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Parent Involvement 2016-2017
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Friday, August 09, 2013
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2016 - 2017 AWES Parent Involvement Meetings & Trainings

Parent Involvement is vital for students to succeed in school and in life. We believe that all parents can contribute to their children’s learning and school success. Our annual Parent Survey helps us determine the needs of parents and students; and, we collaboratively work with parents to prepare a Parent Involvement Policy. The Parent Involvement Policy includes a variety of activities and services which allow us to be actively involved in helping meet the needs of our students and their families as reflected through the survey.

Title I - Instructional Lead Teacher (ILT) and Parent Outreach Facilitator (POF):

ILT/POF Personal Philosophy and Mission Statement

Our core beliefs are:

  • All children can learn
  • All parents can contribute to their children's learning and assist them with school skills
  • Parent Involvement means parents who are SUPPORTIVE - they encourage their children and are committed to them and their education and ACTIVE - they assist their children educationally in ways that may or may not be visible to others). 

These core beliefs guide us as we work with parents, community and the school to create a quality parental involvement program for AWES.

Parental Involvement and Engagement is key to helping our students learn.  Research has shown that the more families support their children's learning and educational progress, both in quantity and over time, the more their children tend to do well in school and continue their education.  With this in mind, it is our mission to help families, community and the school work together to strengthen families, enhance student learning and development, and create a learning community.

Mrs. Clagette & Mrs. Shaw

 

Parents, We Need Your Input!

Parents, your input is needed as we revise our Title I Student-Parent Compacts and our Title I Parent Involvement Policies, for the next school year.  Please review this year's documents and submit your feedback and suggestions.  To view these documents go to the Forms section of our website, click on Forms, scroll down the list until you arrive at the 2016-'17 Parent Involvement Policy & download.  When wishing to give suggestions for Student-Parent Compacts scroll down to the desired grade level and download the 2016-'17 grade-level Compacts.  We would like your input and suggestions when we begin the revision process for the 2017 - 2018 Compacts and Parent Involvement Policies. Feedback can also be given by emailing suggestions to Ms.Tanyia Clagette, Instructional Lead teacher at Annette Winn. Click on School Staff, select Ms. Clagette's name, click on the email icon and compose a message.   

 

 

Parent Resource Center (PRC)

Welcome to the AWES Title I Parent Resource Center! It is our pleasure to be able to use Title I funds to provide parents & families with free materials and resources to help support student learning at home. These materials/resources focus on academics as well as social, economic and health related topics. You will be able to find many items in the PRC, including:

·       Homework help for parents

·       Reading Resources: sight words, phonics, comprehension, teaching your child to read, vocabulary, etc.

·       Writing Resources: grammar, usage, mechanics, how to write sentences/paragraphs, etc.

·       Math Resources: basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; math review, pre-algebra, geometry, word problems, etc.

·         Basic skills review resources

·         Summer workbooks

·         Standardized testing resources and more!

You are encouraged to visit the PRC to take advantage of the information and resources provided through person-to-person contact, trainings, workshops, community resources and the lending library.

The Instructional Lead Teacher, Mrs. Clagette and the Parent Outreach Facilitator, Mrs. Shaw, are also available to help parents develop a plan to support their student’s academic success.  They can be reached via email at: 

Tanyia.Clagette@douglas.k12.ga.us, 

 

You may also visit the PRC to speak with us in person. 

Our Parent Resource Center is located in mobile classroom 206 (next to the gym).  PRC hours are Monday, Wednesday - Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., due to school duties.  Please call to schedule appointments after 3:30 p.m.  The PRC is also open prior to evening meetings and workshops. 

 

Parent & Family Meetings/Workshops

Meeting/workshop topics are selected from the AWES annual Parent Survey and via parent request. They are held on different days of the week and at different times during the day to accommodate parent work schedules.   

 

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Attend one of these two important meetings! 

*This meeting for AWES parents & guardians will be held in the school cafeteria.  All parents & guardians are invited and encouraged to attend! 

 

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meetings

September 21, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.     January 19, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.   

                      May 3, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.          

 

 

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Meetings

Kindergarten - 4th grade teachers will meet with parents, in their childrens' homerooms, to discuss data based on foundational skills they are developing in the classroom.  Parents will then create activities that they can work with their children at home. 


There will be three APTT meetings, during the school year, and all APTT meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Meeting 1:  September 26th  Kindergarten - 1st grades

                    September 27th  2nd -3rd grades  

                    September 28th  4th grade

 

Meeting 2:  January 23rd  Kindergarten - 1st grades

              January 24th  2nd - 3rd grades

                          January 25th  4th grade

 

Meeting 3:  March 27th  Kindergarten - 1st grades

              March 28th  2nd - 3rd grades

              March 29th  4th grade

 

 

2016 - 2017 AWESome Parent Workshop Schedule:

 

 Homework Help - Friday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m.  Parents will look at ways to help at home with Homework! 

Eureka Math Night! - Wednesday, November 30th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to learn about the math we are doing school-wide. 

"Understanding Testing (GMAS) and How You Can Help at Home" - Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m. &  Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m.  To help parents understand the expectations of the different types of assessments given throughout the year.  They will walk away with an understanding as to how to help at home. 

Literacy Night and Writing Expo - January 23rd, 24th and 25th at 5:30 p.m. Parents will come to AWES and view the writing dispays of students. 

"Science Night!" (Kindergarten - 5th Grades) - Thursday, March 16th at 5:30 p.m. Will provide parents with the opportunity to do hands-on activities in the classrooms, as well as, view science projects created by our students. 

 

Homework Station:

Our PRC is equipped with a homework station with a computer to allow students to take full advantage of the software programs and Internet resources available. The homework station is an independent workstation that students can reserve to work on their own projects. Here are three workstation suggestions as a starting point:

 

1.

Research

Workstation

Students can search the Web for almost any kind of information, including word definitions, maps, and historical trends and events. Bookmark good search sites, such as http://www.google.com or use netTrekker to get started.

2.

Multimedia

 Workstation

Using graphics, audio, and Web tools like PowerPoint, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and HyperStudio, students can create Web pages, design computer-based art, and make their own electronic music.

3.

 Typing

 Workstation

Independent computer time is a great opportunity for students to enhance their typing skills. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Nimblefingers, and Magictype are just a few of the typing programs available.

Students who want to use the homework station must be accompanied by an adult. The Parent Outreach Facilitator cannot assist with homework assignments or projects.   Other guidelines are applicable.

 

Student T.E.C.H. (Technology Enhancing Children’s Homes):

Douglas County Title I Schools offer a unique computers-at-home program, called Student TECH. The purpose of this innovative program is to help increase academic achievement by providing a home computer system to students (netbook). The netbooks are available for check-out to all eligible students, and will require parents to attend a one-time, brief training session. The Student TECH program is an excellent way to enrich the learning environment for the entire family! Visit the Parent Resource Center to check out a netbook.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Parents are always invited to volunteer at the school. Please contact Mrs. Clagette or Mrs. Shaw for detailed and specific information if you wish to volunteer.

 

Tanyia Clagette, Title I - Instructional Lead Teacher, 770-651-3131  

Valerie Shaw, Title I Parent Outreach Facilitator, 770-651-3147

 

 

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