The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of December 21, 2015

How does thinking like a scientist help us understand our world?

Lesson Plans Due

Monday, Dec. 21st, 8:30am

Bullock School

Star Student Assembly

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 9:30am


  • 1:00 Dismissal Day

The Curriculum Corner: RTI is a Verb!

Over the past couple of years we have spent considerable time aligning our practices & data to the RTI (Response to Intervention) model; although, we haven't yet delved into the research behind the model. Click on the link below to read a fantastic article by Weber & Lang that breaks down the top 10 traits of effective RTI routines. As you read, consider: Which components are we already doing, which ones are almost there, & which ones do we really need to work towards? Don't forget to share your thoughts via email, social media or in the footer of the Buzz!
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News & Notes

  • Just a friendly reminder for our fire drills: A designee from each grade level should be giving an "all clear" prior to us re-entering the building so we know everyone is accounted for. Please select a designee & back-up if you do not have one. Thank you!
  • Please be punctual when arriving/picking up your students from Specials & Lunch. This can create challenges (especially during pick-ups) when we have multiple classes in the cafeteria.
  • As per the transportation department - Buses will no longer be permitted to come back to the building if a student misses it. Instead, parents would have to be called to do pick-ups. Please make every effort to get the kiddos out promptly.

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

  • Katie, thanks for holding down the fort! You’re the best!!
  • Thanks to all that helped with the Holiday Breakfast!!!
  • Thank you to everyone who helped make the SOS breakfast so enjoyable.
  • A special thank you to my Secret Santa, Laurie Geier, for all the lovely gifts
  • Lauren and Lynn for their help with the Santa Shop Wednesday.
  • Thank you Kim & Sandy for helping me track down my missing phone! You ladies are so awesome, I really appreciate it!
  • To my Secret Santa Steve: Thank you so much! PERFECT!
  • Karen P: Thank you for the sweet & thoughtful gift.
  • To all the Bullock teachers. You truly are the best.
  • Thank you Mel and Nicole for all of your help with Literacy!! J You ladies are the best!
  • Thank you Patti for the math review!
  • Thank you Katie for covering for my class- You are a life saver!!!
  • Thanks to Joan and Carol for the Baby Photo Contest – what a Hoot! … and the Holiday breakfast – it was great to see everyone!
  • Thanks to Scott Rogers for keeping me safe out there!
  • Nicole – for holding down the fort! BPE
  • Thanks Dionne for staying and helping me print what I needed! You are always so helpful!
  • Theresa – for pulling all of the books!
  • Michelle and Alex – thanks for just being great people to work with.
  • For the Buzz! Thanks to Carol Yaksta for being a great Secret Santa!
  • Thank you Mr. Bittner for keeping a child safe during our fire drill!
  • Carol and Joan – thank you for organizing the yummy breakfast this morning and the beautiful baby bulletin board!

  • Thanks to Kim for being a good friend!

  • Thanks to Joan and Carol for once again, assisting in getting medical letters out to the school community on a moment’s notice. I honestly could not have done it without you!

  • Mr. Rogers and staff, thanks for just “rolling with the flow”

  • Kassie, thanks for the ongoing collaboration and friendship.

  • Mari-Kay and the BSI staff, thanks for all of your hard work with the Santa Shop. I know the children enjoyed it.

  • Thanks Kassie for always being willing to help!!! Really appreciate you coordinating the gifts for second grade!!

  • I just want to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy.

Schoolwide Events

  • 01/04 - Bulldog Buddy Roleplays (1/4-1/8)
  • 01/07 - Faculty Meeting & CAST Paperwork DUE
  • 01/14 - CAST Meetings
  • 01/13 - Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 01/15 - Inservice Day
  • 01/20 - SIT Meetings & CAST Paperwork DUE
  • 01/21 - PTO Meeting (6:30 PM, Bowe Media Center)
  • 01/25 - DIBELS Window Opens (1/25-1/29)
  • 01/28 - CAST Meetings
  • 01/25 - Star Student Luncheon

Happy Birthday!

  • Donna Romalino - 1/1
  • Karen Peale - 1/2
  • Melanie Sweeney - 1/2
  • Rita Procopio - 1/4
  • Amy Masso - 1/9
  • Cindy Henik - 1/11
  • Lisa Blanton - 1/17
  • Marian Dunn - 1/29

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Weekly updates, reminders & bite-sized best practices for the faculty & staff of the Bullock School!