2018-2019 Pulaski Heights Parent and Family Engagement Plan and Information Packet

Published by PulaskiHeights on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:11

Pulaski Heights Elementary School

Grades K- 5

 

Family and Community Engagement Plan

 

 

2018-2019

 

The PHE Parent Center is open

 

Monday – Friday

7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Where is the Parent Center?

 

The parent center is located on the first floor next to security.

 

Mission Statement

 Our mission at Pulaski Heights Elementary School is to educate all children so they will become contributing members of society. The staff, faculty, parents and community will provide a nurturing environment that will enhance opportunities for students to become proficient in literacy and mathematics while utilizing technology.

 

Our school shall:

  • Establish a nurturing atmosphere so that parents will always feel welcome.
  • Designate certified staff members to serve as Parent Facilitators and whose duties are as follows:
  • Provide opportunities to foster parent involvement in the school.
  • Provide a parent communication system that consists of the following:
  • Provide a monthly newsletter with important dates and school information.
  • Provide interim grades for each of the four nine-week periods.
  • Conduct parent/teacher conferences
  • (twice yearly and more as needed)
  • Educate parents on the use of the Home Access Center to keep track of student progress
  • Provide a parent center that contains resources such as: books, magazines and literature parents can read to promote positive parenting.
  • Provide copies of the school handbook that includes the process for resolving parent concerns.
  • Implement a Campus Leadership Team to encourage parents, students, community members and teachers to be part of this team.  This team will meet monthly to discuss strategies for school improvement.  They will contribute to the formation and revision of the school ACSIP plan.  The Title I meeting will be held on September 25, 2018.  The contact person is Principal, Ann Lloyd at Anna.Lloyd@lrsd.org.
  • The school will provide a description/explanation of school curriculum, information on forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress and information on proficiency level students are expected to meet.
  • Implement and support a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and encourage all to join and participate.  Meetings will be held monthly.
  • Prepare Family Informational Packets that will be available to PHE parents that include:
  • Pulaski Heights Elementary Parent and Family Engagement
  • LRSD Student Handbook
  • Strategies for effective parent/teacher collaboration
  • Parent survey of parent interests and needs
  • Opportunities for parent and family engagement to support school community and the education of their children
  • Tentative calendar of family events
  • Parent suggestion sheets on how to foster children’s success at school.

The Teachers will:

  • Foster a classroom environment that encourages learning.
  • Ensure students are engaged in meaningful instruction on a daily basis
  • Encourage parents to become active participants in the classroom community through open communication
  • Provide quarterly interim grades on eschool for students who demonstrate a need for additional support.
  • Encourage communication between parents and teachers by scheduling two parent-teacher conferences days per year.

     

 

 

The Parents will:

Become an involved parent at Pulaski Heights Elementary School in one or more of the following ways:

  • Join and become active members of the PHE  P.T.A.
  • Volunteer and mentor at Pulaski Heights Elementary.
  • Review monthly newsletter provided by the school.
  • Review informational pages in their agenda book/homework folder.
  • Attend parent conferences.
  • Attend parent workshops.
  • Attend school activities.
  • Provide a quiet place at home for children to study and do homework.
  • Volunteer training will be provided.  VIPS Department 447-VIPS
  • Monitor your child’s learning and provide assistance when needed.
  • Monitor your child’s progress as follows:
  • Review interim reports on eschool 
  • Review report cards on eschool
  • Review notes sent home.

     

HOW PARENTS CAN BE INVOLVED

  • Plan various activities throughout the school year to strengthen our school community and parent involvement, such as:
  • September Meet and Greet- to provide parents the opportunity to meet teachers and be informed of classroom procedures and
  • PHE school staff, parents, and students will develop a school-parent-student compact.  This compact will outline how parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for improving student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high academic standards.  All stakeholders will sign the compact.
  • The school will engage parents in the annual evaluation of the Title I, Part A parent and family engagement efforts through an annual evaluation using a comprehensive needs assessment filled out by teachers, parents and school staff. 

