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Building Blocks of Success Week of April 12, 2016

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Dallas ISD Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.
  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.
  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.
  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.
  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Campus Action Plan

Key Actions

  1. Allen Elementary will increase student achievement by providing purposeful instruction in Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Science.

  2. Improve the quality of instruction by increasing rigor and student engagement.

  3. Allen Elementary will improve positive perception of school climate and culture by all stakeholders including students, staff, parents and community.

Campus Improvement Plan

Problem Statement 1: 47% of the "all students" category did not meet the state standard in writing.

Annual Goal: 76% of the "all students" category will meet state standard in writing in the 2016 STAAR.

Problem Statement 2: 67% of the African American students did not meet the state target in reading.

Annual Goal: 76% of the African American students will meet the state target in reading in 2016.

Problem Statement 3: Less than 5% of all students met 2 or more subject area tests at Final Level II in the 2015 STAAR assessment.

Annual Goal: 15% of all students will meet 2 or more subject area tests at Final Level II in the 2016 STAAR assessment.

What are you grateful for today?

I just wanted to give a BIG THANKS to all the teachers that are implementing Achieve 3000. During our Friday visit, we noticed how all teachers are tracking the lexile levels of all students, teachers have clear expectations, and students have a clear understanding of the program and the resources available. Let's continue with the excellent job.

Kudos to all teachers that are implementing the STAAR Plan. I noticed that students are motivated. We will look closely to the implementation and will adjust the plan as needed.

THANK YOU to all teachers and staff members that are collaborating with the plan.

Proud to be an Eagle!

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Week at a Glance...

Magnificent Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Inclement Weather Day

Terrific Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Attendance is due by 9:00 am

  • Professional Development @ 4:15 Terranova/Supera for all staff

  • All classrooms K-2 Must cover all instructional material

Wonderful Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Attendance is due by 9:00 am

  • Math Terranova/Supera Assessment

Thrilling Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • Attendance is due by 9:00 am

  • Reading Terranova/Supera Assessment

  • Student Survey Grades 3-5 at 2:30

  • PLC- Failure Rates

  • Lesson Plans are due

Fabulous Friday, April 15, 2016

  • End of the Six Weeks. Make sure all grades are in by Monday April 18th end of the day. Two grades per subject.


Due to Terranova/Supera, we will not have Specials on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch will be provided in the teacher's lounge during your lunch period.

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Achieve 3000

Kudos to Ms. Curtis for keeping our fifth grade students motivated with Achieve 3000. Students in 5A were recognized as the class with the highest improvement in Achieve 3000. Way to go!
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April is National Poetry Month

There are many great ways to bring poetry into the classroom. Whether it's through reading, writing, or performing, poetry can be a great way to engage students. The following website provides great ideas that you can use to motivate students.

Fifth grade students visited the Perot Museum. The fieldtrip experienced provided students with hands- on activities on Science.

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May 9- Grades 3-4 Mathematics

Grade 5 Mathematics (retest)

May 10- Grades 3-4 Reading

Grade 5 Reading (retest)

May 11-Grade 5 Science

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Great Job Ms. Moon!

Our school was well represented in the Youth Art Month at the African American Museum at Fair Park. Congratulations to Angel Ogata, for his Cry Wolf, Tessellation art from fifth grade, and Ingrid Rodriguez-Nunez, and her art Landscape, from first grade. We are proud of our students! Thank you Ms. moon for providing this opportunity to our students.
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Michelle Curtis 04/04

Jaya Soto (James) 04/06

Sandra Zamora 04/07

Teresa Lamar 04/19

Megan O'Keeffe 04/25

Gabe P. Allen Elementary

Sheila Ortiz Espinell- Principal

Franceslia Rodriguez- AP

Russell Sims-AP