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1 DRAFT Title I Annual Parent Meeting Triangle Elementary School Thursday, September 13, 2012 Kathy Billar, Principal

2 DRAFT Agenda Welcome and Introductions All About Title I Standards and Testing Parental Involvement Visit Classrooms

3 DRAFT We All Want... The best for our children; A better future for them; Success in school and life; To be happy; To be a good citizen; To be respectful, honest, and hard working; and To make more money than we do.

4 DRAFT Education is the KEY

5 DRAFT 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.

6 DRAFT 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 elementary and secondary schools each year. Triangle Elementary is a Title I school.

7 DRAFT 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. Leadership at the school-level implements a comprehensive school-wide program.

8 DRAFT Free Tutoring Free tutoring, known as Supplemental Education Services (SES) will be provided for eligible students; Students who scored a Level 1 or a Level 2 on the 2012 FCAT are eligible to receive SES Information has been mailed to parents of eligible students

9 DRAFT School Choice As of June 30, 2012, there will no longer be a NCLB Public School Choice (PSC) transfer option under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Students are entitled to remain in their school under PSC through the highest grade served by the school. Parents may continue to take advantage of this option and transportation will be provided for the 2012-2013 school year.

10 DRAFT Parent’s Rights Be involved and request regular meetings to express your opinions and concerns Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments like FCAT in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher Be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks


12 Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students. Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry- level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. Information located at:


14 School’s Curriculum Common Core State Standards form the framework of everything taught at school. Curriculum –Reading –Mathematics –Writing –Science

15 DRAFT Measuring Student Success Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)— Grades 3-11 Stanford Achievement Test, 10 th Edition (SAT10)—Grades 1-2 Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) Fountas and Pinnell (K-5) Lake County Benchmark Assessments (2-5) Achieves (3-5)

16 DRAFT FCAT (Grades 3-11) April 15-19, 2013 Students tested on: –Reading/Language Arts –Mathematics –Science –Writing—February 26-27, 2013 Information on FCAT may be found at:

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

18 DRAFT Title I funds $262,400 is our total Title I budget amount Title I funds pay for the following: -staffing, parent involvement, writing teams, professional development, other miscellaneous items (software, curriculum nights, supplies)

19 DRAFT Who decides how funds are used? Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of: –Parents, Teachers, Other staff that works at the school, Principal and Students (at Middle and High School) The School Advisory Council helps to determine how to use Title I funds. –Parents/Community Members are welcome to attend all SAC meetings to provide input.

20 DRAFT 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 –Title I Plan –School Improvement Plan

21 DRAFT Parent-School Compact School Responsibilities/Promises Provide an environment that allows for positive communication; Provide quality curricula and instructional practices to meet the state’s challenging student performance standards; Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education; and Support the partnership between home and school.

22 DRAFT Parent-School Compact Family Promises/Responsibilities Read regularly with my child; Have high expectations for my child; Encourage good study habits; Help my child to resolve conflicts in a positive way; Communicate and work with teachers and school staff; Encourage my child to have a positive attitude about school and learning; and support school rules and procedures.

23 DRAFT Parent-School Compact Student Promises/Responsibilities Student Pledge – I, _____________, promise to be prepared for school and ready to learn. I will respect the rights and property of others with kindness. I will do my best to make my school a safe and pleasant place to learn and work so that I may receive the best education possible

24 DRAFT Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement program. –Parents are highly encouraged to attend all SAC and APT meetings –SAC meetings are held 4-6 times per year; more on an as needed basis –Parents/Community are informed via school newsletter, school website, newspaper, and school marquee

25 DRAFT Convene an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of 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

26 DRAFT Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Modes of communication – school newsletter, school marquee, school website, and newspaper What works for you? Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

27 DRAFT Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. –Open House/Curriculum Night, Family Literacy Night, Family Science Night/Science Fair, FCAT Parent Night, Family Math Night, Report Card Nights, Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

28 DRAFT 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 teachers; and –Ask to see progress reports on your child and the school.

29 DRAFT Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement –Curriculum Nights, Open Media Nights, Parent Resource Center Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

30 DRAFT 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 Show interest in your child’s school day Ask questions Ask to see homework Praise their efforts Encourage good study habits

31 DRAFT 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

32 DRAFT Classroom Visits Teachers will provide grade specific information: –Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Grade Level Expectations –Grade Specific Curriculum –Measuring Student Success –Definition of Proficiency –Overview of their plans for the year How parents can help their child.

33 DRAFT Questions?

34 DRAFT Thank you for attending.

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