Lincoln Elementary School Compact for Learning

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					 LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMPACT FOR LEARNING
                     2007-2008
                  August 20, 2008

Lincoln Elementary teachers and staff in an effort to work collaboratively with parents to
build capacity for strong parent participation has jointly developed a parent/school
compact. This compact outlines how parents/school/staff/students will share
responsibility for improving student achievement academic. Lincoln Elementary School,
parents, students, and school staff have agreed upon this school compact.

Date ________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT

As a parent, I will encourage and support my child’s learning by doing the following:

____ Help my child develop a positive attitude about school.
____ Ensure that my child attends school everyday, gets adequate sleep, regular medical
     attention and proper nutrition.
____ Encourage my child’s efforts and be available for questions.
____ Provide a quiet time and place for homework and monitor TV viewing.
____ Support the school by volunteering and visiting my child’s classroom periodically.
____ Establish a time for homework, review it regularly and provide a homework
     survival kit for my child containing supplies needed to do homework.
____ Ensure that my child has a library card and utilizes the community resources.
____ Stay aware of what my child is learning and communicate with teachers and school.
      staff to support and challenge my child.
____ Respect the school, staff, students and families.

Parent’s Signature: _________________________________________________

STUDENT AGREEMENT

As a student, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities:

____ Always come to school regularly, on time and ready to work.
____ Have all required school supplies.
____ Listen, follow directions, complete classroom assignments; participate in classroom
     activities.
____ Complete and return homework assignments.
____ Limit my TV watching and read for 20 minutes each day.
____ Know and follow school rules.
____ Respect the school, classmates, staff and families.

Student’s Signature: _____________________________________________
SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITY

TEACHER AGREEMENT

As a teacher, I will encourage and support students’ achievement. Therefore as a caring
teacher I will:

____ Demonstrate care and concern for my students.
____ Have high expectations and help every child to develop a love for learning.
____ Provide frequent reports to parents on student progress.
____ Communicate and work with families to support students’ academic achievement.
____ Provide a warm, safe and caring environment for learning.
____ Provide meaningful, daily assignments to reinforce and extend learning.
____ Use special activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable.
____ Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teaching and
     learning and support the formation of families and the community.
____ Respect the school, students, staff and families.

Teacher’s Signature: ______________________________________________

PRINCIPAL AGREEMENT

As a principal, I support this form of parent involvement, Therefore I will strive to do the
following:
____ Provide and environment that allows for positive communication between the
      teacher, parent and student.
____ Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective
      learning environment.
____ Encourage parents to visit and/or observe their child’s classroom
____ Listen, hear and respond to feedback from students, staff, and the community.
____ Provide multiple opportunities for parent/teacher conferences and an annual
parent- teacher conference to discuss the school-parent compact and Family Engagement
Plan.
____ Encourage teachers to regularly provide homework assignments that will
      reinforce classroom instruction.
____ Provide explanations of the standards students are expected to meet to demonstrate
learning progress and distribute an outline of the curriculum to help students meet these
standards.
____ Respect the school, staff, students and families.

Principal’s Signature: ___________________________________________

				
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