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									Parent Involvement Steering Committee
  • Danielle Jackson
  • Brenda McGhee          Attended at least one of the
                           first two meetings so far…
  • Mike Accord            we are still encouraging more
                           to join…
  • Connie McMahon
  • Joan Holden (parent)


  Thanks!!!!!
              Mission
To build a peaceful community by
empowering students, school staff,
parents, and other community
members to affect positive change by
uniting together and pledging to serve
each other with wisdom and love.
      What is available to us now?
Survey/Inventory Results Covering the
Six Areas
1. Parenting Skills Classes for Our Parents
2. Communication System
3. Volunteer Recruitment and Management System
4. Supporting Learning at Home
5. Involvement of Parents in Decision-Making
6. Collaboration with Community Organizations
    Family and Community Involvement Inventory
              Respondents   16 28       5    49

Parenting Skills              SL     IA   Det.   Total
A1aParenting Skills Classes 13% 29% 0%           20%
A1bChild/Adol Dev Classes 6% 7% 0%                6%
                                 services
       How can we make these 0% 7% 0%
A1c Study skills/homework                         4%
       available to all classes1% 25%
A1dDrug and alocoholand make sure that 0%
                               3                 24%
       everyone is aware
A1eDiscipline classes of them? 18% 0%
                               25%               18%
A1f Health/nutrition classes 13% 14% 0%          12%
                                and 7% 0%
A2 co-presented by teachers13% parents            8%
                               organizations
A3 presented by community 13% 61% 60%            45%
                                6% 25% 0%
A4 classes offered at sites other than school    16%
A5 offered with interpreters 6% 4% 0%             4%
                                6% 14% 20%
A6 tailored to different cultures                12%
Communication System              SL IA Det. Total
                                   44% 18% 40% 29%
B1 Curriculum and academic expectations
B2awritten progress reports 50% 43% 0% 41%
               Efficient and Friendly Communication
                                   75%
B2bmeetings with parentssuccess! 36% 0% 45%
               is our KEY to
B2c teacher phone calls            81% 93% 0% 80%
B2dnotes sent home                 31% 18% 0% 20%
B2etranslated messages               0% 4% 0% 2%
                                   13% 11% 0% 10%
B2f Other: Advisor, admin phone calls, PO
B3 Report cards and calendars      13% 7% 0% 8%
                                     0% 11% 0% 6%
B4aabsences reported within an hour of school begi
                                   13%
B4bduring the same school day 86% 0% 53%
B4c by secretary                   13% 25% 0% 18%
B4dby a volunteer                    0% 11% 0% 6%
B4eby attendance secretary 25% 7% 0% 12%
  Shameless plug:
B4fShameless plug:
    by principal              19% 0% 0% 6%
B4gby teacher                 44% 61% 0% 49%
  Columbia Annex Open House: Thursday,
                                    Thursday,
   Columbia Annex Open House:21% 0% 18%
B4hby CEA          th         19%
  November 13 th
B5 November 13                 and 18% 0% critic
    families can provide input25% constructive18%
   Learn how to sign up for 13%use a FREE
    Names and sign numbers use a are publicize
                              and staff 0%
B6Learn how tophoneup for andof 11% FREE 10%
    parent account! House
            teacher           25%
B7e-mail account!conferences 18% 0% 18%
   e-mail         Open
B8 parent Open House
            handbook           6% 4% 0% 4%
       Open House
  Learn to access our website and see
B9acoffee/breakfastour website and 4% 0% 2%
          to access with principal see
   Learn House
     Open                      0%
  students’ work!
   students’ work!
     Open house
B9bopen House                 81% 43% 0% 51%
B9c parent meetings/dinners 25% 25% 0% 22%
  All are welcome!!
   All are welcome!!
