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WALKER-GAMBLE TITLE 1 INFORMATION

2016-2017

WALKER-GAMBLE IS ONE OF MANY SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE AND OTHERS THAT RECEIVED FEDERAL FUNDS TO ASSIST US IN OUR OPERATIONS. THE MAJORITY OF OUR FUNDS ARE SPENT ON ADDITIONAL TEACHERS AT EACH GRADE LEVEL IN ORDER TO KEEP CLASS SIZES AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE. OUR MONEY COMES FROM A CATEGORY OF FUNDS KNOWN AS TITLE 1. THIS NOTICE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THIS INFORMATION AND TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON THE TITLE 1/SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW, AND SOMEONE WILL ATTEMPT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IN A TIMELY MANNER.



TITLE 1/SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL

EACH YEAR, WE ORGANIZE AND WORK WITH A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE SIC. THIS COMMITTEE ALSO SERVES AS OUR DISTRICT TITLE 1 PLANNING COMMITTEE AND LOOKS AT ALL PARTS OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAM AND TRIES TO FIND WAYS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THE GOOD PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE AND FIND OTHER PROGRAMS AND/OR ACTIVITIES TO CONSIDER IN ALL THE REALMS OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. THE COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF PARENTS, COMMUNITY PEOPLE, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL, MEETINGS ARE TYPICALLY HELD AT 2:50 AFTER SCHOOL AT INTERVALS ACROSS THE SCHOOL YEAR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, OR WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE A PERSON TO SERVE ON THIS COUNCIL, LET US KNOW.


MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.



Parent Involvement Policy

In order to improve parent involvement at Walker Gamble Elementary, the following events will be included during each school year, as well as how these events will be implemented and documented:

  1. Parent-student-teacher compact

Teachers will keep a log of all participants. These logs will be collected at the end of the school term and kept in the office for one full year. At that time, they will be returned to the teacher.

  1. Open House

This event will take place at the beginning of each school year. Parents will be invited to their child’s classroom to receive information including school rules and procedures, accountability information, and academic/non-academic support programs offered that enrich the total development of students.

  1. Parent and Grandparent volunteers

Teachers will keep a log of participants in each class. A volunteer sign-in record is also maintained in the main office for those volunteers who assist in classrooms.

  1. Friendly school climate

Parents are invited to participate in activities at the school on a regular basis.

  1. Early Childhood program

All K4 teachers have received curriculum training for working with the early learners and their families. Efforts will be made to integrate involvement with Head Start, Even Start, Parents to Teachers, and BabyNet. Early Childhood teachers will provide early education for younger children to parents as necessary.

  1. Guidance program

If teachers are unable to establish contact with parents the Guidance Counselor will provide appropriate support to encourage the parents’ participation.

  1. PTO

Agendas and minutes of these meetings will be kept on file by the designated appointees.

  1. School Improvement Council/Title I

Agendas and minutes of these meetings will be kept on file by the designated appointees.

  1. Muffins for Moms, Doughnuts for Dads, Grandparent’s Day, Awards Programs

Attendance at each event will be documented when feasible.

  1. On-going home-school communication

Folders with information of school activities as well as homework sheets and graded materials are sent home in a weekly folder. A parent portal will be established for parents to view students’ grades and attendance through Power School. The website is kept up to date with pertinent information necessary for parents.

  1. Parent-Teacher Conference

Our goal is to have at least one face-to-face conference during the school year with every parent. Opportunities established may include but are not limited to report pick up nights, Family Night, PTO meetings, phone calls, and emails. Parents and other caregivers are welcomed to meet with teachers in order to seek additional methods and strategies for working with their children at home, and parents and other caregivers are encouraged to share relevant needs and information with teachers that work with their child. Teachers will maintain logs to verify all conferences and other parent contacts. If the teacher is unsuccessful in contacting any of their students’ parents, they will notify the Guidance Counselor.

  1. Parenting Services

All parenting services will be addressed by teachers, guidance counselor, assistants, nurse, and administers at the school level, and then if necessary, referrals will be made. The staff will identify and facilitate for families that need assistance in areas such as health care, transportation, clothing, food, and utilities.


The effectiveness of this policy will be evaluated and revised through various forms of input and revised as needed. The suggestions and comments gathered from parents and staff members, along with other data regarding the activities and the validity of these efforts will be reviewed annually.

This policy will be shared via a posting on the school web site. Printed copies will be provided in a reasonable response time upon parent request.



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