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1 Lucyle Collins Middle School Title I Annual Parent Meeting September 24, 2012 6:30 pm

2 Welcome! Please sign in! Parents are important partners in education Please be sure to sign in on the sign-in sheets that have been provided. We’re glad that you are here!

3 Our Agenda Dreams to Reality What we all want Education is the Key No Child Left Behind Title I Working Together-Parents as Partners NCLB – Program Purpose – Program Description – Program Requirements – Fund Allocation Title I –Parent Involvement Policy AYP – School Improvement – School Choice LCMS School Accountability Report Card Educational Standards STAAR TELPAS SSI Parents Attendance Lanyards/ID’s What Can I Do To Support My Child Get To Know School and Communicate with Teachers

4 Dreams to Reality What kind of person do you want your child to be:

5 What we all want The best for our children. A better future for them. For them to be successful. To have a happy life with friends. To be respectful, honest, hard working. To make more money than we do.

6 Education is the KEY

7 What is “No Child Left Behind”? It is an education act (signed into law in 2002) that aims to: 1.Ensure that every student has a high-quality education. 2.Challenge and motivate students 3.Provide high qualified teachers, who use proven teaching methods. 4.Ensure a safe, drug free learning environment.

8 What is Title I It 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. We are a Title I school.

9 How Title I Works 1.The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. 2.The Texas Education Agency sends the money to the school district. 3.The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds 4.Collins MS uses the Site Based Decision Making Committee (SBDM) as a forum to discuss the money.

10 Title I Programs generally offer Smaller classes Additional teachers and paraprofessionals Additional training for school staff Extra time for instruction Parental Involvement Funds A variety of teaching methods and materials

11 Who decides how funds are used? Lucyle Collins Middle School has a Site Based Decision Making Committee (SBDM) composed of: – Parents, Teachers, Community Members, Business Members, other staff that work at the school and the Principal Our first meeting of the year will be on October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Library.

12 Working Together! Parents as Partners NCLB provides a way to show how we’re doing. How we work together is listed in our: - Parent Agreement/Compact - Parent Involvement Policy

13 Working together! Parents as Partners Title 1 law requires that all Title I schools and families work together. NCLB has raised the level of parent involvement to a whole new level. Parents have a role as learners, as teachers, as supporters, and even as consumers. Parents now have to understand data when looking at how schools are doing as well as how their own students are doing.

14 NCLB, Title I: Program Purpose Collins MS uses Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example: Funds may be used to support supplemental instruction in reading and mathematics, professional development for staff to support low achieving students.

15 NCLB, Title I: Program Description Title I, Part A provides financial assistance to school districts and schools high percentages of economically disadvantaged students to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. School in which economically disadvantaged students make up at least 40% of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school. Approximately 78% of the students at Collins are classified as Economically Disadvantaged.

16 NCLB, Title I: Program Requirements Title I is designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging Texas academic achievement standards through a schoolwide program to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Parents have a right to know about all of the pieces that are going on in the school through annual report cards, how students and their school are doing, and how we compare with other schools.

17 NCLB, Title I: Fund Allocation Title funds are allocated to proved additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children. In order to reduce fragmentation and eliminated duplication of services, Title I, Part A services are coordinated with other educational services in the district such as services for : children with limited English proficiency, students with disabilities, migratory children, and neglected or delinquent youth.

18 Our Title I Parent Involvement Policy requires that: 1.We 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. 2.Involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of its Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.

19 Our Title I Parent Involvement Policy requires that: 3.Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Information is published in a newsletter that will be mailed home every six weeks with the report cards and on the school website. 4.Assists Title I parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve achievement of their children.

20 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Schools that receive Title I funds musts make AYP every year or face sanctions Goal is that by 6/30/14 all students will be proficient Targets include participation rate and percent proficient in English Language Arts and Mathematics If you fail AYP for 2 consecutive years you enter School Improvement (SI) To exit improvement a school must make AYP for 2 consecutive years

21 We are an SI School We are a School Improvement School, for the past 2 years we have not been able to meet AYP. When a school is a SI school, there are certain rights that are granted to families in SI Schools.

22 School Choice As a parent of a child in a SI school, you have the choice to transfer your child to a school that is not in School Improvement. We are the only middle school in the Lake Worth Independent School District, because of this our school will be offering several options for your child.

23 LCMS Tutoring after school: If you child needs tutoring in any subject, please talk with the teacher to arrange. Incentive programs: Caught you Being Good, A Honor Roll, A-B Honor Roll, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Zeros Aren’t Permitted (ZAP), Lanyards/ID’s,

24 School Accountability Report Card What is a School Accountability Report Card (SARC)? Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of the report card is to proved parents and the community with important information about each public school. What information does the SARC contain? State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following: Demographic data School safety and climate for learning information Academic data School completion rates Class sizes Teacher and staff information Curriculum and instruction descriptions Postsecondary preparation information Fiscal and expenditure data AYP information

25 Educational Standards Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) establish high expectations for students. Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

26 K-3 we teach to read 4 – and beyond we READ to learn. 211,000 words 1,080,000 words 2,300,000 words 2 nd grade 8 th grade 10 th grade

27 What is STAAR? Students in grades 3-11 will take tests to evaluate their mastery of the TEKS in Mathematics, Reading, Social Studies and Science at their own grade level. 3 rd – 11 th Reading and Mathematics 4 th, 7 th, 9 th -11 th Writing 5 th, 8 th, 9 th -11 th Science 8 th, 9 th -11 th Social Studies

28 What is the TELPAS? Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System Is designed to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language. Is taken in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Assesses students in alignment with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The ELPS proficiency level descriptors (PLDs) present the major characteristics of each language proficiency level in each language domain. The PLDs define how well ELLs at the four proficiency levels are able to understand and use English in grade- level academic settings. Student performance is reported in terms of four English language proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high.

29 Student Success Initiative Enacted by the 76 th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81 st Texas Legislature in 2009, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements apply to the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading and mathematics tests at grades 5 and 8. As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these tests or by unanimous decision of his or her grade placement committee that the student is likely to perform at grade level after additional instruction. The goal of the SSI is to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. This effort depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working in partnership to meet individual student needs.

30 The Critical Importance of Involved Parents Collins Middle School needs your help and input 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. Ask to see progress reports on your child every 3 weeks. With your help as our partners, all children can be successful in school. NCLB offers parents a real opportunity to be involved in the decision-making that goes on in our school.

31 Attendance State law requires students to be in school 90% of the time. This means a student cannot miss more than 18 days. Your student will be retained or held back if they miss more than the 18 days. We offer After School Detention and Saturday School to make up days missed. After School Detention (ASD) is only on Wednesday and Friday from 3-5pm. Transportation is not provided. Saturday School (SS) will start October 6 and will be held from 8am-12pm. Transportation is not provided. Calls will be made home every week if your child has excessive absences.

32 Lanyards/ID’s New system for behavior and discipline. ID’s represent Kindness and allows freedoms Lanyards represent Commitment to Bully Free School If ID and lanyards are taken up the only way they can get them back is to go to ASD or SS It has been highly successful We need your support at home too!

33 What Can I Do To Support My Child? 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-set aside a time and a quiet place for them to study and do homework

34 Get to Know Your School & Communicate With Teachers Attend school events Visit the classroom Volunteer at the school Help us set up a parent organization 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

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