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Park Creek Elementary School
Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Plan for Shared Student Success
2022–2023 School Year
Park Creek Elementary School
Will Esters, Principal
1500 Hale-Bowen Drive
Revised September 2022
What is Title I?
Park Creek Elementary is identified as a Title I school as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to the challenging State academic standards to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement. All Title I schools must jointly develop, with parents and family members, a written parent and family engagement policy. All Title I documents are shared at the September Title I Meeting.
School Plan for Shared Student Achievement
What is it?
This is a plan that describes how Park Creek Elementary will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. Park Creek Elementary values the contributions and involvement of parents and family members to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement. This plan describes the different ways that Park Creek Elementary will support family engagement and how parents can help plan and participate in activities and events to promote student learning at school and at home.
How is it revised?
Park Creek Elementary invites all parents to attend our annual Title I Meeting in September to review and revise this parent and family engagement policy, as well as the school wide plan, our school-parent compact, and the family engagement budget. Additionally, parent input and comments regarding this plan are welcome during the school year through written form turned in to the main office. The plan is posted on our school website for parents to view and submit feedback throughout the year. All parent feedback received during the year will be used to revise the plan for the next school year. Parents and family members can also give feedback during PTO meetings, Family Nights, and School Council meetings during the school year including our annual PTO Open House.
Who is it for?
All students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families are encouraged and invited to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. Park Creek Elementary will provide opportunities for the participation of parents and family members with limited English, with disabilities, and of migratory children.
Where is it available?
Parents are given opportunities during PTO meetings, Family Nights, and School Council meetings to view the policy. The plan is also posted on the school website and social media. Parents can also receive a copy of the plan from the main office.
2022–23 School Goals
Increase student performance on milestones in core academic areas by 6% over 2021-2022 results
Meet regularly to analyze data, reflect on lessons, and develop action steps to address learning gaps
Increase student resiliency as it relates to traumatic experiences
Decrease student hunger
As part of this plan, Park Creek Elementary and our families will develop a school-parent compact, which is an agreement that parents, teachers, and students will develop. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all our students reach grade-level standards. The compacts will be reviewed and updated annually based on feedback from parents, students, and teachers during the September Title I Meeting and online feedback. The school-parent compacts also are shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences and kept with each child’s teacher if parents need another copy.
Let’s Get Together!
Park Creek Elementary will host the following events to build the capacity for strong family engagement to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community in an effort to improve student academic achievement. Times for all meetings for parents and family members are listed below. In-person events may become virtual as needed.
School Council – Oct. 12/Nov. 16, 2022, Feb. 22/May 10, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
A forum for parents and family members to participate in roundtable discussions with the principal and staff regarding the school wide plan, parent and family engagement policy, school-parent compacts, and the family engagement budget.
Annual Title I Meeting – September 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
We invite you to a meeting to provide feedback, learn about Title I, and share our Title I program - including our parent and family engagement policy, the school wide plan, the school-parent compacts, and parents’ requirements. Invitations will be posted on the school website, front door, and social media.
PTO/Open House – September 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Learn about the Park Creek PTO; meet your child’s teacher and our friendly and helpful school staff. Review the work from the past year and look ahead to consider ideas for improvement this year.
Parent-Teacher and Student Conferences – September-October 2022/March-April 2023
A scheduled meeting between parents and teachers to discuss your child’s progress.
Fall Festival (In consideration by PTO - to be determined)
Career Day – November, 2022
A connection with the school, parents, and community to share careers and future job opportunities for students.
Family Academic Night – November 29, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Each student will participate in literacy and math activities with his or her parents and family members. Students and parents will move around to different stations throughout the cafeteria and/or gym.
Park Creek Elementary is Branching Out!
