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Digital Backpack The next Digital Backpacks will be July 27th and August 24th.

Summer, 2018

  1. Best Wishes to our Bacon Academy Class of 2018! 
  2. Bacon Academy 2018 Summer Assignments:  Summer Assignments will be available on the website page link: Bacon Academy 2018 Summer Assignments.
  3. Summer Reading: Bacon Academy invites you to participate in our fantastic summer reading program! Our teachers and staff have each chosen a favorite book to share. We are asking you to choose a book from any of the selected titles to read over the summer. When you return to school in the fall, you will participate in an exciting book discussion with other students who have read the book. Click here to see the list of titles. Happy reading
  4. Parents/Caregivers:  All Student Information Forms for 2018-2019 need to be completed and returned to the school office.  Thank you!
  5. Math Calculators - If your student will be a freshman at Bacon Academy for the upcoming school year, please read this information about calculators from the Bacon Academy Math Department. Please see attached.
  6. The new officers for the 2018- 2019 Bacon Academy Project Graduation Executive Board: Kathy Lawrence, President; Inga Kingsley, Vice President; Mike Gatesman, Treasurer; Stacy Kelsey, Secretary; Shannon Cuadro and Krista Kardys, UCONN Chair; Sarah Dufour, Communications. Look for their next meeting in September and welcome them aboard an exciting adventure that culminates in one of the BEST SENIOR ACTIVITIES - GRAD NIGHT.  www.baconacademyprojectgrad.org
  7. Athletics:  Tryouts for Fall Sports - Dates and Times:  Click here for dates and times.
  8. Fall Sports 18-19 registration is Open! Dear Athletes and Families: All athletes that are participating in fall sports must register online with Family ID.  Directions attached here and online. Physicals still need to be filed in the nurse’s office. Do not drop them off to the Athletic Director.  A parent/guardian should register by clicking on the following link:  https://www.familyid.com/organizations/bacon-academy-athletic-department#programs. Will close 9/7/18! 
  9. First Day Committee Summer Fundraisers: Car Washes at Advanced Auto Parts: July 7th, July 14th and the First Day Committee will be at Noel's Market on June 30th, July 14th, July 22nd accepting donations.
  10. Bacon Athletes and Parents: Save the date 8/1/18! There will be a fall athletic pre-season meeting on 8/1/18 at 6pm in the Bacon Auditorium (for all athletes and parents). This will give parents and athletes and chance to meet coaches and find out information for the upcoming season.
  11. Save the Date for the Bacon Athletic's Golf Event: Friday, August 3, 2018. Click here for details.
  12. State of Connecticut has put together resources to support Mastery-Based Learning Resources here and a list of Frequently Asked Questions here.
  13. Colchester Youth Services’ Summer Trips!! Every Summer, Youth Services plans a whole season packed with FUN every day! This year, we have a ton of trips for your child to enjoy, including: Brownstone Quarry, Lake Compounce, Indoor Rock Climbing, The Lion King @ the Bushnell, Launch and Dave & Busters, Parkour, USA Ninja Challenge course, River Tubing, Ropes Courses, and so much more! The Summer trip calendar has been released and copies can be found in our office in the Town Hall, on Facebook, digital backpack, and our website (www.colchesterct.gov/youth). Please read all information on our website regarding trips to be best prepared for Summer. Feel free to contact us with any questions at (860)537-7255. Registration for Summer Trips is open and will continue all Summer. This is an online only registration program.

UPDATE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE

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SENIORS: SENDING TRANSCRIPTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT AND AP CREDITS

SENIORS are responsible for contacting UCONN/Eastern/TRCC/Syracuse to request final transcript releases to attending colleges. Here are the links:

 

2018-19 UCONN EARLY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 2-STEP REGISTRATION

  • The deadline to enroll is June 29th! Check your emails for a UCONN NetID. Once that is validated, you can enroll in your course(s). If you haven’t received a NetID email from UCONN to enroll in your course(s), visit http://netid.uconn.edu to search for it or call 860-486-0702. Deadline to enroll is June 29th. If you miss these deadlines, there will be a late fee and a delay in your registration until the add/drop period of August 15th - September 28th.

