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					                                                         Appeal Elementary School
                                                  TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
                                                       For the 2009-2010 School Year

Calvert County Public Schools has for all students, including Title I students, the goal that achievement will increase for all students
and gaps in achievement will close.

Individual school goals for parent involvement:

            Appeal Elementary School, a Title I and PBIS school, supports the six types of involvement, to ensure the success of all
            Appeal students including:

            •    Parenting
                 *Through family workshop activities
            •    Communication
                 *Parent phone calls, Tuesday folder communications, quarterly progress reports, and parent conferences
            •    Volunteering
                 *PTA organized
            •    Learning at home
                 *Materials and information gathered at family workshop activities
                 *Title I Parent Days/Family Nights
            •    Decision making
                 *County and school-based Parent Advisory Council meetings
            •    Collaborating with the community
                 *Patuxent Elementary
                 *Judy Center

NAME OF ACTIVITY                                       DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY                                        DATE OF ACTIVITY
Shared Decision Making
Reviewing and          •           In 2009-2010, the written plan will be reviewed at the early fall School-         By December 2, 2009
amending the Title I               based Parent Advisory Council meeting. An Annual Meeting will be held
Family Involvement                 for review of the plan by December 2, 2009. Anyone unable to attend the
Plan                               Annual Meeting will be forwarded a copy of it in the Tuesday
                                   communication folder.
                               •   Parents will be notified about the plan in an understandable format by
                                   December 2. The plan will be provided to parents in parent friendly
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                                   language. It will be discussed, written, distributed and translated if
                                   requested.
                               •   The school plan will be made available to local community by written
                                   format, posting it on the AES school website, and making copies of the
                                   plan available in the main office by December 2, 2009.
                               •   Title 1 staff will review the school’s parent involvement plan with parents
                                   through the school-based Parent Advisory Council meeting to be held in
                                   November. The plan will also be shared in the Title I Professional
                                   Learning Community meetings, and at the Title I Annual Meeting.
                               •   Parent feedback from the school-based Parent Advisory Council will be
                                   used to adjust the plan.
                               •   If the parents find the plan not satisfactory, it will be adjusted.
                               •   Parent comment will be sought at the Annual Meeting. A comment form
                                   will be used.
Review of the LEA’s            •   Appeal Elementary School will review its district level Parent                    By December 2, 2009
(Local Education                   Involvement Policy with parents at our school-based Parent Advisory
Agency – CCPS) parent              Council meetings.
involvement policy             •   Parent comments will be documented through a response log and any
                                   responses indicating dissatisfaction will be highlighted on the actual plan
                                   so that amendments can be made.
                               •   Plans will go home in the Tuesday folders with an attached comment
                                   form.
Review and                     •   The compact will be modified to meet the needs of parents served under            Spring/Summer 2010
modification of the Title          Title I, Part A by parent feedback provided through parent conferences
I Compact                          and school-based Parent Advisory Council meetings
                               •   The compact will outline how parents, school staff, and students will
                                   share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.

                               The school-parent compact describes:
                                  • The school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and
                                      instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that
                                      enables children served under Title I, Part A to meet the State’s
                                      student academic achievement standards.
                                  • Ways in which parents will be able to support their children’s learning
                                      (i.e., monitoring attendance, homework completion, volunteering in

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                                       their child’s classroom, participating in decisions relating to their
                                       child’s education).
                                   •   The importance of communication between teachers and parents on an
                                       ongoing basis through parent-teacher conferences, frequent reports to
                                       parents on their children’s progress, and opportunities to volunteer and
                                       participate in their child’s classes and in the school.

                               The compact addresses the means by which the school and parents will build
                               a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards. Such a
                               partnership will be created through joint

Parent(s) of Title I           •   Parents will jointly develop the targeted assistance plan through                 September-July
student(s) will                    participation on the School-Based Parent Advisory Council.
participate on school          •   Parents of Title I participating students will be adequately represented
committees.                        through active recruitment of Title I parents by written invitation to
                                   participate in the meetings; personal contact, and personal invitations to
                                   attend.

