From the Desk of Mr. Horky
What's on my mind...
t’s hard to believe it’s already April! Each year at this time, we find ourselves in the middle of putting the final touches on the current school year while at the same time beginning plans for the following year. With no specific topic for this month’s newsletter, I’d like to title this entry, What’s on my mind……
Bacon’s CMAS testing window for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders runs from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 20th. 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 look ahead when scheduling appointments that could keep your child out of school. Please try to schedule appointments during this testing window on non-testing days.....
Primary News - Kindergarten
This is the best time of year for us here in Kindergarten! We are really into the groove at this point and every day is full of fun and exciting experiences! Here are a few fun things we are up to this April:
Reading-This month, we will be busy investigating interesting animals!! We will focus on comparing them, categorizing and classifying, as well as identifying unique traits.
Writing-We will continue to work hard at writing 2-3 sentences and are gaining more experience with writing creative and expository pieces with detail and punctuation. Animals are always fun to explore and write about!
Math- This unit will focus on counting forward from any number to 100, and later investigating 2 and 3 dimensional shapes.
Science/S.S-Everything animals from the past and present, water and land, as well as understanding timelines and simple economics.
Finally, look forward to our upcoming annual Spring Music Performance on Wednesday May 16th with Mrs. Martinez featuring Ocean life and of course our annual Butterfly Pavilion field trip which will be on Tuesday May 1st! It is going to be great!!!
Intermediate News – Third Grade
Our students will be taking the upcoming PARCC assessment in April. Your child will be tested on reading/writing and math content they’ve learned from kindergarten-3 rd grade.
If this important test has you feeling a little unsettled, hopefully the following information will put your mind at ease a bit. For the past few years, your child has been working very hard, focusing on the standards and content which they will be tested. There is no additional “studying” they need to do in preparation for this test.
Specials News — Music
Highlights from the Bacon Music Room.....
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The school office will be open from 8:00 – 4:00
Together, let’s make it a great year at Bacon Elementary!