Park Creek Elementary will take the following measures to promote and support parents and family members as an important foundation of the school in order to strengthen the school and reach our school goals. We will:
- Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is published in both English and Spanish, posted on the school website, and included in the monthly school newsletter for all families
- Provide trainings for staff on strategies to improve communication with parents and ideas to increase family engagement with reading and math activities for our students outside of the classroom. Staff will also share best practices during meetings
- Partner with early childhood programs, middle and high schools, college and career ready resources or organizations, parent resource centers, or other programs (as applicable) to help prepare parents and their children for successful school transitioning
- Share information in English and Spanish for parents to understand the school’s academic standards and assessments as well as the ways parents can monitor their child’s progress and work with educators
- Communicate with all families and the community on a regular basis regarding school-wide events and activities, through phone messages, social media, and flyers
- Work with parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations to educate our staff on the importance of parent and family engagement and how to support student learning
- Provide necessary materials and handouts for parents at conferences, meetings, and activities to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s achievement
- Use our Partners in Education and School Council to improve awareness of the activities and events listed in the school parent and family engagement policy
- Work with the district to offer literacy and computer classes for parents and family members to help further enhance their various educational levels
- Collect feedback from parents and family members at all events and post a suggestion form on the school website in order to respond to parents’ requests for additional support for parent and family engagement activities
Adoption of Policy
This parent and family engagement policy has been developed jointly and agreed on with parents and family members of children participating in Title I, Part A programs.
This policy was adopted by Park Creek School on 10/1/2022 and will be in effect for the period of the 2022-2023 school year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before October 30, 2022.
Parent and Family Engagement
Park Creek Elementary believes that family engagement means the participation of parents and family members in regular two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning, and other school activities, including ensuring:
- That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
- That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
- That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
Park Creek School Council
Park Creek Elementary invites all parents to join the School Council to share ideas and ways to involve other parents and family members to build partnerships with school, families, and the community. The team will meet four times during the school year, but parents and family members can also submit their ideas or suggestions at school activities and meetings, as well as through our parent surveys and website. If you would like to learn more about the School Council, please contact the principal at (706) 428-7700.
Share Your Thoughts
We want to hear from you. If you have any suggestions or if there is any part of this policy that you feel is not satisfactory with the students’ and the school’s goals for academic achievement, please provide us with your comments in the space provided and leave this form in the Main Office:
Name: (optional) ________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: (optional) _____________________________________________
Student(s) in Grade(s): (optional) __________________________________________
Questions or Comments: _________________________________________________
Park Creek Elementary is committed to helping our parents and families attend the family activities listed in this policy. Please call
or email us if you need assistance to participate in our programs.
(706) 428-7700 or
Printable copy of the Title I compact
What is a School Parent Compact? What is a School-Parent Compact? Park Creek School, students, and families participating in the Title I, Part A program agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement as well as describe how school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve more.
Jointly Developed Parents, teachers, and community stake holders reviewed this compact compact. Discussions are held each year to review and update the compact based on student and school needs. If you would like to volunteer to participate in the future, please contact Krista Paige at 706-428-7700.
Activities to Build Partnerships In order to build a partnership with parents, Park Creek School will employee bilingual individuals who will assist with parent communication. Both school secretaries are bilingual. This allows information to be communicated to parents in a timely manner. Park Creek will host family nights throughout the year as well as parent-teacher conferences.
Communication about Student Learning Park Creek School is committed to maintaining a two way communication with families through the school year regarding students’ learning progress and academic achievements. Some of the ways you can expect us to reach you are:
- Progress reports and report cards
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Updates on the school Website
- Workshops and parenting classes
- Flyers home
- Family nights
- Parent classroom observations
Our Goals For Student Achievement Educate all students in learning environments that are safe, drug free, and conducive to learning
- By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in English Language Arts on the EOG.
- By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in Reading on the EOG.
- By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in Math on the EOG. School
- Regular review of student data
- Academic coaches will provide support for students and teachers
School/Teacher Responsibility Teachers at Park Creek support student learning and provide high quality curriculum and instruction. The school will provide families support by :
- Providing information to parents (student folder, phone calls, email, Facebook, Class Dojo, web site)
- Providing time to meet with parents
- Providing family nights (Literacy night, Science night, Open House)
- Providing academic reports to parents on a regular basis
Family Responsibility Ways in which parents can support their children:
- Attend school sponsored informational sessions
- Check student planners/folders daily
- Monitor student work/technology
- Attend parent conferences
- Check report cards and progress reports
- Read notes/letters sent home
- Sign Reading log every night
Student Responsibility Student success is very important at Park Creek School –the following list indicates how staff members link academic achievement and citizenship with home connections:
- Pad cart helpers,*club representation,
- classroom/school helper,
- maintain clean school,
- return classwork,
- ROAR behavior,
- attend school events with family,
- support local charities,
- read every night, and do homework
If you would like to volunteer, participate and/or observe in the classroom, please contact us at (706) 428-7700 or email email@example.com.
