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1 Title I Annual Parent Meeting Fairmount Park Elementary August 15, 2013 5:30-7:30 Fairmount Park Elementary Nina A. Pollauf

2 Education is Golden! School Vision The vision of Fairmount Park Elementary School is making 100% student success a reality. School Mission The mission of Fairmount Park Elementary School is to empower students to achieve by providing them with a rigorous, relevant and nurturing learning environment that helps them discover the unique talents and strengths within themselves.

3 What is “No Child Left Behind”? Education act signed into law in 2002 that aims to: Ensure that every student has a high- quality education; Challenge and motivate students; Provide highly qualified teachers, who use proven teaching methods; and Ensure a safe, drug free learning environment.

4 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. The program serves millions of children in public elementary and secondary schools each year including eligible students in private schools.

5 How Title I Works The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. The Florida Department of Education sends the money to the district. The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds. Fairmount Park Elementary School implements a school-wide program.

6 School Classifications Reward School – School grade of A and schools that improve a letter grade Prevent School- School grade of C Focus School- School grade of D Priority School- School grade of F “B” schools do not have a specific classification

7 Parent’s Right to Know Be involved and request regular meetings to express your opinions, to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your children, Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments like EOC, FAIR, and FCAT in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science; Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher; and be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.

8 School Accountability Report Card 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; and –AYP information. The SPAR Report is available at the school office or online at –

9 Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students. Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas. Information located at

10 School’s Curriculum Next Generation Sunshine State Standards form the framework of everything taught at school additionally, Common Core Standards will be phased in all grade levels by 2014-2015 Curriculum –Reading –Mathematics –Writing –Science

11 Measuring Student Success Common Assessments FCAT Spring 2014 FLKRS (Kindergarten) August/Sept 2013 Information on 2012-13 FCAT may be found at:

12 Title I Programs Provide Supplemental Support Smaller classes Additional teachers Additional training for school staff Extra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs); Parental Involvement Activities; and/or A variety of supplemental teaching methods and materials.

13 Title I funds Fairmount Park Elementary School is provided $380,464 to pay for services and programs for our students. Title I funds pay for the following: Hourly TeachersInstructional Resources MTSS/RtI Coaches Leveled Literacy Intervention Teachers Curriculum Specialist Technology Integration Specialist Parent Involvement Resources

14 Who decides how funds are used? Parents can assist in deciding how to use Title I funds…you have the right to be involved Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of: –Parents, Teachers, Principal and Other staff that work at the school, The School Advisory Council along with parent input determines how to use Title I funds.

15 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 Policy; –Parent-School Compact; and –School-wide Title I Plan (School Improvement Plan). –Parents can also read the District’s Parent Involvement Plan at under Title

16 Parent-School Compact School Responsibilities Believe that your child can learn Family/Responsibilities Support the school in developing positive behaviors Student/Responsibilities Come to school prepared to learn Please sign your child’s Compact and review it…working together is important.

17 Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement program. SAC: Title 1 budget, approval of school improvement funds, reviewing school data 5:30 p.m. the 1 st Tuesday of the month

18 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 Provide parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Communicate: conferences, agenda books, telephone calls…What works for you? Let us know how we can assist you Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

19 Assist parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. Provide materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement –Kindergarten Transition –FCAT Night –3 rd Grade Information Night Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

20 Your involvement is Key to your child’s success! You are your child’s first teacher. You have the ability to influence your child’s education more than any teacher or school. You know your child best: –Share information about your child’s interests and abilities with their teachers –Ask to see progress reports on your child and the school.

21 Support Your Child’s Education Share a love of learning Read to your child Ask your child to read to you Limit TV time Take advantage of the public library and the school media center and Title I Family Resource Library Show interest in your child’s school day Ask her/him questions Ask to see homework Praise their efforts Encourage good study habits Communicate with the teachers and other staff Attend workshops

22 Get to Know Your School & Communicate With Teachers Attend school events Visit the classroom Volunteer at the school Join parents’ organizations Keep teachers informed Attend special parent trainings Attend parent- teacher conferences Be prepared for the meetings Consider whether you have met your responsibilities as stated in the parent- school compact List your questions before the meeting

23 Title I Parent Station Title I Parent Station located in the front office Some of the documents/information that can be found at the station: Parent Involvement Policy (PIP) District LEA Plan

24 Classroom Visits Teachers will provide grade specific information: –Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Common Core Standards as applicable and Grade Level Expectations; –Grade Specific Curriculum; –Measuring Student Success; –Definition of Proficiency; and –Overview of their plans for the year/expectations

25 Thank you for attending tonight’s Title 1 Annual Meeting/Open House Together we can accomplish great things!

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