 

National Network of Partnership Schools

(NNPS)

Pulaski Heights Elementary is a member of the Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS).  The NNPS School, Family, and Community Partnership Model is designed to enhance parent participation and family engagement in the school and community.  The family model is research base and references engagement, activities, and resources for the six types of involvement: Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, student learning, decision making, and collaborating with the community.  To support the six types of involvement, Pulaski Heights Elementary participates in the LRSD NNPS West School Cluster Team.

 

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT                                        

Student Name:                                                                                                                 Grade:                                                                                  

Pulaski Heights Elementary School/Home Learning Compact

Our mission at Pulaski Heights Elementary School is to educate all children so they will become contributing members of society. The staff, faculty, parents and community will provide a nurturing environment that will enhance opportunities for students to become proficient in literacy and mathematics while utilizing technology.

 

Parent/Student/Teacher/Principal Compact Parent/Guardian Agreement

(Any person who is interested in helping this student may sign in lieu of the parent.) I want my child to succeed. Therefore, I will encourage him/her by doing the following:

____ See that my child is punctual and attends school regularly.

____ Support the school discipline policy.

____ Establish a time for homework and review homework regularly.

 ____ Provide a quiet, well lighted place for study.

____ Encourage my child’s efforts and be available for questions.

____ Stay aware of what my child is learning.

____ Provide a library card for my child.

____ Read with my child and let my child see me read.

 Signature _____________________________

Student Agreement

It is important that I work to the best of my ability. Therefore, I shall strive to do the following:

  1. Attend school regularly.
  2. Come to school each day with pens, pencils, paper and other necessary tools for learning. v Complete and return homework assignments.
  3. Observe regular study hours.
  4. Conform to rules of student conduct.

Signature ____________________________

 

Teacher Agreement

It is important that students achieve. Therefore I shall strive to do the following:

  1. Provide appropriate and meaningful homework assignments for students.
  2. Provide necessary assistance to parents so that they can help with the assignments.
  3. Encourage students and parents by providing information about student progress.
  4. Use special activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable.

Signature ____________________________

 

Principal/School Agreement

I support this form of parent involvement. Therefore, I shall strive to do the following:

 

  1. Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the teachers, parents and students. v Ensure teachers homework assignments that will reinforce classroom instruction regularly.
  2. Ensure high-quality curriculum and instruction that meets the State’s student academic achievement standards v Engage parents in parent-teacher conferences in which this compact will be discussed.
  3. Ensure that parents receive frequent reports on their child’s progress. v Ensure parental access to staff to support partnerships.
  4. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and observe classroom activities.

Signature ___________________________

Distrito Escolar de Little Rock

Compacto de Aprendizaje del Hogar/Escuela

 

Nombre de la Escuela  Pulaski Heights Elementary

 Nombre del Estudiante                                                                                                      Grado                                  

 

Our mission at Pulaski Heights Elementary School is to educate all children so they will become contributing members of society. The staff, faculty, parents and community will provide a nurturing environment that will enhance opportunities for students to become proficient in literacy and mathematics while utilizing technology.

 

Acuerdo de Padre/Tutor                                                                                      Fecha:                                                                                                                                    

 (Cualquier padre que quisiera ayudarle a este estudiante puede firmar en lugar de los padres) Yo quiero que mi hijo/a sea exitoso. Por lo tanto yo lo apoyare al el/ella haciendo lo siguiente:

     ___Veré que mi hijo/a sea puntual y asistir a la escuela regularmente.

     ___Apoyare a la escuela en los esfuerzos para mantener la disciplina apropiada.

     ___ Establecer un horario para tarea y revisarla regularmente.

     ___ Proveer un lugar tranquilo y bien alumbrado para estudiar.

     ___ Apoyare los esfuerzos de mi hijo/a y estaré disponible para preguntas.

     ___ Estar al tanto de los que esta aprendiendo mi hijo/a.

     ___ Proveer una tarjeta para la biblioteca para mi hijo/a.

     ___ Leerle a mi hijo/a y dejarlos que me vean leer a mi.

     ___ Asistir a las conferencias de padres y aberturas de la escuela.              

                                                                                                                                                                              Firma:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Acuerdo del Estudiante

     Es importante que yo trabaje a mi mejor habilidad. Por lo tanto me esforzaré en hacer lo siguiente:

  1. Asistir a la escuela regularmente.
  2. Venir a la escuela con plumas, lápices, papel y otras necesidades para aprender.
  3. Completar y regresar las tareas asignadas.
  4. Observar horas de estudio regulares.
  5. Ajustarme a las reglas de conducta.

