David G. Burnet Elementary

Shining Stars Gazette - April 27th, 2015

2nd week of the 6th six weeks


Good First Instruction - Notes from your principal

All Star Team at the Best School Ever, please complete the climate survey this week with your grade level team for guidance. I know we can be the #1 school in Dallas ISD on climate survey too! The superintendent stated that Burnet is the best school he has visited. Great things are happening at Burnet everyday. Your commitment to our students and the pursuit of excellence is present everyday at Burnet. Thanks for choosing Burnet!

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

Week At-A-Glance

Monday, April 27th, 2015

  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Faculty Meeting - Climate and Culture
  • ITBS/Logramos Training K-2

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Collaborative Planning Meeting (Climate Survey & Homeroom rosters for 2015-2016)
  • K-5 Tutoring

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

  • Planning Day Math & Science 5th grade
  • Lunch by parents in 106
  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Student Clubs & sports
  • BOC @ 3:15

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

  • Planning Day Reading 3-5
  • Perfect Attendance Popcorn PreK - 2nd
  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Thursday folder goes home
  • Remind 2nd and 4th grade students to wear college t-shirts tomorrow
  • K-5 Tutoring

Friday, April 24th, 2015

  • Perfect Attendance Popcorn 3rd-5th
  • Staff with perfect attendance all week can wear jeans. Ms. Lupe will monitor :)
  • 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 27th: Basketball Match

April 29th: Planning Day Math & Science 5

April 30th: Planning Day Reading 3-5

BEST DAY EVER - Everyday

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