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     Parent & Family Engagement Plan For Shared Student Success


    Pleasant Grove Elementary (PGE) has been identified as a Title I school as part of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).  Title I is designed to support State and Local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic Standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students.  Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.  All Title I schools must jointly develop, with all parents, a written Parent & Family Engagement Plan.

    What is it?                   

    PGE values the contributions and involvement of parents.  In order to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement this plan was developed. 

    It explains the different ways PGE will provide opportunities to support and improve parent engagement, and how parents can help plan and participate in activities and events to promote student learning at school and at home. 


    How is it revised?

    Every Fall and Spring, parents are invited to attend Input meetings at PGE to review and revise the School Wide Plan, Title I budget, and the School-Parent Compact.  During the year, at various workshops and events, PGE welcomes input and comments from parents/guardians on these items. All feedback during the school year, at Title I events, and at the input meetings, through online engagement and surveys is then used to revise the plan for the coming year!

    Who is it for?

    All students covered in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, are encouraged and invited to fully participate in the opportunities and events in this plan. 

    We will provide full opportunities for parents with limited English, parents with disabilities, and parents of migrant children, to engage in events at PGE. (Childcare can also be arranged if needed.)


    Henry County District Strategic Actions  FY20- 21

    (PRIORITY OUTCOMES to measure success):

    1. We will advance opportunities, access, and outcomes for every student group in Literacy Proficiency at every grade.
    2. We will advance opportunities, access, and outcomes for every student group in Readiness to Learn at every level. 
    3. We will advance opportunities, access, and outcomes for every student group in College, Career, and Life Ready skills - post graduation

    PGE FY21-22 Academic Goals

    1. Increase the percentage of students in English Language Arts on or above grade level in  grades 3 - 5 by 10% on Georgia Milestones by the end of school year 2022.
    2. Increase the percentage of students in grades K-2 scoring proficient or above on MAP by 10% in ELA.
    3. Increase the percentage of students in Mathematics on or above grade level in  grades 3 - 5 by 10% on Georgia Milestones by the end of school year 2022.
    4.  Increase the percentage of students in grades K-2 scoring proficient or above on MAP by 10% in Mathematics.


    PGE is “Soaring into Excellence!”

    Pleasant Grove Elementary (PGE) STEM School will take the following measures to promote and support parents as an important foundation of our school.  In order to strengthen the school and reach our school academic goals we will –

    • Educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, administration and all other staff, with the assistance of parents, on the value parental contributions, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in education. 
    • Work with our parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations that will educate our staff on the importance of Parent & Family Engagement. After reviewing last year’s parent surveys, PGE staff will receive ongoing Staff Capacity training on the following topics:                                                                                                                                Communication and Following up with parents                                                                                                                                                                                  Creating a welcoming 5 star environment for parents                                                                                                                                                                        How to involve parents in the classroom
    • Coordinate parent programs that build ties between home and school.
    • Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities/events is published in both English and Spanish, send home by flyer, through campus messenger, and posted on the school website and social media.
    • Provide necessary materials for parents at student lead conference, meetings, and activities to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s achievement.
    • Collaborate with Partners in Education, community leaders, and business groups to improve awareness of activities and events listed in the Parent & Family Engagement Plan.
    • Offer community and literacy classes for parents to help further enhance their various educational levels.


    Come visit Rm# 210, the Family Resource Center (FRC) to check out learning games and activities, cool books, and study material to use at home with your child! A computer and printer are also available for parents to explore Parent Portal and print educational resources!





     What is the  School Parent Compact?


     An agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together that explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all of our students reach grade level standards.



    Explain school learning goals and suggest home learning strategies


    Add ideas to make strategies more specific to individual student needs


    Identify and express which strategies are most effective in helping them learn

    PGE’s Compact describes how teachers will use high quality instruction to help students develop their academic skills.  It also explains how teachers and parents will communicate about school progress, as well as offer opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate in the classroom! Finally teachers, parents, and students will share strategies that can be used to support academic growth!


    #ParentsMatter #GetInvolved

    • Be on the lookout for PGE Events via flyers, marquee, website, social media, and campus messenger updates!
    • Visit Rm#210, our Family Resource Center (FRC) for FREE toys, games, books, and resources you can use at home to support what we do at school!
    • Drop in with our Parent Involvement Professional (PIP) to get specific ideas about how to support your child!
    • Attend educational and recreational events to show your child you support their learning here at PGE!


    In the Classroom


    As Teachers we will work with our parents and students to support individual student academic growth.  This year we will:

    • Use HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) textbooks and digital instructional resources, Open Court reading materials, and Triumph Learning resources to instruct students in Math, ELA and Science
    • Focus on guided reading and small group instruction
    • Pay attention to testing data and grades to make informed decisions about instruction for each child
    • Collaboratively plan to ensure correct Literacy and Math strategies are in place
    • Communicate with parents via ClassDojo, email, and/or phone call, concerning their child’s progress
    • Invite parents to attend periodic parent-teacher conferences to review academic growth
    • Send home communication and invitations to parents to attend workshops and conferences at PGE

    At Home


    As parents we will develop and share ideas about how families can support student success. At home, we will also support PGE’s Academic goals in ELA, Math, and Science by:

    • Reading together and working on alphabet sounds, phonics, and writing
    • Studying math facts and word problems to assist with math fluency
    • Checking my child’s folder every night for homework, flyers, and notes from school
    • Helping my child complete their homework
    • Maintain consistent communication with my child’s teacher and attend parent-teacher conferences to follow their academic progress
    • Check out learning materials from the FRC (Rm #210) to support growth at home
    • Attend events at PGE that support learning and academic growth


    In the Classroom & At Home


    Things we, as students, can do succeed and excel in math, reading, writing, and science:

    K-2 graders work on phonics and reading

    3-5 graders will study math facts during homework time.

    Talk to parents about what I learned in class

    Finish my homework and turn it in on time!

    Make sure parents look at my agenda/folder every night to see letters, flyers and notes from school.