The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of November 17, 2014

Don't forget to post the Words of the Week!

Lesson Plans Due

Monday, Nov. 17th, 8am

Bullock School

  • Please post to Oncourse

2nd Grade Team Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 2:45-3:45am

Media Center

  • Committee Updates - Bulldog Buddies & Leadership
  • Norming Session - Opinion Writing (Please be prepared with the Pathways Rubrics)
  • Grade Level Updates

Parent Learning Walk

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 9:30am

Bullock School

I will be providing the opportunity for a small group of parents (from PTO, ELL & SPED committees) to walk the building and learn about what we do! This will include some PD with me about literacy, math & the common core. This exciting initiative is new for me & is directly linked to my evaluation & PDP. I will be working on the schedule, so stay tuned for updates! If you have any questions, let me know!

CAST Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 12-2pm

Small Conference Room

There will be no BSI support today due to our meetings. The schedule is included with this email.

Science Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1:15pm


Please make your way to the gym starting at 1:00 so we can begin on time. There will be no announcements.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 6:30-7:30pm

Media Center

Star Student Luncheon

Friday, Nov. 21st, 11am-1pm


Star Students will be eating in the cafeteria with me! We will announce students throughout the week, but they will be announced again during lunches...can't wait to see the new routines in action!

The Curriculum Corner...Wrapping up a Unit of Study

Believe it or not, the first marking period is winding down & we are just about ready to move on to information writing! In her Two Writing Teachers blog entry, Elizabeth Moore (@BethMooreTCRWP) shares some fantastic (and practical) ideas to help us transition through each Unit of Study)...I even decided to share on her comments section! Click on the link below to see everything that she has to say. As always, feel free to chime-in with any thoughts via social media, email or simply leave some comments in the footer of The Buzz!

The Curriculum Corner Online

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News & Notes

  • We will be continue to provide gifts for our families in need this holiday season. Information will be coming out shortly. If you have families in mind, please let Marian know.
  • Dismissal Routines: Beginning Monday we will be sending all 2nd & 3rd graders directly to their busses each afternoon rather than lining them up in the hallway. 1st Grade will continue with the line-up/sign routines. The goal is to ensure that the busses aren't waiting for us in the afternoon. THANK YOU to the Leadership Team for your work on this!

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

  • A BIG thank you to Aileen for her interpreter skills at our meeting

  • Pud for making sure I was me.

  • Missy, Donna, & Aileen for the STRONG support!

  • Fanfarillo – You just rock!

  • Chris & Patti for joining the Garden Team!

  • Entire Garden Team for all of the AMAZING support & input!

  • Thanks Michelle for all your wonderful tips and sharing. You're the Best!

  • Thank you Patti for the Writer's Celebration letter, and Thank you Melanie for the "About the Author" page!!

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