Annual Meeting
Title I Annual                 •   Appeal Elementary School understands the importance of communicating              September-July
Orientation                        with parents of Title I participating students. For this reason, Title 1 staff
Meeting/Family                     will encourage parents to attend the annual Title I Meetings by providing
Meetings                           invitations through save-the-date flyers, invitations, phone calls, and other
                                   communications.
                               •   Appeal will inform parents of their rights under Title I Part A, Section
                                   1118, including their right to participate in parent programs during the
                                   Open House program on September 8, 2009 and again at the Title 1
                                   Orientation meeting on September 24, 2009, and through Tuesday folder
                                   communications.
                               •   During the 2009-2010 school year, Title I Family Nights will be held
                                   around the following dates and times:
                                                     *September 24, 2009 – Title I Orientation Night/Make
                                                     & Take Reading Fry Phrases Practice, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
                                                     *December 2, 2009 – Title I Annual Meeting
                                                      *January 27, 2010 – Title I Parent Visitation Day
                                                     *February 11, 2010– MSA Workshop
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                                                       *May 5, 2010 – Title I Workshops from Parent Input
                                                       *June 3, 2010 – End of the Year Celebration
                                                         Activity/Summer Orientation, time TBD
                                                       *End of July, 2010 – Summer Wrap-Up Activity (TBD)

                               •   This will allow parents flexibility and encourage more parents to attend.
                                   Additional meetings will be held when new Title I students are identified
                                   throughout the year.
                               •   Appeal Elementary School will facilitate parent involvement by providing
                                   childcare during family nights and scheduling multiple meeting times as
                                   necessary.
                               •   ESTIMATED MEETINGS BUDGET – 2009-2010

                                    Workshop salaries and wages - $1629.96
                                    Supplies, food, and materials - $ 642.35
                                    FICA (.0765 of wages)         - $ 124.69

                                    Total Estimated Budget                $2397.00

Building Capacity
MSA information                •   Appeal Elementary School will provide assistance to parents in                    By mid-February, 2010
(If not a Title I specific         understanding the State’s academic content and achievement standards by
event listed in budget             providing information sessions on using technology and navigating the
below)                             MSDE website www.md.k12.org., and at our family/parent activities.
                               •   Appeal Elementary School will provide assistance to parents in
                                   understanding State and local academic assessments by sharing
                                   information at Title I Orientation about qualifying data. More in-depth
                                   information, specific to MSA and county benchmarks, will be discussed
                                   through the math and reading family/parent activities.

Parent communication      •        Timely information about parent programs will be provided through a               September-June
regarding dates of events          general calendar of upcoming events provided on the website, written
All programs                       invitations sent for each program, and stickers put on the children.
                                   Follow-up will occur.



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Communication about            •   Appeal Elementary School will provide a description and explanation of            September-June
the curriculum                     the school’s curriculum by inviting parents to the school-wide events
All programs                       (Orientation and the Annual Meeting), Title I Family nights, and school-
                                   based Parent Advisory Council meetings.
                               •   Information pertaining to programs, meetings, and other activities will be
                                   sent to parents of participating children through Tuesday folders and will
                                   be available on the county website.

Communication about            •   Information describing academic assessments will be provided through              September-Jne
Student Progress                       Title I family nights and the School-Based Parent Advisory Council.
Monitoring                     •   A quarterly progress monitoring report will be sent home in the report
                                       card envelope of each Title I student.
                               •   Appeal Elementary School will provide assistance to parents in
                                   understanding how to monitor their child’s progress through
                                   parent/teacher conferences, phone calls, Title I family nights, PIV
                                   (Pinnacle Internet Viewer for parent access to student grades), parent
                                   workshops, and updated letters regarding interventions.


Professional                   •   School staff will be informed about parent feedback as educational                September-June
Development for school             partners.
staff
Coordination w/                •   As an intermediate-only building, Appeal Elementary School will                   September-June
preschool parent                   coordinate any parent involvement preschool programs and activities as
involvement activities             appropriate.

Parents working with           •   Appeal Elementary School will provide assistance in helping parents to            September-June
educators                          understand how school works so that they can improve achievement
                                   through family activities and the School-Based Parent Advisory Council.

Family reading and math •          Appeal Elementary School will provide materials and training to help              September-June
nights                             parents work with their children to improve achievement through Title I
                                   reading and math family activities. A portion these meetings will be
                                   dedicated to make and take.
                                    Estimated Budget – See Below

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Review of Effectiveness
Parent opportunities for       •   Appeal Elementary School will provide opportunities for regular meetings September-June
feedback                           with parents by administering school surveys, encouraging participation
                                   in school-wide committees, providing parent programs, and holding a
                                   Spring/Fall planning meeting.
Accessibility
Providing full           • Appeal Elementary School will facilitate participation opportunities for all
opportunities for           parents by providing services as requested.
participation by all
parent groups
All Programs
Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
Informing parents of the • Appeal Elementary school will provide information through newsletters,
existence and purpose       websites, emails, or any other means of communication possible about the
the PIRC                    existence and purpose of the Parent Information Resource Center.
                         • www.mdpirc.org
Family Involvement Budget Summary
Parents are involved in  • ESTIMATED MEETINGS BUDGET – 2009-2010
the decision making
about how funds are          Workshop salaries and wages - $1629.96
spent                        Supplies, food, and materials - $ 642.35
                             FICA (.0765 of wages)          - $ 124.69

                                    Total Estimated Budget                -    $2397.00




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