Junkins Express

Week of October 12th

YOU ARE "All that and a Bag of Chips!"

This weeks shout outs go to Mr. Hernandez for being an technology guru, Ms. Isabel Gonzalez for supporting her team members, Ms, McCord for stepping in, and Ms. Conner for sharing best practices.

A BIG SHOUT OUT goes to CAR teachers under the leadership of Ms. Ellis! Thank you to Ms. Penagos, Ms. Garland, Ms. McCormick, Ms. McCord, Ms. Ricoy, Mr. Navarro, Ms. Imtiaz, Mr. Lugo, Ms. Harris, and Mr. Owens for taking off with CAR!!!

Coach Rochelle Smith wanted to share the excitement about seeing more anchor charts and stations set up! Good job!

One more shout out goes to our LPAC Chairs Mr. Patino and Mr. Poveda!


“All that and a bag of Chips” box is located in the work room.

Fun times with the JJ Crew!

Home Coming (Jerry Junkins)

Community Outreach

Another shout out to more potential partnerships! Rose has opened yet another door for us to meet with Hyatt. We also received 250 backpacks from Costco! Rose and Stephanie also took the initiative to visit the Oxford Glen Open House (Memory Care home) to meet our neighbors! I joined them. On the way back to school, we stopped at the fire station to meet the "A Team" crew who were excited to possibly partner with us and support our students!

Thank you for reaching out to the community!

In the News

Jerry Junkins Genius Time
Our JJ Time went great! Yes, it would have been better if we had more time but some great ideas were shared about how we can address student and campus. We discussed them during out Grade Level Chair Meetings so we can move forward with action steps. Please feel free to view our meeting minutes! I am attaching our minutes on a drive from our lead team meetings and GLC meetings. https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/folderview?id=0B-gl2vDzPjo4fjVJMG8wcEd2QTRkeDd0SHp5bEFGdTFhYnBWanVYR3BrR0t4aTBtZFhiNHM&usp=sharing

Coffee Talk
Added to the list was a suggestion that we offer coffee every morning. I LOVE the idea, but need your help....who is going to maintain this and clean the pot? Who is going to remember to turn off the coffee pot? I only say this because Ms. Jennifer should not be in charge of this. My waffle stunk up the office with a burnt smell, so I need to stay away from these type of responsibilities...just sayin. I called Parks Coffee service, but it will be $150 a month, at the least (thinking those that want coffee to pitch in). Jerry Junkins Geniuses, any ideas? Please feel free to share with your grade level chair so they can let me know!

PD K-2 (Monday)
1. Meet in library
2. Bring laptops
3. Bring Data Team SE form (on your laptop so you can edit)
(*All are welcome to this meeting but this is K-2 PD)

Data Team Meeting (Thursday)
Teachers, I ask you to be flexible this week with our team meeting day. We are moving to Thursday to conduct data teams, so that we analyze our common assessments. Please be prepared with the following as we have limited time:
1. JJ Binder
2. lap top
3. Data Team SE Form filled out (click on link. This form is in google drive located under protocol). Reviewing the data as you complete this form will be helpful in the flow of the meeting: https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0B-gl2vDzPjo4aFRqXzEzTlotX1E/view?usp=sharing

Coach, I need help
Rochelle will be uploading the Coach Request form onto the Google Drive. Stay tuned..

Tuesday Folder Info

Teachers, I received some feedback that you guys were receiving information last minute. The office staff discussed that we will honor the deadline of Monday afternoon so that by Tuesday morning you will have all information required to send home in Tuesday folders. Keep in mind that sometimes our district sends us stuff that needs to be sent home urgently. In this case, please be flexible. Thank you.

Building the Student Capacity!

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"It's a hard knock life." Our Annie Jr. performers take the stage and are AMAZING!

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Best Practices

Please check out this gem! Thank you Ms. Conner for sharing. This may serve as a visual example of the expectations we have discussed. This is a helpful resource, especially for new teachers!


Monday-PD (K-2)/ (Mrs. Hernandez at TASA Conference)
Tuesday-(Mrs. Hernandez at TASA Conference)

Wednesday-Safety Committee Meeting (Principal FP Meeting and New Principal Meeting)

Thursday-Data Team Meetings/Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00-7:30 for parents not scheduled during week)

Friday-Principal for a Day

Upcoming Events

October 15th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) Please feel free to send home a letter if you'd like to schedule and get them done during the week. Rose will provide a sign-in sheet.

October 22nd:
STEM Spooktacular

October 30th: W.T. White Feeder Pattern Night-Please save the date as well. We will be going to a football game to support the W.T.W. Longhorns (the only "Longhorns" this Aggie will ever support). It will also be a fun night for us to hang out!

Morning Duty

Gym: Gonzalez, Ramirez, Navarro
Auditorium: Hernandez, Rajkumar, Quintans/Florin
Cafeteria: Cosentino, Henderson
*TAs are in their permanent assignment (Please see schedule)

Morning Announcements

Character word of the week is fairness. Please send your 3-4 students with a sentence using the word fairness. Please see announcement script on Google. (I thought we did that one this past week...last week was supposed to be Respect). 4th grade, decide which word you will do between the two.

Jerry Junkins Elementary


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world.