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2 Lockwood Information Night

3 2 Agenda PACE Video PACE Video General Overview General Overview Teachers Panel Teachers Panel Q&A Q&A Principal Principal Visit Classrooms Visit Classrooms Visit Enrichment Stations Visit Enrichment Stations Ask us questions!

4 Lockwood General Overview

5 4 Lockwood PACE = Parents Active in Cooperative Education PACE = Parents Active in Cooperative Education Partnership of Teachers, Parents, and Children committed to an enriched learning environment Partnership of Teachers, Parents, and Children committed to an enriched learning environment With our school and neighborhoods, PACE strives as a community to foster learning and to develop a foundation for our children’s future. With our school and neighborhoods, PACE strives as a community to foster learning and to develop a foundation for our children’s future.

6 5 Who we are ~ 121 families ~ 121 families ~ 151 students divided into 6 classrooms 1 st – 6 th Grade ~ 151 students divided into 6 classrooms 1 st – 6 th Grade 6 wonderful teachers, 1 Spanish instructor 6 wonderful teachers, 1 Spanish instructor Supported by the excellent Lockwood principal and staff Supported by the excellent Lockwood principal and staff

7 PACE May Be growing! Investigating the possibility of Investigating the possibility of PACE Kindergarten PACE Kindergarten Kindergarten investigative committee has been formed Kindergarten investigative committee has been formed If you are interested in PACE Kindergarten please fill out the Kindergarten interest form so we can communicate to the District your strong support for offering this class If you are interested in PACE Kindergarten please fill out the Kindergarten interest form so we can communicate to the District your strong support for offering this class 6

8 7 History Fifteen families presented a proposal to the Northshore School District (NSD) for a program that would emphasize higher parent involvement Created in 1973 with Kindergarten to Grade 3 in one classroom at Lockwood Elementary. Created in 1973 with Kindergarten to Grade 3 in one classroom at Lockwood Elementary. Expanded between 1974 and 1999 to become a Kindergarten to Grade 6 program at four sites throughout the district. Expanded between 1974 and 1999 to become a Kindergarten to Grade 6 program at four sites throughout the district. Reduced in 2001 to a Grade 1 to 6 program at the same four sites. Reduced in 2001 to a Grade 1 to 6 program at the same four sites. In 2009, consolidated from 4 sites to 3 In 2009, consolidated from 4 sites to 3 (Lockwood, Woodmoor, Wellington).

9 8 PACE Is Not… A remedial program A remedial program A gifted program A gifted program An accelerated program An accelerated program In other words, our classes have the same demographic range of students in any classroom. In other words, our classes have the same demographic range of students in any classroom.

10 9 How PACE Is the Same… PACE does not differ from the regular Lockwood neighborhood program in: PACE does not differ from the regular Lockwood neighborhood program in: Curriculum Curriculum PE PE Library Library Health Health Musical Instruction Musical Instruction Additional School Activities Additional School Activities

11 10 What PACE Adds… Parents are consistently involved in the classroom during instruction which allows for more: Parents are consistently involved in the classroom during instruction which allows for more: One-on-one instruction One-on-one instruction Small group instruction Small group instruction Cooperative, multi-age instruction Cooperative, multi-age instruction Enrichment activities Enrichment activities Parents help with non-instructional tasks, enabling the teachers to focus on instruction and curriculum development. Parents help with non-instructional tasks, enabling the teachers to focus on instruction and curriculum development. Students move through grades together Students move through grades together

12 11 More of what PACE adds… Student Enrichment Opportunities Student Enrichment Opportunities Mini-Units Multi-grade theme-based instructional activities Mini-Units Multi-grade theme-based instructional activities Foreign Language Education Weekly in-class Spanish instruction Foreign Language Education Weekly in-class Spanish instruction Outdoor Education Bi-annual, all day Field Trip, involving multi-age classes in an outdoor setting Outdoor Education Bi-annual, all day Field Trip, involving multi-age classes in an outdoor setting Field Trips A variety of field trips for every grade level Field Trips A variety of field trips for every grade level

13 12 What else PACE adds… Social and Community Activities Social and Community Activities Whole community events Whole community events Family Camp - Bi-annual, weekend camp experience for PACE families Family Camp - Bi-annual, weekend camp experience for PACE families Spring Picnic Spring Picnic Community Service Food Lifeline, Park clean-up days Community Service Food Lifeline, Park clean-up days Individual Classroom events Individual Classroom events Participation in PTA-sponsored events Participation in PTA-sponsored events

14 13 Teachers Lockwood’s PACE teachers: Lockwood’s PACE teachers: are an integral part of the PACE partnership, are an integral part of the PACE partnership, establish the curriculum, establish the curriculum, are dedicated to the program philosophy, are dedicated to the program philosophy, incorporate parent participation into the learning environment, incorporate parent participation into the learning environment, provide a dynamic and diverse education. provide a dynamic and diverse education.

