The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of October 28, 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, Oct. 28th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the Gr3 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!

Real Men Read Visit

Monday, Oct. 28th, 11:30am

Bullock School

  • See Ms. Sweeney's email for our schedule.

Special Areas Meeting

Monday, Oct. 28th, 3-4pm

Small Conference Room

F&P Window CLOSES

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 3pm

Bullock School

Halloween Parade

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 1:30pm

Front Driveway at Bullock

  • Don't forget to check your child's backpack for party/parade information!

CAST Meetings

Friday, Nov. 1st, 9am-2pm

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV on...NJSBA Workshop 2019

In addition to my regularly scheduled "Principal duties" this week, I had the opportunity to put on my board member "hat" & represent Oaklyn at the 2019 NJSBA Workshop! When I decided to make the jump from teaching to administration, my goal was to broaden the scope of the community I support. Since becoming a board member, I'm able to attend events such as this and make a positive impact for the children in two communities...and it's an amazing feeling!


Throughout the week, I attended many fantastic sessions that focused on #EverydaySEL, Schoolwide PBSIS, student engagement/achievement & various legal issues in education. Needless, to say I learned a lot and can't wait to share with my colleagues, but the BEST part of my week was when I had parents reach out to say: HEY! Where’s the #BulldogBuddy winner videos? I can’t tell you how good it feels to celebrate our students’ achievements & to have my efforts recognized (and appreciated) by our families! I’m a lucky Principal to be serving this AMAZING community!


Don't forget to click through some of the links above to learn along with me & share your thoughts via email, social media or during a Chat & Chew! Thank you for a fantastic week & have a great weekend!

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

PTO Spirit Wear: Need some fresh duds for our Faculty Dress Down Fridays? Click here to place your order! The sale runs through 11/15.


SGO'S: All SGO's are due by 11/6. My Chat & Chew block will be open during all lunches on the following days. Please sign-up with Joan if you wanted to meet & finalize your SGO together.

  • Oct 28, 30, 31
  • Nov 4, 5, 6


STEAM LAB: If you would like to help get the STEAM LAB up & running, please reach out to Mrs. Castro at ext.8132, or acastro@gpsd.us.


Veterans Day Celebration: Our Read-In will take place on November 6th from 9-11 AM. Students: please wear red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day.

Bullock's BOOM Board!

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

  • A big shout out to my amazing BSI peers. You work so hard and give so much! Ty!

  • Thank you Teresa for always making the media center look so inviting and festive!! Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed!!

  • Thank you to Theresa for coming down to help out in our classroom!
  • Thank you to Mr. Brown for letting my student visit you!
  • Thanks to Mrs. Sweeney and the CAST team for being so helpful!
  • Thank you to Amanda for ALWAYS being available.
  • Thank you Amanda Brice for always being so kind and helpful to the office.
  • All special area teacher, thank you for always stepping up to help when subs are short. “You’re the Best”!
  • Thanks to my first grade friends for my Halloween shirt!!!!!
  • Special thanks to everyone who assisted with a student emergency this week. The teamwork was efficient and very visible and helps to increase everyone’s feelings of safety and well-being.
  • Joan, Thanks for being my right-hand girl for medical emergencies when they arise. You are always there and ready, helping me with my supplies and it really provides me with support during these times.
  • Thanks to everyone for helping me get some screenings done during morning hours this week. It was a successful week for me and I couldn’t have gotten so much accomplished without you.
  • Thanks to Ronnie and Toni for working out with me. It’s more fun with friends!!
  • Shout-out to Steph for taking a little twist on using the chalk at recess ! Working on (FUNdations) 1-1-1 words last week!
Bullock Meeting Minutes

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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)