Parent and Family Engagement

November 2022

Anne Street Elementary

November is Parent Engagement Month

Why parent engagement is important!

Researchers have found that student success in the classroom is most heavily influenced by a parents’ ability to:

  1. Encourage learning and education
  2. Set high – but not unrealistic – educational standards and goals
  3. Become involved in school and community activities

Researchers have also found that students who do benefit from strong parental involvement have:

  • Higher overall achievement, regardless of socioeconomic, ethnic or racial background.
  • A higher completion level on homework.
  • A higher level of self-esteem in all aspects of life.
  • Better social behavior and lower probability that they will get into trouble outside of school.
  • Greater comfort navigating different cultural environments between home and school.
  • Less likelihood of being placed in special education courses.
  • Less probability of dropping out of high school.

We encourage you to get involved at Anne Street Elementary and to take advantage of resources available to you as a parent of a student in a Title I school. Each month, you will receive a newsletter with helpful information to help you to help your child become more academically successful! Together as partners in your child's education, we can do great things!

How Can I Schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference at Anne Street?

Option 1: Call our office 770-229-3746 and ask to leave a message for your child's teacher to schedule a conference.

Option 2: Email your child's teacher and ask to schedule a conference. The office can help with the email address.

Option 3: Contact your teacher through the class messaging app where you receive updates about your child and their classroom.

Getting Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences

The goal of the parent-teacher conferences is to help form a partnership between school and home to promote academic success for all students!

Getting Ready for the Conference

  • Review work samples, report cards, progress reports or other items sent home by the teacher
  • Review school policies and the handbook
  • Talk with your child about why you are having the conference and what you hope to learn at the conference. Get your child's input as to strengths, weaknesses, and areas of concern.
  • Determine a list of questions to ask your child's teacher:
Questions to ask your child's teacher: (These questions are general and should work at all grade levels.)
  • What are my child's academic strengths and weaknesses?
  • Do you have any concerns about my child's progress so far this year?
  • Is my child performing at grade level? If not, in what subjects does my child need extra help?
  • What measures are in place to help my child research mastery on grade-level standards?
  • What can I do at home to make sure my child reaches mastery on grade-level or course-level standards?
  • What is my child's Lexile Level? Why is this important?
  • How can I support literacy at home?
  • If my child reachers grade-level expectations quickly, what is being done to extend and accelerate learning for my child?
  • What are the top five skills my child needs to be successful this year? How can I help make sure that my child has these skills?
  • What questions should I ask my child about school and learning each day?
  • How will you communicate with me? How would you like me to communicate with you?
  • What can I do at home to support you in the classroom?
  • How is my child adjusting socially and emotionally this year?
At the conference:
  • Listen to the teacher's comments
  • Ask questions about your child's progress
  • Look for positive points that you can build on to help your child succeed
  • Get your perspective as a parent
  • Get clarification on anything you don't understand
  • Ask teacher to help you develop specific goals and actions for your child if needed
After the conference:
  • Talk with your child about what you and the teacher discussed
  • Talk about any plans or goals for improvement you might have
  • Talk to your child about building on strengths and improving weaknesses
  • Keep in touch with the teacher on a regular basis to find out about progress your child is making

Georgia Standards of Excellence

The Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. For more information go to

  • How are Georgia Standards of Excellence used in educating my child(ren)?
The Georgia Standards of Excellence are an expected achievement level indicator at each grade level or in each subject by which progress and mastery of academic concepts are measured. Each standard notes the expected grade or course level tasks that students should be able to demonstrate to show mastery. Standards in grades K-5 build on previous grades and also indicate new concepts introduced at each grade level. For students in grade 3-5 the End-of-Grade Milestones are used to measure progress towards mastery on grade level standards. Middle school standards outline mastery in subject areas and mastery is measured on the End-of-Grade Milestones.For high students, standards are specific to the course content and are measured using the End-of-Course Milestones.

In Case You Missed It!

Annual Title 1 Meeting

Literacy Night September 29th We introduced parents to our literacy standards and curriculum.

Math Night October 28th We enjoyed Trunk or Treating and math activities. Students took home math activities from their grade level to complete at home.

Coming up!!! December 1st. Winter Wonder Land of Literacy

Ways Parents Can Become More Engaged at Anne Street