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    Birmingham City School

    Minor Elementary School

     

                     The mission of the Birmingham City Schools is to guide all students to achieve excellence in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

     

     

     

    (Title I) Parent Engagement Plan

    2017 - 2018

     

     

    School’s Mission: The mission of the Birmingham City Schools is to guide all students to achieve excellence in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

     

    School’s Vision: Birmingham City Schools will be a recognized leader in public education, meeting the need of a diverse student population prepared to succeed in a global society.

     

    Goal:  All students will benefit from increased family and community engagement that provides positive educational and career opportunities for students.

     


     

    Parent Engagement Guidelines (Title I Schools)

     

     


    Annual Meeting

    • September 07, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

     

    School-Parent Compact

    • Parents are invited to come out and review our School-Parent Compact on September 11, 2017 @

    6:00 p.m.

    • Parents and staff are invited to come and give input on the development of the School-Parent Compact on

           - February 12, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

           - April 23, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

     

     

    Title I Parent Engagement Budget

    • Parent Engagement Budget: used to host our family involvement activities and purchase correspondent folders/planners.
    • Family and Community Engagement Lead: Feavai Thomas (205) 231-6555 or fthomas@bhm.k12.al.us

     

    Parent Engagement Workshops (Minimum Four)

    • School Compact Workshop
    • Literacy Night
    • Empowerment Parental Workshop
    • Attendance Meeting for Parents
    • Leading the Way to a Future of Possibilities
    • Parent Volunteer Training / Focus Group Workshop

     

    Partner Programs

    ·         Better Basics- Class Reading Competition and Awards Ceremony

    ·         M.O.O.R.E- Reading Program

    ·         Girl Scout /Boy Scout meetings

    ·         Gotcha Store sponsored by Limbaugh Toyota (monetary support)

    Accessibility

    • Childcare provided at workshops and events
    • Hand-outs will be provided in specific language needed
    • Multiple meeting dates and times

     

    Communications

    We will communicate with *all families through of upcoming events through:

    • Flyers, phone calls, school websites, and school marquee
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • School wide Family Nights and Events

    ·         Parent and Community Meetings

    ·         PTA/ Classroom Remind website

    *All family documents will be translated into Spanish.  

     

     

    Minor Elementary

    Title I Parent Engagement Plan

    Year at a Glance 2017 - 2018

     

    We at, Minor Elementary, believe that our families and community are key to student achievement and the success of our school. In order to meet the school’s goals we need your input in decision making throughout the school year. Please join us for the opportunities below:

    Annual Meeting: September 07, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Families are invited to attend the Annual Title I Meeting to learn about our school’s Title I programs and requirements. Families will have opportunities to review and provide feedback in the following areas:

    ·         Title I School Status

    ·         Rights of Title I Parents

    ·         School Data

    ·         Overall School Budget

    ·         Overview of Parent Engagement Plan

    Parent Involvement Workshops

    ·         ACT Aspire Parent Meeting : August 30, 2017 from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in Room 106

    ·         ACT Aspire Parent Meeting: August 31, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 106

    ·         Title I Meeting: September 07, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

    ·         Grandparents Breakfast: September 11, 2017 @7:15 a.m.

    ·         PTA Meeting: September 11, 2017 from 5:30p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    ·         Open House: September 11, 2017 from 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    ·         Parent Compact Meeting: September 11, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    ·         National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day: October 18, 2017 during your child’s lunch time.

    ·         Empowerment Parental Workshop: October 19, 2017 from 8:30- 12:30 p.m.

    ·         Honors /Awards Program: October 23, 2017

    ·         K-2 12:30-1:00 and 3-5     2:00-2:30

    ·         Literacy Night: October 02, 2017 from 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

    - Come out to meet educational author, Cedric Threatt, Safe Travel presentation by Children’s Hospital, and learn great ways to support learning literacy at home while playing educational games as a family.

    ·         Parent Attendance/ Workshop: Leading the Way to a Future of Possibilities October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

    ·         American Education Week / Book Fair: November 13-17, 2017

    -Muffins with Mom: (Book fair) November 14, 2017 from 7:30am-7:50am

    -Doughnuts with Dad: (Book fair)

    November 16, 2017 from 7:30am-7:50am

    -Thanksgiving Lunch November 16, 2017 during your child’s lunch time

    ·         PTA Meeting: December 11, 2017 @12:45 p.m.

    ·         Holiday Program: December 11, 2017 from 1:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    ·         Honors /Awards Programs: January 22, 2018

    ·         K-2nd 12:30-1:00 and 3rd-5th 1:30-2:00

    ·         Literacy Night (Music): February 05, 2018 @ 5:00pm

    ·         Come and learn great ways to support learning literacy at home with music.

    ·         Parent Volunteer/ Focus Group Workshop: February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

    ·         Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance: February 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    ·         Black History Program: February 27, 2018 @1:30

    ·         Attendance Meeting for Parents: March 09, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in Music Room

    ·         Possible Retention Parent Meeting: April 05, 2018 from 8:30-10:00

    ·         Family Engagement-Fun Pack: April 06, 2018. Time: TBA

    ·         Parent Compact Meeting: February 12, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

    ·         Parent Compact Meeting: April 23, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

    ·         Volunteer Training/Recognition: April 27, 2018 @1 p.m.

    ·         Parent Retention Meeting: May 17, 2018. Time: TBA

    ·         Field Day: May 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

    School-Parent Compact

    The School-Parent Compact is a communication tool to support achievement for parents, school staff and students. The Compact is an agreement on how each person (and the student) will support each other in ensuring that the student is successful. We will be reviewing our Compact on the date below, please join us!

    ·         September 11, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

     

    If you can’t make one of the meetings above be sure to review and sign your Compact when it comes home in October.

    We will be developing our Compact on the dates below, please join us!

     

    ·         February 12, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

    ·         April 23, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.

     

     

    Partner Programs

    Please join our school community partners for these events that support achievement for our students and families:

    ·         Better Basics Reading class competition and Awards Ceremony

    ·         M.O.O.R.E Program

    ·         Girl Scouts /Boy Scouts meetings

    ·         Gotcha Store sponsored by Limbaugh Toyota (monetary support)

    ·         Safe Travel by Children’s Hospital (booster seats given)

     

    Accessibility

    We will accommodate all families by providing:

    ·         Childcare provided at workshops and events

    ·         Hand-outs will be provided in specific language needed

    ·         Multiple meeting dates and times

     

     

    Title I Parent Engagement Budget

    As part of our school’s Title I program we receive a set amount of money each year to implement our Parent Engagement Plan.

     

    All parents were/are invited on October 11, 2017 @3:30 p.m. in the library to give input on how these dollars will be spent.

     

    This year we will be using the funds to host our family involvement activities and correspondent folders/planners.

     

     

    Communication

    We will communicate with *all families through:

    ·         Notifying families of upcoming events through flyers, phone calls, school website, and school marquee

    ·         Parent/Teacher Conferences

    ·         School wide Family Nights and Events

    ·         Parent and Community Meetings

    ·         PTA/ Classroom   Remind website

    *All family documents will be translated into Spanish

     

    Any questions or concerns about this plan should go to the Family and Community Engagement Lead, Mrs. Feavai Thomas @ 231-6555 or fthomas@bhm.k12.al.us

     

     

    This plan was jointly developed with parents. For a copy of the plan or if you have any feedback, please contact   Family and Community Engagement Lead, (Mrs. Feavai Thomas @ (205) 231-6555 or fthomas@bhm.k12.al.us).