The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of May 2, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

How will you CHANGE THE WORLD by sharing & supporting your opinion?

Lesson Plans Due

Monday, May 2nd, 8:30am

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PARCC Testing: Week 2

Monday, May 2nd, 8:45am to Thursday, May 5th, 2pm

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  • To the 3rd Grade Team: Please be ready to test at 8:45 each morning...our time frames for ELA are CLOSE!
  • To ALL Staff: We will be back to our regular schedules starting Friday the 5th.

Teacher Appreciation Brunch

Monday, May 2nd, 8am

Copy Room

The Bullock Staff is "2nd" to none!

Monday, May 2nd, 8am

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Teacher Dress Down Day: Show your spirit by wearing those Bulldog colors!

PTO Teacher Appreciation Brunch

Wednesday, May 4th, 8am

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The "4th" is with the Bullock Staff!

Wednesday, May 4th, 8am

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Teacher Dress Down Day: Show your spirit by wearing something Star Wars or something from your favorite movie! May the 4th be with you!

Cinco De Mayo Luncheon

Thursday, May 5th, 11am

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The Bullock Staff is Marvel-ous!

Friday, May 6th, 8am

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Teacher Dress Down Day: Show your spirit by wearing something with superheroes!

The Curriculum Corner: Questioning for Comprehension

Click here to visit Edutopia and read a great article by Fisher & Frey. In it they share 4 BIG questions to support deep thinking as students read: What does the text say; How does the text work; What does the text mean & What does the text inspire you to do? More importantly though, they provide ways to scaffold and support these big questions as you work with students. As you read, consider the scaffolding process that was outlined in the Maria Nichols text from our 1st Trimester PLC. Not only does this support what we learned from that text, but it fully supports the thinking that is required as part of the Continuum. Feel free to share some ways you scaffold deep questioning for your students via email, social media or in the footer of the Buzz!
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News & Notes

  • Our 5/5 Faculty Meeting will be postponed. Unfortunately, some of the Rowan Staff was unable to attend that date. As soon as I have a date set with the University, I will let everyone know. The plan is for them to present the PDS (Professional Development School) model & have the staff vote to participate.

  • The Bullock Garden t-shirt fundraiser will continue through May 13th.

  • Please sign up for a time slot to plant your class’ seedlings in the Garden on May 4th. Volunteers and peer Garden Leaders will be in the garden throughout the day to help plant. Sign-up sheet will be on the desk in the main office.

  • We are currently looking at enrollment numbers...if you are interested in switching grade levels, please let me know!

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

  • To all my PARCC Test Administrators and Proctors – thank you for a successful week one of testing! We made it through with only minor tech glitches. I appreciate your patience working through the glitches we had on day 1!
  • Dionne – thank you for all of your help with the computers/laptops and tech issues this week and prior to the start of testing! I think you should be promoted to be my assistant School Test Coordinator!
  • Grade 1 and 2 and staff who are not testing – thank you for your patience during PARCC testing!
  • Shout out to Amanda for all her help with the PARCC!
  • Thank you to Dionne for always being there for us!
  • Huge thank you to Karen my PARCC partner for all your help!
  • Shout out to Donna for being a good friend!
  • Congrats to Kathy so happy for you! Will miss my summer school partner and friend!
  • Thank you for all the cards and kind words of sympathy this week. It was very much appreciated, making a difficult time for me easier – Carol.
  • Thank you to Amanda and Mrs. Young for their hard work this week!

Schoolwide Events

  • 05/02 - PARCC Assessment Week #2 (5/2-5/6)
  • 05/05 - Faculty Meeting & Collaboration Day
  • 05/09 - PARCC Make-up Week (5/9-5/13)
  • 05/10 - 2nd Grade Trip (Camden Aquarium)
  • 05/11 - Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 05/19 - CAST Paperwork DUE
  • 05/26 - CAST Meetings; 3rd Grade Honors Choir Concert
  • 05/27 - Bowe Band Assembly (9:45); Star Student Luncheon
  • 05/30 - School Closed (Memorial Day)

Happy Birthday!

  • Rona Johnson - 5/2
  • Barbara Heck - 5/3
  • Lauren Moss - 5/4
  • Melissa Tees - 5/5
  • Aileen Castro - 5/6
  • Andrea Dalfonso - 5/7
  • Brian Johnson - 5/16
  • Beth Grygo - 5/20

The Curriculum Corner PLN

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