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Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.


 

Tulsa Public Schools  
Grimes Elementary Parent Involvement Plan 

PURPOSE: Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception. 

The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law 107-110, Every Student Succeeds Act; section 1118-Title I Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to “develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy”. 

Building Parents Capacity for Involvement

The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children’s education helps the district to realize its vision to become the “District of Choice” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement. 

1. Program Information for Parents: Grimes Elementary School shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and   achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, Every Student Succeeds Act and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement. 

2. Materials and Training: Grimes Elementary School shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement. 

3. Educate Educators: Grimes Elementary School shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school. 

4. Preschool Coordination: Grimes Elementary School shall “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs in our preschool program, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. 

5. Understandable Communication: Grimes Elementary School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of all children in a format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. 

6. Other Requested Activities: Grimes Elementary School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

language arts

pre-k

The Parental Involvement for Pre-K Language Arts is the following

Communication: 

•  Start-of-school parent meeting 
•  Back to School Night 
•  Monthly newsletters/notes in folders 
•  Parent/Teacher Conferences 
•  Literacy Night 
•  Email reminders 
•  Daily communication folders 

Learning at Home: 

•  Literacy Learning tips and Read at Home Ideas 
•  Reading incentives Grimes 100 Book Club 
•  Quarterly progress reports 

Volunteers: 

•  Study trip to the Zoo 
•  Parent volunteers playing learning games with small groups of students. 

Kindergarten

The Parental Involvement for Kindergarten Language Arts is the following

Communication:

•  Meet the Teacher night before school starts and Open House after school begins. 
•  Student-led conferences in the fall and spring 
•  Kindergarten teachers will send home “Monday Notes” letter.  
•  Progress Reports will be sent home with every student at mid-quarter, four times a year. This will inform parents of their child’s strengths and weaknesses in the area of reading/language arts. 
•  Parents shall receive assistance in understanding the state’s academic content, achievement standards, assessments, and ways to improve their child’s achievement. 
•  Each child has a home folder that is sent home daily. This folder will have bulletins, completed work, and homework assignments. Parents sign and return this folder daily. 

Learning at Home:  

•  Homework will be assigned at least one time each week.  Check the home folder for assignments. 
•  Reading logs will be sent home for completion to encourage interactive family involvement and love of literature. 
•  Parents work with the teacher by helping their children practice letter concepts each week. Parents are encouraged to read to their children in multiple ways.  Learning materials are sent home so that parents can monitor student learning at home. 
•  Kindergarten teachers will provide parents information from Amplify CKLA. 

1st grade

The Parental Involvement for First Grade Language Arts is the following: 

Communication:

•   Weekly class calendar 
•   Monthly newsletter 
•   Progress reports /report cards 
•   Conferences 
•   IEP’s 
•   Literacy Night 
•   Emails, phone calls, notes 

Learning at home:

•   Phonics readers for children to read at home with parents 
•   Study weekly spelling words 
•   Weekly homework 
•   Monthly reading calendar 

2nd grade

The Parental Involvement for Second Grade Language Arts is the following

 Communication:

•   Weekly Notes 
•   Parents(s) check and sign homework  
•   Parent(s) review child’s work Family letters from Amplify CKLA. 
•   Progress reports/report cards 
•   Conferences 
•   RSA Conferences 
•   IEP’s 
•   Literacy Night 
•   Emails, phone calls, notes 

Learning at Home: 

•  Read daily 
•  Study spelling words 
•  Complete “Take Home” activities from Amplify CKLA 
•  Write (lists, journals, letters, stories…) 
•  Monthly Reading Calendar 
•  Grimes Library 100 Book Club 

3rd grade

The Parental Involvement for Third Grade Language Arts is the following: 

        Communication:

•  Mid-quarter progress reports 
•  Conferences 
•  Report Cards 
•  Reading Sufficiency Parent meeting  
•  IEPs 
•  Literacy Night 

Learning at Home: 

•  Homework once a week 
•  Grimes Reading Log 

4th grade

  The Parental Involvement for Fourth Grade Language Arts is the following:

Communication:

•   Daily Agenda/communication 
•   Conference Folders/Portfolios 
•   Progress Reports 
•   E-mails, phone calls, notes 
•   IEP’S 
•   Literacy Night 

Learning at Home: 

•   Read 20 minutes or more each night and enter in agenda section
•   Student Projects 

5th grade

  The Parental Involvement for Fifth Grade Language Arts is the following: 

Community:

•       Mentors and volunteers 

Communication:

•       Homework as it occurs in curriculum 
•       Mid-quarter progress reports 
•       Reading Passports 
•       Braum’s Book Buddies 
•       Student Agendas 
•       Notes, phone calls, emails 
•       IEPs 
•       Literacy Night 

