NORTH WAUCHULA ELEMENTARY SCHL Title I, Part a Parental Involvement Plan

NORTH WAUCHULA ELEMENTARY SCHL Title I, Part a Parental Involvement Plan

NORTH WAUCHULA ELEMENTARY SCHL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Tracey Nix , do hereby certify that all facts, figures, and representations made in this application are true, correct, and consistent with the statement of assurances for these waivers. Furthermore, all applicable statutes, regulations, and procedures; administrative and programmatic requirements; and procedures for fiscal control and maintenance of records will be implemented to ensure proper accountability for the expenditure of funds on this project. All records necessary to substantiate these requirements will be available for review by appropriate state and federal staff. I further certify that all expenditures will be obligated on or after the effective date and prior to the termination date of the project. Disbursements will be reported only as appropriate to this project, and will not be used for matching funds on this or any special project, where prohibited.


  • The school will be governed by the statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in Section 9101(32), ESEA;
  • Involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A in decisions about how Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement are spent [Section 1118(b)(1) and (c)(3)];
  • Jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental involvement policy and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parental involvement plan to the local community [Section 1118 (b)(1)];
  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under this part, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) [Section 1118(c)(3)];
  • Use the findings of the parental involvement policy review to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the school’s parental involvement policy [Section 1118(a)(E)];
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1118(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment in at least mathematics, language arts, and reading [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(i)];
  • Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in 34 CFR Section 200.56 [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(ii)]; and
  • Provide each parent timely notice information regarding their right to request information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals [Section (h)(6)(A)].

Signature of Principal or Designee / Date Signed

Mission Statement

Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: North Wauchula Elementary School's Mission is to provide all students with an equal opportunity to acquire academic skills and social values enabling them to become self-reliant and productive individuals. By providing a quality education in a safe environment, we inspire students to become life long learners.

Involvement of Parents

Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response: North Wauchula Elementary School partners with parents in an organized and unified manner through its School Advisory Council. This diverse group of parents reflect the demographics of the school and meets the criteria for membership as identified in the law. The purpose of the group is to review performance data, recommend improvements to the school's programs, determine the use of 6150 funds, and to review school policies and procedures. The Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) and the School Improvement Plan (SIP)are developed with input by the School Advisory Council. Sign-in sheets, agendas, and meeting minutes are kept to document parent participation in the development of the SIP and PIP. North Wauchula Elementary School (NWES) also involves its parents through the Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteer program. Both of these programs inform parents of NWES's educational progress providing opportunities for informed feedback.

Coordination and Integration

Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

count / Program / Coordination
1 / VPK / The school works with the district to help disseminate information about VPK opportunities to parents and serves as the summer site for the program.
2 / Title I Part C / The school administration and the Migrant Director collaborate on services provided through Title I Part C. The Migrant Advocate is housed at N.W.E. S. during the day and assists with parent contacts.
3 / Title II / The district works through the school's Literacy Coach to provide professional development for staff to help increase parental involvement. Literacy Coaches help support the district's offerings of parent involvement activitities and workshops.
4 / Title III / The ESOL Tutors provide translations for parents at parent involvement activities that feature make and take workshops to help children increase achievement at home. The ESOL Tutor also assists with communications during PTO meetings and at parent/teacher conferences and data chats.
5 / Preschool Visitations / Preschools visit North Wauchula Elementary at the end of the year to help orient incoming Kindergarten children. Information is sent home to parents about curriculum and expectations in the classroom that they can work on at home to help increase readiness levels.
6 / East Coast Migrant Parent Night / North Wauchula sends a team of Kindergarten teachers and administrators to the East Coast Migrant Early Childhood center each year to meet with parents and staff to discuss school procedures, enrollment requirements, curriculum and readiness for school.
7 / RCMA Parent Workshop / NWES provides an end of year workshop for RCMA parents that provides ideas for learning activities for the summer, enrollment information, and curriculum overviews to help get Pre-K children ready for Kindergarten in the fall.
8 / School Readiness Team / NWES is a member of the School Readiness Team developed by the East Coast Migrant Head Start program in our region. The purpose of the team is to discuss ways to educate the various early childhood programs in our area about how to help parents get their pre-schoolers ready for Kindergarten.

