David G. Burnet Elementary

Shining Stars Gazette - April 20th, 2015

1st week of the 6th six weeks


Good First Instruction - Notes from your principal

All Star Team,

Mr. Miles announce at the principal's meeting on Wednesday that Burnet is the BEST SCHOOL he has observed! Congratulations! The miracle is happening at Burnet everyday. You are super humans!

It was an honor to receive this recognition on your behalf. I am so proud to be your principal and to support you and serve our students.

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 20th, 2015

  • 6th Week Begins
  • Continue progress monitoring
  • Grades due to Ms. Smith ( print, verify and give copy to Ms. Smith)
  • STAAR Math 5th
  • NO Faculty Meeting
  • Kinder & Music PTO Night @ 5p.m.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

  • Continue progress monitoring
  • NO Specials
  • NO Collaborative Planning Meeting
  • STAAR Math 3rd & 4th
  • Lunch by parents in 106
  • NO K-5 Tutoring

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

  • Administrative Professional's Day (Thanks Ms. Bonds & Ms. Lupe)
  • NO Specials
  • STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th
  • Lunch by parents in 106
  • Continue progress monitoring
  • NO Student Clubs & sports

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

  • Planning Day Math 3rd-5th
  • 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

  • Planning Day Reading 3rd-5th
  • 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 20th: 6th Six Weeks Begins

April 20th: 5th STAAR Math

April 21st: 3rd and 4th STAAR Math

April 22nd: 3rd and 4th STAAR Reading & 5th STAAR Science

April 22nd: Administrative Assistant Day (Thanks Ms. Bonds and Ms. Lupe)

April 23rd, Planning Day for Math 3-5

April 24th, Planning Day for Reading 3-5

April 27th: 1st grade Planning Day

April 27th: Basketball Match

BEST DAY EVER - Everyday

Action Items