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March 24, 2017

  1. Budget Schedule Updated- Board of Finance Reviews Board of Education Budget on  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Town Hall at 7:00pm. Click here for updated schedule.
  2. Monday, March 27th is an A DAY.
  3. Friday, March 31th is an ADVISORY DAY.
  4. Save 3 Lives!  The next Red Cross Blood Drive at Bacon is Tuesday, April 4th in the Auditorium.  Sign up before school or at lunch to donate.  Must be at least 17 years old.
  5. Bacon Academy Girls Basketball Awards Program will be held on Monday April 3rd at 7PM in the cafeteria. Players are reminded to bring their uniforms.
  6. The Bacon Academy Drama Club: Proudly invites you to their Spring production of Treasure Island.  Showtimes are on April 7th at 7pm  and April 8th at 2pm and 7pm. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults.
  7. Looking for a way to get into the season? Check out the Environmental Club Flower Power fundraiser. Native seeds, flowers and other great ideas, shipped right to your address.  50% of the proceeds benefit the Environmental Club and will be used toward the greenhouse project. http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=24936&user_campaign_id=530113
  8. Farm to School/Healthy Eating Recipe of the Week: Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes! Here is an easy way to get those yams tender and sweet without burning. Feel free to use the finished product in soups, pancakes, as a pizza topping, or simply eat it as is! Click here for the recipe: http://empoweredsustenance.com/bake-a-sweet-potato/
  9. Parents/ Caregivers: “High In Plain Sight” - a must see program for all parents!  Do not miss this amazing and unique opportunity to hear what no one else is going to tell you about teen drug and alcohol trends. Tuesday, April 4th at Bacon Academy 6:00pm. Officer Jermaine Galloway presents a “Mock Teen Bedroom” and challenges parents to find drug and alcohol related items that most parents would never be able to identify. With this training, you’ll learn about drug trends and signs such as: concealment areas, hidden containers, music, clothing, logos and more. You can’t stop what you don’t know. Click here for details.
  10. School Based Food Banks: Kids do NOT have to qualify to use the pantry, just talk to a teacher, nurse, social worker, or school counselor and they will set up a time for a confidential visit. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, and school supplies for them to take home or use as they need to. For more information or questions, contact CYSS at (860)537-7255 or youthservices@colchesterct.gov.
  11. Parents of Graduating Seniors: There are many spring fundraisers coming up as we get closer to our big final year events for our graduating seniors! What could be easier?!!  Test drive a Honda at Cardinal Honda between now and April 1, 2017 and Cardinal Honda will donate $20 to Bacon Academy Project Graduation!!  All you have to do is mention Bacon Academy when you take the test drive and $20 will be donated (up to $500 that’s a mere 25 test drives. Please click here for details.
  12. Look for a Petvalu Pet Wash Event April 9, Golf Tournament at Glastonbury Hills Country Club May 8, and 10% restaurant events throughout town. Click here for more details on all of this and more! 
  13. Dear Parent/Guardian/Caregiver:  Wednesday April 5, 2017 Bacon Academy will administer the required SAT test to all eleventh grade students and the CAPT  Science test to all tenth grade students.  Classes will run on a B-day schedule beginning at 11:20.  Attached here are the specifics of the day for each grade level.
  14. Teens in Action- Food Bank Gr. 7-12: Every Tuesday in April (4,11,18,25) from 2:30-3:30pm. This volunteer opportunity gives youth the chance to sort food donations, stock the shelves, and clean and organize the food bank. Volunteers will report to the Town Hall directly after school. Snack will be provided. Space is limited for this group, so don’t wait to sign up!
  15. Farm to School/Healthy Eating Recipe of the Week: Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts! Don't let this recipe slip by just because of the sprouts: pan fried with maple syrup and sage these Brussels sprouts are sweet, crispy, and easy to make. Give them a try! Click here for the recipe: http://www.vermontharvestofthemonth.org/recipes/maple-glazed-brussels-sprouts
  16. LMC Renovation Team: Looking for Members: We will be forming an LMC Renovation Team comprised of staff, students and parents.  If you are interested in being part of this group, please email Maureen Vint, Library Media Specialist, at mvint@colchesterct.org, and we will be in touch with details.  Our initial task will be to determine the ways the LMC space is currently utilized. We will prioritize the areas we would like to preserve and discuss any changes or improvements which should be made. We value your opinion and welcome your input, so please consider joining our team.
  17. Director of Guidance:  This spring Bacon Academy will begin its search to fill the position of Director of Guidance. We are looking for input from parents and students to help us in our search. Please contact Matt Peel if you are interested in being part of this interview process.  
  18. Community Conversations for Students:  April 4th: Click here for details. Pizza at 5:45pm.
  19. Project Graduation Golf Tournament May 8, Glastonbury Hills Country Club Early Bird Registration is online now! Per Person Golf Includes Scramble format. Round of golf with cart, On-course beverages throughout the day, dinner at the Clubhouse. Early bird special – $115 per golfer if register by April 15. Sponsorships! Go to website to learn more and for online registration, payment visit www.baconacademyprojectgrad.org.  Click here for more details on all of this and more!
  20. Bacon Girls and Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser Joint fundraiser at Subway located at 31 Halls Hill Road in Colchester on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Please stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as 10% of the proceeds for the entire day will go to support the boys and girls programs (extra staff will be added between 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.).  Thank you for your continued support!
  21. YEARBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE! $75 for yearbooks. Pre-order them now so you can guarantee to have one for the end of the year! Order online at jostens.com/yearbooks. Email Mr. Lane at mjlane@colchesterct.org with any questions!
  22. PAY TO PLAY: Attached please find the new Pay to Play form for the Spring Season. Please do not submit Spring Pay to Play Dues just yet.  Our Spring collection dates will be March 27th to April 7th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marlene Blumberger at mblumberger@colchesterct.org  here.
  23. Dress Code: As the weather warms up, we would like to remind all students of our dress code policy.   Please see the attached policy as a reminder. See attachment.
  24. Junior Prom Tickets: On sale before school and during lunch April 3rd through April 7th. Tickets are $50 per person if all class dues are up to date. If not, ticket prices go up by $10 for each year dues were not paid. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Steele or Mrs. Bussiere.
  25. Senior Prom Tickets: On sale before school and during lunch April 17th through April 21st. Tickets are $65 per person if all class dues are up to date. If not, ticket prices go up by $10 for each year dues were not paid. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Steele.
  26. April Vacation Trips:  Youth Services trips attached here.
  27. BA Class of 2017 Project Graduation: Amazon Smiles sign here
  28. Bacon Athletics: Click here for the athletic calendar. GO BOBCATS! 

