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Title I Annual Parent Meeting Azalea Middle School September 8, 2014 6 pm – 6:30 pm Azalea Middle School Dr. Connie Kolosey.

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1 Title I Annual Parent Meeting Azalea Middle School September 8, 2014 6 pm – 6:30 pm Azalea Middle School Dr. Connie Kolosey

2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions All About Title I: Budget Parent’s Right to Know School Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)/ District Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) Compact Standards and Testing Parental Involvement

3 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. Its purpose is to address the academic needs of students and to assist them in meeting their state’s academic standards. The program serves millions of children in public elementary and secondary schools each year including eligible students in private schools.

4 How Title I Works The federal government provides funding to states each year for the Title I program. The Florida Department of Education sends the money to our district, Pinellas County Schools. The school district identifies eligible schools and distributes the Title I funds to the school. Azalea Middle School implements a school- wide program, all students benefit from the supplemental services provided by Title I. Every parent is a Title I parent.

5 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 materials and/or equipment

6 Title I Budget Azalea Middle School is provided $ $528,935 to pay for services and programs for our students. The Title I Parent Involvement budget is $4,500 We use our Title I funds to pay for the following: Personnel: Social worker, Technology Specialist, additional teachers, Multi Tiered System of Student Support Coach Technology: Computers, SMART Response system, SMART Boards Classroom Supplies: Supporting school-wide processes, textbooks, project based learning

7 Title I Budget Parents can assist in deciding how to use Title I funds…you have the right to be involved. All Title I schools must maintain documentation that demonstrates parent input into their budgets and plans. Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of parents, teachers, other staff members, Principal and students (at Middle and High School) Input from the Principal, School Advisory Council, parents, and the school’s staff determines how to allocate or use Title I funds.

8 Parent’s Right to Know As a Title I parent you have the right to be involved in the development of the following plans and documents for our school: School Improvement Plan (SIP) Compact Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) for the school and district Request and attend meetings to express your opinions and to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your children, Please review these documents and attend meetings or complete surveys to share your input…we need and want you to be involved.

9 Parent’s Right to Know Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments in Reading/Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, and Science Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that are working with your child Principal’s attestations Be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.

10 School Classification Azalea Middle is one of five “priority” middle schools in Pinellas County The school grade for 2013-2014 was a F This grade is based 100 percent on our student’s performance on FCAT

11 2014 FCAT Performance Proficient in reading 31 percent Proficient in math 25 percent Proficient in writing 41 percent Proficient in science 21 percent Percent passing Algebra EOC: 73 Percent passing Geometry EOC: 94

12 Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students. Florida Core Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas. You may read more information by visiting, Your child’s teacher will be able to explain the standards for your child’s grade level.

13 School’s Curriculum Florida Core Standards form the framework of everything taught at school. Curriculum Reading: Read 180, Achieve 3000 and Daybook Math: Think It Through Math and Carnegie Learning, Core subjects are supported by district pacing calendars: Mathematics ELA Science Social Studies

14 Measuring Student Success FAIR-FS: Students scoring a L1/L2 in reading on the 2014 FCAT When: September, December, March Write Score: All students When: September and January SRI Lexile: All students When: September, January and May Math, Science and SS Common Assessments: All students When: October, December, March and May

15 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Information concerning the assessment schedule may be found at ument-7047/dps-2014-81a.pdf FSA ELA Writing: March 2-13 FSA Math and Reading: April 13- May 8

16 Florida End of Course (EOC) Assessments (Algebra, Civics, Geometry) April 20 th -May 15th

17 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 Plan (PIP) Parent-School Compact School Improvement Plan (SIP) Parents can also read the District’s Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP) at under Title I, a copy is at our Title I Parent

18 Parent-School Compact Every Title I School has a Compact. It is an agreement between the parent, student, and school to encourage the highest student achievement

19 Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement programs. Parents comprise over 50% of the School Advisory Council. Each spring School Advisory Council reviews the PIP and recommends changes for the following year SAC meets five times per year on Tuesdays at 5:00 Parent/Principal Roundtable discussions scheduled once each semester Contact Principal’s Secretary for more information

20 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 Parent Involvement Plan Requirements

21 Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Weekly School Messenger calls and emails Flyers sent home with students Student agendas Front office Title I Parent Station Signs in car-line What works for you? Let us know how we can assist you Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

22 Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. Parent Involvement Plan Requirements

23 Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement Three Title 1 Parent Knights November 12 January 28 May 6 Parent Involvement Plan Requirements

24 Support our school and your child’s education…we need you! Share a love of learning Read to your child Ask your child to read to you Limit TV time Visit the Title I Family Resource Library Review the Compact throughout the year Keep Portal info up to date Volunteer Show interest in your child’s school day Ask her/him questions Check homework Praise their efforts Encourage good study habits Communicate with the teachers and other staff Attend workshops/conferences Participate in giving your input for our SIP, PIP, and budget

25 Title I Parent Station Our school’s Title I Parent Station is located in the front office. You will find a copy of our School’s PIP, the School District’s PIP, Parent’s Right to Know Memo, Upcoming Events, Compact, and any flyers pertaining to upcoming Title I events.

26 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) The District has a Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP). The Parent Advisory Council is responsible for reviewing and revising it. PAC meets with the District’s Title I Family Education Specialist. PAC meets twice a year, if you are interested in representing our school please let me know.

27 Title I Family Library All Title I families may visit the Title I Library located at 2499 25 th Street South St. Petersburg, FL A great place to check out books and games… you don’t need a library card and no there are no late fees. Each time your child visits the library they will receive a FREE BOOK! We’re open Monday & Thursday 8:30- 6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-3:30 For more information you may contact 727-893-2988 ext. 2007

28 Coming up next Homeroom presentations Classroom visits



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