PINE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Crystal Coffey , do hereby certify that all facts, figures, and representations made in this application are true, correct, and consistent with the statement of assurances for these waivers. Furthermore, all applicable statutes, regulations, and procedures; administrative and programmatic requirements; and procedures for fiscal control and maintenance of records will be implemented to ensure proper accountability for the expenditure of funds on this project. All records necessary to substantiate these requirements will be available for review by appropriate state and federal staff. I further certify that all expenditures will be obligated on or after the effective date and prior to the termination date of the project. Disbursements will be reported only as appropriate to this project, and will not be used for matching funds on this or any special project, where prohibited.

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PINE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

Mission Statement

Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: Pine Lake Elementary School strives to create a partnership between the school, families and community to help all students reach high levels of academic and social success. Training workshops will help the individual parent support the child at home further strengthen the home-school partnership.

Involvement of Parents

Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response: Pine Lake Elementary School seeks to involve and communicate with parents through parent nights and monthly Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) meetings. Parents are notified of school activities through the use of ConnectEd messages, marquee and flyers. Additionally, the Community Involvement Specialist (CIS) is available so parents can gain access to the student's information and be aware of school activities and become a part of the decision making process. More than 50 percent of the members of the ESSAC are parent (non-employee) representatives. In addition, all parents are given the opportunity to review the SIP, PIP and offer input prior to approval.

Coordination and Integration

Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

count Program Coordination
1 VPK The Title 1 and VPK offices will work together to coordinate transition programs for students entering the regular public school program. Activities will include: VPK and kindergarten teachers will discuss the needs of students, an orientation meeting will be held to discuss transitioning.
2 Parent Academy The CIS will conduct regularly scheduled parent workshops on various topics designed to improve student achievement and behavior. Parents will be invited to workshops that will focus on FCAT strategies.
3 IDEA Supplemental Instruction support provided by Title I will be discussed with parents during the development of the IEP

Annual Parent Meeting

Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

count Activity/Tasks Person Responsible Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Title 1 Meeting Assistant Principal September 16, 2014 Sign In Sheets
2 Develop Agenda, Powerpoint, and supplementary handouts for Parents Assistant Principal September 8 2014 Flyer with date of the dissemination
3 Advertise/publicize event Assistant Principal September 8, 2014 Post on marquee, send colorful flyers home
4 Develop sign-in sheets Assistant Principal September 8, 2014 Sign In sheets for meeting
5 Maintain documentation CIS August 2014 Title I documentation box housed in the Principals office. Documentation will be shared with the District Title I office for monitoring purposes
6 Families Acting for Safety CIS October 29, 2014 Sign In sheets for meeting
7 It all adds up! CIS November 18, 2014 Sign In sheets for meeting
8 Developing your childs cultural literacy CIS December 19, 2014 Sign In sheets for meeting
9 Families building better readers CIS January 15, 2015 Sign In sheets for meeting
10 Less stress about tests CIS February 3, 2015 Sign In sheets for meeting
11 Your childs emotional health CIS April 24, 2015 Sign In sheets for meeting
12 When your child becomes bored CIS May 27, 2015 Sign In sheets for meeting

Flexible Parent Meetings

Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response: The staff of Pine Lake Elementary School is sensitive to the needs of the community, therefore, parent meetings will be scheduled at various times during the day. Additionally, the CIS is available throughout the day to provide assistance. The CIS will maintain records of parent participation. Home visits, Connect-ED messages, flyers and calendars will be used to communicate with families. The student homework logs also provides a method of communicating between parents and staff.

Building Capacity

Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Student Agenda Administration Daily School -Home Communication August 2014 Student Achievement
2 PTA Meetings PTA President Parental Involvement October 2014 Sign In Sheets
3 Computer Workshops CIS/AP Student Achievement November 2014 Sign In Sheetss
4 Student Individual Conferences Class Teachers Teachers will conduct individual conferences to discuss each child's assessment results, expectations and goals for the year. August-November Conference Logs

Staff Training

Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Value of parental involement Principal Improve the ability of staff to work with parents to build the Home-School Partnership. September 2014 Sign-in Sheets
2 Communication with parents Principal Improve the ability to work effectively with parents January 2015 Agendas

Other Activities

Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].

Response: The Leadership Team and Community Involvement Specialist will be available daily to provide parents with support. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer at the school to gain insight on the curriculum and school vision. The Leadership Team will offer support to parents and/or guardians regarding curriculum concerns.

Communication

Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

Response: Title 1 information will be addressed during staff, PTA and EESAC meetings at Pine Lake Elementary School. There will be opportunities for dialogue regarding Title 1 with all stakeholders. Parents will be informed about the curriculum and student achievement during EESAC meetings. Parents will learn about the schoolwide program, how to schedule parent-teacher conferences and opportunites for participation in decisions related to the education of their child. Interim progress reports, report cards, and the Parent Portal are also means of communication for parents. Parents will receive a copy of the Parent-Student Handbook. A copy of the PIP is available upon request.

Accessibility

Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].

Response: The school will provide parents of ELL students with information in their native language. Information will be disseminated through a variety of sources such as parent letters, flyers, ConnectED messages, website posting, progress report and report cards. Teachers will conference with students who have Progress Monitoring Plans and contact parents regarding strategies either in person or telephone. The school staff translates information in the parents' native language.

Discretionary Activities

Discretionary School Level Parental Involvement Policy Components Check if the school does not plan to implement discretionary parental involvement activities. Check all activities the school plans to implement:

count Activity Description of Implementation Strategy Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline
1 Maximizing parental involvement and participation in their children’s education by arranging school meetings at a variety of times, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend those conferences at school [Section 1118(e)(10)]; Parent Conferences/Home Visits Teachers/CIS Home-School Communication Ongoing

Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the plan.

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Upload Parent-School Compact

Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload an electronic version of the Parent-School Compact.

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Upload Evidence of Parent Involvement in Development of Parent-School Compact

Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the compact.

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Evaluation of the previous year's Parental Involvement Plan

Building Capacity Summary

Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 Title I Parent Orientation 1 350 Provide information about Title I and obtain input for PIP
2 Pine Lake Title I Survey 20132014 1 115 Provided information about requested support services that strengthens the relationships between parents and the school in a meaninful way
3 Parent Portal Training 2 62 Provides parents with training on how to monitor student progress to support increase student achievement
4 Pine Lake Monthly Bulletin 10 365 Monthly publication designed to provide monthly updates to parents and students that are linked to increased parental involvement and student achievement

Staff Training Summary

Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; the implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 Professional Growth Trainings 5 35 Builds teacher capacity centered around the school site instructional action plan.
2 Monthly Faculty Meetings 20 35 Provides teacher with current information as it relates the curriculum and enables the opportunity to provide update the SIP to reflect current needs and priorities
3 MDCPS EESAC Training for Staff 1 15 Provided opportunities to effectively manage the school and ensure that parents are involved in the development and review of the SIP

Barriers

Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the current school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

count Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup) Steps the School will Take to Overcome
1 Time of workshops An effort will be made to over workshops at various times of the day
2 Work Schedules Try to accomodate the parents during the times that are beneficial to
them and provide teacher coverage as needed
3 Need to be incentivized to attend. Many parents require external motivation to take part in parental involvement activities. An effort will be made to secure incentives to provide to parents that attend

Best Practices (Optional)

Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous schoool year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)