Annual Parent Meeting

Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

count / Activity/Tasks / Person Responsible / Timeline / Evidence of Effectiveness
1 / Develop agenda, print handouts, collect data, prepare PowerPoint / Tracey Nix, Principal and Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / August, 2016 / Copies of agenda, PowerPoint used, Sign-ins,and handouts
2 / Flyer released inviting parents to the Annual Title I Meeting / Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / September, 2016 / Copies of the flyer.
3 / Advertise the event- Website, Marquee Display, & Invitations / Tracey Nix, Principal, Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal, SAC, PTO / September, 2016 / Website, Copy of released flyer. Day of event stickers home, and Display in front of school
4 / Print sign-in sheets / Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / September, 2016 / Copies of the sign-in sheets.
5 / Hold Annual Meeting / Tracey Nix, Principal and Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / September 2016 / Calendar of Events, Sign-n Sheets
6 / Maintain documentation / Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / September, 2016 / Title I documentation file
7 / Repeat steps 1-6 but target those families who were not enrolled with us in September / Tracey Nix, Principal and Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal / January, 2017 / Same evidence as above

Flexible Parent Meetings

Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response: North Wauchula Elementary School will provide opportunities for parents to gather and receive the contents of planned parent activities at various times: mornings, afternoons, and evenings. The annual Title I evening event will be the first time the content is offered. Within a two week window, announcements will be sent home notifying parents of the alternative morning meeting time to receive the same content (when feasible) that was provided at the evening event. During evening events, child care will be provided. The Title I meeting this year will be held two times as well. Once in the fall and once in the winter. The winter meeting will hopefully connect with many of our migrant families that begin arriving in mid-October or early November who may have missed the initial fall meeting.

