Title I Family Engagement Plan

Title I Family Engagement Plan 2017-18

  •      An Annual Title I meeting is held in September in conjunction with Open House.  An introduction to Title I is shared in a general meeting with written information sent home in the first Title I Newsletter and posted on the school's website.
  • Kindergarten parents are greeted with a "BooHoo Breakfast" on the first two days of school.  Kindergarten entry is staggered so that there are fewer students in the classrooms those two days
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  •     Curriculum night will be held in October 26th from 6:00-7:00.Teachers will give you information for how to support your child at home.We will have Global Night on December 7th. This will showcase a variety of cultures in our school and community. A "S.T.E.A.M Night" will be held in March. It will show student work and see how science and technology are integrated throughout the day.

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  •     PTO sponsors a "Read-a-thon" in March as a fundraiser.
  • The Title I teacher will meet with the PTO board to review parent involvement policies, home/school correspondence policies, compact agreements, and provide feedback regarding school wide parent functions. 
  •    A parent representative will be present at School Improvement Team meetings to review similar policies and provide feedback.  
  •  A “Parent Involvement Survey” will be sent home at the end of the school year for parents to have input on the year’s parent activities.  
  •    A Bell parent will attend the Buncombe County Title I Parent Advisory Council and share information.  
  •  Parents are regularly reminded through teacher newsletters that they are welcome to attend lunch with their child.  Thanksgiving lunch and Winter Holiday lunch are special times for parents to come eat with their children.    
  •  Our school website posts important information regularly and teachers have individual web pages to communicate with families.
  •   Parents are invited to attend conferences with their child’s teacher, where they meet to discuss their child’s progress on an individual basis.  
  •  Family members are encouraged to volunteer in the school for:  Book Fair, Field Day, Fitness testing, Music performances (behind the scenes), in the classroom and in the Media Center.   
  • Bell staff host a breakfast in May to honor and show appreciation for all volunteers.  A "Summer Book Swap" is held the last few weeks of school for students to be able to swap for "new" books to read over the summer.    
  •    Communication assistants/Language facilitators are present in our school to better communicate information to parents and translate home/school documents and phone messages.  
  • A parent representative serves on the Media Committee to discuss technology purchases and uses.