Title I Annual Parent Meeting Westgate Elementary August 14, 2014 5:00-5:30 or 6:00-6:30 or 6:45-7:15 Donita Moody, Principal
Agenda Welcome and Introductions All About Title I: • Budget • Parent’s Right to Know • School Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)/ District Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) • Compact Standards and Testing Parental Involvement
What is Title I? Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child. Its purpose is to address the academic needs of students and to assist them in meeting their state’s academic standards. The program serves millions of children in public elementary and secondary schools each year including eligible students in private schools.
How Title I Works The federal government provides funding to states each year for the Title I program. The Florida Department of Education sends the money to our district, Pinellas County Schools. The school district identifies eligible schools and distributes the Title I funds to the school. Westgate Elementary implements a school-wide program, all students benefit from the supplemental services provided by Title I. Every parent is a Title I parent.
Listed below are some of the ways that Title I funds can be used to provide support for programs at the school Additional teachers and paraprofessionals Additional training for school staff Extra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs) Smaller classes Parental Involvement Activities A variety of supplemental teaching materials and/or equipment
Title I Budget • Westgate Elementary is provided $ 229,509.19 to pay for services and programs for our students. The Title I Parent Involvement budget is $4,500.00 • We use our Title I funds to pay for the following: • Teaching Partners • Parent Workshops • Learning Materials for Use at Home • Technology Specialist • Instructional Materials and Equipment • Additional Teachers to Support the Teachers as They Work to Meet Student Needs
Title I Budget Parents can assist in deciding how to use Title I funds…you have the right to be involved. All Title I schools must maintain documentation that demonstrates parent input into their budgets and plans. Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of parents, teachers, other staff members, Principal and students (at Middle and High School) Input from the Principal, School Advisory Council, parents, and the school’s staff determines how to allocate or use Title I funds.
Parent’s Right to Know As a Title I parent you have the right to be involved in the development of the following plans and documents for our school: • School Improvement Plan (SIP) • Compact • Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) for the school and district • request and attend meetings to express your opinions and to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your children, *Please review these documents and attend meetings or complete surveys to share your input…we need and want you to be involved.
Parent’s Right to Know • Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments in Reading/Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, and Science • Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that are working with your child • Principal’s attestations • Be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.
School Classification • School Grade 2014
School Public Accountability Report Card (SPAR) • School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each public school • Demographic data • School safety and climate for learning information • Academic data • Graduation rates • Class sizes • Teacher and staff information • Curriculum and instruction descriptions • Postsecondary preparation information • Available at the school office or online at • http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index.cfm
Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students. The Florida Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas. You may read more information by visiting, www.fldoe.org . Also, your child’s teacher will be able to explain the standards for your child’s grade level.
School’s Curriculum • Florida State Standards form the framework of everything taught at school. • Curriculum • Reading • Mathematics • Writing • Science
Measuring Student Success You will receive specific information regarding assessment dates later in the year. • State FAIR-SS Assessment for Reading in the Fall and Winter • District Assessments for Math, Science, Writing, and Reading as scheduled by the District • School Based Running Records and other informal on-going assessments
Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) • Information concerning the assessment schedule may be found at http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7047/dps-2014-81a.pdf
Working together! Title I law requires that all Title I schools and families work together. • How we work together is listed in our: • School Level Parental Involvement Plan (PIP) • Parent-School Compact • School Improvement Plan (SIP) • Parents can also read the District’s Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP) at www.pcsb.org under Title I, a copy is at our Title I Parent Station
Parent-School Compact Every Title I School has a Compact. It is an agreement between the parent, student, and school to encourage the highest student achievement Please review and sign your child’s Compact, then return it to your child’s teacher.
