Title I Coordinator:  Donna Miller

Phone:  814-774-5666 Ext. 5983

E-mail:  donna.miller@girardsd.org

Office:  Administrative Office

1203 Lake Street

Girard PA  16417


TITLE I PROGRAM


A federally funded program to provide additional instruction for students having difficulty with reading and/or math.  Title I  teachers have specialized training and materials for effective intervention.  The federal government provides funding to the state.

To receive funds each state must submit a plan describing:

  • what all students are expected to know and be able to do
  • the standards of performance that all students are expected to meet
  • ways to measure the school’s progress

The State Educational Agency (SEA) sends the money to school districts based on the number of families below a set income level.

The local school district identifies eligible schools and distributes Title I resources.

The school’s Title I program is revised each year by administrators, teachers and parents.  A school improvement plan is written.

HOW A TITLE I PROGRAM CAN HELP CHILDREN

Title I schools work to:

  • identify students most in need of educational help (students do not have to meet income standards to qualify)
  • set goals for improvement
  • measure student progress using standards set in the state’s Title I plan
  • develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction
  • involve parents in all aspects of the program

Title I programs generally offer:

  • more teachers and assistants
  • more training for school staff
  • extra time for instruction
  • a variety of teaching methods and materials
  • smaller classes
  • counseling and mentoring

Title I teachers and other staff work closely together and offer parenting skills workshops.

Our school provides Schoolwide Title I services.  This means all students in our school can benefit from the Title I program.  To qualify for Schoolwide Title I services a school must have at least 40 percent of the children that meet certain income guidelines.

Student progress is measured each year by administrators, teachers and parents to ensure all students, including Title I students, are reaching the goals set for improvement.

State performance standards help schools measure progress by comparing yearly assessment of all students.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate in your child’s education by:

  • attending school events
  • talking about homework with your child
  • showing your child how homework relates to daily life
  • joining the school’s Parent Teacher Organization

Be aware of your child’s performance by:

  • attending parent-teacher conferences
  • requesting additional meetings, if needed
  • keeping teachers informed about events and issues that may affect your child’s work or behavior



UPCOMING EVENTS


2017-2018

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 1st grade

Thursday, October 26, 2017 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 2nd grade

Thursday, January 25, 2018 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 3rd grade

Thursday, February 22, 2018 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 4th grade

FAMILY MATH NIGHT

Thursday, October 5, 2017 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 4th grade

Thursday, November 2, 2017 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 3rd grade

Thursday, February 8, 2018 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 2nd grade

Thursday, March 1, 2018 
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 1st grade



PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
 in the EVES cafe and gym

Join Mr. Trudnowski, Mrs. Ghastin and some other EVES teachers to learn about a variety of school related items.  While doing that, your children can enjoy 7 different bounce houses.  Dinner will also be provided and will include some of the new food items being served this year by our new food management company.  And everything is free!!!

Information you can learn about includes:
  • tests we use
  • materials we use
  • ways we involve parents (Parent Policy and Parent Procedure)
  • our obligation to you and your obligation to us (the parent Compact)
  • ways you can help your child at home
  • look at some goals from our School-wide Plan and Comprehensive Literacy Plan
  • much, much more...
See the entire flyer and RSVP form on our weekly email blast or RSVP to reba.robie@girardsd.org.

We hope to see you there!!!