The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of November 19, 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, Nov. 19th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the Gr3 Team: My Chat & Chew block is during your lunch period this week. If you would to dialog about any of our initiatives or share questions, let me know!
  • Our 5-minute Morning Mindfulness sessions take place daily! All are invited...the fun starts at 7:45 in the Media Center!

Bulldog Buddies/SEL Committee

Monday, Nov. 19th, 3-4pm

Demo Room

  • Everyday SEL, Chapter 3
  • Project "Hallway" Updates
  • Lunch Mindfulness
  • Data Review

1:00 PM Dismissal

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 1pm

Bullock School

School Closed - Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2:30pm

Home Sweet Home

The Principal's POV on...Feedback & our PLT's!

Part of the inspiration behind our Grade Level PLT initiative is a text I am currently reading by Daniel R. Venables. In the opening chapters he stresses the important role that feedback plays in helping us grow as educators. This isn't something new; however, he goes on to state that the most POWERFUL feedback doesn't necessarily come from an administrator or an isolated PD experience. Instead, he places the most value on peer observations & the resulting feedback...and this is something that has become the centerpiece of our PLT investigations!

By making this a part of our team meetings, we are able to "expedite the process of revising lessons & other teacher work" by drilling deeper into our practices. Will we always agree? NO, but that is OK! As long as we trust one another and remember that feedback isn't about you, it's about the work, our culture will be one in which feedback is expected and appreciated, rather than something negative and threatening. In fact, Venables goes so far as to say that by "not offering feedback, [we are being] DISRESPECTFUL to one another, as if to say that a teacher's work isn't important enough to think deeply about and offer suggestions" (mind BLOWN!).

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

November PLT's & SEL Article: To our Read Aloud & Writing PLT's...don't forget to book your release day! If you have any questions about what to present or how to structure your day, just let me know! Also, Don't forget to pick-up our November SEL book-talk article! Copies are located next to the faculty sign-in sheet!

Holiday Concert Updates: Concert rehearsals will take place in the gym on the dates/times listed below.

  • 1st Grade ONLY: 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/3, 12/4 (1:35 PM)
  • 1st Grade & International Club: 11/30, 12/3 & 12/4 (1:35 PM)
  • Gr3 Choir & International Club: 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/3, 124 (12:50 PM)
  • NEW Performance Date: 12/5, 9:30 AM (Gr1 Show); 7:00 PM (Choir)
Bullock Meeting Minutes

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

  • Rita your dedication to your students is so evident with your late night planning. BOOM to you!!!
  • Miss Ashley Kulikowski sends a BIG thank you to all those who were able to participate in the Epilepsy Awareness Dress Down Day. The donations benefit the Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Epilepsy Research Lab.
  • Michelle and Katie, I learned so much from you two, from our late night collaborations.
  • Nicole and Tag, a belated thank for going with my class to Fossil Park. You helped me out so much.
  • Thanks Esche for sharing a wonderful selection of texts with us!
  • Thank you to Sara, Sonya, and Karen for attending Tech Tuesday with me! You're doing great work!
  • Simone,

    thanks for being such a great friend in so many ways!

  • Andrea, thanks for sharing all of your great resources with me. Love working with you all these years.

  • Missy, right back at ya, wonderful neighbor & friend!

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 11/07: Veterans Day Celebration
  • 11/08: School Closed NJEA Convention
  • 11/09: School Closed NJEA Convention
  • 11/12: School Closed Veteran's Day
  • 11/19: Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting
  • 11/21: 1:00 Dismissal
  • 11/22: School Closed Thanksgiving (11/22, 23)
  • 11/26: Gr1 Team Meeting
  • 11/27: Gr2 Team Meeting
  • 11/28: Gr3 Team Meeting & Parent Workshop
  • 11/29: Special Areas Meeting

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Alleman - 10/31
  • Ms. Perry - 11/9
  • Mr. Mangino - 11/19
  • Mr. Bittner - 11/22
  • Ms. Giroux - 11/27
  • Ms. Raynor - 11/30