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    Brockett Elementary School

    Title I Parental Involvement Plan


    The Brockett Elementary School Title I Parent Involvement Plan was developed through the efforts of building level administrators, individual school faculty and staff members, parents, and community members. All stakeholders believe that one of the most important ways to improve student academic achievement is through the collaboration of all members of the educational community.

     

    The Parent Involvement Plan is reviewed and revised on an annual basis. This is done through the school’s Campus Improvement team and with parent input. The plan is available on the Brockett Elementary School website.

     

    Brockett Elementary School will plan and implement effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance in the following ways:

     

    1. At an annual meeting, System and/or School Personnel will explain the Title I Program, the school’s requirements to take part in the program, and parents’ rights to be involved. Every student receives this information which is included in student information packets and student handbooks at the beginning of the school year.

     

    2. Brockett Elementary School offers a flexible number of meetings related to parental involvement. Included in these are the following:

     

                      ·         Weekly communication through Monday folders

    ·         Three-week progress reports sent home to every student

    ·         Campus Information is available on the district website

    ·         Teachers send home grade level newsletters weekly

    ·         Meet the Teacher Night

    ·         PTO Meetings

    ·         Family Book Fair Night

    ·         Music programs

    ·         Parent Volunteer Appreciation Program

    ·         Kindergarten Roundup

    ·         Fifth grade Graduation Ceremony

    ·         Fun Day

    ·         Career Day Program

    ·         Brockett Elementary Math Night

    ·         End of the Year Awards ceremonies

    ·         Perfect Attendance acknowledgements

    ·         Honor Roll acknowledgements

    ·         Dog Tag Mania every nine weeks

    ·         Classroom parties

    ·         ESL meetings twice a year

    ·         Gifted and Talented informational meeting

    ·         Student Support Team Meetings

    ·         ARD meetings

    ·         STAAR Informational meetings

    ·         Watch D.O.G.S. for Dads

     

    Teachers are available to meet with parents on an individual basis at scheduled parent-teacher conferences, Student Support Team Meetings, and Special Education Conferences.  Teachers are also available before and after school for parent meetings or for tutoring help for children. Title I concerns and resources may be discussed as well as parental involvement opportunities in the school.

     

    3. Brockett Elementary School has a structured volunteer program for parents to participate in their child’s education. Parents complete a parent volunteer form and background check at the beginning of the year.  Calendars are provided on the website to inform parents of ongoing school projects and events. Volunteers are willing to do a wide variety of tasks such as assist with Accelerated Reader, facilitate the reading during DEAR times, decorate the hallways, and help in the library. Teachers may request assistance with other tasks, such as copying, die cutting, and laminating. Parents are also involved in the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and Campus Improvement Team. Volunteers are vital to ensure that Brockett Elementary School students receive the best education available. The volunteer program at Brockett Elementary School is a successful evolving program that is working hard for the students, the school, and the community.

     

    4. Parents and guardians of all students attending Brockett Elementary School can request a paper copy or view the student handbook online on the first day of each school year or upon the student’s enrollment. This handbook is comprised of school policies, contact information, and in-depth information about the Title I program. The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a helpful reference for parents so they can provide academic support to their children while at home. Parents are also supplied with written descriptions and explanations of any changing curriculum or educational programs at Brockett Elementary School, as needed. Pamphlets explaining standards are sent home with each student. Before school wide academic assessment, written notices are sent home with all students, and testing dates and times are posted on the school’s website. Each student’s parents or guardians receive an explanation of the test being administered along with suggestions for improving their child’s performance on the test. Parent-teacher conferences can be scheduled shortly after the students take home their assessment results. This provides parents and teachers an opportunity to discuss the individual student’s assessment results and clear up any misconceptions about assessment scoring. Progress reports are issued eight times a year and report cards are issued four times a year to help parents monitor their children’s progress. Student planners are provided to all students in grade four. Important dates are recorded to inform parents of upcoming tests, project due dates, meetings at school, etc. The administration and teachers of Brockett Elementary School all maintain e-mail addresses that can be found on the school’s web page. Brockett Elementary School has an open door policy and welcomes all parents and guardians to inquire and participate in the education of the students.

     

    5. Copies of the Title I Parental Involvement Plan will be made available for distribution to parents in the student handbook and on the district’s website. A file will be maintained in the office for parental comments in writing. The file will be reviewed directly by school administration and the Campus Improvement team. An administrator will contact parents to discuss concerns. In addition, the administration will be available to discuss concerns in person by appointment or via phone communication. Brockett Elementary School conducts a Needs Assessment each year with parents and with faculty and staff. This Needs Assessment is used to determine needed resources, supplies, professional learning, and parental involvement in order to support school improvement plans. Faculty and staff are consulted about and informed on purchases made with Title I monies at the District Site-Based meeting. Adjustments to the plan will be made as deemed necessary by the team.

     

    6. A Parent-Student-Teacher Compact was developed and is dedicated to developing each student’s potential for intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. By signing these documents, all parties are accepting and sharing the responsibility for improving student academic achievement. The compact contains a description of the school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables Title I children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards. It includes steps for making parents responsible for supporting their child’s learning, such as monitoring attendance, homework completion, television watching, volunteering in the classroom, and participating in decisions related to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in their child’s classroom to help with various activities such as Accelerated Reader and assisting with reading and vocabulary word practice, etc. The importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis is facilitated through the Kindergarten Roundup, grade level orientations, parent-teacher conferences, and the Monday folders sent home by teachers regarding student behavior and weekly grades. The Compact and Behavior Contract as they relate to the individual child’s achievement may be discussed at any of the above meetings.

     

    7. At the beginning of the school year, Brockett Elementary School has a Meet the Teacher Night which encourages parents to acquaint their child with his/her new school year. Testing results are sent home with each child with an explanation of the results. Also parent surveys are sent home for families to complete and return. The Assistant Superintendent will attend an annual meeting to discuss the Title I Program. Information is available in the counselor’s office for parents seeking help with their children to improve their children’s achievement. Fliers promoting different school activities, a calendar of school events, and grade level newsletters are sent home weekly in folders. Teachers stay in close contact with parents through notes in student folders/planners and telephone calls to the home. Student Support Team meetings are scheduled at times convenient for parents to discuss an educational plan for their child. Teachers meet on a regular basis to discuss the academic progress and address the needs of Title I students.

     

    8. Efforts are made to connect parents with appropriate agencies to support their capabilities to become fully active in their child’s education.  Most communication sent home will be translated for our Spanish-speaking parents. Translation into other languages is available upon request. A parent representative is available to translate parent meetings, letters, and/or to help lift barriers between non-English speaking parents and the schools. 

     

    Brockett Elementary School’s Title I Parent Involvement Plan will be evaluated yearly. This will be the responsibility of the School Improvement Team. The Team will determine if the plan effectively involves the parents and supports a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. The plan will be revised and adjusted as needed