Building Capacity

Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

count / Content and Type of Activity / Person Responsible / Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement / Timeline / Evidence of Effectiveness
1 / Meet Your Teacher / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, Krystin Chapman / Understanding what is needed to get the school year started with the supplies the children need, transportation and school-wide procedures. / August 8, 2016 / Parent Sign-in sheets. Checklists.
2 / Title I Annual Meeting / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / How parents may get involved, what Title I funding provides, what information parents have the right to ask for, assessments used to track achievement, reports parents will receive. Teachers provide grade level expectations. / August 25, 2016, and January 2017 / Sign-in sheets. End of year Title I survey.
3 / Individual Parent/Teacher Conferences / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / Review of student assessment data, new curriculum requirements for K-5 in reading, math, science, and writing. / September-October, 2016 / Sign-in sheets and End of year Title I survey.
4 / Parent Portal Training / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, Krystin Chapman, K-5 Teachers, Students / Provide parents with personal access to the Parent Portal allowing them to access their child's grades / September 2016 / Materials and distribution list End of year Title I survey
5 / Principal's Newsletters / Tracey Nix / Communicate current information, calendar of special events or updates, provide parent helps, connections and tips to improve student academic progress / September, November 2016, January and March 2017 / Copies of distribution
6 / 4 Cool Cat/PAW Awards Assemblies / Melanie Nuccio, Awards Committee Chair / Celebrations of student achievement directly correlated to sustaining student achievement. / October 2016, January, March, May of 2017-16 school year / List of awards and award recipients, newspaper releases.
7 / 5 Days for National School Lunch Program where parents eat lunch with their children / Mary Sue Maddox, A.P. and Carol Dickey, Cafeteria Mgr / Good nutrition can lead to improved student achievement / October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2016 / Invitation RSVPs, Number of lunch tickets sold to parents and other family members
8 / School Book Fair / Pam Justice, Media Specialist / Parents will assistant student with selecting books for home reading to improve fluency and comprehension. / October 10-14, 2016 / Documentation of books sold with student and parents names
9 / Family Literacy Night / Mary Sue Maddox, Amy Paris,Community Business Volunteers, K-5 Teachers, SAC Leadership / Parents and students will participate in a themed book read for six weeks and attend this event as a culminating activity for students and parents to develop and participate in literacy activities at every grade level. Materials will be created to assist families with future reading strategies at home. / October 15, 2016 / Sign-in sheets of parent participation, quality activities and strategies used and shared.
10 / Vocabulary Parade / Tracey Nix, K-5 Teachers / Students will develop academic vocabulary costumes, guided by teachers and created with parents. A campus parade will take place where families are invited to attend. / October 31, 2016 / Development of academic vocabulary costume and sharing of their understanding of the academic vocabulary.
11 / Science Fair Night / Reagan Davenport, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / Science Fair projects will be on display with judges feedback, plus science standards will be made available. / December 8, 2016 / Sign-in Sheets, Handouts, End of Year Title I survey.
12 / STEM Family Night / Mary Sue Maddox, Assistant Principal, Family Outreach Comm, Rebecca Carlton, Literacy Coach, SAC / Increase parent involvement and student enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities schoolwide and participating in STEM activities in each grade level which support the Florida Standards / February 7, 2017 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Handouts, Activities
13 / Grandparent's Day / First Grade Team / While recognizing the important role of grandparents, discussions about how grandparents can assist their grandchildren in the educational process by reading to them or with them and looking over their school work. / September 2016 / Sign-in Sheets and Title I end of year survey results.
14 / Celebration of Success- End of Year Awards / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, Leadership Team / An end of year celebration of families for student success / May 2017 / Sign-in sheets, Participation, Awards ordered
15 / Preschool Parent Night / Admin: Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, Kg. Teachers / Review of readiness requirements for parents of incoming Kg. students helps parents prepare their children for school. / May 2017 / Sign-in sheets, Agendas, and Handouts
16 / Kindergarten Round-up / Admin: Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton,Kg. Teachers / Parent Information and student registration / May 2017 / Sign-in sheets, Handouts
17 / Volunteer Reception / Mary Sue Maddox, Volunteer Appreciation Committee / Recognizing adult volunteers can help recruit more volunteers into the school to work with children academically. More and effective volunteers working with children under the supervision of teachers on specific skills can close achievement gaps. / April, 2017 / Sign-in Sheets, Agenda for the Reception
18 / Preschool Orientation / Mary Sue Maddox, K-5 Teachers / Orient parents of local preschool children of Kindergarten expectations / April 2017 / Handouts, letters
19 / Battle of the Books / Reagan Davenport, Battle Committee / Involve intermediate students in extensive reading with parents supporting competition / April 2017 / Weekly Participation, Sign-ins
20 / Battle of the Books JR / Judy Dyal and Skirmish/JR Battle Committee / Involve primary students in extensive reading with parents supporting competition / March 2017 / Weekly Participation, Sign-ins
21 / Academic Brain Bowls / Grade Level Teachers K-5 / Encourage parent participation in challenging their children to participate in rigorous academic challenges / May 2017 / Sign-ins
22 / Veteran's Day Chorus Performance / Intermediate Chorus, Rebecca Carlton, Chorus Committee / Involve parents and community service members (Honor Guard) in the understanding and involvement in the understanding of Veteran's Day / November 11, 2016 / Participation, Sign-ins
23 / Talent Show Family Night / Tracey Nix, Rebecca Carlton / Involve students and parents in helping the child develop, display and/or perform their artistic talents for an audience / May 2017 / Participation, Sign-ins
24 / Summer Library Hours / Mary Sue Maddox, Pamela Justice / Provide opportunities for students and parents to check out books, participate in book talks and a variety of literacy activities each week in the school's media center / June/July 2017 / Participation, Sign-ins

