The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of September 24, 2018

What will you learn about the world by sharing stories from your life & the lives of others?

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Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, Sep. 24th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the 3rd Grade Team: My Chat & Chew block is during your lunch period this week. If you would to dialog about any of our initiatives, share questions or just have a laugh...let me know!
  • Don't forget about our 5-minute Morning Mindfulness sessions are still taking place every morning! All are invited...the fun starts at 7:45 in the Media Center!

Gr3 Comprehension Data DUE

Monday, Sep. 24th, 8am

Bullock School

Gr1 Team Meeting

Monday, Sep. 24th, 3pm

Demo Room

Gr2 Team Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 3pm

Demo Room

Gr3 Choir Starts

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 3pm

Music Room

Gr3 Team Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 3pm

Demo Room

Special Areas Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 3pm

Art Room

  • SEL Warm-up & Cool-down
  • "People not Programs" Article
  • Team Roles & SEL Agreements
  • Lunchtime Mindfulness
  • Dismissal Routines

CAST Meetings

Friday, Sep. 28th, 9-11am

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV on...This week's Bulldog Buddies Meeting

One goal of the mindfulness journey is developing the ability to quiet our minds and bodies. This practice helps us to appreciate our passions, relationships, hobbies, and each other more deeply. For our children, it will help them to regulate their emotions, to "be the solution" and be ready to learn (I have already seen a change in our students, believe it or not!). I went into this week's meeting HUNGRY for feedback on our new #EverydaySEL initiatives...and the team did not disappoint! Feedback was positive, constructive, productive and humorous (Yes, our 1st graders found their feet, LOL)! In short, I went home with my heart full! I can't thank everyone at #BullockES enough for supporting this district initiative and sharing in this newly found passion of mine. As a faculty member visiting Bullock stated: This building is leading the charge with SEL...and I could be prouder!
The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

SGO Development: It's that time again...start thinking about our SGO's! As we did last year, we will do a semester DIBELS SGO, and a reading or math SGO. All our documents will be due on Monday, October 15th. If you are interesting in "going paperless" let me know! I am hoping to "pilot" the SGO portion of Frontline.


Staff BIO's: Thanks to everyone who gave me their All About Me flyers. I have MANY pictures without flyers and some flyers without pictures! I'd like to complete the entry way next week. Please be sure to check with me if your not sure what is needed! Tag


Grade Level Meetings: We will be having our September Grade Level Meetings this week. See below for some agenda items...and if you have anything to add, please let me know!

  • SEL Warm-up & Cool-down
  • "People not Programs" Article
  • Team Roles & SEL Agreements
  • Curriculum Teams
  • PAP Review


From our Bullock Garden: If anyone would like seeds or garden ideas for Farm to School week, please email Sonya! Farm-to-School Week is


Emergency Sub Plans: Emergency Sub Plans will be due by Friday, September 28.

You're the Best...Quotes from the Staff!

  • Shout-out to Burt for a great start to our year. The POP chart is in full effect!
  • To my Bullock Family, thank you for all of your love, support and encouragement during this difficult time.
  • Shout out to Laure, thanks for setting up my technology for me and sharing so many awesome ideas with me. Your classroom looks amazing and you inspired me to make some changes to my own classroom.
  • Thanks Bernadette for recording “Lion’s Breath” for us to use at lunch! You’re the best!
  • Alisa-thank you for everything and we will survive together!
  • Carl-thanks for the fall activity
  • Budney, thank you for being there. You’re an amazing friend & carpool buddy
  • Elgordo has the BEST mommy ever!
  • Steph, your door is ADORABLE! It makes me smile every time I step into the hall. You rock!

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 10/01: Week of Respect (Assembly 10/1 @ 1:00 PM)
  • 10/04: Pictures & Back-to-School Night (6:00 for BSI Session; 6:30 Session 1)
  • 10/05: School Closed (Inservice Day)
  • 10/08: School Closed (Columbus Day)
  • 10/09: PTO Assembly (1:30 PM)
  • 10/11: Fire Prevention Assembly (9:15 AM)
  • 10/12: CAST Meetings
  • 10/15: Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 10/22: F&P Window OPENS (10/22-10/26)
  • 10/26: CAST Meetings/Star Student Luncheon
  • 10/29: Gr1 Team Meeting
  • 10/30: Gr2 Team Meeting
  • 10/31: Halloween Parade (1:00 PM)
  • 11/01: Gr3 Team Meeting

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Werner - 10/1
  • Ms. Bernstiel - 10/6
  • Ms. Gianforcaro - 10/14
  • Ms. Sauer - 10/24
  • Mr. Brown - 10/11