JUNIOR INFORMATION

  • At the beginning of the summer, all Juniors will receive a mailing with their transcripts and information on CommonApp, personal essay, Naviance tasks, and general information to prepare for Senior year. Visit colleges this summer!
  • SUMMER COLLEGE FAIR AT CHOATE Wednesday, July 11th, 3:00-4:30pm: 100 colleges will participate at Choate Rosemary Hall, Hill House Dining Hall, Wallingford, CT. See the list at:  www.choate.edu, under “Full Calendar.”

SAT/ACT TESTING

  • The registration deadline for the August 25th SAT is July 27th Sat.org Bacon Academy is not a test center.

Have a great summer!

The Bacon Academy School Counseling Office


For the list of the School Counseling Department Assignments click here.

            Sharon Gagne, sgagn509@colchesterct.org

            Andrea Merry, amerry@colchesterct.org

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

            Melanie Wehrenberg, mwehrenberg@colchesterct.org

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

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


DISTRICT:

  1. Summer Office Hours for Colchester Public Schools and Board of Education Office:  If you plan to visit any of the schools during the summer, please call to check their summer hours of operation. Bacon Academy 860.537.2378, William J. Johnston Middle School 860.537.2313, Jack Jackter Intermediate School 860.537.9421, Colchester Elementary School 860.537.0717 or the Pupil Services/Special Education office 860.537.3103. The Board of Education office hours are M-Th 7:00am-3:30pm and Friday 7:00am-12:30pm.

Community News:

  1. Summer Kindness Challenge:  Click here for details.
  2. Tick Information:  Click here for safety tips regarding ticks in your area.
  3. June UCFS Health Awareness Information: Click here for flier with details.
  4. CCT NEEDS A MARCHING BAND: The Colchester Community Theatre is performing Music Man Jr. for their summer workshop.  We are in need of band members for the finale.  If any student is interested in performing for the final song, please contact Dr. Wallis Johnson at wallisabe@comcast.net.  Students would be required to attend the performance on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00pm, the dress rehearsal on Friday, July 20 at 10:00am, and a run-thru rehearsal on July 19 from 9:00-12:00.  Free pizza would be provided on Friday at the end of our rehearsal!!!
  5. Colchester Youth Services’ Summer Trips!! Every Summer, Youth Services plans a whole season packed with FUN every day! This year, we have a ton of trips for your child to enjoy, including: Brownstone Quarry, Lake Compounce, Indoor Rock Climbing, The Lion King @ the Bushnell, Launch and Dave & Busters, Parkour, USA Ninja Challenge course, River Tubing, Ropes Courses, and so much more! The Summer trip calendar has been released and copies can be found in our office in the Town Hall, on Facebook, digital backpack, and our website (www.colchesterct.gov/youth). Please read all information on our website regarding trips to be best prepared for Summer. Feel free to contact us with any questions at (860)537-7255. Registration for Summer Trips is open and will continue all Summer. This is an online only registration program.
  6. Summer Trips with Colchester Youth & Social Services!  Click here for list of upcoming events and information here.
  7. Save the Date for the Bacon Athletic’s Golf Event: August 3, 2018. Click here for details. The funds raised are distributed to the BA Athletic sports teams participating in the event.
  8. Colchester Summer Camp Calendar:  Click here for the day camp calendar of events!
  9. Colchester Summer Trips (Online) Registration is May:  Click here for information.
  10. Parent Support Program for Children with Anxiety or Depression: Details here.
  11. For Parents of Children of All Ages Click here for details.
  12. Colchester's School Resilience Program: Click here for details.
  13. Colchester Cub Scout Pack 13 Events: Save the dates! Ice Cream Social, Friday, August 24th at 6pm and Joining Night Friday, September 14th at 6pm. Both events will be at St. Andrew's Parish hall.

Last Digital Backpack



       


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






Website Accessibility: The Colchester Public School District is committed to making our website content accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the CPS website pages, please contact Dawn Shea at 860-537-7267.



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