Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 14 - 17

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect....

The Cheesecake orders are in! Please be sure to pick up your orders between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Monday, April, 14, 2014. 

This week the students will be taking their 4th Model Assessment. We are excited to see how the students are progressing, and we use the information to improve our teaching.

On Tuesday, we will be hosting our final Zumba for Kids at 4:00 PM in the Gym. This event is open to all students, staff and parents!

This Wednesday, RM Bacon hosts Carol Albittron from the New Jersey Department Of Education (NJDOE). She is visiting the school because of the work that the teachers are doing with Professional Learning Communities, and the RM Bacon Weekly.

On Thursday, we will be having our annual Easter celebrations! We look forward to another visit from a special bunny from a land far, far away!

Pictures from around the school:
Mark (AKA Hot Sauce, Charlie) posed for the MPD welcome sign 

MPD and Bacon Bears annual hockey game! Everyone wins when we partner with the MPD

Thanks to Officer Kott for organizing the event 

Kindergarten students identify similarities and differences, and help us prepare for Earth Day 

Mrs. Mercado taping students for her SGO! 

Video of the Week:

Weekly Overview:
Monday - Model Assessment 4, BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Model Assessment 4, Zumba for Kids, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Model Assessment 4, NJDOE visits RM Bacon for Tech Friday, 8:00 AM
Thursday - Model Assessment 4, Scavenger Event, 9:45 AM
Friday - No School 

Next Week - Please do not forget that Spring Break ends on 4/23 and school resumes on 4/24 (Thursday)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

We have a lot of activities happening at our school this week. It is a very exciting time! On Monday, we will be documenting the "Bacon Experience" through a film project designed to highlight the awesome things going on at our school. This will be going on throughout the day.

Here are some of the weekly highlights:

  • Monday, 4:00 PM the Millville Police Department will be playing our students in the annual Floor Hockey Game. We encourage everyone to come and watch this tremendous community program!
  • Tuesday at 4:00 PM we will be hosting the Millville Community Center for another Zumba for Kids event. Please stop on by to get a work out in, and connect with our school. 
  • Wednesday, the 4th graders will be visiting our High School to see Shrek the Musical. This will be an excellent opportunity for those in our play to see how the High School kids perform. 
  • Thursday, Dr. Cook visits Jim Quinn's studio for an exclusive interview on the transformation of RM Bacon Elementary. More details to follow! In addition, also on Thursday is our monthly HSA meeting at 4:00 PM. Please come out and support your students.... 
  • Marking Period 4 begins! 

Sounds like a lot? Well, not at RM Bacon. We pride ourselves in making everyday count for our most important commodity, our learners!

Pictures from around the school"
Fitness Bowling ... with a twist 

Ms. Bieri put a twist on her bowling unit and made it a workout! 

We continued to solve problems and develop solutions 

We are always pursuing world class 

Improving RM Bacon is our mission 

We hosted Mrs. Colacurcio for an overview of Office 360

Weekly overview:
Monday - Video Day at RM Bacon, all day; Millville Police Department vs Students, 4:00 PM
Tuesday - BSI trip to Wheaton; Zumba for Kids, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - 4th grade to High School; 
Thursday - Staff Meeting, 8:00 AM; Marking Period 3 ends; Dr. Cook on Jim Quinn's Show; HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - Marking Period 4 begins (can you believe it?) 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 31 - April 4

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

We finished off last week strong. Our staff is working collaboratively on a few awesome projects aimed at improving RM Bacon. We are poised to take RM Bacon to the next level.

The Bear Bucks Store and Challenge went very well. Students are enjoying the experience of the Bear Bucks process which further supports our PBIS program.  Each month we strive to make it better for the students. Raising the bar is our job!

This week we are entering April. I am sure everyone has been anticipating what April will bring... flowers, blooming trees and warmer temperatures!

Pictures from around the school:
The Biggest Losers were Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Frank. Thanks to Nurse Pruett for the support!

Band students are preparing for the Spring Concert 

Mrs. Bingham's class set their butterflies free on Friday 

Dr. Moore, Mr. Jacobs and Mrs. Colina visited RM Bacon to assist with the Solutions Matrix 

Our staff is working on continuous improvement using systemic tools. World class.. here we come! 

Video of the week:
Hear from the staff on our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lunemann!!!!!

Weekly Overview:
Monday - (A) Staff Prioritizing Solutions Matrix (volunteer), Library, 8:00 AM; Chorus, 9:30 AM; BSI Meeting, 10:30 AM
Tuesday - (B) Zumba for Kids, Gym, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - (C) Alumni Night Planning Meeting, Library, 8:00 AM;
Thursday - (D)Kindergarten Swimming; HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - (E) Another respectful day at RM Bacon!!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 24 - 28

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

Don't forget to get Cheesecake Orders in  by April 1st! This is no joke :) All proceeds will benefit the school so please support us!!!

Congratulations to our 2013-14 Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Kara Lunemann!

Last week was a busy week at RM Bacon! We hosted our annual Talent Show and our Staff vs. Students Hockey Game.

On Wednesday night (with encore performance on Thursday) the Bacon students showed off their talent! The students did magic, danced, sang, and performed to their favorite songs for all to see. The audience got a special treat as a group of teachers performed a funny version of Single Ladies by Beyonce.

On Friday morning, the students determined who would be the 2014 Floor Hockey Champions. In a close game, the Lighting Boltz beat the Bone Crushing Ballerinas 4-3. Congratulations to the Lighting Boltz on being the 2014 Floor Hockey League Champions!

Later on that day, the students, with the help of a few famous alumni, took on the teachers. Check out this article about the event.We want to thank Dr. Gentile, Mr. Saul, and Mr. Wright for supporting their elementary school!

