The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of October 28, 2019

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. 4th, 8am

Bullock School

Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting

Monday, Nov. 4th, 3-4pm

Media Center

Technology PLC Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2:45pm

Media Center

  • Do you want more technology tools at your fingertips? Do you want to learn some PRACTICAL applications for the technology we currently employ? Then come on out and share your voice!

Red, White & Blue Day!

Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 8:30am

Bullock School

  • Wear red, white and blue today and celebrate our Veterans!
  • Our Veterans Day Celebration/Read-in will take place today from 9-11. See the footer of the Buzz for details!

School Closed-NJEA Convention

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 8:30am

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School Closed-NJEA Convention

Friday, Nov. 8th, 8:30am

Home Sweet Home

The Principal's POV on...Staying Grounded!

We all have a "full plate" of tasks that keep us busy, and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get it all done (am I right?!). Whether its school meetings, phone calls or an endless supply of emails, a Principal could easily spend their day locked-up in the office. However, this isn't fulfilling and it's certainly not why we became educators to begin with! So how does one find a balance? How does one stay grounded?


For me, it's the time I get to spend with students and seeing all the progress they make. Whether it's my daily Check-in Team (pictured above), my weekly Book Buddies Group, Birthday Selfies or our Bulldog Buddy Winners...this is what puts a smile on my face and keeps me going when things get tough! That's why I make these moments a priority each and every day...no matter what!


As #BullockES continues our focus on #EverydaySEL & mindfulness, I challenge you to to find what grounds you and run with it! This could mean engaging in a specific daily routine, having an item to focus on, or even just taking the time to breathe. After all, if we're not grounded then how we can help our students? Thank you for a fantastic week & don't forget to share your grounding techniques via email, social media or during a Chat & Chew!

The Principal's Point of View

Click here to access my blog!

News & Notes

Volunteers are needed to help with holiday decorations and prep, ie: steaming costumes, covering boxes, etc. Also, if you are interested in helping prepare our STEAM Lab to get it up and running for our students…please contact Mrs. Castro at extension: 8132, or email acastro@gpsd.us.


SGO'S: All SGO's are due by 11/6. My Chat & Chew block will be open during all lunches on the following days. Please sign-up with Joan if you wanted to meet & finalize your SGO together.

  • Nov 4, 5, 6


PTO Spirit Wear: Need some fresh duds for our Faculty Dress Down Fridays? Click here to place your order! The sale runs through 11/15.

Bullock's BOOM Board!

You're the best! Shout-outs from the staff...
  • Thanks to Ms. Lori and our awesome GAPA/RASKEL teams for an AWESOME Lights On Afterschool family event!

  • Shout-out to Ms. Sweeney, Ms. Giroux, Ms. Mannino, Ms. Gomez & Officer Hoinkis for all your work on the Halloween parade. Everyone had fun and things ran like clockwork!

  • A big thank you to Andi... you always have an open ear and HEART. Your voice of reason is a blessing that is immeasurable to me. Tag
  • A big shout out to Karen who perseveres through the toughest of times! You serve well! Tag
Bullock Meeting Minutes

Click here to stay up to date with our PLT's, Committees & Team Meetings!

Happy Birthday!

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

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 11/01: CAST Meetings
  • 11/04: Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 11/06: Veteran's Day Celebration & Read-in
  • 11/07: School Closed (NJEA Convention)
  • 11/08: School Closed (NJEA Convention)
  • 11/11: School Closed (Veteran's Day)
  • 11/13: Faculty Meeting
  • 11/15: CAST Meetings
  • 11/22: Star Student Luncheon
  • 11/27: 1:00 PM Dismissal (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/28: School Closed (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/28: School Closed (Thanksgiving)
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