Family Engagement Plan


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Emma Elementary School

2019-2020 Title 1 Family Engagement Plan


We, at Emma Elementary, believe the education of our students must be a joint effort by the school, parents and child.  We strive to provide programs and materials which allow our parents to feel comfortable and welcome in our school. We believe that we must assist parents in seeing the importance of being involved in their child’s education. Title 1 provides an open-door policy for all parents.  Questions and concerns regarding the literacy education of every child can be directed to the Title 1 teacher. Our goal is to involve not only the school staff in these endeavors, but the students, parents and community.  We provide the following ways to encourage our family’s involvement throughout the year:

  • School Functions Held by Title 1

1.  September 24, 2019 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Open House & Annual Title I Meeting: Parents of Kindergarten through Fourth grade students will have a chance to visit their child’s classroom and see all the wonderful things they are learning. The Title I Specialist will have an annual presentation for parents in our school. The purpose of the meeting will be to inform parents of what Title I is and our policy for the school, the programs and activities for our students, and the ways our funds are spent.  It is also now when we will outline the school year in terms of opportunities for parent involvement.


2. November 21, 2019 5:30 pm-6:45 pm Grades K-4 Family Literacy Night: Parents are provided the opportunity to meet with the staff and experience first hand what their children experience daily with hands-on learning. Parents will be provided with a description and explanation of the North Carolina ELA Standard Course of Study curriculum, forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. Parents will be given a common core information handout. For the lower elementary parents, reading readiness is an emphasis.  Upper elementary parents learn the importance of the End of Grade tests and various other topics within the curriculum. Parents of 3rd grade students will learn about the Ready to Achieve Law. They will be given information about the law and the impact it will have on 3rd grade students. 


3. March 24, 2020 8:00 am-9:00 am Family Math Morning-: Parents of Kindergarten through Fourth grade students can come and participate in games and activities that the students engage in daily. Parents will be provided with a description and explanation of the North Carolina Math Standard Course of Study curriculum, forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.


4. Kindergarten Orientation Night: Parents of upcoming kindergarten students are provided with information regarding the expectations of kindergarten and what the parents must do before school begins in August.  Parents and children are given a packet of manipulatives that can help prepare them for Kindergarten. 


5. Lunch and Learn:  In the fall, parents of Kindergarten through Fourth grade students will have an opportunity to eat lunch with their child and return to the classroom to learn grade level math strategies. In the spring, parents of Kindergarten through Fourth grade students will have an opportunity to eat lunch with their child and return to the classroom to learn about The Leader in Me program at Emma. 


6. April 3, 2020 Leadership Day: Leadership Day showcases our students, their leadership skills, and the leadership philosophy driving Emma Elementary. 

 

7. Parent Teacher Conferences: Kindergarten through Fourth grade teachers will schedule conferences with parents at least twice a year to share information concerning their child’s strengths and weaknesses. The first conference should be held close to or after the completion of the first nine weeks. During this conference, teachers will review Emma Elementary’s Home School Compact.  If parents request an early conference, the request will be honored.  Parents are encouraged to attend parent/teacher conferences.

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