Presentation on theme: "Oak Knoll Elementary School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Oak Knoll Elementary School Title I Meeting/State of the School Address/Curriculum NightSeptember 4, 2012Angela K. Parham, PrincipalAdrienne Grainger Smith, Assistant Principal
2 Oak Knoll Elementary School’s DREAM TEAM Clinic AssistantParent LiaisonsFront Office SecretaryData ClerkBookkeeperMedia SpecialistPsychologistSchool Social WorkerInstructional Support TeacherSchool CounselorInstructional CoachCurriculum Support TeacherAssistant PrincipalPre-K TeamKDG Team1st Grade Team2nd Grade Team3rd Grade Team4th Grade Team5th Grade TeamSpecial Education TeamSpecial Area Team/Tech SpecialistESOL TeamEIP TeamTAG TeamParaprofessionals
3 What is Title I?Title I is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program.It provides over $7 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty.
4 What is the purpose of Title I funding? The purpose of Title I funding is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments.Schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals . Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title I funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.
5 How are Title I funds used? The use of Title I funds rests with each school.Oak Knoll’s Title I funds are used to:Purchase Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher in order to support struggling studentsProvide Professional Development for Teachers (Consultant & Trainings)Common Core ResourcesPurchase ELA/Reading CoachExtended Learning and Saturday School(3rd – 5th grades)Parent Liaison & Parent WorkshopsParent Resources (supplies, books, periodicals & subscriptions)Professional Learning for Principal & Assistant Principal
6 Parent Involvement Policy & Student Parent School Compact Strategies to increase parental involvementWeekly & Month NewslettersParent WorkshopsMonthly Student on the Month ReceptionsVolunteer Opportunities in School EventsStudent Parent School CompactAs a student, I will…As a parent, I will…As a teacher, I will…As a principal, I will…
25 Our District’s Big, Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS) Graduation Rate – 90% of Fulton students will graduate on timeCollege Readiness – 85% of Fulton’s high school seniors will meet the average SAT score of the 25th percentile of studentsCareer Readiness – An aggressive percentage of students will meet an objective standard for work readiness in the areas of applied math, reading for information and locating information
26 How to do WE support the BHAGs? EVERY teacher delivers quality instruction to meet the needs of EVERY student in EVERY classroom EVERY day.College Daze on WednesdaysCollege Fun Facts are read during announcementsStaff Wears College ParaphernaliaCollege info is posted outside of classroomsCareer DayCareers on OK LiveClass of 20__ on Each HallCollege Display in Front Lobby
27 Narrative of Our School District Performance ManagementStrategic Plan (BHAGs)Common Core CurriculumCharter System
28 Oak Knoll’s School Improvement Plan Objectives Improve student performance in Math (Numbers & Operations and Measurement)Improve student performance in Reading (Informational Reading)Improve student performance in Writing.
29 What is Curriculum?Curriculum is defined as a plan for learning. It encompasses all the learning experiences a student encounters under the guidance of the school. Georgia is currently implementing a new standards-based, world-class curriculum for Reading and Mathematics in grades K-12 called the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards or CCGPS. The CCGPS outline clear expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level and in each core subject. Interactive learning and hands-on experiences are central to the Board of Education’s vision for the effective delivery of instruction and increased emphasis on higher academic achievement for all children. All students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade receive curriculum instruction in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science.
30 What parents need to know about Common Core Georgia Performance Standards? Georgia joined with 47 other states well over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics.These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards.The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the CCGPS on July 8, 2010.
31 What does CCGPS mean for Georgia? Students of Georgia: Rigorous knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and/or careersConsistent expectations across states, regardless of whether they decide to go to school at Georgia Tech or UCLA, or find a job in Georgia, Maine or IndianaRelevant content and application of knowledge through high-order skillsEducators of Georgia:Clear, focused expectations that assist them in being on the same page and working together with students and parents for shared goalsA common-sense next step that is aligned to our Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)Taxpayers of Georgia:Long-term potential savings on textbooks and instructional resources that come with consistent materials developed throughout the country
32 We believe effective teaching and increased parental involvement will help our students to EXCEED achievement goals.
33 New Guidelines for Volunteers On July 1, 2012, Georgia law changed to include school volunteers in the group of people who are required to report any case of suspected child abuse or neglect. With these changes, school districts can better protect children and ensure their safety and well-being.School Volunteers are now considered mandated reporters. A mandated reporter is someone who must notify DFCS within 24 hours of s/he suspects a child is being abused or neglected.We are requesting that our volunteers attend an orientation session on either September 11 or 18, or contact our Parent Liaisons to receive the training after September 18.
