From the Desk of Mr. Horky
Dear Bacon families,
After a year of extensive research and community engagement, PSD’s Board of Education voted Nov. 27 to change bell schedules across the district to accommodate later starting times for high school students. These changes start in August 2019. We know this is a significant change, not only for PSD but for families and the community, and I’m thankful for your continued patience and flexibility.
Primary News ~ 1st Grade
In February and March, we will study United States symbols. We will be studying the following symbols: the American Flag, bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House. Each student will be given a former President to do a research report on at home followed by a monument creation for that President in class......
Intermediate News ~ 4th Grade
The second trimester has been a busy one for Bacon’s 4th graders. In math, we have spent much of the semester working with fractions: equivalence, comparing and ordering, decomposing, adding, and subtracting. Our next unit will be on decimals:....
Specials News ~ Technology
What an amazing year of change and growth we are seeing in the world of technology at Bacon….and we still have another trimester to grow! Projects, programs and concepts we have addressed second trimester in each grade include:.....
In addition to the wonderful learnings and happenings in the tech classroom, I want to follow up on our LEGO robotics program. Thanks to a School Innovations grant from the district as well as the generous support from PTO, the funding for the program has been secured and materials have arrived. To make this type of after school club a success, we will rely heavily on our parent coaches and need one coach for each team. If you would be willing to help inventory and organize in order to get this program rolling, please let me know!
We’ve had a great start to our second semester and students have come back from break ready to learn! We have several exciting things happening in Integrated Services. First, we are excited to continue our community-based experience (CBE) field trips. Students completed a scavenger hunt at Ace Hardware, fulfilled a shopping list at Target and had a great time swimming at EPIC. Community trips give students the opportunity to practice important life skills such as completing a purchase transaction, asking employees for help and navigating a variety of community settings. Additionally, community members have the opportunity to participate with learning in action!
School Accountability Committee
Calling all parents who may be interested in being a member of the Bacon School Accountability Committee (SAC). If you’re interested in data and like looking at root causes and strategies to impact this data – being a member of SAC may be right for you. Please email me if you’re interested (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would love to share more information with you.
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The school office will be open from 8:00 – 4:00
Together, let’s make it a great year at Bacon Elementary!