Title I School Parent Involvement Plan
George A. Whitten Elementary
l Hold a convenient annual meeting of participants’ parents.
l Offer a flexible number of meetings that meet family needs.
l Send home newsletters and information pieces containing school profiles, student profiles, curriculum and assessment descriptions, etc.
l Send out surveys and provide other meeting opportunities for parents to talk with each other, ask questions, share ideas, and make decisions about their child/children.
l Provide timely responses to parent suggestions made in the meetings described above.
l Develop with parents, a written agreement (called a compact) showing school and home responsibilities for student success.
l Emphasize in the compact how important it is to have regular home-school communication through conferences, progress reports, access to staff, classroom visits, and volunteering.
3. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR PARENT INVOLVMENT:
l Share information with parents about national, state, and local goals, standards, and requirements related to student performance.
l Assist parents in knowing (1) how to monitor student work, (2) how to work with educators to help children do better in school, and (3) how to participate in making decisions about their children’s education.
l Provide materials and training to help parents learn to read and to work at home with their children.
l Help faculty and staff see the importance of parent involvement through training events.
l Coordinate with community agencies and services in parent involvement.
l Provide full chances for parents to participate who have limited English or who are disabled.
l Provide information using language and in a form that parents can understand.
George Whitten Elementary School
Home-School Learning Compact
It is important to do my best in school, so I will…
- attend school regularly.
- come to school prepared to learn.
- listen and do my best.
- respect others and myself.
It is important for my child to have a successful learning experience, so I will…
- help my child be on time and attend school well rested and healthy.
- spend time listening, talking, reading, and praising my child.
- provide a quiet place for schoolwork and make sure work is done.
- attend meetings/conferences to learn all I can to help my child.
It is important for students to be successful, so we will:
- provide a caring, positive, and safe place for learning.
- provide quality instruction.
- communicate with parent and child about schoolwork and behavior.
- send home necessary material to help students.
- encourage respect for others and acceptance of differences.