34 Here are some strategies we are using to increase parental involvement: Automated telephone call-out system (School Messenger) to notify parents of important school activitiesHome Access: an online tool that will let you see your child’s progress at school.Parent Resource CenterParent VolunteersParent WorkshopsOur weekly newsletter to parentsMonthly grade-level newslettersPTA and LSAC
35 Positive Behavior Management and Discipline Oak Knoll Elementary SchoolAdrienne Grainger Smith
42 School Wide-Discipline Plan School Rules “Owl” show courtesy and respect for others.“Owl” support and participate in the learning process.“Owl” show respect for property.“Owl” be prepared, ready to work an don task until finished.“Owl” use safe and responsible conduct at all times.
43 Owl Behavior Color Coding This system is used in the classrooms and the cafeteria.Owl Card- Excellent BehaviorBlue Card- WarningGreen Card- Time OutYellow Card- Loss of PrivilegeRed Card- Phone call or note home
44 CafeteriaWe will incorporate a golden spoon incentive for the classes that have A-1 behavior all week.
45 Link SystemStudents/classes can earn links by exhibiting appropriate behavior and receiving compliments.Teachers give rewards once the class has reached a specified number of links (25).The rewards should be created by the teacher and class.Examples of Places where links can be earnedHallwaySpecialsCafeteria
46 Owl Behavior Incentive Program Students can earn Positive Behavior Point slips for exhibiting appropriate behavior.The value of slips are designated in the same increments as real money ($1.00, $2.00, $5.00 and $10.00). 1 point = 1 dollarPoints/dollars can be saved and turned in for prizes/rewards.Slips will double or triple in value during high traffic times (ex. week before or after a holiday)
47 Oak Knoll Elementary School Positive Behavior Matrix Behavioral ExpectationsEverywhereClassroomPlaygroundCafeteriaHallwaysBathroomsBusComputer/ Mobile LabBe RespectfulUse kind words and actionsParticipate appropriately in classroom activities.Respect the differences and opinions of others.Follow game rules and demonstrate positive sportsmanshipRespect equipmentPractice good table and line mannersCalm behavior at all timesUse inside voicesUse appropriate tone of voiceKeep hands/feet off walls and student workGive people privacyBe in your own spaceUse appropriate language and gesturesRespect the driverRespect propertyListen to and follow directions given by the teacherMaintain set preferencesBe ResponsibleOwn your actionsBe attentive and prepared.Complete your work.Use respectful methods to solve problemsReturn equipmentClean your seating areaKnow what you ordered and take that itemCalm, quiet behavior at all timesFlush toiletObserve time limits (be quick)Place towels in garbageKeep bathrooms cleanBoard your own bus unless you have a passBe on timeKeep the area cleanLog off your account when finishedBe SafeKeep hands, feet, objects to selfGet adult help when you need itFollow adult directions.Keep to your own space.Use materials/equipmentappropriately.Be aware of games and activities around youNo wrestling, play fighting, football, or rough playStay seated until dismissedKeep food on your plate.Clean up your spills.Walk single file to allow others to passWalk directly to your destination.Use soap and water for washing handsKeep water in sinkLine up in single file to enter/exit the busRemain seatedKnow your own spaceSit appropriately in your seatOnly use designated internet siteBe There and CareLend a helping handPut things where they belong.Take care of the room.Invite others to participate in games and activitiesShare equipment and spaceHelp clean around youHold the door open for othersInform adult of low supplies and other bathroom concernsKeep the bus cleanQuietly assist the person next to you
48 Prizes $1.00- $2.00 $5.00 $10.00 Pull from treasure box $1.oo credit at school storeInterest based free activity$10.0010 minutes extra recess/computer timeRaise and take down flag for two daysChoose mystery envelope/package
49 More Prizes $15.00 $20.00 Help with Student of the Month Program Help during PEPerform on Friday in cafeteria$20.00Guest appearance on OK LiveLunch with staff memberIf everyone in the class puts in 5 points, the class can play a kickball/basketball/volleyball game (coordinated by teacher and Coach Sanders)
50 Where are we going from here? This year we will incorporate discipline related data in identifying areas of need.Students will use the matrix to self monitor and correct behaviors.Any feedback or suggestions for improving the program are welcomed and appreciated.
51 Grade-Level Meeting Rooms for Curriculum Sharing Kindergarten Team: Room 151st Grade Team: Room 222nd Grade Team: Room 183rd Grade Team: Room 564th Grade Team: Room 445Th Grade Team: Room 32Special Education Team: will meet with their assigned grade levelEIP Team: will meet with their assigned grade levelSpecial Area & ESOL Teams: Hallway & Answer Questions