B9dhome visits                19% 18% 0% 16%
                              13% 4% 0% 6%
B9eSite council community meetings
                                 0%
B9f Back to school BBQ or night 14% 0% 8%
B9gCultural/Heritage events 25% 14% 0% 16%
                   We are working on
B9hfamily potlucks               0% 25% 0% 14%
                    the possibility of a
                        phone tree. 18%
                               31%
B10Interpreters and translators provided 0% 20%
                               50% 25% 0% 31%
B11Scheduling is flexible to provide opportunities for
                               13% 11% 0% 10%
B12Child-care and transportation provided
    C                            6% 7% 0% 6%
B13a ommunication to non-readers via home visits
    a
B13b udio tapes                  0% 0% 0% 0%
    f
B13crequent family meetings 6% 4% 0% 4%
    p
B13d hone calls                38% 43% 0% 37%
    v
B13eideo tapes                   0% 0% 0% 0%
    P                          44% 7% 0% 18%
B14a arent/Teacher conferences advertised via flyer
    v
B14bia phone calls             44% 32% 0% 33%
    s
B14c chool newsletters         13% 4% 0% 6%
    w
B14d eb site                     0% 7% 0% 4%
    r
B14eeaderboard                   0% 0% 0% 0%
B14frobot caller                 0% 4% 0% 2%
B14ginvitations mailed to homes25% 29% 0% 24%
    h
B14h otline                      0% 0% 0% 0%
                               19% 18% 0% 16%
B15Families and all staff are aware of all programs
             B15 Families and
             staff are aware of all   NO JOKE!
             programs.               This might be
                                    a possibility!!
                              Management System
Volunteer Recruitement and SL IA Det. Total
C1aSolicits by newsletter      6% 7% 0% 6%
C1bby volunteer forms          0% 21% 0% 12%
Just a thought: Let’s have    13%
C1cparent/community meetings 18% 0% 14%
             be a
school stafftrees part of the
C1dphone                       6% 7% 0% 6%
phone tree until we can get
C1epersonal contact           44% 21% 0% 27%
enough parents to help us out!
C1f back-to-school night      19% 0% 0% 6%
                               6% 4% 0% 4%
C2aVolunteer coordinator is principal
C2bparent volunteer           13% 18% 0% 14%
C2cteacher                     0% 11% 0% 6%
C2dpaid staff member          13% 50% 40% 37%
C3avariety of opportunities    6% 46% 20% 31%
                               to do
C3bkept busy with something19% 46% 20% 35%
                                6% 11% 0% 8%
C3cworking and bilingual families have opportunities
                                6%
C3dannual volunteer orientation 21% 40% 18%
C3evolunteer training           0% 36% 0% 20%
C3f effectiveness is monitored 0% 32% 0% 18%
                               access volunteers
C3gschool staff know how to 13% 36% 20% 27%
                                0% 18% 20%
C3hvolunteer handbook is provided parents: 12%
               Help for the bilingual
                                6%
C3i mandatory background check 46% 20% 31%
               Students may be recognition
                               13% best
C4aVolunteers receive ongoingour36% 0% 24%
               resource!        6%
C4bannual recognition ceremony 43% 0% 27%
               Also, parents. of appreciation
C4cVolunteers receive tokens 6% 36% 0% 22%
              The district can also offer
              support in this area.
                             SL IA
The School Supports Learning at Home Det. Total
D1aParent handbook            19% 0% 0% 6%
D1bparent orientation meeting 25% 7% 0% 12%
D1cnewsletter                   0% 0% 0% 0%
                                (syllabus)
D1dspecial information sheets 6% 0% 0% 2%
D1eassignment notebook          0% 4% 0% 2%
D1f homework hotline            0% 4% 0% 2%
    We’ve put a lot of work into our0% 0% 2%
D1gweb site information         6%
    website. Now let’s have it come 4%
D1hclassroom homework calendar alive! 0% 4%
                                6%
    Here’s an idea!
