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Family Engagement Plan

Newcastle ISD 2018-2019

Pre-K Family Engagement Plan


Family Engagement is the mutual responsibility of families, schools, and the community to build relationships that support student learning and achievement. Family engagement supports family well-being and the continuous learning and development of children, families and educators. Family engagement is fully integrated in the child’s educational experience and supports the whole child and is both culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate.




Person(s) Responsible

Date Completed

Facilitate family to Family support

Create a safe and respectful environment to ensure opportunities for continuous participation in events where families can learn from each other and social events to connect with one another such as:

  • Meet the teacher

  • Family Book Fair Nights

  • PTO carnivals

  • PTO meetings

  • Special Events (Field Day, Field trips, etc.)

  • Thanksgiving Feast

  • 100 Days of School



Pre K Staff



Fall & Spring

Establish a network of community resources


Collaborate and Identify support from and establish partnerships with community businesses and organizations.

  • Meet the teacher night

  • Pumpkin Patch

  • Fundraisers

  • Church backpack program

  • Identify a staff member on campus to translate

  • Mentor Program



Elementary curriculum


Pre K Staff

Various churches



Increase family participation in decision making using strategies


Encourage family engagement and participation in decision making to support and impact positive achievement:

  • Site Based Decision Meetings

  • CNA Surveys

  • NISD Website and facebook page

  • Parent Conferences

  • Phone calls

  • Email

  • Volunteers in classrooms

  • Home-School Compacts

  • Remind 101



Pre K Staff

Campus Team



Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning


Provide opportunities for two way communication between parents and school to enhance learning:

  • Book Fair Thematic Days

  • PTO meetings

  • Social Media

  • Pre K and Kinder Roundup

  • Parent conferences

  • Home-School Compacts

  • LEP Parent Training



Pre K Staff





Develop staff skills in evidence based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmark

Emphasize awareness of Parental Involvement and promote family engagement as a core strategy to improve teaching and learning among all educators and staff.

  • CIRCLE Assessments

  • Region 9 Pre K Meetings

  • Parent conferences





Pre K Staff



Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous



Use data to ensure alignment between family engagement activities, school teaching and learning goals.

  • CNA Surveys

  • Keep  records of family participation/attendance in school events

  • Log communications with families




Pre K Staff


Ongoing & Late Spring



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