The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of November 18, 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. 18th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the 2nd Grade 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!

Star Student Luncheon

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 11am-12:45pm

Cafeteria

The Principal's POV on...Prep Time!

I recently read an "open letter" via the We Are Teachers blog entitled "Dear School Administrators, Please Stop Taking Away Teacher Planning Periods" (click here to check it out!). The article instantly brought to mind one of my favorite texts entitled, The Coach Approach to School Leadership. In it, the authors also bring up the frequency in which meetings are scheduled during teacher prep times & cautions administrators against this common practice.


Since reading The Coach Approach a couple of years ago, I have taken steps to restructure my day and spend less time in the office (hence my tricked-out Jedi Cart!). I also put together a rotating "lunch schedule" for myself that aligns with each grade level's lunch block. My goal for the #BullockES Chat & Chew block: To "break bread" with folks, and have time built into my schedule for co-planning, data review, etc...WITHOUT messing with people's prep times!


I'm happy to say that this has resulted in some productive collaboration throughout the fall and I'm looking forward to even more! Thank you for a fantastic week & don't forget to share your thoughts on keeping prep times sacred via email, social media or...during a Chat & Chew session some time soon!

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.

Bullock's BOOM Board!

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

  • Kelly V.~Welcome to our school! So glad you are here and looking forward to working with you this year!

  • Kassy and Dave~Thanks for letting us visit your classroom during Math time and also for the great tips!

  • Thank you Theresa for always helping out!
  • Thanks for lending an ear, Joan!

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)