Parent and Family Engagement
Jordan Hill 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:
- Encourage learning and education
- Set high – but not unrealistic – educational standards and goals
- 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 Jordan Hill 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!
SAVE THE DATE: STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE OPEN FROM 3:00 - 6:00 PM ON OCTOBER 27TH,
Getting Ready for Student-Led Conferences or a Parent-Teacher Conference
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:
- 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?
- Listen to your child's or 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 clarification on anything you don't understand
- Ask teacher to help you develop specific goals and actions for your child if needed
- 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
What if I have more questions after the Student-Led Conferences? How Can I Schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference?
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- What are the 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 https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards
- How are Georgia Standards of Excellence used in educating my child(ren)?
In Case You Missed It!
If you missed our Annual Title I Meeting or Literacy Night, the presentations may be accessed through the links below, by visiting the JHE Parent Engagement group page on Facebook, or through the Parent Resources page on the JHE website. As always, please reach out if you have questions. I can be reached at email@example.com or 770-229-3777.
Ways Parents Can Become More Engaged at Jordan Hill Elementary
Where is help needed?
- Teachers are most in need of volunteers to make copies and laminate.
- Library/media center = shelve books, assist students, help prepare for classes, and BOOKFAIR!! Book Fair is October 24 - 28, 2022.
- There are volunteer possibilities that you can do from home, too!
Contact Dixie Johnston, Media Specialist and Parent Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-229-3777 if you need help getting started or if you are approved and want to volunteer!