Parent Involvement Plan

Emma Elementary School

2017-2018 Title 1 Parent Involvement 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 as a whole.   We provide the following ways to encourage our parents’ involvement throughout the year:

School Functions Held by Title 1

1. 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 Common Core and Essential Standards 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.  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 the terms of opportunities for parent involvement. 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.

2. Family Math Night-: 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 Common Core and Essential Standards curriculum, forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

3. 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. 

4. Parent Reading & Math Workshops: Parents will attend a workshop to learn how they can help their children at home. They will be given ideas and materials for reading, math, and writing activities to do at home.

5. Moving on Up Night: Meet and talk with 1st-4th grade teachers. Learn how to prepare your child for a successful experience next school year. 

6. Conversation and Coffee with the Principal-1st Tuesday of every month: Parents will have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Stowe to discuss school events and curriculum. Parents will be able to express any concerns and/or ask questions during these informal monthly meetings.