EDISON ELEMENTARY PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN

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					                         Edison Elementary
                                  Waterloo, Iowa

                             Parent Involvement Plan
                                     Revised
                                        2007-2010

Edison Elementary is a school where students, parents, families, and staff are respected,
    welcomed, honored, and feel connected as we work together to increase student
                                    achievement.
                        EDISON ELEMENTARY PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
                                       Waterloo, Iowa
                                         2007-2010


      Edison Elementary is a school where students, parents, families, and staff are respected, welcomed, honored,
and feel connected as we work together to increase student achievement. Our Parent Involvement Plan is a part of
our overall school improvement plan to increase student achievement in all academic areas.


       Our Parent Involvement Plan uses researched based strategies from Dr. Karen Mapp, Dr. Chris Ferguson,
and other parent involvement researchers who have proven the positive effects parent involvement can have on
student achievement. This research demonstrates that parents play a vital role in their child’s education. It also
shows that increasing parental involvement will improve student achievement. Children whose parents are
involved in their formal education have increased academic achievement. Off site visits, parent-teacher
communication, parent-teacher conferences, interactive homework, homework websites, and school open houses
are just some of the proven strategies that are incorporated into our plan.


        Staff development and training is essential in carrying out our plan. During each school quarter, one
Wednesday early dismissal day will be used to train teachers and staff on the importance of parent involvement as
researched by Dr. Karen Mapp and Dr. Chris Ferguson. Staff training on parent led conferences, off site and home
visits, interactive homework, and how to welcome, honor, and connect with families will also occur.
                                  EDISON ELEMENTARY PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
                                                              2007-2010
Edison Elementary is a school where students, parents, families, and staff are respected, welcomed, honored, and feel connected as we
work together to increase student achievement. Our Parent Involvement Plan is a part of our overall school improvement plan to
increase student achievement in all academic areas. Research proves that parent involvement increases student achievement.

What                     Research      When               Who               Resources &         Outcomes            Evaluation
                         based                                              Budget
                         strategy
Welcome Back to          Karen         August 2007-       Staff, parents,   Staff training on   Welcomes            Attendance,
School Picnic and        Mapp &        2010               students          parent              families to a new   parent feedback
Preview Edison           Chris                                              involvement &       year, families
                         Ferguson                                           connecting with     connect with
( A special orientation  Research;                                          families, use of    staff, encourages
and welcoming event      Welcomes,                                          school and          communication,
for students and parents Honors,                                            playground, staff   parent and
from Longfellow will     Connects                                           time, food &        student
be held due to the fact                                                     supplies-           orientation &
their school is closing)                                                    $500                communication