UPDATE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE

COURSE SELECTIONS:

On March 28, 2017, the PowerSchool Portal will open for students to enter their elective course selections. The deadline to enter elective course requests is April 28, 2017. Please carefully read the following message here:  To view a sample course selection sheet, click here.



SENIOR INFORMATION:

  • MANDATORY CAP AND GOWN FITTINGS will be during lunch waves on Friday, March 31st! The cost for cap, gown, and tassel is $23.00. Please have exact change or a check for $23.00 made payable to “Bacon Academy.” This is your only chance -don’t miss it! Extra tassels are available for $5.00 more.
  • It is a graduation requirement to update in Naviance the college acceptance status for each school.
  • There will be a mandatory meeting of the Senior Class on Wednesday, April 5th. (This is state SAT and CAPT testing day; Seniors have a delayed opening.) The meeting will take place in the gym from 9:35-10:25am. Details of that day are forthcoming.

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR IN HARTFORD                             

Hartford National College will take place on April 6th and April 7th at the Hartford Convention Center. For more information, visit: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/hartford-college-fair/#tab_ExhibitorInformation. For a list of colleges/universities that will be in attendance, visit:

https://hub.nacacnet.org/CollegeFairDirectory?id=

 

AP TESTING SCHEDULE: Click here for AP Testing Schedule

 

JUNIOR INFORMATION:

  • Take advantage of your April break to visit colleges - do the SuperMatch college search in Naviance to help you create a list of schools that match your needs/interests!
  • To prepare for the individual junior planning meetings, ALL Juniors must take the mandatory 11th Grade Student Success Plan Survey in Naviance prior to their meetings.
  • The next SAT is MAY 6. Register to take it with essay writing by April 7thTo prepare for the individual junior planning meetings, ALL Juniors must take the mandatory 11th Grade Student Success Plan Survey in Naviance prior to their Sat.org


School Counseling Department Assignments:

            Thomas Racine, Director of School Counseling, tracine@colchesterct.org

            Sharon Gagne, sgagn509@colchesterct.org

            Andrea Merry, amerry@colchesterct.org

            Ronald Sefchik, 9th Grade Transition Counselor rsefchik@colchesterct.org

            Becky Ziskind, School Counseling Intern, bhickey@colchesterct.org

            Donna DesSureault, Guidance Office Professional, ddessureault@colchesterct.org

            Amy Trinnaman, Guidance Office Professional, atrinnaman@colchesterct.org


@BaconAcademy FOR SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT UPDATES!


