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Newcastle ISD 2017-2018 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.

 

Goal

Activity/Strategy

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

Administrators

Pre K Staff

PTO

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

Administrators

Pre K Staff

Various churches

Ongoing

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

Administration

Pre K Staff

Campus Team

Ongoing

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

Administration

Pre K Staff

PTO

Librarian

Ongoing

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


 

Administration

 

Pre K Staff

Ongoing

Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous

improvement


 

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




 

 Administration

Pre K Staff

Ongoing & Late Spring

 

 
 

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