Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 28 - August 1

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on Today, Tomorrow, and the Future!

The summer is progressing nicely. I am sure everyone is thinking "Where is the summer going? Its almost August!" That is why you have to make every day count!

The custodian crew is in the midst of cleaning and preparing the office level floor. There have been some major changes to the front office, but we will wait to show the pictures until the project is completed. Stay tuned for more details!

Weekly Schedule
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Closed

Here are a few pictures from around the building and summer fun! Be sure to email me to share your summer vacation with the RM Bacon Family
Unfortunately, our playground tree was determined to be diseased, and will need to be removed this summer

Dr. Cook is reading The Miracle Morning, and will have the author (Hal Elrod) on his podcast August 31! 

Dr. Cook has been playing tennis this summer! 

Summer office work :) 

Dr. Cook visited Drexel University to meet with our consultants about PBIS and RTI 

Dr. Cook has spent a lot of time at the pool. Here is Cat after a swim 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 21 - 25

Bacon Bears,

Focusing on today, tomorrow and the future! Yes, we have our new theme. The teachers selected this theme above the 8 other selections. I think this was selected because it is truly what we aspire to do everyday at RM Bacon. I am excited to see how this theme will guide us this year!

Weekly Schedule
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Closed

We have a lot of awesome projects going on at the school this summer. As we update the learning environment, I can see the progress of the classroom set up, hallways, and front office. Our custodians have the 3rd floor classrooms set up and ready for teachers to visit. Their next area of focus is on the Office Level Floor. 

Check out our newest sidebar "Summer Learning" designed by Mrs. Mackall. Students and parents can use the link to find summer learning activities for each grade. Make sure you are ready for the new year! It is coming soon!

I asked the teachers to submit pictures from their summer adventures. Here is the first batch of photos I received... Be sure to keep them coming!
Ms. Riley at the Grounds Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ 

Ms. Peck and Ms. Riley taking a break from their visit to the Grounds Sculptures 

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor was ecstatic that their son, Lance, won the 2014 NJ District 3 Little League! 

Mr. and Mrs. Devita visited Los Angeles, CA to see the sights (and support Mike Trout!) 
Ms. Peck met author Elizabeth Gilbert! 

Ms. Peck's family went "inside" the infamous Van Gogh Family Painting 

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14 - 18

Bacon Bears,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation!

We have been making a lot of progress this summer! The custodians have been hard at work preparing the classrooms. At this point, all of the hardwood floors on the 3rd floor have been refinished. Currently, they are putting all the materials back into the classrooms. We should be able to give the "all clear" on the 3rd floor soon.

Weekly Schedule
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Closed

Here are some of the updates from around the building:

The "ice cream" window will be covered up! 

Our previous sign was removed! 

The parking lot side door will look different this year 

This is the door fresh after being power washed! 

Room 9 is ready for desks and computers 

Room 16 is ready to go! 

Our new Music room is ready to go! 

Room 4 is ready to go! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7 - 11

Bacon Bears,

We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend! We surely did!

The school is continuing its summer transformation. Most classroom contents are still in the hallway while classrooms are being prepped. This year all heaters are being cleaned, and checked. All of the hallways have a fresh coat of paint, and are looking great!
Room 18 is being prepped to be the new Art Room 

Fresh coat of paint :) 

All heaters and vents are being cleaned to prevent any problems this winter 

The Summer Office Hours have begun... See below for specifics

Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Closed

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 30 - July 4

3rd graders prepare for the slip and slide
Bacon Bears,

Summer Time!!!!!

We ended the year on a great note. Our end of the year activities were well attended, and many students were awarded for their hard work! This year we awarded the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students for their accomplishments.

The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participated in their annual Honor Roll Award Ceremony. We had over 50 parents attend in support of the kids.

The last two days of school for the 5th graders went well. Yet, it was bitter-sweet for the 5th graders. The 5th graders were sad to go, but happy to be moving onto Lakeside! We wish the students the best of luck in the future!