District News:

  1. Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff and Community Members: Please read the following letter from Board Chairman Goldstein attached here
  2. Budget Schedule Updated:  Click here for calendar of dates.
  3. Board of Finance Reviews Board of Education Budget: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  4. Early Childhood Screening For Children Three and Four Years Old: Colchester Public School welcomes you to bring your child to the Colchester Early Childhood Program for a developmental screening. Click here for details.

Community News:

  1. “High In Plain Sight” - a MUST see program for all parents!  Do not miss this amazing and unique opportunity to hear what no one else is going to tell you about teen drug and alcohol trends.  Officer Jermaine Galloway presents a “Mock Teen Bedroom” and challenges parents to find drug and alcohol related items that most parents would never be able to identify. With this training, you’ll learn about drug trends and signs such as: concealment areas, hidden containers, music, clothing, logos and more. You can’t stop what you don’t know.
  2. Cub Scout Pack 109 – Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, March 25th 8am – 11am at the Westchester Congregational Church. Come help support pack 109 with a pancake breakfast and door prizes, Adults $8 and Kids & Seniors $5. For more information click here.
  3. Save the Date-May 12th! The Empty Bowls Dinner will be held Friday, May 12th. Click here for details.
  4. Eagle Scout Project (Colchester StoryWalk) by Jack Boyden, Troop 72. What is a StoryWalk™? Have you ever found yourself wondering how you could give back to your Community. . . . What could YOU do to contribute to bettering Colchester? Our StoryWalkTM is a way you can do just that. Click here for details.
  5. Proposal for Implementation of StoryWalkTM at Cohen Woodlands: Click here to view proposal.
  6. Spring Parks and Recreation Programs: The Colchester Connection Spring 2017 edition available and a link is here.  For more information visit www.colchesterct.gov/parks.  April Vacation Programs Parks and Recreation: April Vacation LEGO Engineering Camp at CES! Register online www.colchesterct.gov/rec.Camp SPARK Program
  7. 12th Annual Colchester Spring Clean Up: April 8th from 9 am – 12 pm: Volunteer to beautify Colchester! The first 75 pre-registered volunteers will receive a free t-shirt! Make-up date of April 22. Visit www.colchesterct.gov/rec to register and learn more!
  8. Colchester Cooperative Nursery School Open House 4/8/17:  Saturday, April 8th  from 9:00am -10:30am for the 2017-18 school year.  Teachers and members of the executive board will be available to answer your questions.  Parents and children are welcome to attend this event. Click here for details.
  9. Farm to School/Healthy Eating Recipe of the Week: Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes! Here is an easy way to get those yams tender and sweet without burning. Feel free to use the finished product in soups, pancakes, as a pizza topping, or simply eat it as is! Click here for the recipe: http://empoweredsustenance.com/bake-a-sweet-potato/
  10. April Vacation Programs at Cragin Library:  Click here.
  11. April Programs at Cragin Library: For kids here and for teens click here.
  12. 4/02/17: Lions Annual Bunny Blast: Lions annual Bunny Blast details here.
  13. 4/04/17: Community Conversations:  Parents, Don't miss this one! Click here for details.
  14. 4/08/17: 24th Annual Fisherman's Breakfast:  Click here for details. 
  15. 4/08/17: 12th Annual Colchester Spring Clean Up: April 8th from 9 am – 12 pm
  16. 4/08/17:  CC Nursery School Open House from 9am-12noon
  17. 4/22/17: Senior's Ball: Senior's Ball at WJJMS 3:30pm-4:30pm! Click here for flyer.

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        BACON ACADEMY
        611 NORWICH AVENUE
        COLCHESTER, CT 06415
        PH: 860.537.2378
        FAX: 860.537.5410





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