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					                                                 “Education is not filling a bucket,           Greensboro Elementary
     LEARNING AT HOME                            but lighting a fire.” – William Yeats         School

TO HELP STUDENTS AT HOME WITH                    "School-aged children in both two-            PARENT
                                                 parent and single-parent families             INVOLVEMENT PLAN
                                                 are more likely to get mostly A's, to
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.                               enjoy school, and to participate in
1) Every grade hosts a special night for their   extracurricular activities and are
students and parents. We also host a math
                                                 less likely to have ever repeated a
                                                 grade and to have ever been
night and MSA night for 2nd through 5th
                                                 suspended or expelled if their
grades. We also send monthly newsletters         fathers or mothers have high as
home every month with helpful parenting          opposed to low levels of
suggestions called “Home Connection.” We         involvement in their schools." -
                                                 “Fathers' Involvement in Their
also participate in the Family Tree, which                                                TITLE 1 SCHOOL 2010-2011
helps teachers and parents deal with student
                                                 Children's Schools”, a 1997 report
                                                 from the National Center for
report cards in a positive manner, offering
                                                 Education Statistics
suggestions and ideas for improvement and
growth. It also provides parents and teachers
with valuable resources.

2) ELL Teachers provide leveled books for
parents to borrow to assist with language
acquisition and learning.

3) PTA hosts a Dr. Seuss Night and Bingo for
                                                 Greensboro Elementary School
4) We have a parent resource center available
which provides parenting materials and
                                                           GREENSBORO ELEMENTARY
support for parents.                                       SCHOOL
                                                           625 N. Main Street
                                                           Greensboro, MD 21639
                                                                                          Generating Excellent Students.
                                                           Phone: (410) 482-6251
                                                           Fax: (410) 482-8880
                                                                                         Tel: (410) 482-6251
                                                                                                                                            WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY
                                                      CONTINUING AND IMPROVING UPON SCHOOL TO HOME
                                                      COMMUNICATION.                                                                  WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO STRENGTHEN
                                                                                                                                      SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND STUDENT LEARNING AND
                                                      1) Parent – Teacher Conferences occur throughout the year. Our teachers         DEVELOPMENT.
                                                      plan to meet with every parent or guardian at least once a year to discuss
                                                      student’s academic progress.                                                    1) We collaborate with the Caroline County Public Library for Tech
                                                      2) Teachers continue an ongoing portfolio of student work to show               Talk Nights, which provide homework and educational resources to
                                                                                                                                      students and their families.

                                                      progress and/or areas of concern. Your child’s portfolio can be reviewed
                                                      with you at conference time.
                                                                                                                                      2) We work with Channel Markers, Mental Health, and the Wellness
                                                      3) Our Parent Service Providers (or PSPs) provide valuable resources and        Center to help our children and their families with their mental and
                                                      support to our families throughout the year.                                    physical health.

                                                      4) Teachers can provide packets of materials for parents to use with their      3) We are a Character Counts school that invites members of the
                                                      children to help with certain skills, as requested.                             community to become Character Counts coaches.
GES is a Title 1 school, which benefits from Title    5) Brochures/Fliers are in Spanish, an interpreter is at the school, connect
                                                                                                                                      4) We provide high school and college students an opportunity to
funds. Title 1 Federal Guidelines state: “Schools     ed is utilized, as ways to communicate with parents.                            observe and assist teachers as part of their education program of
receiving Title 1 funds must have a written parent
involvement plan that was developed with input                                                                                        5) We provide a venue for community activities such as Parks ad
                                                      PROVIDING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO ALL OUR FAMILIES                             Recreation camps, basketball, volleyball, Little Miss Greensboro,
from parents.” In this brochure, you will find the    TO ENSURE A POSITIVE HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING                              The Clothes Closet, etc.
ideas that were developed by the Parent               AND GROWING.
                                                                                                                                      6) We also collaborate with local businesses for participation in the
Involvement Council meetings. Parents are             1) Provide workshop opportunities through Caroline County Department
                                                                                                                                      Halloween parade. Different businesses set up tables for the children.
                                                      of Mental Health and other agencies, as appropriate.
invited to attend these meetings to help us decide
                                                      2) Host Grade Level Nights, MSA Night, and Math nights to provide               7) Our ELL Parent Service Provider enables our Hispanic families to
how the Title 1 funds are spent. We appreciate the                                                                                    communicate with our school about their child’s education.
                                                      opportunities for families to learn and grow together. Parents will learn
support and time these parents gave us to jointly     about the state curriculum and new interactive ways to help their children
develop a workable and comprehensive plan.            at home.                                                                                              VOLUNTEERING:
                                                      3) Provide the Pizza Hutchins reading incentive program once a month.           RECRUITING AND ORGANIZING PARENT SUPPORT AND
The Parent Involvement Council has been               This program gives pizza coupons to all participants and a special activity     ASSISTANCE.
instrumental in developing goals and activities for   for all who complete their incentive chart.
                                                                                                                                      1) Our Parent Service Providers (PSPs) are parent liaisons, providing
the Greensboro Elementary Title 1 Parent              4) Provide Title 1 information at Back to School Night.                         training sessions, recruiting, and teacher coordinating (speaking with
                                                                                                                                      teachers regarding their volunteer needs).
Involvement program. The council invites parents
                                                                            Decision Making:                                          2) The PSPs provide an end of the year Breakfast or Luncheon to
                                                                                                                                      show appreciation to our volunteers for their work and efforts.
to join the council as we continue to foster this
                                                      INCLUDING PARENTS IN SCHOOL DECISIONS.                                          3) Our PSPs with parental assistance will help educate school
partnership between school and home. Annual                                                                                           personnel on how to work with parents as equal partners in their
                                                      1) All parents will be invited to participate in the Parent Involvement         child’s education.
meetings are held to discuss funds, the parent
                                                      Council to discuss the Title 1 budget, plan school/parent activities and                             GREENSBORO ELEMENTARY
resource center, home/school compact, and             evaluate the effectiveness of these activities.                                                      SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                           625 N. Main Street
parental concerns.                                    2) Parents will be invited to attend School Improvement Team (SIT)                                   Greensboro, MD 21639
                                                      meetings.                                                                                            Phone: (410) 482-6251
Please return the insert of this brochure to your                                                                                                          Fax: (410) 482-8880
                                                      3) Our school will encourage participation in parent programs by                                     Email:
child’s teacher. All students who return this slip    providing children’s activities during meetings (if resources are available).
will receive a free ice cream.                        4) All parents will be asked to complete a parent involvement survey and
                                                      feedback will be given to parents.
We appreciate the teamwork of our parents,