                                                                                                                                                                              Firma:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Acuerdo del Maestro/a

     Es importante que los estudiantes sean exitosos. Por lo tanto me esforzaré en hacer lo siguiente:

  1. Proveer tareas para los estudiantes.
  2. Proveer la ayuda necesaria para que los padres les puedan ayudar a sus hijos/as con lo asignado.
  3. Apoyar a los estudiantes y a sus padres, proveyendo información sobre el progreso del estudiante. v Usar actividades en el salón para hacer el aprendizaje más agradable.     

                                                                                                                                                                              Firma:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 Acuerdo del Director

 

      Yo apoyo esta forma de participación de padres. Por lo tanto me esforzare en hacer lo siguiente:

  1. Proveer un ambiente que permitirá comunicación positiva entre maestros, padres y estudiantes.
  2. Alentar a los maestros para que asignen tareas regularmente que refuercen  la instrucción del salón.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Firma:                                                           

 

 

                                                         

Pulaski Heights Elementary School climate Survey 2018-2019

 

1.      In what grade/grades do you have a child/children at PHE?

 

o       K                    

o       1

o       2

o       3

o       4

o       5

 

 

2.      I feel welcomed and appreciated when I come to PHE

 

o       Strongly Agree

o       Agree

o       Neutral

o       Disagree

o       Strongly Disagree

 

 

3.      I believe there are things I can do to help my child’s teacher or school.

 

o       Strongly Agree

o       Agree

o       Neutral

o       Disagree

o       Strongly Disagree

 

 

4.      The list below contains some of the school or school related events/meetings that occur at PHE. Please check all events you attended last year.

 

o       I did not attend any events because I’m new to PHE

o       Book Fair

o       Parent/Teacher Conferences

o       Open House

o       Field Trips

o       Student Assemblies

o       PTA Meeting

o       Jog-a-thon

o    Fall Carnival

o    Field Day

o    Graduation

o Performances/musicals/awards

 

 

5. Which of the following times are best for you or your family to attend a school event? (Please check all that apply.)

 

o       7-9 a.m.

o       3-5 p.m.

o       9a.m. to noon

o       5-7 p.m.

o       Noon to 1 p.m.

o       7-8 p.m.

o       1-3 p.m.

 

 

6. What do you think about the amount of homework your child has each night?

 

o       Too little

o       Too much

o       The correct amount

 

 

7. How often do you listen to your child read at home?

 

o       Often (nightly)

o       3-5 days a week

o       1 day a week

o       Never

 

 

8. What kinds of programs would you like the school to offer to you or your family?

 

o       Family literacy

o       Health and nutrition

o       Computer training

o       Homework help

o       Child development and parenting skills

o       Writing workshop

o       Math

o       Parenting skills

 

 

9. Please list comments or suggestion on how the school can better connect with families.

 

 

You may return this survey to your child’s teacher at the office.

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Calendar of Events Pulaski Heights Elementary

 

Date

Event

Time

August 17

Parent Meet and Greet

5-:00-6:00 p.m.

September 25

Title I parent meeting

Open House

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

October 18

Jog-a-thon for the Garden

8:00-11:00 a.m.

October 25

Fall Carnival

5:00-7:00 p.m.

December 14

Holiday Program

6:00 p.m.

April 19

Spring Concert

6:00 p.m.

May 7

Talent Show

6:00 p.m.

May 17

Field Day

8:00-noon

May 21

5th Grade Promotion

8:00 a.m.

