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Week of May 13, 2019

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The Bulldog Buzz: Special (AREAS) Edition - May

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Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, May 13th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the Gr2 Team: My Chat & Chew block is during your lunch block this week! If you would to dialog about any of our initiatives, let me know!

NJSLA Testing & Make-ups

Monday, May 13th, 8:45am-2pm

Bullock School

Gr2 Mother's Day Tea

Monday, May 13th, 9am

Bullock School

  • Due to NJSLA testing, we are asking that all families enter the building via the gym doors. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

The Principal's POV on...Recess!

Next fall the NJDOE will be requiring a daily 20-minute recess block for all students K-5. This is nothing new for #BullockES since recess is already a part of our daily schedule; however, it is a wonderful opportunity to take our current recess routines and the integration of #EverdaySEL to new heights! Therefore, in the weeks to come, I will be sharing some thoughts on how to get the most out of recess through the application of games, creative/free play, student choice & our SEL activities. For now, take a look below for some important highlights from the new regulations...and don't forget to share your thoughts via email, social media or during a Chat & Chew session!
  • All schools must provide a daily 20-minutes recess block, that shall be held outside whenever feasible.
  • No student shall be denied recess, except in the case of a violation of the school's code of conduct.
  • No student shall be denied recess more than twice per week for a violation of the school's code of conduct. Further, the student shall be provided a restorative activity during recess with the goals of improving the social-emotional and behavioral responses of the student.
The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

Spring Test/Data: Grades 1 & 2 will administer their F&P benchmarks during NJSLA/PARCC week. Grade 3 will administer F&P the week of 5/20. All data (including DIBELS & Math Benchmarks) will be due on Friday, May 31st.


Benchmarking Coverage UPDATE: I am currently working on a game plan for release days...stay tuned for updates!


Bulldog Buzz Special (AREAS) Edition: Click here (or in the bar at the top of the Buzz) to check out this month's Special Areas newsletter!


Spring Art Show: See below for some important updates from Ms. Perry.

  • The Art Show is on May 30th from 4-6 pm. It will take place right before the Title 1 Family Night here at Bullock. All of you are welcome to attend!
  • Art Show flyers will be in your mailboxes by Thursday, May 16th, if you could please send them home with your students.
  • If you have a bulletin board in the main hallway (from the Art Room down to Exit 2), please remove all materials from it by Friday, May 24th. Castro and I need to begin covering them in preparation for the Art Show that following week.
Bullock Meeting Minutes

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BOOM! Shout-outs from the Staff!

  • Thank you to all first grade for being organized and making our trip a success!
  • Thanks Heather for always stepping up and organizing our field trip!
  • Special SHOUT OUT to our PTO for sponsoring our breakfast and luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Great job everyone during the evacuation!

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Molloy - 5/3
  • Ms. Johnson - 5/2
  • Ms. Tees - 5/5
  • Ms. Castro - 5/6
  • Ms. Dalfonso - 5/7
  • Ms. Grygo - 5/20

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 05/06: NJSLA/PARCC (5/6-5/13) & F&P Window (Gr1 & 2)
  • 05/10: CAST Meetings
  • 05/14: NJSLA Make-ups (5/13-5/17)
  • 05/15: County Visit (STEAM Program)
  • 05/20: District Bulldog Buddies Meeting & Gr3 F&P
  • 05/24: CAST Meetings
  • 05/27: School Closed (Memorial Day)
  • 05/29: Dr. Silverstein's Budget Presentation/Faculty Meeting
  • 05/30: Student Art Show & Family Night
  • 05/31: Math & DIBELS Data DUE
  • 06/03: Kindergarten visits Bullock
  • 06/04: Gr3 visits Bowe
  • 06/05: Field Day
  • 06/06: Bullock Retirement Dinner
  • 06/07: Star Student Luncheon