The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of May 20, 2019

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The Bulldog Buzz: Special (AREAS) Edition - May

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Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, May 20th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the Gr3 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!

Bulldog Buddies/SEL Team Meeting

Tuesday, May 21st, 3-4pm

Small Conference Room

  • SEL Updates
  • Recess Planning

CAST Meetings

Friday, May 24th, 9am-2pm

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV on...What makes a QUALITY recess?

There is no shortage of research on how physical activity impacts brain functioning (see the info-graphic below), but as we all know...fun, safe and active play doesn't just happen. In other words, it's up to US to plan for and model what we expect play to look like at #BullockES. This will ensure that our students not only benefit cognitively, but through a social-emotional lens as well. Keep reading to see what the CDC & SHAPE America consider to be three essential components of QUALITY recess...and share some strategies you plan on implementing this fall via social media, email or during a Chat & Chew session.


  • Map out the playground to designate specific areas of play.
  • Include roleplays that support conflict resolution, equipment safety & routines for specific games/activities.
  • Create opportunities for student choice and FULL participation by offering a variety of specific activities - some structured & led by an adult, some unstructured.
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The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

F&P Benchmarking: Please let Joan know if you haven't had your release day yet. We are putting together a schedule. Thank you!


Bowe Assembly: The Bowe School Band & Orchestra will be performing for all grade levels on 5/31 at 9:30. Please wait for the announcement before reporting to the gym


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

  • 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.
  • 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!
Bullock Meeting Minutes

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BOOM! Shout-outs from the Staff!

  • Thanks Amanda and Nicole for making the 3rd grade testing times smooth in spite of the road bumps!!!
  • A big shout out to the second grade team for a wonderful Mother’s Day tea. Mrs. Budney thank you for coordinating everything – it was a special event.
  • Giving a shout-out (BOOM) to Nicole Werner because she never fails to go out of her way to help me whenever I need it. XO
  • Thanks Officer Hoinkis for bravely defending my class from a bumble bee. LOL
  • Great job second grade with the Mother’s Day tea! And thanks to Kim for practicing the songs!
  • A little late, but thanks to Karen for being my class bug catcher—we are all very appreciative!

  • Thank you to everyone for your flexibility during our testing weeks.
  • Third grade team, testing administrators/proctors: THANK YOU! Great job as always administering the NJSLA!
  • Steph – Your bill is in the mail.
  • Bullock Staff, High School Staff, Glassboro PD and all others involved in the evacuation last week – Way to keep a hectic situation under control and running as smoothly as it possibly could! Everyone pitched in when they could.
  • Thank you for a great Mother’s Day Teas Second Grade!
  • Theresa, thanks for your help this week! You really care about the kids and it shows!

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.

  • 05/27: 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