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1 DRAFT Title I Annual Parent Meeting Clermont Elementary School October 10, 2013 Cleamstine Caple, 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. Clermont Elementary is a Title I school What every parent should know about Title I! (brochure)

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. Clermont Elementary implements a schoolwide program.

8 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

9 DRAFT 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:


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

12 DRAFT Measuring Student Success Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0)—Grades 3-11 Stanford Achievement Test, 10 th Edition (SAT10)—Grades K,1,2 Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) Lake Benchmark Assessments (2 nd -5 th )

13 DRAFT FCAT (Grades 3-11) April 14-30, 2014 Dates vary upon grade level and subject tested. Students tested on: –Reading/Language Arts –Mathematics –Science –Writing—Feb. 25-26 Grades 4, 8, 10 Information on FCAT may be found at:

14 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

15 DRAFT Title I funds $228,500 is our total Title I budget amount Title I funds pay for the following: Remedial Reading Teachers Teaching Assistants Classroom Materials Parent Resource Room Materials Family Involvement Events Professional Development for Faculty Academic Assistance 3 rd -5 th (Tutoring)

16 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 The School Advisory Council determines how to use Title I funds. Your input is valued. Please attend SAC/PTO meetings and/or put a message in writing to Miss Caple.

17 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

18 DRAFT Parent-School Compact As an Administrator I support this compact and will strive to do the following: 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. Support the partnership between home and school. As a Teacher I support this compact and will strive to do the following: Provide instruction in a supportive and effective environment. Provide parents with regular and accurate assessment of student progress. Welcome the participation of parents in the classroom and their support in helping their child achieve educational goals. Have high expectations for myself, students and other staff members. Provide motivating learning experiences for my students and demonstrate care and concern for them. As a Parent/Guardian I support this compact and will strive to do the following: Read with my child regularly and have high expectations for my child. Encourage good study habits. Help my child resolve conflict in positive ways. Communicate and work with teachers and school staff. Encourage my child to have a positive attitude about school and learning. Stay involved and support my child by attending school events. Support school rules and procedures including the uniform dress code. Student Pledge I promise to be prepared for school and ready to learn. I will respect the rights and property of others, and I will treat others with kindness. I will abide by all school rules, including the uniform dress code. I will do my best to make school a safe and pleasant place to learn and work, so that I may receive the best education possible.

19 DRAFT Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement program. –School Advisory Council 2 nd Thursday at 3:00 p.m. –PTO

20 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

21 DRAFT Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Newsletters (School & Classroom) Information Flyers/Reminders What works for you? Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

22 DRAFT Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. Visit Title I Parent Resource Room Attend Parent/Teacher Conferences Participate in Monthly PTO/Curriculum Activity Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

23 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.

24 DRAFT Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement –Newsletters –Information Flyers/Reminders –School Website Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

25 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

26 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

27 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.

28 DRAFT Questions?

29 DRAFT Thank you for attending..

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