Learning at Home: 

•       Read 20 minutes per night 
•       Homework reviewed with parent 
•       Student Projects 
•       Student websites Mobymax and Zearn 

6th grade

  The Parental Involvement for Sixth Grade Language Arts is the following: 

Community:

•       Mentors and volunteers

Communication:

•       Mid-quarter progress reports 
•       Reading Passports 
•       Student Agendas 
•       Notes, phone calls, emails 
•       Newsletters 
•       IEP’s 
•       Conferences 
•       Literacy Night 

Learning at Home: 

•       Read 500 minutes per month 
•       Homework reviewed with parent 
•       Student Projects 

math

pre-k

The Parental Involvement for Pre-K Math is the following: 

Learning at Home: 

•  Hands-on learning activities communicated for parents to do with students related to the math concepts being taught that month. 

Communication:

•  Back to School Night 
•  Start of school parent meeting 
•  Student led conferences 
•  Parent/Teacher Conferences 
•  Daily folder 
•  Math Night 

Volunteers:

•  Parent volunteers on study trips
•  Study trip with community partner
•  Parents will partner with staff in requiring children to use complete sentences and on occasion require children to speak in a quantitative method in making their needs, facts and questions understood. 

Kindergarten

 The Parental Involvement for Kindergarten Math is the following: 

Communication:

•   Students’ work will be sent home regularly to acquaint parents with instructional focus. Daily correspondence with parents through behavior/take-home folder.  
•   Kindergarten teachers will send home progress reports to show student development of skills. 
•   Kindergarten teachers will submit weekly newsletters to inform parents of math concepts.   
•   Student-led parent teacher conferences in the fall and spring
•   Start of school parent meeting

 Learning at Home: 

•   Weekly homework 

 Volunteers: 

•   Parent volunteers on study trips 
•   Study trip with community partner 

1st grade

The Parental Involvement for First Grade Math is the following: 

Communication:

•   Parent (s) review child’s work
•   Monthly newsletter 
•   Progress reports/report cards 
•   Conferences 
•   IEP’s 
•   Math Night 
•   Emails, phone calls and notes 

Learning at Home: 

•   Skill specific homework sent home  
•   Addition and subtraction flash cards 

2nd grade

The Parental Involvement for Second Grade Math is the following:  

Communication:

•   Weekly Notes (weekly) 
•   Parent(s) check and sign homework  
•   Parent(s) review child’s work  
•   Progress reports/report cards 
•   Conferences 
•   IEP’s 
•   Emails, phone calls, notes 
•   Math Night 

Learning at home: 

•   Homework reviewing skills taught in class 
•   100 addition and subtraction facts practice

3rd grade

The Parental Involvement for Third Grade Math is the following: 

Communication:

•   Parent/Teacher conferences 
•   Parent phone calls, emails 
•   Students work sent home for parent’s signature and request for help on specific concepts 
•   IEP’s 
•   Math Night 

Learning at home: 

•  Homework goes home as needed. 

4th grade

The Parental Involvement for Fourth Grade Math is the following: 

                         Communication:

•   Parent/Teacher conferences 
•   Parent phone calls, emails 
•   Daily agenda communication 
•   Quarterly progress reports and comments 
•   IEP’s 
•   Math Night 

  Learning at home: 

•  Homework sent home each week 

5th grade

The Parental Involvement for Fifth Grade Math is the following

Communication:

•   Parent/Teacher conferences 
•   Parent phone calls, emails 
•   Daily agenda communication 
•   Quarterly progress reports and comments 
•   IEP’s 
•   Math Night 

Learning at home: 

•   Homework sent home as it occurs in curriculum 

6th grade

The Parental Involvement for Sixth Grade Math is the following

Communication:

•   Parent/Teacher conferences 
•   Parent phone calls, emails 
•   Student’s work sent home for parent’s signature and request for help on specific concepts 
•   IEP’s 
•   Math Night 

Learning at home: 

•   Homework sent home as it occurs in curriculum 

Action Plans By Individual Grade Level for Attendance:              

Communication:

•       Weekly attendance/tardy letter home 
•       Daily attendance calls 
•       Weekly newsletters 
•       PTA  
•       Title I Meeting 

Action Plans By Individual Grade Level for Behavior: 

Communication:

•       Home visits as needed 
•       Weekly attendance rewards 
•       Weekly attendance/tardy letter home 
•       Daily attendance calls 
•       Weekly newsletters 
•       PTA  
•       Thank you notes 
•       Grimes Web Page 
•       Classroom or School  

Adopted/Revised: 09/20/18
Legal Reference: Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, P.L. 107-110, Title I


 

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