Staff Training

Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

count / Content and Type of Activity / Person Responsible / Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement / Timeline / Evidence of Effectiveness
1 / Review of End of Year Parent Survey / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox / Understanding the needs of the parents we serve can help us provide the tools needed to enhance student achievement at home. / August 2016 / Staff Sign-in sheets
2 / Florida Standards: Interpretting and Analyzing the Florida Standards in developing comprehensive lesson Plans at each grade level / Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / Assisting teachers in understanding the expectation of each Florida Standard to adequately plan for student activities / August 4, 2016 / Staff Sign-in sheets, Evaluation sheets, Observed Planning Sessions
3 / Guided Reading / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / Assisting teachers in ways to differentiate their instruction, meeting the learning needs of all children providing small group instruction through the guided reading process / September 16, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Evaluation sheets, Observations
4 / Data Dissaggregation for Differentiation / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, Krystin Chapman, k-5 Teachers / Assist teachers in looking at ELA and Math iReady and classroom data for setting up small differentiated groups to meet students individual learning needs / August 5, 2016 (.5 day) / Sign-in sheets, Evaluation sheets, Differentiated Groups template.
5 / Effective uses of ESOL Resources / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, K-5 Teachers / Target academic areas of concern for our ELL including use of English in a Flash and Rosetta Stone / September 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Usage, Improved student achievement
6 / Data Base for Guided Reading Books (ongoing) / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, K-5 Teachers / Provide training in the use of data base which allows teachers use for Guided Reading books / November 2016 / Sign-in Sheets, Agenda
7 / iReady:MAFS,LAFS and Toolbox / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton, K-5 Teachers / Direct impact of student achievement in ELA and Math / August 5, 2016 (.5 day) / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Observations
8 / How to Create Quality Science Fair Projects / Rebecca Carlton, K-5 Tachers / Improve students understanding of the scientific method and process / October 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Science Fair Projects
9 / Creating Teacher Websites / Krystin Chapman / Communication with parent has a direct impact on student acheivement / November 2014 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Websites
10 / Running Records / Rebecca Carlton / Equip teachers to better meet the individual needs of students (differentiated folders) / September 16, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Assigned Differentiated groups template
11 / Response to Intervention (Rti) / Krystin Chapman / Review Rti process, and high yield strategies / September 1, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Rti procedures
12 / Abuse Reporting Procedures / Krystin Chapman / Provide student support through ethical decisions and proper reporting / November 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda
13 / Promethean Training / Rebecca Carlton / Teaching strategies and uses of flip-charts as a tool for improving student achievement / February 19, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Evaluations, Agenda, Observation of use
14 / FSA Grades 3, 4, 5 / Krystin Chapman / Assist teachers in use of proper testing methods for student performance / February/March 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda
15 / FOCUS: Setting up Gradebook / Rebecca Carlton / Assist teachers in grade reporting / August 18, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Grade input
16 / Oncourse: Creating Lesson Plans / Rebecca Carlton / Assist teachers in the lesson planning template / August 30, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agenda, Lesson Plans
17 / AR Goal Setting; Progress Monitoring / Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / Assist teacher in the goal setting, Ar level placement and monitoring of student progress in AR / August 16, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Agendas, and AR folders
18 / Using iReady for Diagnostic Data / Rebecca Carlton, Literacy Coach / Assist teachers in the use of iReady data as a tool to diagnose students academic needs, for differentiated instruction / September 14,2016 / Sin-in sheets, Small group planning templates
19 / ESOL Accomodations / Rebecca Carlton, Mary Sue Maddox / Review accomodations to be used with ESOL students for increased student achievement / September 21, 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Documentation of accomodations
20 / English in a Flash and Rosetta Stone / Rebecca Carlton, Julie Farr / Demonstrate the use of the programs for ELL and Migrant students to assist in their language aquisition / September 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Documented Program use
21 / Active Inspire Tools/Features for Promethean Boards / Rebecca Carlton / Demonstrate the use of Active Inspire to enhance teacher/student use of interactive Promethean Board / October 2016 / Sign-in sheets, Lesson Plans and Observation of use
22 / Protected Plannings in Grade Levels / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, / Through a thorough analization of the standards, plans can be developed to better instruct / August-May 2016 (monthly) / Agendas, Observations, Meeting Attendance
23 / Data & Differentiation Grade Level Meetings / Tracey Nix, Mary Sue Maddox, Rebecca Carlton / With a careful examination of student data, teacher's responses to individual student needs can be met / August-May 2016 (bi-monthly) / Agendas, Observations, Meeting Attendance
24 / Anchor Chart Development / Rebecca Carlton, Literacy Coach / Assist teachers in developing anchor chart for student support in the classroom / October 2016 / Agenda, Sign-in, Classroom obsevations

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