Bacon Elementary School

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

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Bacon Community,

The school year has officially begun. On the first day of school, we
welcomed 553 Bacon Bulldogs into the building. Our teachers
immediately began setting the stage for a successful school year. Our
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team culminated a year’s
worth of hard work by rolling out our new BARK expectations building
wide. If you are returning to Bacon, you will notice a slight change as
we are no longer using the acronym iBARK. The “i” has been moved
into the BARK expected behaviors. I had to smile when sharing this
change with a student during our Meet Your Teacher event, when she
asked in all seriousness, “do we not have integrity at Bacon anymore?”
I made sure to share that we are still expected to know what’s right and
do what’s right even without the “i” in the acronym! The BARK
expected behaviors are now:
B = Be Responsible
A = Always Show Integrity
R = Respect
K = Keep Safe

From all indications, after the first week, the 2019-2020 school year is
going to be a great one! You can feel the positive energy and eagerness to
learn throughout the building by students and adults. Thanks for sharing
your children with us – we are looking forward to team with families to
make it count for all learners.
“New school year. New friends. New memories. Let the unexpected be
Thanks for sharing your child with us!
Mr. Horky