D1i teacher/family contract 25% 14% 0% 16%
                              13% 4% 0% 6%
D2 Families are provided info to monitor tv and vide
                              25% 4% 0% 10%
D3 Info on libraries, book clubs, theater, museums,
D4aHome learning packets 0% 21% 0% 12%
D4byoung authors             0% 0% 0%          0%
D4cFamily Science            0% 0% 0%          0%
D4dCulture specific homework6% 4% 0%           4%
D4efamily math               0% 0% 0%          0%
D4f family reading programs 0% 4% 0%           2%
D4ginteractive homework      6% 0% 0%          2%
D4hTIPS                      6% 4% 0%          4%
D5 Familiy Literacy Programs 0% 11% 0%         6%
                             0% 7% 0%
D6 Homework assistance training for families   4%
D7 Adult education classes 6% 4% 0%            4%
      Any ideas that pop into your head
      after reading these?
                               SL IA Det.
Parents Involved in Decision-Making Activities Total
                                25% 18% 0% 18%
E1 School policy to insure family involvement in dec
                                13% 57% 20% 39%
E2 Equal opportunity to serve on BLT, Site Council,
E3aWritten surveys               0% 4% 0% 2%
E3bschool committees             6% 7% 0% 6%
                                25% 29% 0% 24%
E3c informal conversations with staff
E3dsuggestion boxes              6% 4% 0% 4%
                                 6
E3eopen forums/town meetings% 4% 0% 4%
E3f grade level family meetings  0% 0% 0% 0%
                                 policy development
E4 Parents involved in school 6% 11% 0% 8%
       This is one of the major functions
       of the PTO. It is all about
       empowerment!
School Collaborates with      SL   IA   Det. Total
     Regular communication
F1   by someone at school     44% 64% 40% 55%
     provide family with a
F2   menu of services         19% 25% 0% 20%
     someone in charge in
F3   connecting families      38% 36% 0% 33%
     School staff knows
F4   about all the services   19% 25% 0% 20%

                                     Really
                                   important!
     Health, mental health
F5   and social services     38% 21% 20% 27%
     On-site afterschool
F6   programs                38% 14% 0% 20%
     after school homework
F7   assistance program      6% 4% 0%    4%
     Decision making
     committees, parent-
F8   teacher groups          19% 36% 0% 27%
                                 Let’s work
                                together! 
Conclusions: Many services are already available
HOWEVER few people are aware of them OR they
are not available to ALL of our parents.
Goal: Communicate effectively so that ALL are
aware of what is available AND make as many
services as possible available to all of our students’
parents.
All of the percentages will be 100% as far as all of
our staff KNOWING about what is available.
When our students and parents take this same
survey, what will the percentages be?
Results of Steering Committee Meeting
   – Date and Time of first PTO Meeting
      • Proposal: Thursday, December 4th.
   – Agenda of first PTO Meeting
      • Meet the principal (Mrs. Moore)
      • What services we currently offer (C.O.N.N.E.C.T., Family Center,
        computers, email training)
      • Graduation requirements, tracking of credit, questions about transcripts
      • Transition services
      • G.E.D. vs. Diploma
      • Brainstorming how we can serve each other
   – C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Workshop – TOMORROW
   – Phone Tree (need for training, translators, and of course
     VOLUNTEERS) Teachers should find parents to be involved
     or be some of the branches of the phone tree themselves.
   – Columbia Annex Open House -- Learn how to sign up and use
     FREE E-mail and USE the resources at our schools.
   – Next Meeting: Monday, November 10th.
                Important Dates
•   November 6th (CONNECT Workshop)
•   November 10th (Steering Committee Meeting)
•   November 13th (Columbia Annex Open House)
•   ???? December 4th (PTO Meeting)
               Please Help!
In order to progress towards accomplishing
  our mission, we must get parents involved
  in a meaningful way, where they are
  empowered to help us in these times of
  transition, so please, call your parents (all of
  them, and invite them to be a part of the
  PTO).

								
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