As our partner in your child’s education, we invite you to join us in making learning a priority. As we begin our year, these are some ways that you can help:
- Get your child to school on time. Our day begins at 8:10 AM. Your child must be in the classroom at that time to not be counted tardy. Traffic is always heavy in the morning, so please leave home in time to allow for this.
- Make sure that your child does his/her homework. Homework is assigned for a variety of reasons, primarily to reinforce skills previously taught at school. It is not busy work, but a valuable tool to build and maintain your child’s mental muscles.
- Check your child’s folder or agenda every evening. These are the tools that your teachers use to keep you informed and that you can use to communicate with your child’s teachers.
- Set aside time to read with or to your child each evening. You are a wonderful role model for reading! Reading is also a skill for learning about and mastering all other subjects. As with any other skill, the more it is practiced, the better it gets.
- Practice those math facts! The more automatic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division become, the more time your child will have to focus on problem solving involving these skills.
- Encourage your child to practice the character traits that we will practice each week. We will strive to become boys and girls of character by following the six pillars of character: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Please reinforce our weekly skills at home. They are posted on the calendar so that you will know what we are working on each week.
10 Components of a Schoolwide Program
In accordance with Title I, Part A statue, the following ten components are required of all schoolwide programs:
- A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school
- Schoolwide reform strategies that provide opportunities for all children, particularly the needs of target populations
- Instruction by highly qualified professional staff
- High quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals and paraprofessionals
- Strategies to attract high-quality highly qualified teachers to high-need schools
- Parental Involvement
- Assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs
- Include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of assessments
- Students who experience difficulty mastering any of the state’s standards will be provided with effective, timely additional assistance
- Coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local services and programs