Cranberry Sauce
Thursday:  Mozzarella Sticks w/ Sauce, Seasoned Green Beans, Chilled Mixed Fruit
Friday:  Pepperoni or Plain Pizza, Tossed Salad, Orange Smiles

Lunch Alternatives are:  Hot Dog on Whole Grain Bun, Ham & Cheese Sandwich or PB&J w/parfait. Or Garden Salad

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 12- 15

Bacon Bears,

The leaves are turning and fall is upon us. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the "fall break." Our teachers worked very hard on Friday learning about how to improve instruction for the students.

This week is very busy. We have a bunch of activities planned for the week. Our students in grades 1, 3 and 5 will be getting their annual vision screening. On Friday our local Fire Department will be visiting to talk with the students about fire safety. The students will also get a chance to go into the "smoke house" to learn more about the impact of fire safety.

We have a lot to do in only four days!

Are you interested in participating or helping with the Halloween Frolic? Check out this sign up sheet online... Our epic Halloween Frolic will be on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Click the link to sign up...

Pictures from around the school 
Mrs. Taylor celebrates the 100% 

Mrs. Cheeseman's kids learning about number sentences

Story time in Kindergarten 

 The 5th graders participated in the Kids About the Bay trip
Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay 

Kids About the Bay

PBIS Golden Bear Buck Award for September - One student from each class earned the Golden Bear Buck for September by being safe, responsible and respectful.... They won 2 tickets to the Levoy Theater for the kid's show of their choice!!!

Video of the Week - Kid President - Awesome Girls! (and boys?) 

Weekly Overview
Monday - No School - Columbus Day
Tuesday - B Day -  Another Awesome day at RM Bacon
Wednesday - C Day - Wheaton Arts trip
Thursday - D Day - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; EOC1 and SGOs; Grade 1, 3 and 5 Vision Screening
Friday - E Day - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Fire Department visits

Lunch Menu
Tuesday:  Chicken Nuggets w/ WG Roll, Baked Beans, Broccoli Salad and Fresh Fruit
Wednesday:  Pancakes w/Sausage Patty, Hash Brown and Banana
Thursday:  Meatball Hoagie, Potato Wedges, Seasoned Carrots, Choice of fruit
Friday:  Cheesy Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Chilled Applesauce
Alternative Lunch:  Cereal Fun Lunch, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, PB&J W/Parfait OR Chicken Caesar Salad