Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road Fort Collins CO 80528
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Phone: 970-488-5300 Fax: 970-488-5306 Attendance: 970-488-5310

Welcome to Bacon Elementary

From the Desk of Mr. Horky

Dear Bacon Community,
Happy November! On behalf of the Bacon staff, please allow me to extend our wishes for an enjoyable month of Thanksgiving. We continue to be thankful for our awesome parents and community
members who make time in their busy schedules to support our school by volunteering. We recognize and appreciate that you have made school a priority in your busy lives. I am also thankful for our dedicated and hard-working staff that, each day, provides fantastic learning opportunities for our students. And, most importantly, I continue to be thankful for and proud of our amazing Bacon Bulldog students!

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Wednesday, November 14th is the date set for PSD's annual Turkey Round Up. The Food Bank for Larimer County is once again seeking 2500 frozen turkeys for holiday food baskets. Every year, the Bacon community steps up to donate the most frozen turkeys to the Food Bank. Our goal this year is 316 frozen turkeys and the 4th grade "turkey wranglers" would appreciate your donations to benefit families in need. Bring your frozen turkeys to Bacon starting at 8:30 on November 14th. The 4th graders will be outside to help you!

Primary News ~ 2nd Grade

Our 2nd Grade Scientists just finished an exciting Insect unit. The kids had a great time observing the life cycle of mealworms and Painted Lady caterpillars. We wrapped up our unit with a Field Trip to Magpie Meander in Fort Collins. We are now starting our Air and Weather science unit. Fall is a wonderful time to study the weather because it can change every hour. The kids are learning that weather can be very complex and hard to predict. We will wrap up our Air and Weather unit with a Field Trip to NCAR. The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. The building was designed by I. M. Pie. He is the architect that also designed the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Not only is it in a beautiful setting, it is an amazing trip for the kids. They will learn how real-life scientists study and predict the weather.

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Intermediate News ~ 5th grade

We have been very busy this Fall in 5th grade! As a collective, each classroom has been working hard to establish classroom goals and values, as well as to develop clear expectations. The kids have been exploring challenging concepts across the curriculum areas like: decimals, place-value, and multi-digit multiplication in math; writing five paragraph personal narrative essays using strong word choice and expositions; and engaging in collaborative discussions by drawing inferences and conclusions from text. A big focus has been on reading for meaning by identifying key ideas and details and exploring new vocabulary. The kids have also completed a unit of science on Mixtures and Solutions designing unique science experiments which they loved! In social studies they have busily explored the migration patterns of the first Native Americans and digging deep into the genetic tracing and resulting cultural regions of different tribes. It has been an informative start!

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Specials News ~ Technology

The world of technology is a fast-moving place, which aligns perfectly with the wonderful energy Bacon students bring to school every day! It's hard to believe we have already been in school a full trimester, but when I look at the skills students have developed in the past couple months I see it has been time well spent.

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Gifted and Talented

It’s hard to believe the first trimester of school will be over next week. The beginning of the year is always busy in the Gifted and Talented world. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students in the GT program just finished writing goals for their Advanced Learning Plans (ALP). Each student selects an academic goal to focus on for the year, as well as an affective goal (social/emotional). The affective goals vary for each grade level. Third graders focus on peer relationships, fourth graders work on organization and study skills, and fifth graders learn about healthy risk-taking. During the goal setting session, students also had the opportunity to participate in a lesson led by our counselor, Mrs. Eaton, that centered around their affective goals. Students will revisit their goals in January or early February and again at the end of the school year.

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Holiday Turkeys: Free to Families in Need

Easy pick up at Bacon on Monday, November 19th (Thanksgiving week) anytime between 9:30 AM and 4:00PM
Please RSVP to Mrs. Eaton by November 12th either by email at reaton@psdschools.org or by phone at 488-5364 to reserve your turkey
*Turkeys will be frozen and require cooking
Rachel Eaton, M.Ed., Counselor at Bacon Elementary
(970)488-5364
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-4:15

Upcoming Events:

 Bacon Dinner Night Out at Chipotle: Tuesday, 11/13 from 4-8
 The Great Turkey Roundup: Wednesday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.
 November PTO Meeting: Friday, November 16 at 9:10 a.m.
 The Annual Very Merry Holiday Shoppe: December 4 & 5, 8-9, 11-1, and 3:45-4:30

Art Original Works

All orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2018

To order your child's artwork, go to www.originalworks.com and from the home page click GALLERY located in the navigation bar. Enter the School Code (Bati) then click continue. In the TITLE BOX enter the image title that was included on the form sent by your child's teacher, then click search. CLICK on your child's art work image and view it on over 30 products. ORDER by clicking on the image of the product(s) you would like to order. INPUT the student code from the order form and complete the order process. 

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 (jhorky@psdschools.org). I would love to share more information with you.  

Feeder System

Enjoy the video about our school feeder system by clicking the image below

School Accountability Committee (SAC)

· Our School Accountability Committee is again looking for new members. As required by the state of Colorado, we meet once a quarter to review school performance plans and goals, budgets, and safety. If interested, please email jhorky@psdschools.org

The school office will be open from 8:00 – 4:00

Together, let’s make it a great year at Bacon Elementary!