The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of November 12, 2018

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

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School Closed - Veteran's Day

Monday, Nov. 12th, 8pm

Home Sweet Home

Lesson Plans DUE

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 8am

Bullock School

  • To the Gr2 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!
  • Our 5-minute Morning Mindfulness sessions take place daily! All are invited...the fun starts at 7:45 in the Media Center!

CAST Meetings

Friday, Nov. 16th, 9am-2pm

Small Conference Room

The Principal's POV on...This Month's SEL Book-talk!

I think we can all agree that this month's article was a perfect follow-up to our October PD day with Melissa Sadin! Personally, I found the section dealing with grace to be a very powerful reminder as we work with our students. We all make mistakes from time-to-time & we all have some days that are better than others...and we all (ourselves & our students alike) deserve some grace!

One easy way to communicate a sense of grace to our students is to hold a "high-five, hug, handshake" routine throughout the day! While this "greeting" is typically done as a students arrive each morning, imagine how this can communicate a "fresh start" to our kiddos after lunches, specials and as a way to end the day on a positive note! Jump in there and give it a try...and don't forget to share the results via social media, during a Chat & Chew, or as we pass in the halls!

THANK YOU to everyone that shared your thoughts on the article, on how our #EverydaySEL journey has shaped your views, and on the successes you have experienced with our students throughout the fall...and to everyone in the #BullockES community, look below for some STANDOUT quotes from this month's dialog!

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The Principal's Point of View

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News & Notes

November SEL Article: Don't forget to pick-up our November SEL book-talk article! Copies are located next to the faculty sign-in sheet!

November PLT Presentations: To our Read Aloud & Writing grade level PLT's...don't forget to book your release day! If you have any questions about what to present or how to structure your day, just let me know!

Consequences & SEL: Want to catch up on this month's #PrincipalsPOV articles on consequences and #EverdaySEL over the long weekend? Then click here to visit my web page & read on!

South Jersey Food Bank: Don't forget about our South Jersey food bank fundraiser. Money is due by 11/13 and dress down week is 11/13-11/16. Thanks!

1st Grade World Cultures UPDATE: For the remainder of the month, all 1st Grade World Cultures classes will be held in the Music Room.

Bullock Meeting Minutes

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You're the Best...Quotes from the Staff!

  • A shout out to third grade teachers sharing how they run Guided Reading!
  • Katie and Michelle thank you for taking care of us for our Holiday gifts! YOU ROCK!!
  • Thanks to Tag for all you did for the FUNdations team.
  • A big shout out the best 1st grade team. You amaze me every single day! Tag
  • Theresa, thanks for all that you do for our teachers and students! Tag
  • Thank you Mr. Bittner for setting up the Veterans Day reflection table.
  • Thank you Ms. Evans for interviewing your grandfather for our Veterans Day Celebration.
  • Thank you Laure for helping out with the luncheon.
  • Thank you to our PTO and International Club parents for sponsoring our Veterans Day Luncheon.

Schoolwide Events

Community events/reminders are in bold.

  • 11/07: Veterans Day Celebration
  • 11/08: School Closed NJEA Convention
  • 11/09: School Closed NJEA Convention
  • 11/12: School Closed Veteran's Day
  • 11/19: Bulldog Buddies/SEL Meeting
  • 11/21: 1:00 Dismissal
  • 11/22: School Closed Thanksgiving (11/22, 23)
  • 11/26: Gr1 Team Meeting
  • 11/27: Gr2 Team Meeting
  • 11/28: Gr3 Team Meeting & Parent Workshop
  • 11/29: Special Areas Meeting

Happy Birthday!

  • Ms. Alleman - 10/31
  • Ms. Perry - 11/9
  • Mr. Mangino - 11/19
  • Mr. Bittner - 11/22
  • Ms. Giroux - 11/27
  • Ms. Raynor - 11/30