We are so proud of our students and the hard work they put into preparing and performing this year’s “Theatre Week” production of OLIVER TWIST! Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this exciting event. It is quite amazing to see how polished it was with only 7.5 hours of practice!!! Great job to all who were involved!
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day- We just wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank the efforts of the Washington Township Police Department! We are so grateful to have an amazing department that values the idea of community and building relationships. We appreciate everything you do to keep us safe! Here are some pictures of Officer Feicther helping out around our school
We need your help! Please join us in planning what we hope to be the second largest fundraiser of the year! The silent auction planning meeting is today, Monday, January 9th from 7 to 8 PM in the BAC cafetorium. If you cannot join in person, here is the link. https://meet.google.com/xsg-ntbn-umf
Shout out to our students who were creative with their t-shirt book reports! Thank you to Mrs. Davies for organizing this wonderful activity!
Today our first graders participated in a STEM challenge using Sphero robots. Led by their teachers and Mr. Dauchert, the students had to brainstorm how to make their cars travel the farthest with the resources available to them. Great job future engineers!
Where’s the Gingerbread Man? Our preschoolers participated in a scavenger hunt around Cucinella to find the Gingerbread Man hiding in Mr. Perruso’s office. Thank you to our preschool teachers for organizing such a fun event for our little ones!
The 5th Grade Vocal Music Performance was a hit! Our 5th graders treated the whole school to a vocal music performance which was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mrs. Postigo for organizing this wonderful event and we also want to thank Mr. Yakimec for providing the background accompaniment!
On Thursday, our Third through Fifth grade students had an assembly with author Timothy Rohrer. Mr. Rohrer spoke to the students about what it was like to grow up with autism and shared stories of how people helped him feel welcomed and included while going through school. Information on his program can be found here: https://tips4inclusion.wixsite.com/disabilityinclusion. We thank the PTO for their support and arranging these great experiences for our students!
On Tuesday, we were joined by author Shanna Truffini who spoke with our PreK through Second grade students. Her program "You Are A Gardner" is based on her children's book which talks about how to find positive and healthy ways to manage life’s everyday stress, uncomfortable feelings, and emotions. More info about Mrs. Truffini's program can be found here: https://www.youareagardener.com/bio
On Friday, the second grade celebrated Colonial Day. They dressed up in colonial costumes and participated in numerous Colonial activities including making ragdolls, beaded necklaces, hand churned butter, and decorative tins. It was a great day for all! Thank you to our second grade teachers, Mrs. Plumbo, Mrs. Mackenzie, Mrs. Molkenthin, Mrs. Ruppert, and Mrs. Tedona for organizing the event!
Mr Jones, our district stem coach, visited the classrooms of Mrs. Cross, Mrs. Karpi, Mrs. VanHouten, and Mrs Leonard. He shared with the students his experience at the NASA Space Camp where he trained as an astronaut. Mr. Jones also connected the activities he had to complete to the Engineering by Design Process. The students were engaged and impressed with his experiences! Mr Jones ended his presentation be emphasizing “It’s all about what you DO that matters!”
Theatre Week is already at 100 students! We are going to extend enrollment for 2nd- 5th grade students. Their are now only 15 spots left. Signup ASAP to reserve your spot. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5jTGRZZ73cWFQQ07PkdffyKfsXmCn8lEOpcnZKXGoMyr12A/viewform
BAC celebrated “Grinch Day” today! Students were encouraged to wear their favorite Grinch gear or green. It was a great way to kick off the month of December!
Holiday Shoppe is a few weeks away and we are in need of elves 12/13-12/16 to help wrap gifts, help children shop and purchase. Please click on this link to volunteer. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4CAEA82EA4FD0-cucinella1 This is an amazon wish list if you are able to donate we appreciate it! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OB4VOLBPMQMR?ref_=wl_share
Spread holiday cheer and help make a family’s holiday brighter! View this signup to help BAC families in need this holiday season. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0445aeae2aa1f49-snow1
NELLIE'S GARDEN: A special shout out this week to our students in Mrs. Inskeep's classroom for maintaining our new hydroponic gardening system. The system was obtained through a grant by Mrs. Swain and our students are now using it to grow different types of leafy plants. Through gardening, the students have a first hand experience learning how plants grow with the ability to see it before their eyes. We recently had a school wide vote to name the system and the winning name chosen by our students was "Nellie's Garden". We're excited to see what we can grow this year!
Last week our SRO (School Resource Officer) Adam Feichter spent time visiting our 1st grade classrooms. Officer Feichter's visit was part of our 1st grade curriculum learning about our community helpers. During his visit, he spoke about his responsibilities and answered questions from students. He then brought the students outside where they had an opportunity to look at the inside of a police car and all the gadgets it holds. Thank you Office Feichter for providing this great experience for our students.
Pick Up Patrol Quick Tip: How to make a plan change for your child's dismissal!
Our hydroponic garden has officially been named as “Nellie’s Garden”! Thank you to all the students for voting! The hydroponic garden was received as a grant from the Whole Foods Foundation and Lettuce Grow. Students will help Ms. Swain harvest the lettuce, then the plants chosen by a school vote will be planted and the cycle will start all over again! Thank you, Ms. Swain for facilitating this wonderful learning opportunity.
Thanks to all our families who visited the book fair last night. Please stop by today from 12:45 pm - 6 pm or tomorrow from 12:45 pm - 6 pm (with a possibility of an earlier than 6pm closing. Please shop early and shop often!) A special thank you to our PTO volunteers for making the book fair a success!