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Building Blocks of Success Week of January 11, 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.

Building Blocks to Success!

This week, we will be ready to receive our parents in the Teacher/Parent Conference Night. Here are some tips that can facilitate the conference with the parents:


Allow approximately 20 minutes with each parent to talk about their child’s progress. Below is a suggestion for how the conference might flow:

Ø Welcome the parent, thank him/her for coming to the conference.

Ø Share the purpose of the conference. Ask the parent if there is anything else he/she wants to get out of the conference.

Ø Share some concrete examples of the child’s learning (e.g. work samples, photographs, etc.); discuss the child’s areas of strength, growth, and progress over time.

Ø Ask the parent what he/she notices about the child’s learning and development at home.

o What have you observed about your child?

o What do you think are your child’s strengths? Where do you think your child needs to grow this year?

Ø Share strategies that you are using to support the child’s learning in the classroom.

Ø Share concrete strategies that the parent can use to extend the child’s learning at home.

Ø Discuss any lingering questions and next steps; thank the parent for participating in the conference.

Let's all be ready to receive our parents on January 14, 2016!


Proud to be an Eagle!

Week at a Glance...

Magnificent Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Attendance due by 9:00 am

  • PD at 4:15

    Terrific Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Writing ACP 4th grade Starting at 8:30 to 12:30

  • Dallas Arboretum Kindergarten at 10:00 am in the auditorium

  • Pearson Social Studies Training at 3:30 pm in Arcadia Park

  • Tutoring

    Wonderful Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • 4th grade PLC Writing ACP Scoring

    Thrilling Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Report Cards Issue

  • PLC 3-5

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 to 7:30 pm

    Fabulous Friday, January 15, 2016

  • 4th and 5th grade Math teachers Houghton Miffling Training 1:00 to 1:55 in PD Room

Students learned about fire safety with Sparky the Fire Dog.

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Gabe P. Allen Elementary

Sheila Ortiz Espinell- Principal

Franceslia Rodriguez- AP

Russell Sims-AP