GES Title I Tips

January 2023

PARENT ENGAGEMENT = STUDENT SUCCESS

Welcome 2023! Setting & Reviewing Goals

A new year brings about a time to set goals and make New Year's resolutions! Your child will be evaluating their 1st Semester F.A.S.T. goals ahead of our 2nd semester F.A.S.T. meeting. They will check to see if they are still working toward their goal or if they have already reached their goal. Those who have already achieved their math and/or reading goals will set new ones. Take a moment to discuss their goals following our 2nd Semester F.A.S.T. meeting online January 31st.You can find their goals in the F.A.S.T. packet that will be sent home with your student.



Goal setting is a valuable life skill. Set goals as a family or share your own resolutions for 2023. Celebrate with your child when their goals are met!

Important Dates & Events You Don't Want to Miss

  • January 13th - Report Cards Go Home
  • January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • January 25th - 3rd Grade Creative Arts Club
  • January 27th - 100th Day of School
  • January 31st - 2nd Semester F.A.S.T. Meeting

- MEETINGS & EVENTS -

2nd Semester F.A.S.T. Meeting - January 31st

We will host our 2nd Semester F.A.S.T. Meeting online beginning January 31st to review the results of our MAP Winter Benchmark. Please take the time to review your student's results and discuss with them their progress toward their year-end goals. 3rd-5th grade parents will also be informed on what to expect for the Georgia Milestones assessment that will be given in April. Your child's teacher will once again create a video to explain the test result in your child's F.A.S.T. packet and you will have the opportunity to schedule a parent-teacher conference if you have any questions or concerns.


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN AND COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FOR YOUR STUDENT TO BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING FOR FREE ICE CREAM!

- VOLUNTEER NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES -

Volunteer Opportunities

We can always use extra hands at Graysville! If you have time to give to GES please contact Marissa Watson with your availability. I will make sure we have something for you to work on!

Volunteer News

A special thanks to these December Volunteers:


  • Weekly Snack Bags & Parent Room: Dee Dee Buckley
  • Kindergarten High Frequency Books: Dee Dee Buckley, Dionne Jones, Kara Matthews, & Casey Yarbrough

- FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FOCUS -

Helping Your Child Problem Solve

When your child faces a problem, having a solid plan can help them figure out how to solve it. So whether they have had a disagreement with a friend or has fallen behind on their schoolwork,

suggest this approach.

Identify the problem. Let them write a quick summary of what’s wrong. (“Elliott doesn’t like basketball, but that’s what I usually play at recess.”)

Imagine the ideal solution. For instance, they probably wants to remain friends and still play basketball.

Figure out alternatives. Encourage them to brainstorm solutions. Examples: “Offer to play with Elliott at recess every other day.” “See if he wants to find something to play that we both like.”

Choose a solution. They could pick the solution they likes best or that they thinks is most likely to work.

Evaluate. Have them try out that solution and ask how it went. If it didn’t work, then they can consider another alternative from their list.

- TITLE I INFORMATION -

TITLE I INTERPRETED - What are the requirements and goals for a Title I school?

The Title I program is available to schools that meet federal guidelines. The primary goal is to ensure all students, particularly those who are low achieving, have the opportunity to improve academic achievement. Components of a school-wide plan are available on our website: Title I>What is Title I>Components of a School-wide Plan.

Teacher Qualifications

GES Teachers are highly qualified. Parents have the right to request teacher and paraprofessional qualifications. For more information, please contact the school office.

2022-2023 Title I Budget

For the 2022-23 school year, GES has received $154,810 in Title I funds. 85% of these funds are spent on the salaries for our full-time Academic Coach and our part-time Parent Involvement Coordinator. 13% is used to purchase student technology including iReady, Brain POP, Reading Eggs, IXL Math and Reading, and Flocabulary. 1% is used for teacher training and the final 1% is used for parent workroom supplies. If you would like to provide input or have any questions on how Title I funds are being spent, please contact our Principal, Mrs. Sholl, or our Parent Involvement Coordinator, Marissa Watson. Title I Budget Handout.

Title I Parent & Community Input

Feedback is always greatly appreciated and will be gathered throughout the year, so please feel free to contribute at any time by contacting me or by filling out the Parent & Community Input form located on the GES website under the Title I tab.

Title I Parenting Resources

Parenting resources are available to be sent home from our Parent Resource Library. The list of resources can be found on the GES website under the Title I tab or by clicking here. We also have a digital library of parenting resources available online in English and Spanish. Please contact Marissa Watson if you would like more information.

Graysville Elementary School Title I Program

Kerri Sholl, Principal

Jenny Mountjoy, Assistant Principal

Rebecca West, Academic Coach

Marissa Watson, Parent Involvement Coordinator

Email: mwatson.ges@catoosa.k12.ga.us
Website: https://ges.catoosa.k12.ga.us/
Location: 944 Graysville Road, Ringgold, GA, USA
Phone: 706-937-3147

Title I Remind Sign-up: Text @gestitle-1 to 81010

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