The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of January 28, 2019

How will you think like a scientist to understand the world around you?

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F&P Benchmark Window Opens This Week

Lesson Plans DUE

Monday, Jan. 28th, 8am

Bullock School

  • My Chat & Chew block is open this week! If you would to dialog about any of our initiatives, let me know!

Gr1 Team Meeting

Monday, Jan. 28th, 2:45-4pm

Demo Room

  • See News & Notes for our agenda items

Gr2 Team Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 2:45-4pm

Demo Room

  • See News & Notes for our agenda items

Gr3 Team Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 2:45-4pm

Demo Room

  • See News & Notes for our agenda items

Special Areas Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 2:45-4pm

Demo Room

  • "Anxiety" Article
  • 4c: Communicating w/Families

Star Student Luncheon

Friday, Feb. 1st, 11am-1pm

Cafeteria

The Principal's POV on...Communicating w/Families (4c)

Last week we saw how one little component in Domain 4 (4b: Maintaining Accurate Records) can have overarching affect throughout Danielson's FFT rubric (impacting 1c, 1f, 3c & 3d). If we work smarter and not harder, we will notice that this is true for 4c as well!


Let's start by taking those student-friendly rubrics/checklists that we explored last week. Once you have established a regular routine for implementation (such as students performing a fluency check after completing each guided reading text)...send home copies! This ensures that students are contributing to what is being sent home. Another way to establish a regular routine for communicating with families can be to send home a weekly reflection/goal setting form that students & families can complete together! Talk about engaging our community!


The bottom line is that when we are look at 4c, our focus needs to be on establishing regular routines for family outreach (which is proactive in nature) rather than communicating as needed or only during conferences (which is reactive in nature). In doing this we ensure that our families have ongoing feedback on their child's progress & our instructional programming!


Just as I did last week, I have included several tools to support 4c via email to get the ball rolling! Always remember, when you're looking for artifacts & evidence to support Domain 4, focus on practices that you can infuse into your regular routines, or that we're already engaged in! This way you're not adding more to your plate! Thank you for a fantastic week & don't forget to "communicate" your thoughts on 4c via email, during a Chat & Chew or via social media!

The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

January Grade Level Meetings

  • Team Mindfulness
  • "Anxiety" Article Book-talk
  • Close-out DIBELS SGO's


Gr3 Honors Choir: Choir will restart on 2/12/19...can't wait to see Ms. Tursi!


African American Read-in: Readers are needed for our upcoming Read-In on 2/22 for Black History Month. Reach out to Mrs. Castro if you are interested!

Bullock Meeting Minutes

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BOOM! Shout-outs from the Staff!

  • TY Kassie Burt for all the Halloween donations!
  • Thank you to Sarah and Nicole for being proactive and remaining positive. I know it’s not easy, but I appreciate your efforts!
  • Congratulations, Tag! You are such a supportive colleague and a wonderful teacher!
  • Mrs. Castro – Thanks for including the entire second grade in the UNLESS Contest. It’s such a great idea and your dedication to the students is amazing!
  • Mrs. Sauer- Thanks for your support and making my day !
  • Shout out to Debes, Scharnagl, and Budney for helping us with dismissal on Wednesday! You girls are the best!!!

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 02/08: CAST Meetings
  • 02/11: Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting; PDS Network Meeting
  • 02/15: School Closed (Inservice Day)
  • 02/18: School Closed (President's Day)
  • 02/22: African American Read-in; PTO Snowball Dance
  • 02/25: Gr1 Meeting; Read Across America Week
  • 02/26: Gr2 Meeting
  • 02/27: Gr3 Meeting
  • 02/28: Special Areas Meeting
  • 03/01: Star Student Luncheon
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Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Dunn - 1/29
  • Ms. Rondeau - 1/30
  • Ms. Chiarelli - 2/2
  • Ms. McConnell - 2/3
  • Ms. B. Williams - 2/11
  • Ms. Concannon - 2/12
  • Ms. Consenza - 2/28

Basic Skills/ESL Parent Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 5:30pm

Media Center

How much is too much? Minecraft, Fortnight & more!

  • 5:30 - Dinner
  • 6:00 - Workshop