Monday Matters @ LDZ

Lisa Miramontes-Principal

District Goals

  • Goal 1: All students will exhibit Satisfactory or above performance on State assessments. Students below Satisfactory performance will demonstrate more than one year of academic growth;
  • Goal 2: Dallas ISD schools will be the primary choice for families in the district;
  • Goal 3: The achievement gap by race, ethnicity and social economic status will be no greater than 10 percentage points on all academic measures;
  • Goal 4: 95% of students will graduate. Of the graduates, 90% have qualifying scores for community college, college, military, or industry certification;
  • Goal 5: 95% of entering kindergarten students are school-ready on a multidimensional assessment;
  • Goal 6: All students will participate in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity each year.

Ms. Hita is our Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Ms. Hita for being selected as our Teacher of the Year!

Let's Go Eagles!

As we begin the 2nd six weeks, I challenge our team to have perfect attendance!! We can do it and let's campaign for all staff and students to come to school everyday. Let's make it happen. #goal98%#everydaymatters

Eagle Focus: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment (CIA)

As we begin week #7, we have collaborated and discussed our data performance from our 1st six weeks common assessment. This week we will examine our instructional maps and strategically plan for the TEKS that will need to be spiraled back into our instructional delivery for the 2nd six weeks. We will follow our teacher action steps from our Campus Action Plan to complete our backwards planning sessions. We will conduct our half day plannings this week and the schedule is as follows:


Time: AM 7:55-11:30, PM 11:30-3

Date: Tuesday, October4, 2016 thru Thursday, October 6, 2016

Focus: DDI impact for 2nd six weeks instructional maps

Place: conference room

Facilitators: GC, admin

What do I bring to the half day planning? DDI next steps, common assessment for 2nd six weeks, lesson plans, and laptop or tablet


Tuesday: 5th,4th & ART

Wednesday: 2nd, 3rd,Music

Thursday: 1st, Kindergarten, Prek4, PE

Friday: Prek3, IEP


Campus Action Plan: Key Action 2:

Increase student academic achievement through high quality instruction.


Teacher Action: Staff will utilize the TEKS Resource System to develop and implement the curriculum maps and deliver common assessments in order to adjust instructional practices targeting individual student needs every six weeks. Grade level backwards planning sessions will be needed in order to plan for upcoming 6 weeks curriculum.


In addition, GC has worked with their teams to complete the DDI and submit the PPT template to Ms. Miramontes by October 3, 2016. We will share out our findings and prepare for our next cycle of instruction.

Tuesday PD: How did our students perform in the 1st six weeks?

Time: 3:15-4:30

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Location: Library

Facilitator: Ms. Miramontes & Ms. Newhouse

Focus: How did we do for the 1st six weeks based on common assessment data?

  • What are the celebrations? Highlights
  • What are our priority objectives?
  • How/When to spiral the priority objectives?
  • When will I monitor the progress of these objectives?

Campus Action Plan: Key Action 3:Monthly progress monitoring through data driven instruction in order to target and respond to our student needs and implement research-based interventions/strategies.

Guiding Coalition (GC) Meeting

Time: 2:30-3:25

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Focus: PD Calendar & Distinction Action Plan (Campus Data Profile Vertical PLC)

Guiding Questions:

  • What will our distinction plan look like and how will we monitor to make adjustments?
  • 1st Six Weeks Climate Survey Results! How did our staff rate our climate?

Facilitator: GC

BOY Teacher Conferences: Finishing on Monday, Oct. 3rd

I am completing BOY conferences with teachers this week. Each teacher will receive their printed TEI scorecard and please be prepared to discuss your responses to the following questions:


1. What are your academic goals and how will you meet them? (reflect on achievement data 2015-2016)

2. How does this translate into your SLO for this school year?

3. How will you monitor your SLO?

4. Based on spot observations scores last year (if applicable), what do you feel that you need to improve upon to increase the quality of your instruction?

5. How does this fit into your PDP for this school year?

6. What would you like to see in staff development this year in order for you to be successful?

7. What 3 things happened last year in your classroom that you are most excited about?

8. What 3 things happened last year in your classroom that you are most disappointed about?

9. What is the most important expectation that you have of me as your principal?

10. Do you have any additional information that you would like to share with me?

All Phase 1 Goal-Planning Conferences due by Monday, October 3, 2016.

Goal-Setting Deadlines

All SLOs should be completed and scored in Schoolnet by October 3rd. The SLO Goal-Setting Components should be submitted and scored by evaluators no later than October 3,2016.


October 14: SCEI, 3R Goal-Setting and Conference completed in Cornerstone

October 21: LPDAS conferences completed in Cornerstone

November 3: DTR Application submission deadline

Reasoning Mind Data

September 25- October 1

TeacherA-Level (% of Students)Hours Online

Dallas ISD 52% 1.5

Pinkston 51% 1.6

DeZavala ES (Dallas ISD) 60% 2.7

CASSANDRA LOPEZ 41% 3.4

Christina Esparza 70% 2.2

Darvetra Jackson 52% 3.2

Maria Hita 75% 2.2

PFP Pinkston Priority Plan

Our feeder pattern goals have been included to show our alignment with our action goals.

Priority/Goal:

  1. Ensure a Balanced Literacy Model that is implemented with fidelity throughout the feeder schools.
  2. To improve the socio-emotional health of students and families, each campus will create a vertical campus and community committee to identify resources, best practices and to develop a longitudinal implementation plan.
  3. Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Pinkston Feeder Pattern Schools will implement systems to improve school morale by a minimum of 5%, as indicated by Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 surveys.

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Important dates this week


  • Monday, October 3, 2016- Miramontes ARD @ 9:00 & 12:30, PBIS Committee Mtg. @ 3:15-4, Newhouse @ CIC Training 12-4 at Arcadia Park
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016- Half Day Plannings 4th, 5th & Art
  • Wednesday, October 5 2016- Fire Drill @ 2, Half Day Plannings 3rd, 2nd & Music
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016- Half Day Plannings 1st, Prek4 & PE, SBDM @ 4:00 & PTA Mtg.#2 Fourth Grade Presentation @ 5:00
  • Friday, October 7, 2016- LDZ Spirit Day, Half Day Plannings Prek3, IEP

Save the Date: Reading Parent Night Thursday, October 27, 2016

Last week to complete!

All staff members are required to complete the following compliance training that I have attached to this email. You will need to submit and complete the Campus Compliance Training Completion Form and submit to Ms. Saenz for my signature by October 7, 2016. In addition, I have attached to this email the instructions on how to find and access the compliance courses via Region 10. The annual compliance training is required by the Dallas ISD and if you have any question, please email me.