Congratulations to the two Student Excellence Award Winners:
Cameron and Juliana 

Our Summer Custodians have already begun clearing out classrooms in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. You can visit but you need to pardon our appearance:) 

Weekly Schedule
Monday - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Wednesday - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Thursday - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Friday - Office closed - Fourth of July 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 23 - 27

Mrs. Devita right before her first Dunk! 
Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

With only two days left in the school year, I am truly at a loss for words. As a school, we have accomplished so many things this year. We are excited for the summer to recharge and prepare for the 2014-15 school year.

The end of the year brings so many emotions. Honestly, the last few weeks have been trying. Our Discipline Referrals have increased in comparison to the other months. With that said, we know what we need to work on to improve this for next year.

I am hoping that these next two days will be special for the graduating 5th graders. I am excited to see them collect their awards on Monday at the Awards Ceremony. I speak for everyone who are excited to see them at graduation on Tuesday. We all wish them the best as they go to Lakeside!

Dr. Cook was Dunked many times! 
As a recap of last week, we our 4th graders had an excellent trip to Cape May Beach. They were so proud to have found Cape May Diamonds, shells, and other beach treasures! Our Honors students had a fun time at our first Academic Awards Celebration. The students created worlds in Minecraft, danced, played Wii, and even had bowling matches. On Thursday, the 4th graders presented their version of the 12 Dancing Princess. The kids did an amazing job (and so did the teachers - Maybe some teachers could be actors!)

We concluded the week with a Badminton Tournament and Bear Bucks Extravaganza on Friday. At the Badminton Tournament, the teachers challenged each other and there was even an Administration team. In the finals, the students took on team "Varsity." The students rallied from being down by 8 points and ended up winning in "overtime." It was a memorable experience.

In the afternoon, the PBIS committee coordinated another awesome Bear Bucks Extravaganza. Any student who earned a Bear Buck was able to throw a ball at the Dunk Tank, Launch a Water Balloon, and participated in the water bucket challenge. Kudos to the PBIS team for a phenomenal afternoon!

But we are not done yet! Here is the schedule for the week:
Parents are invited to join us!

Monday, June 23, 2014 (Full Day of School) 
10:00 AM: Grades 3 – 5 Awards Ceremony, RM Bacon Gymnasium

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (Last day of School – Lunches in the classroom) 
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Grades K – 2 Awards Ceremony, RM Bacon Gymnasium
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Video Yearbook featuring grades K – 5, RM Bacon Gymnasium
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: 5th grade Graduation, RM Bacon Gymnasium
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – 5th grade only, Saying goodbye to the Bear, RM Bacon Gymnasium
1:40 PM – DISMISSAL of the 2013-14 School Year!

Video of the week (The Twelve Dancing Princesses) 

Pictures from around the school:
Honors students creating Minecraft worlds 

Honors students dancing it up 

Honors students bowling 

Honors students showing their hula hoop skills 

Honors students creating digital selfies:) 

A princess? 

Mr. D with the escorts! 

The 12 Princesses

Badminton Tournament 2014 

Students competing 

It was a close final match 

A fun time was had by all 

Summer Break Office Hours for the remainder of the week:
Wednesday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 16 - 20

Bacon Bears,

It's all about respect!

This is the last full week of the 2013-14 School Year... We have a lot on the docket!

Here is a breakdown of this week's activities:
Monday - New Grade Level Meetings, Computer Lab; Custom Typing Rewards, Mrs. Muhlbaier, Mrs. Devita's and Mrs. Gandy's classes, 12:45PM;

Tuesday - 4th Grade Trip to Sunset Beach

Wednesday - Academic Awards Celebration: The Academic Games, 2:00PM

Thursday - I and RS Meeting, All Day; Safety Luncheon, 11:30 AM; Twelve Dancing Princesses, 2:00 PM

Friday - Tech Friday: Summer Learning Opportunities, Room 2, 8:15 AM; Staff vs, Students Badminton Tournament, 9:30 AM; PBIS Meeting with Bear Bucks Extravaganza to follow, 1:30 PM

Check out these pictures from around the school:

RM Bacon was represented at the Tech Showcase! 

The cake for 5th Grade Luncheon 

5th Grade Luncheon was well attended 

There were lots of yummy food

The 5th Grade Class of 2014! 

Neat idea for your lawn