Edison Skating Party     Welcomes,     Fall and spring    Staff, parents,   Skating rink,       Families connect    Attendance, PTO
                         Honors,       semester           students          PTO Budget,         with staff,         & parent
                         Connects                                           staff time-         increases           feedback
                                                                             $0                 communication
Open House               Karen         September          Staff, parents,   Building use,       Parent and staff    Attendance,
                         Mapp &        2007-2010          students          staff time-         relationship        parent feedback
                         Chris                                              $0                  building,
                         Ferguson                                                               orientation &
                         Research;                                                              communication
                         Welcomes,
                         Honors,
                         Connects
What                     Research    When              Who              Resources &         Outcomes             Evaluation
                         based                                          Budget
                         strategy
Parent led conferences   Karen       September         Parents, staff   Staff training on   Increase             Attendance,
                         Mapp &      2007-2010                          parent led          communication        parent/ staff
                         Chris                                          conferences,        with parents and     feedback
                         Ferguson                                       building use,       increase teacher
                         Research;                                      staff time, child   awareness of the
                         Welcomes,                                      care, parent        students they
                         Honors,                                        survey- $25         teach
                         Connects
School newsletter        Parent      Monthly 2007-     Principal        Printing costs-     Inform/involve       Parent feedback
                         Tips;       2010                               $125                parents,
                         Welcomes,
                         Honors,
                         Connects
Parent-teacher           Karen       Fall and Spring   Staff, parents   Building use,       Parents informed     Attendance,
conferences              Mapp &      2007-2010                          staff time,         of student’s         parent feedback
                         Chris                                          childcare-          progress, increase
                         Ferguson                                       $0                  student
                         Research;                                                          achievement
                         Welcomes,
                         Honors,
                         Connects
PTO/ Site Council        Welcomes,   Monthly 2007-     Staff, parents   Building use-       Inform/involve       PTO
                         Honors,     2010                               $0                  parents              membership,
                         Connects                                                                                attendance
Teacher Newsletter       Parent      Monthly 2007-     Teachers         Teacher time        Inform/involve       Parent/Teacher
with TIPS for parents    TIPS        2010                               Printing cost-      parents, learning    feedback
                         Welcomes,                                      $125                at home
                         Honors,
                         Connects
What                   Research    When           Who              Resources &          Outcomes          Evaluation
                       based                                       Budget
                       strategy
Home Visits            Karen       As needed      Staff            Staff training on    Increase          Parent/teacher
                       Mapp &      throughout                      home visits, staff   communication     feedback
                       Chris       2007-2010                       time-                and honor and
                       Ferguson                                    $0                   connect with
                       Research;                                                        parents
                       Welcomes,
                       Honors,
                       Connects
E-mail communication   Welcomes,   Throughout     Staff, parents   List of staff e-   Increase            Parent/teacher
                       Honors,     2007-2010                       mail address-      communication       feedback
                       Connects                                    $25 printing cost  with staff thru
                                                                                      email
Edison Elementary      Mapp &      Throughout     Staff, parents    Staff training on Increase            Parent/teacher
Webpage and some       Ferguson    2007-2010                        Edison website,   communication       feedback
individual teacher     Research;                                    staff time to     with parents,
webpages               Welcomes,                                    update website,   learning at home,
                       Connects                                     $0                increase student
                                                                                      achievement
Before/after school    Welcomes,   Daily 2007-    YMCA              YMCA childcare Child care before      Attendance and
Y-Care                 Honors,     2010                             staff, building   and after school    parent feedback
                       Connects                                     use- $0
Wrap Around daycare    Welcomes,   Daily 2008-    YWCA              YWCA childcare Preschool after        Attendance and
for preschool          Honors,     2010                             staff, building   school daycare      parent feedback
                       Connects                                     use- $0
Student of the Week    Welcomes,   Weekly-2007-   Principal, staff, Lunchroom, staff Welcome, honor,      Parent feedback,
Luncheon               Honors,     2010           parents           time, pencils,    & connect           attendance
                       Connects                                     pads, & treats-   families &
                                                                    $180              students
What                  Research    When             Who                Resources &         Outcomes            Evaluation
                      based                                           Budget
                      strategy
Meeting Basic Needs   Basic       Throughout       Family             Connect parents     Helps meet          Parent/family
Program               needs       2007-2010        Support            to community        family’s basic      support worker
                      research                     Worker             resources- $0       needs               feedback
                      Welcomes,
Fun Fair              Honors,     October-2007-    PTO, staff,        Use of building,    Families connect    Attendance, PTO
                      Connects    2010             parents,           staff time-         with staff,         and parent
                                                   students           $250 from PTO       increases           feedback
                                                                      budget              communication


                      Welcomes,
Book Fair/ Chili      Honors,     February-2007-   PTO, staff,        Use of building-    Families connect    Attendance, PTO
Supper                Connects    2010             parents,           $200 from           with staff and      & parent
                                                   students           PTO budget,         gain reading        feedback
                                                                      Book fair           materials
                                                                      display,
                                                                      Staff time
Music Concerts        Welcomes,   Throughout       Staff, students,   Use of building,    Families connect    Parent feedback,
                      Honors,     2007-2010        parents            staff time-         with staff &        attendance
                      Connects                                        $0                  motivate/
                                                                                          recognize
                                                                                          students

Awards Assemblies     Welcomes,   End of each      Staff, students,   Use of building,    Recognize &         Parent feedback,
                      Honors,     semester-2007-   parents            staff time-         motivate students   attendance
                      Connects    2010                                $75 printing cost   and parents
                                                                      for awards
ITBS Recognition      Welcomes,   End of each      Staff, students,   PIE provide         Recognize &         Parent feedback,
Dinner                Honors,     year-2007-2010   parents, PIE       dinner and place,   motivate students   attendance
                      Connects                                        staff time-         and parents
What                   Research   When         Who        Resources &         Outcomes          Evaluation
                       based                              Budget
                       strategy
Interactive Homework   Karen      Monthly      Teachers   Staff training on   Learning at home, Parent/teacher
                       Mapp &     throughout              interactive         increase student  feedback
                       Chris      2007-2010               homework,           achievement
                       Ferguson                           Teacher time,
                       Research                           Printing cost-
                                                          $125
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