This week we have a few more events on the calendar. On Monday, the students and parents are invited to our Family Reading Night at 6:00 PM. In addition to reading, the parents and students will have activities in the gym.

This Tuesday, the Millville Community Center hosts it's first Zumba for Kids at Bacon. Come out from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM to get in shape and have some fun!

Students ... Don't forget... this Thursday is Spring Pictures. Class pictures will be taken on Thursday!

Since this Friday is the last day of the month, that can only mean one thing.... Bear Bucks Store! Make sure to get your Bear Bucks ready... I am sure it will be EPIC!

Pictures from around the school:
Famous Alumni: Dr. Gentile and Mr. Dan Wright came out to support Bacon students! 

Champions: The T-Bolts and Alumni 

The Teachers showed no mercy! 

Everyone had a great time! 

Video of the week:

Weekly Overview:
Monday - (A) Parent Reading Night, 6:00 PM
Tuesday - (B) Zumba for Kids, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - (C) Axe Equitable in Teacher Lunch
Thursday - (D) Solutions Matrix, 8:00 AM in Library; Kindegarten Swimming;
Friday - (E) PBIS meeting with Bear Bucks Store to follow, 1:30 PM

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March 17 - 21

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

There are so many awesome things happening at RM Bacon this week. We are really excited!

Our Floor Hockey program concludes this week. The kids have their Championship Game on Monday at 8:00 AM. Then, the winning team will take on the Staff this Friday at 2:15 PM. The students will be aided by a few notable Alumni such as Dr. Gentile, Mr. Saul, Mr. Wright, Mrs. Bingham, and Mr. Frank!

The Talent Show is on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. After all of the hours of practicing and training, our students will be center stage as they sing, dance, and perform their talents!

The teachers have an important Staff Meeting on Thursday at 8:00 AM in the Library.

Pictures from around the school:

American Dreams! 

The Purplicious Book becomes a door decoration 

We have One Love at Bacon 

Giddy up, Bacon 

Video of the Week:
How to Walk to School - The Nettlehorst School

Weekly Overview
Monday - (A) Hockey Championship 8:00 AM; Wear GREEN;
Tuesday - (B) My Sidewalks Training, BSI, RR, 9:30 - 12:00, Computer Lab; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - (C) Talent Show, 6:30 PM
Thursday - (D) Staff Meeting (ALL), Library, 8:00 AM; Kindegarten Swim
Friday - (E) Staff vs. Students Hockey Game, 2:15 PM

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 10 - 14

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

March sure did come in like a lion! We missed another day of school on Monday because of the snow, and Tuesday we were 90 minutes delayed. In spite of the weather, we forged on and had an amazing Read Across America Event. The Vineland Daily Journal did a great job of reporting on the event. If you did not get a chance to read about it, click here.

This week the Intramural Floor Hockey Playoffs are upon us! After Tuesday, we will know what teams are in the finals. The Annual Teachers vs. Students game will be held on Friday March 21st at 2:00 PM and will feature Bacon Alumni such as Dr. Dave Gentile, Superintendent; Mr. Dan Wright, Technology Director; and Mr. Steve Saul, Principal of Holly Heights. In addition, our own Mr. Frank Lowers and Mrs. Kelly Bingham will be playing for the Alumni. This game will be great!

Our second grade PEP students will be meeting and interacting with a Seeing Eye Dog as part of their ongoing work with Mrs. Blithe. On Thursday, the Progress Reports are mailed home. On Friday, we will have an Honor Roll Assembly at 10:00 AM to highlight the academic achievements of our students.

Pictures from around the school:
Pasta for Pennies Kick-Off Assembly 

Tayor presented to the students about Leukemia 

Mrs. Bingham's students were rewarded for good behavior

Read Across America


Second grade team 

Third grade team 

Happy Birthday (and pajama day) to Kendall 

Video of the week - More information about why we raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma:

Weekly Overview
Monday - Hockey Playoffs, 8:00 AM; Seeing Eye Dog Presentation (2nd grade PEP only), 1:45 PM
Tuesday - Hockey Playoffs, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Dare to Be Fit, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Thursday - Progress Reports sent home; Kindegarten Swim
Friday - Honor Roll Assembly, 10:00 AM

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 3 - 7

Bacon Bears,

Its all about respect!

March is here! Now it is time for us to get super hyper focused on READING! Mrs. Benson has organized a Read Across America event for Monday, March 3 that will knock your socks off! Our theme this year is "Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book." We will be meeting at 2:00 PM for an overview of the event and then each grade level will be reading to the kids (There will be some cool costumes as well).

For the rest of the week, each grade (and class) will be doing some other activities to reinforce reading!

March is Women's History Month and the 4th graders will be preparing to take the podcasting stage as they will be selecting, researching and interviewing an influential local woman. Stay tuned for the podcast :)

In addition to Read Across America. the students will be taking their 3rd Model Assessment this week. Our teachers and students have such an appropriate view of the Model Assessments.... They are designed to be formative assessments designed to assist teachers and students on what is going well and what needs improvement!

Pictures from the week:
I was seeing triples on Thursday 

Augmented Reality has come to Bacon

Ashanti did a great job interviewing Dr. Moore

Xavier was the producer for the podcast with Dr. Moore

Weekly Overview
Monday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Read Across America, 2:00 PM
Tuesday - Hockey, 8:00 AM; Model Assessments begin; Talent Show practice, 4:00 PM
Wednesday - Dare To Be Fit, 8:00 AM; Talent Show Practice, 4:00 PM
Thursday - PLC (LAL, Math, Technology) 8:00 AM; Kindergarten Swimming; HSA Meeting, 4:00 PM
Friday - PLC Chairs Only Meeting, 8:15 AM; Pasta For Pennies Assembly, 2:00 PM