Family Engagement Plan 2018-2019 - English


                                      
                          

Emma Elementary School

2018-2019 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 parents’ involvement throughout the year:


School Functions Held by Title 1


1. 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 the terms of opportunities for parent involvement.


2. 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. 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 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. Parent Reading & Math Workshops-: Parent workshops will be held throughout the year. Parents will be given ideas and materials for reading, math, and writing activities to do at home.


6. Lunch and Learn: 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.

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.


Parent/Student Materials Available from Title 1


Parent, Teacher, Student Compact – A required document for all parties involved in the child’s education.  Each stakeholder must sign this document. It states what each stakeholder is expected to do in the child’s education and upbringing.


Materials Available for Checkout- Learning games, and videos/DVD’s are available for parents to checkout to use at home with their children.  


Emma’s Title 1 will provide all fourth grade students with agendas. These will assist students with the transition to the intermediate school.


Emma’s Title 1 will provide Kindergarten through fourth grades with homework folders.  These folders allow for daily communication between parent, child, and teacher.


Emma’s Title 1 will provide each ESL family with a bilingual dictionary.  


Emma’s Title 1 will provide interpreters at all Title 1 parent meetings.  


Emma’s Title 1 will provide progress reports for all Title 1 students in grades 1-4.  


Emma’s Title 1 will solicit up to two parent volunteers to sit on the Countywide Parent Advisory Council, also known as “PAC”.  


The school will actively solicit parents to volunteer in all capacities.  


Emma’s Title 1 program will provide free books at the end of the school year that the children choose from to have to read over the summer.  


Emma’s Title I will provide classroom teachers with the materials needed to effectively teach students at Emma Elementary.


Emma will provide a Book Swap where students can swap out gently used children’s books for other gently used children’s books.