From the Desk of Mr. Horky
Dear Bacon Community,
I want to officially welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year! Summer has come and gone and we must now focus our attention on the exciting school year ahead. It’s an honor to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all the supportive parents. The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful.
Primary News ~ 1st grade
By the time you receive this newsletter school will have begun. The start of the school year brings about building relationships and developing independence. In addition to celebrating our uniqueness, we work on learning and understanding how our classmates and/or peers are different from us. This is taught through our social studies and math curriculum. First graders also learned about one another through their ‘Me in a Bag’ presentations.
Intermediate News ~ 4th grade
Welcome to 4th grade! We look forward to a great school year. This year, in math, your child will continue with the envision program beginning with place value. We will then move into multiplication. Please make sure your child knows all their multiplication facts and studies them every night. Reading will consist of applying literary elements to the study of fiction and a more in depth understanding of nonfiction.
Specials News ~ Art
We have a couple of traditions in the Bacon Art Room. One is the beginning of the year self-portrait that all students in the school draw. You won’t see these until your student is in 5th grade or if you are moving to another school (if you know that you’ll be moving, please let me know so I can round up all your students artwork). I keep all the selfportraits in a file cabinet in the art room, and I love showing off the growth in ability from year to year. The second tradition is the “Loved One’s Wrap-Up”. During the year, I save all students artwork in boxes that live on top of my cabinets until the week before Mother’s Day. This serves a couple of purposes, 1: I can choose from more of a selection for art shows and 2: all the artwork comes home together, safely, and is super special. Your students should be able to tell or show you what they’ve been working on in the art room; the most important thing is to talk with your artist about what they’re working on or come and look at the displays in the main floor halls.
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 (email@example.com). I would love to share more information with you.
School Spirit Committee
Welcome back, Bacon Bulldogs!! This year, we will be having dress-up days every Friday, starting in September. Dressing up is totally optional but it’s a fun way to celebrate our school spirit! Here are the dress up days for September:
Sept. 7th—Broncos Day: wear Broncos gear or orange/blue
Sept. 14th—School Spirit: wear a Bacon shirt or our school colors (red/black)
Sept. 28th—Assembly Day/School Spirit: wear a Bacon shirt or our school colors (red/black)
Look for dress up days to be posted on the Bacon Website Calendar. Thanks for supporting your Bacon Bulldog!
-The Bacon Spirit Committee
Integrated Services News
We’re very excited for the 2018-2019 school year! As we kick off the year, we would like to introduce our new team members:
- The Race for Bacon, Friday, 9/14
Scholastic Book Fair, 9/25 -28
- The Fall Festival, 9/27 from 4-7 (Bigger and better than ever!)
- Muffins with Mom, 9/28 at 8 a.m.
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!