The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of October 22, 2018

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

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F&P Benchmark Week

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 26th, 2:30pm

Bullock School

  • Please remember to book your release day substitutes through Source. Please articulate with your grade level: 1 sub per grade level, per day. If you have any questions just let me know!

Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 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, share questions or just have a laugh...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!

1st Grade Parent Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 5:30-7pm

Media Center

1st Grade Fundamentals for Student Success!
  • Dinner service will run from 5:30-6:00.
  • Babysitting will be available!

Rowan Fossil Park Trips

Friday, Oct. 26th, 9am

Bullock School

STAR Student Luncheon

Friday, Oct. 26th, 11am-1pm


CAST Meetings

Friday, Oct. 26th, 9am-2pm

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV on...Consequences & SEL

Can consequences and #EverydaySEL coexist? That's the big question asked in last month's issue of ED Leadership...and the answer is YES! Author Mike Anderson, reminds us that although "3-strike" or "zero tolerance" policies are comforting and appear to offer quick & easy solutions, they don't actually change behavior in the long-term. However, if we take the "middle ground" and ensure more nuanced consequences, our classrooms "feel safe, orderly, & predictable." Students will learn that "mistakes, both academic and behavioral, are part of the learning process, and that their teacher is there to support them." Therefore, Anderson states that effective consequences must be:

  1. Related to the behavior
  2. Respectful of the student
  3. Reasonable for the STUDENT to carry out
  4. Revealed in advance (when possible)

Thank you for a fantastic week...and don't forget to share some ways that you ensure logical consequences in your classroom via social media or email!

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

October's SEL Article: The article for our October team meetings is now available next to the sign-in sheet on the front counter! Please remember to pick-up your copy. I can't wait to hear everyone's TQE's (thoughts, questions & epiphanies) about "Responding with Care to Students with Trauma."

Bus Evacuation Drill: We will be holding our fall bus evacuation drill on Thursday, the 25th. This won't impact our instructional schedules and will take place as buses arrive at school.

SGO Updates: Please turn in all SGO's by the end of the week. If you wanted to meet to review data, please reach out to Ms. Mannino to schedule. A breakdown of classroom SGO's are listed below.

  • Gr1: F&P (team) & DIBELS NWF (class)
  • Gr2: DIBELS ORF (class) & Fact Fluency (class)
  • Gr3: DIBELS ORF (class) & Comprehension (class)

Power PD: See below for details on our upcoming series of Power PD sessions with Ms. Price! All faculty/staff are invited to attend!

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Bullock Meeting Minutes

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

  • Missy - thanks for your assistance with a lil guy today!—Rona
  • Thank you, Heather, for representing Bullock at the Clinical Practice Open House!
  • A great big thanks to everyone who welcomed us into their classrooms last Friday. We appreciate your efforts as we pursue our second grade math initiatives. You are AWESOME! Fondly, Michelle and Sandy

  • Thanks Dave and Caitlin for all you do every day! –Kassie

  • Thank you for planning the read in Mrs. Castro!

  • Special THANK YOU to the entire Special Area Team for putting together our Hispanic Heritage Read-In.

  • Thank you to Mrs. Price and Mrs. Raynor for always collaborating and wanting to help with school-wide activities.

  • Thanks Kassie for a nice birthday surprise.

    Thank you Sarah! You’re an angel.

  • Shout-out to Kelli for being so flexible and switching days with me for the trip. You’re the best!!!

  • Thank you Ms. Miner for letting me watch your Math lesson. It was great!!!

  • Thank you Debes for having a guest speaker come in to talk with our classes about bridges. The students are so excited for the STEM activity.

  • Castro thank you for arranging Spanish Heritage Day. You are always bringing wonderful experiences to our students. Twinkie and I love you.

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 10/22: F&P Window OPENS (10/22-10/26)
  • 10/24: Gr1 Parent Workshop
  • 10/26: CAST Meetings, Star Student Luncheon, Fossil Park Trips
  • 10/29: Gr1 Team Meeting
  • 10/30: Gr2 Team Meeting
  • 10/31: Halloween Parade (1:30 PM)
  • 11/01: Gr3 Team Meeting
  • 11/02: Fossil Park Trips

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Werner - 10/1
  • Ms. Bernstiel - 10/6
  • Ms. Gianforcaro - 10/14
  • Ms. Sauer - 10/24
  • Mr. Brown - 10/11
  • Ms. Alleman - 10/31