Oakland Elementary Title 1 Parent Meeting OWLS – Opportunities for Wisdom, Leadership and Success August 26, 2014
What does it mean to be a Title 1 School? The federal government has put the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in place in an effort to level the playing field in order for all students to be successful.
Benefits of Being a Title I School Additional Federal Funding allows for: • Additional Classroom Resources • Math Instructional Lead Teacher • Literacy Instructional Lead Teacher • Two Resource Teachers for Math and Reading • Technology Appropriations • Parent Resource Room • Parental Involvement Activities
Title 1 Budget Provides: • 2 Title 1 teachers – Ms. R. Cooper & Ms. Ford • Math Instructional Lead Teacher (MILT – Math Coach) – Ms. Erickson • Literacy Instructional Lead Teacher (LILT – Literacy Coach) – Ms. Hodges • Parent Involvement Paraprofessional – Ms. Worley
Title 1 Budget Provides: • Books and materials for both students and teachers. • Purchase of technology and other resources. • 1% is used for Parent Involvement • Items in the Parent Resource Room that can be used at home. • Parent workshops • Translators for Family Nights
What is our Designation status? • Under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools are designated as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools. • We have not been given a school designation this year, which means we are continuing to provide a quality education to all of our students.
Highly Qualified Teachers, Paraprofessionals & Administrators • All of the employees at OKE are HiQ! • Parent Right to Know - You may request the credentials of the employees in writing, if necessary.
CCRPI College and Career Ready Performance Index • a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. • provides a score between 0-100 for each school • that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career.
Oakland’s CCRPI 2011 – 2012 56.6 2012 -2013 62
CRCT School Wide Results – Historical Data *Does not include CRCT M Data
Whatare Oakland Elementary‘s Parent Involvement Plan and School Compact?
What is the Title I Parent Involvement Plan? This is a plan that describes how OKE will provide opportunities to improve parent engagement to support student learning. • Family Nights (Curriculum, Reading, Math, Multicultural, Science & Test Prep) • Parent Resource Room • Support Programs for Students • Communication: newsletters, agendas, conferences, website, marquee, email, homework folders and special announcements.
Parental Involvement Plan • Draft – Parent Involvement Plan was presented at the OKE Parent Input Meeting on August 15th. • The Revised Parent Involvement Plan is available tonight. All parents will receive a copy during the OWLS Conferences in September.
What is the Title 1 School Parent Compact? This describes how the students, parents, and school will WORK TOGETHER to do everything possible to ensure STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS!
School Parent Compact • Copies of the Revised School Parent Compact are available tonight. • Revised compacts will be available to all parents at the OWLS Conferences in September. • We are required to a have a signed Revised Parent Involvement Plan and School Parent Compact for EVERY student in the school. This will take place in September during OWLS Conferences.
How can parents be involved in the learning community of OKE? • Attend OWLS Conferences • Join PTO • Join School Council • Help with the Mentor Program • Attend Family Nights and Parent Workshops • Complete surveys • Volunteer for PTO events
Parental Involvement Resources • OKE Parent Resource Room • Parent workshops and family nights • OKE Parent Involvement Webpage • Henry County Parent Involvment workshops • Henry County Family Resource Center- Located two doors down from the HCBOE • OKE Parent Involvement Liaison – April Worley
How can parents give their input about the Parent Involvement Plan, School Parent Compact and Title 1 Budget? • Input is welcome throughout the year by contacting April Worley, Parent Involvement Liaison • Attend the Parent Input Meeting in May
What can I do to ensure success for my child? • Check your child’s agenda each day. • Communicate with your child’s teachers regularly. • Be available to help your child with his/her homework. • Read with your child at least 20 minutes a day • Read all information that may come home from the school.
Communication is the Key! • OWLS Student Led Conferences • Newsletters • Homework Folders • Website • Email • Marquee • Flyers • Campus Messenger • Brochures • Meetings
OKE Parent Survey 2014 Spring Results • 680 surveys were sent home with each student • 104 families responded • Workshops requested: • Homework Strategies – September 23, 2014 • Reading/Writing – October 14, 2014 • Math – November 11, 2014 • Look for information on these workshops and others throughout the year.
Upcoming Parent/Family Events • Book Fair – September 3rd – 10th (Ms. Richburg welcomes all volunteers). • Grandparents’ Tea • Kindergarten – 2nd grade on September 4th – 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. • 3rd - 5th Grade on September 5th - 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. • OWLS Student Led Conferences – September 22nd – 29th • Curriculum Night & Homework Strategies Workshop – September 23rdat 6:00 p.m.
What Assessments will my child take this year? • GA Milestones (EOGs)–grades 3 – 5 • GKIDS – kindergarten • SLO Assessments in PE (K-1), Music (4-5), and Art (1-2) • Benchmark Assessments-K-5 • Mock Writing Assessment – K – 5 • Weekly Assessments (all grades) • Unit Assessments (all grades) • Common Formative Assessments (all grades)
What do we plan to do here at OKE to ensure success for your child/ren? We will carry out our VISION: We expect excellence, value diversity, and embrace family and community involvement.
OKE MISSION Oakland Elementary prepares each student for academic and personal success in an ever-changing global community.
OKE Continuous Improvement Plan ELA Academic Goals – DRAFT • ELA-K-5th: 80% of students will meet or exceed the expected growth model on the Fountas and Pinnell (SLOs). • 3rd – 5th: 91% of students will meet or exceed the expectation on the Georgia Milestones Assessment in Spring 2015.
OKE Continuous Improvement Plan Math Academic Goals – DRAFT • K-3: 80% will meet or exceed the expected growth model on the IKAN/GLoSS (SLO’s) • 3-5th Grade: 83% of students will meet or exceed the expectation for “end of the year assessment” (EOG-GA Milestones)
OKE Continuous Improvement Plan Science Academic Goals – DRAFT • 3-5th Grade: 75% of students will meet or exceed the expectation for “end of the year assessment” (EOG-GA Milestones)
PARENTS YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S FIRST TEACHER. We at Oakland Elementary, look forward to our joint effort, working together, to ensure that we equip your children with all of the necessary tools available so that they can go forth on a solid educational foundation. It takes all of us working together to ensure their success!