Parent-School Compact Our School Promises: • Tohave high expectations, andbelieve that your child can learn; • To show respect for your child, your family, the staff, and school; • To provide high quality curriculum and instruction; • To provide a safe environment
Parent-School Compact • To help your child grow to his/her fullest potential; • To keep you informed regarding your child's progress; • To provide meaningful and appropriate reinforcement activities; • To enforce school and classroom rules fairly and consistently;
Parent-School Compact • To maintain open lines of communication with you and your child; • To seek ways to involve you and your family in the school program; • To demonstrate professional behavior and a positive attitude.
Parent-School Compact We ask our families to pledge: • Toensure that your child attends school regularly and on time; • To provide a home environment that encourages your child to learn; • To encourage completion of all assignments, and monitor your child's progress;
Parent-School Compact • To communicate regularly with the teacher(s), and attend parent conferences; • To support the school in developing positive behaviors; • To talk with your child about his/her school activities every day; • To encourage your child to read at home and to monitor his/her TV viewing
Parent-School Compact • To volunteer time at the school or provide other assistance for the school; • To show respect and support for your child, the teacher, and the school; • To provide nutritious meals and adequate sleep for your child's good health; • To help your child learn to take responsibility for his/her actions.
Parent-School Compact We ask our students to pledge: • Todo their best in their work and in their behavior, and ask for help when they need it; • To obey the school, class, and bus rules; • To take responsibility for their actions; • • To work cooperatively with their classmates;
Parent-School Compact • To come to school prepared to learn and work hard; • To show respect for them self, their school, and other people; • To believe that they can learn and will learn. Please sign your child’s Compact and review it…working together is important.
Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) Requirements • We involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement programs. You can join us by participating in either of the following meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month • School Advisory Committee (SAC) 6:00 pm Purpose: The purpose of SAC is to support the school’s mission to provide an environment in which learners will continue to succeed through quality teaching. • Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 6:30 pm Mission: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Parent Involvement Plan Requirements • Convene a Title I annual meeting to inform parents about Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program. • Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participation
Parent Involvement Policy Requirements • Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. • In our Agenda/Planners • Automated Phone Messages • Personal Phone Calls • What works for you? Let us know how we can assist you
Parent Involvement Plan Requirements • Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. • Reading & Math Workshops for families • School Advisory Committee Presentations • Grade Specific Presentations
Parent Involvement Plan Requirements • Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement • Materials are provided for classroom teachers to distribute to parents • Materials can also be requested
Support our school and your child’s education…we need you! Share a love of learning Read to your child Ask your child to read to you Limit TV time Visit the Title I Family Resource Library Review the Compact throughout the year Keep Portal info up to date Volunteer Show interest in your child’s school day Ask her/him questions Check homework Praise their efforts Encourage good study habits Communicate with the teachers and other staff Attend workshops/conferences Participate in giving your input for our SIP, PIP, and budget
Title I Parent Station • Our school’s Title I Parent Station is located in the front office and includes: • Title 1 Information Notebook • Parent Involvement Plan • Parent Resources Information • School Improvement Plan • Calendar of Events • Parents’ Right to Know • Compact
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) The District has a Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP). The Parent Advisory Council is responsible for reviewing and revising it. PAC meets with the District’s Title I Family Education Specialist. PAC meets twice a year, if you are interested in representing Westgate Elementary at these meetings, please notify Mrs. Johnson-Clark.
Title I Family Library All Title I families may visit the Title I Library located at 2499 25th Street South St. Petersburg, FL A great place to check out books and games… you don’t need a library card and no there are no late fees. Each time your child visits the library they will receive a FREE BOOK! We’re open Monday & Thursday 8:30- 6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-3:30 For more information you may contact 727-893-2988 ext. 2007
Classroom Visits • Teachers will provide grade specific information on: • Florida state Standards and Grade Level Expectations; • Grade Specific Curriculum; • Measuring Student Success; • Definition of Proficiency; and • Overview of their plans for the year/Expectations
Parents, together we can accomplish great things! Westgate Elementary (727) 893-2144 3560 58th St. North St. Petersburg, FL 33707 Principal: Mrs. Moody Assistant Principal: Mrs. Johnson Clark