SOARing through the School Year

Parent & Family Newsletter: Winter Edition 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2022!

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for today."

~ Malcolm X ~

Our Goal in Title I!

We continue to build our families through academic workshops. Through workshops, parents gain strategies to support their children's educational needs. We continue to reach out to families to gain insight into our school data and the decisions we make regarding the academic growth of our students. We are in this together!

Parent & Family Engagement Workshops

Our workshops are designed to continue to build parent capacity in providing their children support in reading and math. We plan our workshops around strategies the students are taught during the school day. The workshops provide families with a better understanding of what the students are doing in school and provide parents with tools to support their children as they continue to learn at home.

The District Academic Series is BACK!

Our virtual workshops will be held in January & February of 2022 by teachers from our schools supported with Title I funds. Our goal is to continue to build the parent academic toolkit in supporting your child at home.

Math Hits Title I with a SPLAT!

How can I continue to support my child at home with math facts?

If you want to support your child with math facts, this is the workshop for you! Families will engage in number sense routines in our schools spanning grades K-5, such as "Splat!" or "Quick Looks". Families will walk away with a better sense of the importance of thinking flexibly with numbers.

Meet with us virtually on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 6:00 to gain some math tools for the toolbox.

Reading is a Passport to Countless Adventures!

Is your child struggling to read? Do you find yourself wondering how to support your child’s reading at home? Well stop right here and hop on the reading express! Buckle up, this workshop is going to be an exciting ride! Join us on February 2nd from 6-7 pm to explore different ways to support your child’s reading journey. We will be discussing strategies and will provide resources to encourage and promote your child's growth in reading. Please join us for this great reading opportunity!

SOARing to Success Parent Summit

We are excited to present SOARing to Success Parent Summit to our families.

Join us at Marley Elementary School on Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:00-1:00 for a star-studded morning filled with engaging reading, writing, and math strategies that can help bring your child's learning to life at home. Together you and your child will develop strategies and receive books, math tools, and so much more!!!

You are one click away from registering for this strategy-packed workshop!

Literacy Resource Corner

No books, baby books, or boring books at home?… we have the answer. We have some fantastic online sites with many books all students will love. Check out Tumble Book Library, where students can select books on their reading level & take a quiz to ensure comprehension is taking place.

What are you waiting for… let's start reading today!

If you are looking for additional literacy opportunities, check out what is happening at our local AAC Public Libraries below!

Math Resource Center

Did you know you can receive academic support for your child in the area of math?

You can log in to a Google Meet any Tuesday or Thursday, we have school, from 6:00-8:00 to receive math support. If interested, check out the link below.

Virtual Support for Elementary Math

We Welcome Parent Feedback

By law, schools supported with Title I funds MUST provide parents and families with opportunities to support the school. Schools must host an annual Title I Parent Input Meeting. Parent voice is essential to developing the school's Title I Plan at the meeting, including the parent and family engagement plan and school-parent compact. Parents have the right to inquire about the qualifications of any teacher or paraprofessional at the school. Parents have the right to ask the principal for the school's strategic plan to review and suggest recommendations to improve academics, parent participation, community involvement, attendance, and school safety.

How to reach us

Stacey Witte, Parent & Family Engagement Specialist