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:
*Through family workshop activities
*Parent phone calls, Tuesday folder communications, quarterly progress reports, and parent conferences
• 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
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
• 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
• 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
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
• 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
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
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.
Providing full • Appeal Elementary School will facilitate participation opportunities for all
opportunities for parents by providing services as requested.
participation by all
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.
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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