From the Desk of Mr. Horky
Dear Bacon families,
It’s hard to believe it’s already April! The beginning of April tends to provide a short window of time between two busy activities that happen each year; Developing the staffing plan for next year and the beginning of CMAS testing for our 3 rd, 4th, and 5th graders. With those things in mind, I’d like to share a few thoughts. Bacon’s CMAS testing window for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders runs from Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 19th. Please look for specific grade level communication from your child’s classroom teacher. These dates, along with the specific assessment be given each day, can be found on the Bacon website calendar. Please take into consideration these dates when scheduling appointments that could keep your child out of school. We do schedule time for make-up testing at the end of the window, but kiddos tend to do their best when they complete these assessments in their classroom with their peers.
Primary News ~ Kindergarten
Spring has sprung! Kindergarteners are keeping busy this time of year. In science, we are learning all about weather, seasons and the water cycle in addition to writing about our scientific observations. ......
Intermediate News ~ 3rd Grade
Here are the upcoming PARCC assessment dates: Please be sure to write these dates on your family calendar so we can cut down on as many missed assessments as possible due to appointments and other pre-scheduled absences. Thank you for your understanding. We will begin testing at 9:15 a.m. each testing day, testing session vary in length from 65 minutes to 90 minutes. 3rd Grade Reading/Writing April 8, 9, and 10 3rd Grade Math April 15, 16, and 17:....
Specials News ~ Music
Parenting in the Age of Screens: Technology and our Kids
Are my kids using screens more than they should? Is it unhealthy for my child to play this video game? What danger is lurking online that my child might discover? There are not black and white answers to our questions. The consensus is that the quality of screen time is more important than the quantity. The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens identifies four main categories of screen time.
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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Together, let’s make it a great year at Bacon Elementary!