May 22

Kindergarten Promotion and Honor Roll

8:00 a.m.(all day event)

 

If you want more information regarding the activities above, contact the front office, 447-5900 or email the Parent Facilitator, Kelly Navin at Kelly.navin@lrsd.org .  

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 Pulaski Heights Elementary – PTA Board/Teachers & Staff

Name

Position

Contact Information

Michelle Davis

 PTA President

Davis.michellemei@gmail.com

Jamie Dempsey

President-Elect

jamiegossdempsey@gmail.com

Kacky Fuller

VP Membership

 

Carolyn McCune

Secretary

w.mccune@sbcglobal.net

 ShaRhonda Jones

Treasurer

sjordanlove@yahoo.com

Jessica Saunders

VP Communications

 

Anna Lloyd

Principal

Anna.lloyd@lrsd.org

Tracy Richardson

Secretary

Tracy.richardson@lrsd.org  447-5903

Tara Adams

Counselor

Tara.Adams@lrsd.org  447-5904

Amy Stuff

Nurse

Amy.stuff@lrsd.org  447-5905

Ms. Sinclair

Computer Lab Attendant

 Terri.sinclair@lrsd.org 447-5939

 Mr. Porter

Head Custodian

 

Sandra Fountain

ETC

Sandra.fountain@lrsd.org

Kelly Calkins

Media Specialist

Kelly.calkins@lrsd.org

Aundra Easter

Media Clerk

Aundra.easter@lrsd.org

Kelly Navin

Parent Facilitator, Fourth Grade

Kelly.navin@lrsd.org

Elizabeth Haskett

Music

Elizabeth.Haskett@lrsd.org

Sherry Nehus

Occupational Therapy

Sherry.nehus@lrsd.org

Carol Bealer; Lydia Jones Charlotte Kendrick

Paraprofessionals

Carol.bealer@lrsd.org; Lydia.jones@lrsd.org Charlotte.kendrick@lrsd.org

Coach Griffith

Physical Education

Christopher.griffith@lrsd.org

Arbradella Smith

Reading Recovery

Arbradella.smith@lrsd.org

Katie Saddler

Resource

Katherine.Saddler@lrsd.org

Kassidy Cramblett

Speech Therapist

Kassidy.Cramblett@lrsd.org

Stefanie Thompson

Literacy Facilitator

Stefanie.thompson@lrsd.org

Linda Lance

Math Facilitator

Linda.lance@lrsd.org

Tracy Declue

KathleenVanlierop

Kindergarten

Tracy.declue@lrsd.org

Kathleen.vanlierop@lrsd.org

Whitney Ragan

Interventionist

Whitney.ragan@lrsd.org

Yvette Peterson

First Grade

 Yvette.peterson@lrsd.org

Peggy Clay

Second Grade

Peggy.clay@lrsd.org

 Joanna Miller

Second Grade

   Joanna.Miller@lrsd.org

Barbara Hall

Third Grade

Barbara.hall@lrsd.org

Regina Young

Third Grade

   regina.young@lrsd.org

Courtney Gasper

Fourth Grade

Courtney.gasper@lrsd

Julie Farrar

Fifth Grade

Julie.farrar@lrsd.org

Jacy Hargis

Fifth Grade

Jacy.hargis@lrsd.org

 

 

Six Types of Involvement:
Keys to Successful Partnerships

 

TYPE 1

                                               Parenting
Assist families with parenting skills and setting home conditions to support children as students. Also, assist schools to better understand families.

 

TYPE 2

                                               Communicating
Conduct effective communications from school-to-home and from home-to-school about school programs and student progress.

 

TYPE 3

                                               Volunteering
Organize volunteers and audiences to support the school and students. Provide volunteer opportunities in various locations and at various times.

 

TYPE 4

                                               Learning at Home
Involve families with their children on homework and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.

 

TYPE 5

                                               Decision Making
Include families as participants in school decisions, and develop parent leaders and representatives.

 

TYPE 6

                                               Collaborating with the Community
Coordinate resources and services from the community for families, students, and the school, and provide services to the community.

 

Epstein, et. al. 2002. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.