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Title I Coordinator:  Donna Miller

Phone:  814-774-5666 Ext. 5983

E-mail:  millerd@gsd.k12.pa.us

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

SEE BELOW FOR HANDOUTS AND FORMS



UPCOMING EVENTS


2016-2017 School Year

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 1st grade

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 2nd grade

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 3rd grade

Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 4th grade


FAMILY MATH NIGHT

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 4th grade

Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 3rd grade

Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 2nd grade

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 1st grade


FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 4th grade

Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 3rd grade

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 1st grade

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for 2nd grade


PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
Monday, October 24, 2016 -  6:00 - 7:00 PM in the EVES Music Room


Come learn about our school-wide improvement plan.  At this meeting we will:
  • Review current programs such as Family Math, Family Science and Partnerships with Parents.
  • Review and edit the Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Involvement Procedures.
  • Review School-Wide Plan.
  • Review and edit Parent Compact.
  • Review and recommend professional development activities for teachers and parents.
Please RSVP to Mrs. Robie in the EVES office (814) 774-5602 ext. 6204.


END OF YEAR PARENT MEETING
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the EVES Conference Room

Come join Mr. Trudnowski for a working lunch to review Title I parent involvement activities from the 2016-2017 school year.   (Examples:  STEM Activities, WQLN Families, Family Math, Family Science, Family Literacy, etc.)  A light lunch of soup and salad will be provided at no cost.  All EVES parents/guardians are invited, but RSVP is required.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Robie at reba.robie@girardsd.org.




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