15 14 School and Community PACE has been an integral part of Lockwood Elementary and its surrounding community for over three decades. PACE has been an integral part of Lockwood Elementary and its surrounding community for over three decades. PACE parents are active members of PTA and other school and district programs. PACE parents are active members of PTA and other school and district programs.

16 15 Benefits for Students & Parents Expanded learning opportunities Expanded learning opportunities Deep friendships Deep friendships Whole families are directly involved in the children’s education Whole families are directly involved in the children’s education Belonging to a community Belonging to a community See the PACE at Lockwood web site for research articles relating to parent involvement

17 16 PACE Parents… Learn and grow along with their children, in an exciting and enriching atmosphere. Learn and grow along with their children, in an exciting and enriching atmosphere. Respect and assist the teachers, students, and greater school community. Respect and assist the teachers, students, and greater school community. Collaborate with other parent helpers and expand social networks. Collaborate with other parent helpers and expand social networks. Gain experience using or acquiring new skills, and understand your child’s school world more directly. Gain experience using or acquiring new skills, and understand your child’s school world more directly. Enjoy the experience! Enjoy the experience!

18 17 PACE Parents… Commit FINANCIALLY Commit FINANCIALLY Program fee per student determined annually:( school year = $200). Program fee per student determined annually:( school year = $200). Covers Spanish Instruction, Mini-Units, Outdoor Education, Social Events, and all planned class field trips. Covers Spanish Instruction, Mini-Units, Outdoor Education, Social Events, and all planned class field trips. If a class elects to do additional field trips, additional $$ may be required. If a class elects to do additional field trips, additional $$ may be required. Write a check, participate in fund-raising opportunities, or a combination of both. Write a check, participate in fund-raising opportunities, or a combination of both.

19 18 PACE Parents… Commit TIME Commit TIME 80 hours per family per school year 80 hours per family per school year Many choices—classroom, committee or board position, field trips, prep at home Many choices—classroom, committee or board position, field trips, prep at home Attend bi-monthly General meetings Attend bi-monthly General meetings

20 19 Parent Involvement Opportunities Classroom Help Classroom Help Parents help when and how the teachers need them. Parents help when and how the teachers need them. Many ways to help: Many ways to help: Assist with instruction Assist with instruction Correct and log homework Correct and log homework Assist in enrichment activities Assist in enrichment activities Many other creative interactions Many other creative interactions Prepare class materials Drive on field trips Organize and tidy up

21 Parent Involvement Opportunities Classroom Committees Classroom Committees Room Representative Room Representative Class Field Trip Coordinator Class Field Trip Coordinator Book Orders Book Orders Mini-Unit Rep Mini-Unit Rep Newsletter Parties Class Fundraising Rep Photographer 20

22 21 Parent Involvement Opportunities PACE Board Positions & Committees PACE Board Positions & Committees Fundraising Fundraising Field Trips Field Trips Info Night Info Night Hospitality Hospitality Mini Units Mini Units Outdoor Ed. Outdoor Ed. Newsletter Newsletter PR PR Historian Historian PACE Executive Board Positions PACE Executive Board Positions Chair Chair Co-Chair Co-Chair Secretary Secretary Parent Participation PTA Rep School Board Rep Service Learning Social Coordinator Spanish Liaison TLC Coordinator Transportation Treasurer Registrar

23 22 Choosing PACE… Consider whether your child matches the learning environment provided by the program. Consider whether your child matches the learning environment provided by the program. Consider whether your family matches the philosophy of the program and its commitments. Consider whether your family matches the philosophy of the program and its commitments. Consider whether the transportation and scheduling will work for your family. Consider whether the transportation and scheduling will work for your family.

24 23 Who Can Enroll in PACE PACE is open to all children in the Northshore School District on a space-available basis. PACE is open to all children in the Northshore School District on a space-available basis. Lockwood feeder schools are: Lockwood feeder schools are: ArrowheadCrystal SpringsFrank Love Kenmore Lockwood Shelton View Westhill If you are in Northshore, but your elementary school is not listed here, you can enroll in one of the other 2 PACE programs. If you are in Northshore, but your elementary school is not listed here, you can enroll in one of the other 2 PACE programs.

25 24 How To Enroll in PACE Sign up for a tour. Sign up for a tour. Attend a tour. Attend a tour. Complete and turn in paperwork. Complete and turn in paperwork. Your child’s name is placed in a lottery. Your child’s name is placed in a lottery. Families are notified of the status of their enrollment application in late February. Families are notified of the status of their enrollment application in late February. If classes are filled, families will go on a waitlist. If classes are filled, families will go on a waitlist.

26 25 Enjoy Information Night! Teachers panel Teachers panel Q&A Q&A Principal Principal Visit the Classrooms Visit the Classrooms Check out the Enrichment Stations Check out the Enrichment Stations Ask those questions you have!


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