Gonzalez Premier Express

Week of October 12, 2015


To become the PREMIER elementary school in Dallas ISD


Our 4B students will lead us during announcements this week. Please, make sure students are familiar with the script and report to the office by 7:58 a.m. I would like to start announcements no later than 8:05 a.m.


  • As we plan to engage students in each one of our lessons, continue to think about the following question, “how do we elicit quality responses from students? especially the shy ones?”
  • Analyzing and using common assessment data to help us determine areas of opportunity for our students. Create and implement an action plan to address those academic deficiencies.
  • More student to student engagement tied to the LO. The implementation of hands-on items, such as index cards, sticky notes, white boards, graphic organizers and other tools will support our students in internalizing their knowledge.

Games to Make - Great resource for our Pre-K - 1st grade students

Games to Make - Mrs. Pier came across this wonderful website with terrific games to make. Lots of sight word games but also some math stuff. Many of the games have playing pieces where you write the words you want on the cards. Could also write math problems on the cards. Hope y'all can use them. Great for centers while you are doing small group!
Thank you so much Mrs. Pier for sharing this resource and always trying to find different ways to present the information to our kids.


  • Ms. Martinez and Mr. Willis for their support with our swimming program. Our students had a blast during their first session.
  • Coach Crawford and Mr. Balbuena for leading our soccer teams and providing enrichment opportunities for our kids.
  • Mrs. Blasingame, Mr. Evangelister, and Mrs. Buchannon for their support in building the whole child as they lead our Chess team, Choir, and Cheerleaders respectively.
  • Ms. Cooray and Mr. Gonzalez-Perez for leading our Robotics teams. Our students are being exposed to real-life situations and challenged with the rigor of this program.
  • Ms. Shelby and Ms. Ruiz for coordinating and supporting our parental involvement. We had a great turn out of parents for our Coffee with the Principal (see pictures below)
  • Ms. Apilado and Mr. Mendez for attending the Best Practices Workshop: Data Driven-Decisions to support their RM implementation.
  • 3rd - 5th grade teams for having the most parents represented during our Coffee with the Principal.
  • After school Enrichment and Tutoring - Thank you so much for the collaboration that you are having among your grade level. There is a good representation of personnel in the cafeteria as well as in the dismissal areas. Please, continue to share with our students your expectations regarding behavior and academic performance.


October 12 -
  • Book Fair arrives and setup
  • Carlos will be on campus. Please, make sure you have submitted your technology tickets so that he may take care of your technology needs.

October 13 -

  • Principal for a Day - We will have Deborah Perkins from Rabobank

October 14 -
  • Weekly PLC Meetings - Literacy Library resources and classroom use.
  • Environmental Center Field Trip 3A,B,C

  • Soccer game 4:30/5:30 Vs. Pleasant Grove @Crawford Park

October 15 -
  • Environmental Center Field Trip 3D,E,F

  • Parent Conference Night - Resources are available in our “Staff” section of the website and some will be printed and placed in your boxes for your use

October 16 -


October 19 -
  • Professional Development day - No school for students
October 24 -
  • Dealey Academy Chess Tournament.
Week of October 25 -
  • Red Ribbon Week
October 27 -
  • Progress Repors go home - As a reminder, please update your Gradebooks at least once a week with a minimum of 2 grades/subject.

November 3 -

TEI Update

New SLOs for teachers impacted by leveling must be submitted by October 23
Teachers whose assignments are impacted by leveling must create a new SLO that aligns to their new teaching assignment and student population. Here are some helpful resources.

Distinguished Teacher Review Criteria & Application Training
Criteria: DTR intends to identify around the top 20 percent of teachers across the district. For this reason, the top 25 percent of teachers from every teacher category who meet the additional criteria were invited to apply.


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Ms. Maribel Herrera

She will be our new bilingual teacher assistant. Please, take some time to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.


Wishing you the very best!!!

Ms. Tabarez - October 15
Ms. Clark - October 17