Parent & Family Engagement News

Sponsored by Neshaminy Title I, February 2023

Dear Neshaminy Families,

Parent & Family Engagement News is published to keep you up to date and informed about what is happening in our Title I program. This issue provides families with strategies and resources to support learners in both math and reading. The buttons throughout the newsletter are links to articles, activities, and parent resources.

Happy reading!


Kim Maurizi

Title I Reading Specialist

Coming Soon to Neshaminy Title I Schools...

Spotlight on Literacy Events

Neshaminy Title I is excited to announce family literacy events throughout the months of February and March. The goal of these events is to empower families to support their student's literacy development with easy-to-use tips, activities, and resources for home use. These events will help families get excited about the importance of reading and demonstrate the key role that parents play in supporting their student's education. Individual schools will make information and registration available to parents for these events. Grade levels per building may vary.

Coming this April, a virtual literacy night with educator, photographer, conservationist, and children's book author Vicki Paulas. Parents and students will learn how to be keen observers, writers, and authors of their own story in print and in life. This fun and engaging evening is guaranteed to spark curiosity and creativity as well as warm your heart!

Click here to learn more about Vicki...


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Start with a Book!

What does your child love to explore and learn about? At Start with a Book you can explore dinosaurs, bugs, birds, planes, music, sports, superheroes, inventors, art, the night sky, the ocean, and more — 24 themes in all. For each theme, you'll find hundreds of recommended books, hands-on activities, educational websites, interactive apps and more. Start with a Book is a Reading Rockets companion website.

Visit Start with a here to explore topics!

How Parents Can Support Reading Standards

The academic standards say what K-12 students are expected to learn in math and the English language arts.

Despite the complexities of the standards, there are several basic ways parents can support their child’s learning. The recommendations below line up with the four broad areas of the reading standards: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, and Range and Level of Complexity

Click here to read more from Reading Rockets...

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Books about Math and Science!

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What is iReady?

i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help your student’s teacher(s) determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year.

Click here to find out more!

Parental & Family Engagement Support

We have a Title I Reading Specialist available at each building to assist parents with supporting their child’s academic progress between home and school. One of the roles of the Title I Reading Specialist is that of a coordinator who provides opportunities for parents to participate in workshops and activities that will greatly benefit students. Also, the Title I Reading Specialist organizes and conducts, planning meetings with parents and volunteering opportunities that will help influence academic success. For more information, please contact the Title I Reading Specialist at your student's school:

NSD Title I Parent Handbook

Title I A. of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with high percentages of children from families that may have various disadvantages. Read to find out more about Title I at NSD.

Parent & Family Engagement News December 2022

Check out our last issue: Federal Education Law: ESSA, Title I, PA Core Standards, Curriculum & Assessment, Monitoring School Progress and Parent & Family Engagement at your student's school.

The Importance of School Attendance

The Importance of School Attendance

Neshaminy School District Title I

Please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Boffa, Federal Programs Coordinator, at any time with questions, concerns or suggestions regarding Neshaminy School District Title I.