PINETTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Beth Moore , do hereby certify that all facts, figures, and representations made in this application are true, correct, and consistent with the statement of assurances for these waivers. Furthermore, all applicable statutes, regulations, and procedures; administrative and programmatic requirements; and procedures for fiscal control and maintenance of records will be implemented to ensure proper accountability for the expenditure of funds on this project. All records necessary to substantiate these requirements will be available for review by appropriate state and federal staff. I further certify that all expenditures will be obligated on or after the effective date and prior to the termination date of the project. Disbursements will be reported only as appropriate to this project, and will not be used for matching funds on this or any special project, where prohibited.

Assurances

  • The school will be governed by the statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in Section 9101(32), ESEA;
  • Involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A in decisions about how Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement are spent [Section 1118(b)(1) and (c)(3)];
  • Jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental involvement policy and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parental involvement plan to the local community [Section 1118 (b)(1)];
  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under this part, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) [Section 1118(c)(3)];
  • Use the findings of the parental involvement policy review to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the school’s parental involvement policy [Section 1118(a)(E)];
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1118(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment in at least mathematics, language arts, and reading [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(i)];
  • Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in 34 CFR Section 200.56 [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(ii)]; and
  • Provide each parent timely notice information regarding their right to request information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals [Section (h)(6)(A)].

 

Signature of Principal or Designee

Date Signed

 

Mission Statement



Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: In order to improve academic achievement, every student

in Pinetta Elementary will have a parent or a

caregiver who is empowered to participate actively in his

or her education. Pinetta Elementary will actively

solicit and welcome parental participation and advocacy in

all aspects of the educational process.


Involvement of Parents



Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response: Pinetta Elementary School believes in involving parents in all aspects of its Title I programs. The SAC has the responsibility for developing, implementing, and evaluating the various school level plans, including the SIP and PIP. More than 50 percent of the

members of the SAC are parent (non-employee) representatives. In addition, all parents were given the opportunity to review the plan and offer their input prior to approval. For the PIP, parents will be given surveys at the end of the school year seeking their input

on activities, training, and materials they needed to help their child. Results of parent surveys will be reviewed by the SAC to determine needed changes. During the SAC meeting when the PIP and/or SIP are developed, the committee will decide, with the input from parents how the parental involvement funds will be used.



Coordination and Integration



Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

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Program

Coordination

1

Florida's Voluntary PreKindergarten

Florida VPK is coordinated through the Early Learning Coalition and the District. PES has one PreK inclusion class to prepare future kindergarten students with academic and social skills

2

Federal Programs

Title I District Office provides material as requested.

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12


Annual Parent Meeting



Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

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Activity/Tasks

Person Responsible

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Invitations to parents as backpack flyers

Principal

October

copy of flyers

2

Invite parents using Connect-Ed phone calls

Principal

October

On line results of successful and unsuccessful messages sent

3

Develop sign-in sheets and agenda

Principal

October

Have completed sign-in sheets and copy distributed to parents

4

Power Point presentation of Title I services, etc.

Parents liasion

October

copy of power point

5

Maintain Documentation

Principal

Throughout year

Documentation will be housed at school site.

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15


Flexible Parent Meetings



Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response: Pinetta Elementary School will offer parents the opportunity to have parent-teacher conferences before school, during school, or after school. PES will also invite parents to volunteer at school at their convenience. PTO meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month and childcare will be provided at every PTO meeting.


Building Capacity



Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Assessment Review

Teachers

Teachers will have parent conferences to review and discuss child's assessment results, goals, and expectations

August-April

Sign-in sheets

2

Title I program explainee and discussed at annual meeting

Principal, District staff

Parent involvment pla, SIP

September

Sign-in sheets

3

Progress monitoring discussed during parent conferences

Teachers, RTI

SIP, Parent involvement

Throughout the year

Sign-in sheets, Progress reports, report cards

4

Datw Chats

Teachers

Increase student achievement scores

throughout year

Student grade improvements

5

Grade level parent meetings

Principal, teachers

Increase parent knowledge of Common Core Standards.

August-September

Sign-in sheets


Staff Training



Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

FSA training/overview

Paula Kauffman/Shirley Joseph

Teachers will better understand the new FSA test

Sept-Oct

State average on FSA

2

iReady training

Paula Kauffman

Teachers learn to use iReady computer based program effectively for positive results in student achievement

Aug.-May

Positive student academic growth


Other Activities



Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].

Response: The district parent resource center is located at Madison County Central School. During our annual Title I meeting the hours of operation and directions to the center are distruputed. For those not in attendance at the meeting, backpack flyers containing the parent resource center information are sent home with students.



Communication



Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs [Section 1118(c)(4)(A)];
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet [Section 1118(c)(4)(B)];
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children[Section 1118(c)(4)(C)]; and
  • If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will include submit the parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].

Response: Pinetta Elementary School began the year with an open house for all parents. During this time parents were able to ask questions of their child's teacher. Monthly PTO meetings are conducted the first Monday of each month. During these meetings our Title I parent liaison discusses with our parents information relating to Title I. Individual teacher/parent conferences are held throughout the year to discuss student progress with the state standards and progress monitoring assessments. Teachers maintain sign-in sheets and minutes for all meetings.


Accessibility



Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].

Response: All backpack flyers are sent home in English. If a parent speaks another language the document is translated using a web site to translate.


Discretionary Activities



Discretionary School Level Parental Involvement Policy Components Check if the school does not plan to implement discretionary parental involvement activities. Check all activities the school plans to implement:

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Activity

Description of Implementation Strategy

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

1

Maximizing parental involvement and participation in their children’s education by arranging school meetings at a variety of times, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend those conferences at school [Section 1118(e)(10)];

Parent meetings, programs, and conferences

Principal, teachers

nvolve parents in their child's eduction

ongoing


Upload Evidence of Input from Parents



Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the plan.


Upload Parent-School Compact



Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload an electronic version of the Parent-School Compact.


Upload Evidence of Parent Involvement in Development of Parent-School Compact



Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the compact.


Evaluation of the previous year's Parental Involvement Plan

Building Capacity Summary



Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

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Content and Type of Activity

Number of Activities

Number of Participants

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

1

Parent-teacher conferences

48

116

Parents become more involved in daily and weekly progress of students

2

Monthly PTO meetings

8

143

Keep parents aware of current involvement opportunities as well as training on various academic areas

3

Family Night Events

6

589

Provide activities that get the parents/grandparents involved in fun rewarding activities

4

Open House

1

525

Introduce parents to teachers and classroom expectation

5

Title I annual meeting

1

36

Provided parents with Title I information and means to assist their child's learning at home


Staff Training Summary



Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; the implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Number of Activities

Number of Participants

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

1

ThinkCentral online training

1

15

Teachers instructed on online reading/math program to share with parents to use at home

2

Thinklink-Discovery Ed traning

2

15

Parents and Students will be more knowledgable about reading Thinklink reports

3

SuccessMaker

4

14

Effective use of Successmaker in the classroom and reporting progress to parents.


Barriers



Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the current school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

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Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup)

Steps the School will Take to Overcome

1

meeting times

vary parent-teacher conference times

2

parents feel intemidated by "school"

more parent friendly meeting and contacts


Best Practices (Optional)



Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous schoool year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)

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Content/Purpose

Description of the Activity