The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of November 19, 2018

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Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, Nov. 26th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the BSI & Special Areas 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!

Gr1 Team Meeting

Monday, Nov. 26th, 3pm

Demo Room

  • SEL Article
  • Read Aloud PLT Presentation
  • Writing PLT Presentation

Gr2 Team Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 3pm

Demo Room

  • SEL Article
  • Read Aloud PLT Presentation
  • Writing PLT Presentation

Gr3 Team Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 3pm

Demo Room

  • SEL Article
  • Read Aloud PLT Presentation
  • Writing PLT Presentation

BSI Parent Night

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 5:30pm

Media Center

Parent “To Do’s”: Help Your Kids Do Great in School This Year!

  • 5:30 PM - Dinner
  • 6:00 PM - Workshop

Special Areas Team Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 3pm

Small Conference Room

  • SEL Article
  • Lunch/Hallways & Mindfulness
  • Grade Level Updates

The Principal's POV on...Being THANKFUL for our PLT's!

Making the leap from business as usual to the unknown requires an enormous amount of trust - Daniel Venables.


Throughout his text on teacher led PLT's (Professional Learning Teams), Dan Venables shares various scenarios & provides sound advice to help us navigate potential "growing pains" as our teams take shape. Ultimately, it boils down to the relationships we have with one another, and an unwavering focus on the kiddos & on the work we do.

As I reflect on our first meeting this year, I remember sitting with each team and saying: I have no idea how to structure our "investigations", but we're going to jump in there & it will be great! Well, needless to say we are two months into the process and it has been simply AMAZING! And so, I wanted to leave you with a quote from Venables' text that perfectly sums up how I feel going into this Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday & THANK YOU for all you do for our kiddos!


I always leave such meetings feeling proud to be an educator & impressed by how professionally teachers comport themselves when they are operating in an environment that supports it.

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

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, 10:00 AM (Gr1 Show); 7:00 PM (Choir)


AM Routines: It is such a wonderful thing to start off each day with my Check-in Team, our Bulldog Buddy winners & our birthday kiddos! In order to support our Hallway HEROES initiative (see below), I'm going to tweak some routines to assist w/crowd control in the office and hallways. Here's the plan!

  • Birthday Selfies - Rather than sending students down, I will come to the classrooms starting Monday.
  • Student "Helpers" - Be judicial when sending Check-in students & Bulldog Buddy winners with "helpers." Most students are able to make it down to my office on their own at this point.


Project Hallway: We will be starting our Bulldog Buddies "Project Hallway" initiative on Monday! Check your email for details! Prep your kiddos & be ready with your strategies! Lets see which class get the most biscuits! See below for our hallway expectations!

Bullock Meeting Minutes

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Shout-outs from the Staff...BOOM!

  • Thank you for planning the library trips AMY!!
  • Shout out to the digital all-star students in A6 for a great day learning how to make a website with Google Sites! And thanks to their teachers for inviting me!!
  • Nicole L. I love your bulletin board! It makes me happy to know that our older students appreciate us!
  • Thanks to Mrs. Raynor for all that you do for our students and staff. You go above and beyond every day.
  • Mrs. Castro- Thank you for always remembering our Veterans.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Raynor, Mrs. Debes and Mrs. Masso for setting up the library trip, thank you for all you do for our students.
  • Twinkie, you are always rocking it.
  • Rondeau thank you for the help. You’re the best.
  • I am thankful for being able work each day with such amazing, intelligent, kind and generous people. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your loved ones my Bullock Family!

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 11/28: BSI Parent Night (5:30 PM-Dinner; 6:00-Workshop)
  • 11:30: Star Student Luncheon
  • 12/03: PTO Holiday Shop (12/3-12/7)
  • 12/05: Holiday Concerts (10:00 AM-Gr1; 7:00 PM-Chorus) & CAST
  • 12/07: Data DUE (End of T1); 2-hour delay
  • 12/10: Parent-Teacher Conferences & Book Fair, 1:00 Dismissals (12/10-12/14)
  • 12/17: Team Meeting (FUNdations & Eureka Articulation)
  • 12/19: BSI Parent Night (5:30 PM-Dinner; 6:00-Workshop)
  • 12/21: 1:00 Dismissal (Winter Break, 12/24-1/1)
  • 01/02: Winter Pep Rally
  • 01/04: Star Student Luncheon

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Rullo - 12/7