David G. Burnet Elementary

Shining Stars Gazette - April 13th, 2015

7th week of the 5th six weeks


Good First Instruction - Notes from your principal

All Star Team,

Mr. Miles visit on Wednesday was an excellent one, one in which it was very obvious that at Burnet we keep the main thing the main thing, Quality of Instruction. Remember that the miracle is happening at Burnet. Great teaching and learning everyday and in every classroom because our students deserve our commitment! Thank you for choosing to be at Burnet and making a difference every single day.

Let's continue making everyday the best day ever at Burnet!



Our vision is to guide and direct our students, so they become productive citizens, lifelong learners, and future leaders. We are committed to providing the best education possible for every child.


Empowering students to become passionate learners. David G. Burnet Elementary is committed to ensuring each child a quality of education. We believe that quality of education should prepare a youngster for further education and responsible, productive citizenship.

Teacher Performance Rubric - Overview of Domains and Indicators

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

1.1 Demonstrates knowledge of content, concepts, and skills

1.2 Demonstrates knowledge of students

1.3 Plans or selects aligned formative and summative assessments

1.4 Integrates monitoring of student data into instruction

1.5 Develops standards-based unit and lesson plans

Domain 2: Instructional Practice

2.1 Establishes clear, aligned standards-based lesson objective(s)

2.2 Measures student mastery through a demonstration of learning (DOL)

2.3 Clearly presents instructional content

2.4 Checks for academic understanding

2.5 Engages students at all learning levels in rigorous work

2.6 Activates higher-order thinking skills

Domain 3: Classroom Culture

3.1 Maximizes instructional time

3.2 Maintains high student motivation

3.3 Maintains a welcoming environment that promotes learning and positive interactions

Domain 4: Professionalism & Collaboration

4.1 Models good attendance for students

4.2 Follows policies and procedures, and maintains accurate student records

4.3 Engages in professional development

4.4 Engages in professional community

4.5 Establishes relationships with families and communities

Key Action 1: Sustain a Positive Culture

Key Action 2: High Quality Instruction and Engagment

Key Action 3: Data-Driven Instruction

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

Domain 2: Instructional Practice

Domain 3: Classroom Culture

Domain 4: Professionalism and Collaboration

Week At-A-Glance

Monday, April 13th, 2015

  • Faculty Meeting -

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Collaborative Planning Meeting
  • K-5 Tutoring

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

  • Assistant Superintendent and all Division 1 ED walk at Burnet
  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Student Clubs & sports

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Open House at Burnet
  • 2nd Grade Planning Day
  • Thursday folder goes home
  • Remind 2nd and 4th grade students to wear college t-shirts tomorrow
  • K-5 Tutoring

Friday, April 17th, 2015

  • Staff with perfect attendance all week can wear jeans. Ms. Lupe will monitor :)
  • Kinder and 1st Grade Planning Day
  • STAAR Pep Rally at 1:30
  • Please send kudos to Ms. Loskot by 2:00 pm

Quote of the Week

Think BIG

Think Differently Act Courageously

STAY Calm and Shine On!

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Basketball Match!

Monday, April 27th, 3:15-4:45pm

3200 KInkade Drive

Dallas, TX

Please sign up in the main office to play in a basketball match. We will have Trustee Miguel Solis and Councilman Adam Medrano playing. It will be a fun event, please sign up to play. Those not playing will cheer for a team!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Important Dates!

April 15th: All EDs and Assistant Superintendent from Division 1 to visit Burnet and conduct calibrated spot observations.

April 16th: Planning Day for 2nd

April 16th: Common Open House during the day

April 17th: Planning Day for Kinder & 1st

April 17th: 5th Six Weeks Ends

April 17th: STAAR Pep Rally

April 20th: 6th Six Weeks Begins

April 20th: 5th STAAR Math

April 21st: 3rd and 4th STAAR Math

April 22nd: 3rd and 4th STAAR Reading & 5th STAAR Science

April 23rd, Planning Day for Math 3-5

April 24th, Planning Day for Reading 3-5

April 27th: Basketball Match

BEST DAY EVER - Everyday

Action Items