The Bulldog Buzz!

School Opening 2018

What will you learn about the world by sharing stories from your life & the lives of others?

Glassboro Dyslexia Conference

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 9am-1pm

Glassboro High School

1st Grade Meet & Greet

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 10am-12pm

Bullock School

  • 10:00-10:20 - Last Names A-G
  • 10:30-10:50 - Last Names H-M
  • 11:00-11:20 - Last Names N-S
  • 11:30-12:00 - Last Names T-Z

Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 1-2pm

Media Center

Teacher Inservice, Day 1

Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 8am-3pm


  • Check email for today's agenda.

Teacher Inservice, Day 2

Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 8am-3pm

Bullock School

  • 8:00-9:00 - Schoolwide Potluck Breakfast (please let Joan know what you plan on bringing)
  • 9:00-10:00 - Faculty Meeting, Part 1 (bring your laptops & phones!)
  • 11:00-12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 - Faculty Meeting, Part 2
  • 12:30-3:00 - Room Prep & Team Collaboration

1st Day of School!

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 8am-2:30pm

Bullock School

  • Today is a FULL day.
  • Please remember to upload lesson plans to Oncourse.
  • Specials will run on a 2-hour delay schedule on Thursday, Friday & Monday.

Opening Day Pep Rally

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 8:30am

Bullock Gym

If you would like to assist with planning, meet us in Mrs. Castro's room after lunch on the 5th.

The Principal's POV on SEL Stories

To paraphrase Carla Tantillo Philibert, SEL isn't about purchasing another program or adding an extra block to the day. It's not just for for students in counseling groups or only part of special education programming. Instead, SEL should be spread throughout the day. It should be part of our everyday language & must permeate everything we do as we work with students. This is the only way that we can ensure that ALL students are developing an understanding of self & social awareness. Therefore, we must look at SEL through the lens of tiered supports...and it all starts with our schoolwide routines!

The SEL Story is the center-piece for each Monday's Social-Emotional Learning lesson and is the backbone to ensuring purposeful talk about social/self awareness! In order to help facilitate this, I have written all our Stories for us and will include them during AM Announcements every Monday (along with some Bulldog Buddy Breathing). You will also receive our Stories each week with the Buzz. This way you can display them via your ELMO during class dialog and print them to include in your writing centers as a prompt!

See below for a sample script/reminders to assist you as you work with students to unpack each SEL Story...and as we prep for opening day, don't forget to take a moment to share your reflections and POP Chart pics via social media or email!

Big picture

News & Notes

Emergency Sub Plans: Emergency Sub Plans will be due by Friday, September 28.

Trauma & SEL: Our BIG theme for this year will be trauma & SEL. If you haven't had the opportunity to checkout my point of view, click here...and don't forget to share your reflections via email or social media!

Morning Mindfulness: Starting Monday (9/10) I will be hosting a daily Morning Mindfulness session in the Media Center each morning! We will start at 7:45 AM & everyone is invited to attend! After all, we can't support student mindfulness if we aren't developing ours!

Meeting Minutes: In an effort to cut down on emails, all our meeting minutes will be kept on a Google DOC, and he link (see below) will be included in the Buzz each week! This way we will have easy access to monthly updates & can easily scroll back to previous minutes if you happen to miss!

Bullock Meeting Minutes

Click here to stay up to date with our PLC's, Committee & Team Meetings!

You're the Best...Quotes from Principal's Office

  • Thank you to Mr. Sole & our team of custodians making Bullock look its best for opening day!
  • Thank you to Joan for keeping us on target and ready for September!
  • To all the staff that worked with our kiddos during Extended Year and Summer rock!
  • Thank you to Heather, Sandy, Toni, Sonya, Jenna, Laure & Kassie for coming out to talk shop during our summer "Chat & Brew!"
  • Melanie - Thanks for all the hard work you've put in while you were "off the clock" this summer!
  • Nicole & Heather for coming in after school got out to help with interviews!
  • Thank you to EVERYONE at Bullock for your flexibility & understanding throughout the last-minute summer changes, as we addressed our budget crisis. I'm so proud to work with such a group of dedicated educators that always make the kiddos our top priority! It's going to be an AMAZING school year because of YOU!

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 08/29: Glassboro Dyslexia Conference (GHS)
  • 08/30: Gr1 Orientation (10:00-12:00) & Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 09/04: Teacher Inservice (GHS)
  • 09/05: Teacher Inservice (Bullock)
  • 09/06: 1st Day of School (FULL Day)
  • 09/17: Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting
  • 09/21: Hispanic Heritage Celebration & CAST
  • 09/24: Gr1 Team Meeting
  • 09/25: Gr2 Team Meeting
  • 09/26: Gr3 Team Meeting
  • 09/27: Specialists Team Meeting
  • 09/28: CAST Meetings
  • 10/04: Back-to-School Night (6:00 for BSI Session; 6:30 Session 1)

Happy Birthday!

  • Simone Marques - 9/13
  • Debbie Fanfarillo - 9/18
The Principal's Point of View

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