The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of December 2, 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, Dec. 2nd, 8am

Bullock School

  • Special Areas & BSI: 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!

PTO Holiday Shop

Monday, Dec. 2nd, 8:30am to Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2pm

Media Center

  • If you are able to volunteer and help, sign up by clicking here.

PK-6 Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting

Monday, Dec. 2nd, 3-5pm

Small Conference Room

CAST Meetings

Friday, Dec. 6th, 9am-2pm

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV...on being Thankful!

Last Friday during our Star Student Luncheon, I enjoyed a brief "mindful" moment. I turned away from our table to scan the cafeteria and noticed two students from my Check-in Team at the table next to ours. I didn't say HI or crack a joke with them the way I normally do...I just quietly watched for a moment, and what I saw was absolutely WONDERFUL.

I saw two students who struggled greatly when when they came to #BullockES interacting with their peers. I saw them laughing and having fun while they ate. I saw two young men who are now performing as scholars in their classroom. I saw how their trajectory as students has been altered for the better...and I felt such joy, peace & satisfaction.

The truth is, I'm thankful for them! They have made me a better person & educator. I'm thankful that they have given me the motivation to stay positive & focused even when things get tough! I'm thankful for their families that have been honest & supportive. I'm thankful for the teachers (past & present) that have worked so hard to assist them and treat each day as new beginning!

The truth is, I'm incredibly thankful to be working with such an amazing group of educators and to serve such an amazing community. Thank you to everyone for all you do for our students and don't forget to take a mindful moment in between bites of turkey to reflect on what you're thankful for! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

Important Math Updates/Reminders:

  • Don't forget that math benchmark data is due on Friday, December 6.
  • Just a reminder that students should be doing both the Eureka Sprints & our grade level fluency exercises (bubble gum, rocket, karate).

Governor's Educator of the Year: It's already that time of the year! It's time to submit your nominations for Educator & ED Services Professional of the Year. All nominations are due by Friday, Dec 13. Click here to review the criteria for eligibility & here for the nomination form. If you have any questions, just let me know!

PTO Holiday Shop: Our shop will be open from the 2nd through the 5th and we need your help! If you are able to volunteer and help, sign up by clicking here.

Bullock's BOOM Board!

You're the best! Shout-outs from the staff...

  • Marian~Thanks for taking such good care of my student. You truly are the best!

  • Aileen, you are so much fun to work with and I enjoy creating musical programs with you! Thank you for all of your support (and Laughs)

  • Aileen, Debbie, & Sarah thank you for all of your support with the Thanksgiving Day Parade and giving up your holiday morning to be with the students! The kids will never forget this experience!! You truly are the BEST!!!
  • Mrs. Dunn, thank you for organizing and taking care of our kids on the trip by sending Christa with us! We appreciate your support!
  • Special thanks to Linda and Lil for helping me get the Mandatory Health Training circulated to all of our aides. And thanks for all that you do and kindness to all.
  • Mrs. Storey, thanks for always being so caring for our students!
  • Thank you to everyone that participated in Monday's Jean Day fundraiser! As a result of your generosity, we were able to purchase a$130.00 Shop Rite gift card for a family in need!
Bullock Meeting Minutes

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

Happy Birthday!

  • Mr. Bittner - 11/22
  • Ms. Giroux - 11/27
  • Ms. Raynor - 11/30
  • Ms. Rullo - 12/7
  • Ms. Gomez - 12/13
  • Ms. Johnston - 12/15

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 12/02: PK-6 Bulldog Buddies Meeting (@ Bowe)
  • 12/06: CAST Meetings & Math Data DUE
  • 12/08: GPD Seniors Holiday Brunch (Gr3 Honors Choir will be performing)

  • 12/09: Parent/Teacher Conferences & Book Fair (1:00 Dismissals 12/9-12/12)
  • 12/11: Gr1 Winter Concert (9:00 AM) & Gr3 Choir Concert (7:00 PM)
  • 12/13: Star Student Luncheon
  • 12/16: Faculty Meeting & Breakout Sessions
  • 12/19: CAST Meetings
  • 12/20: 1:00 Dismissal
  • 12/23: Winter Break (12/23-1/1)
  • 01/03: CAST Meetings