¿Qué es School-Parent Compact? La escuela Park Creek, los estudiantes y las familias que participan en el programa Título I, Parte A, acuerdan que este compacto describe cómo los padres, todo el personal escolar y los estudiantes compartirán la responsabilidad de mejorar los logros académicos de los estudiantes y describirán cómo la escuela y los padres construirán y desarrollarán una asociación que ayudará a los niños a lograr más en los altos estándares del estado.
Desarrollado conjuntamente Los padres, maestros y participantes de la comunidad revisaron este compacto compacto. Los debates se llevan a cabo cada año para revisar y actualizar el compacto en función de las necesidades de los estudiantes y la escuela. Si desea ser voluntario para participar en el futuro, contáctese con Krista Paige at 706-428-7700
Actividades para construir alianzas Con el fin de construir una asociación con los padres, la escuela Park Creek contará con empleados bilingües que ayudarán con la comunicación con los padres. Ambas secretarias de la escuela son bilingües. Esto permite que la información se comunique a los padres de manera oportuna. Park Creek será anfitrión de noches familiares durante todo el año, así como conferencias de padres y maestros.
Comunicación sobre el aprendizaje de los Estudiantes La escuela Park Creek está comprometida a mantener una comunicación bidireccional con las familias durante el año escolar con respecto al progreso de aprendizaje y los logros académicos de los estudiantes. Algunas de las formas en que puede esperar que lo contactemos son:
- Informes de progreso y boleta de califica ciones
- Conferencias de padres y profesores
- Actualizaciones en el sitio web de la escuela
- Talleres y clases para padres
- Volantes inicio
- Noches familiares
- Observaciones por los padres en clase
Nuestras metas para el logro estudiantil Eduque a todos los estudiantes en ambientes de aprendizaje que sean seguros, libres de drogas y propicios para el aprendizaje
- Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés en el EOG.
- Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Lectura en el EOG.
- Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Matemáticas en el EOG.
Metas de la Escuela
- Revisión regular de los datos del estudiante
- Los entrenadores académicos brindarán apoyo a estudiantes y profesores
School/Teacher Responsibility Los maestros de Park Creek apoyan el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y proporcionan un plan de estudios de alta calidad e instrucción. La escuela brindará apoyo a las familias mediante :
- Proporcionar información a los padres (carpeta de estudiantes, llamadas telefónicas, correo electrónico, Facebook, Class Dojo, sitio web)
- Proporcionar tiempo para reunirse con los padres
- Proporcionar noches familiares (Noche de alfabetización, Noche de ciencias, Bienvenida a la escuela)
- Proporcionar informes académicos a
Family Responsibility Maneras en que los padres pueden apoyar a sus hijos:
- Asistir a sesiones informativas patrocinadas por la escuela Verifique los planificadores / carpetas de los estudiantes diariamente
- Monitorear el trabajo / la tecnología del estudiante
- Asista a las conferencias de padres
- Verificar boletas de calificaciones e informes de progreso
- Leer notas / cartas enviadas a casa Registrarse registro de lectura todas las noches
Responsabilidades del Estudiantes El éxito estudiantil es muy importante en la escuela Park Creek; la siguiente lista indica cómo los miembros del personal vinculan los logros académicos y la ciudadanía con las conexiones domiciliarias:
- ayudantes de carrito de iPad,
- representación de club,
- ayudante de salón / escuela,
- mantener la escuela limpia,
- trabajo de clase de retorno
- Comportamiento de ROAR,
- asistir a eventos escolares con la familia,
- apoyar organizaciones benéficas locales,
- leer todas las noches, y hacer los deberes.
Si desea ser voluntario, participar y / o observar en el aula, contáctenos al (706) 428-7700 Krista Paige@dalton.k12.ga.us.