Title 1

Annual Title I Parent Survey
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Title I is a program that is funded by the federal government. It ensures that our students “have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments” (U.S. Department of Education, 2014). 

Currently, Carnegie Elementary School provides Title I Services.  All students in kindergarten through sixth grade are provided Title I Mathematics and Reading Services. 

Eligible students work with the Title I Mathematics Intervention Teachers and Reading Specialists to improve mathematics and reading academic performance.  Mathematics focus areas include: Number Fluency, Computation Skills and Concepts & Application.  Reading focus areas include: Phonemic Awareness, Letter Recognition, Blending, Beginning & Ending Consonants, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension.

How to Advocate for your child at school

 ·             What it means to advocate.  You may feel like you have to be confident and know everything about advocating for your child, but to “advocate” just means speaking up if you have concerns and/or learning how to be involved. The more involved you are the better your child will do.

·      It’s OK to speak up.  You might not see it as your place to get involved in your child’s education. It might feel like you are overstepping. But it’s OK to speak up if you’re worried. It’s not disrespectful to share your concerns. Teachers want kids to do well and open communication with parents helps make their job easier.

·              Write down your thoughts.  If you are nervous about going into a meeting, it helps to write down what you want to talk about ahead of time. Being prepared and knowing what you want to say ahead of time can make the conversation easier.

·              Start by talking with someone you trust.  If you have a good relationship with your child’s teacher, start the conversation there.  If talking to the teacher doesn’t feel comfortable, look for someone else you trust to help you think through what to do. Consider bringing a friend or relative who can take notes for you and help you stay organized and on track.

·              Ask as many questions as you need to. Make sure you understand what’s happening at your school. If you’re worried about specific things, ask about them.  There are No wrong questions.

·              Don’t be afraid to show emotion — but always be respectful. Speaking up about your child is emotional. It’s hard to talk about what worries you, especially in front of strangers. It’s OK to get emotional. It’s even OK to cry. But try not to make things personal or lash out. It makes it harder for people to help you when they’re feeling attacked.  *You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

·        Ask about help for your child.  Find out what to do if your child is not progressing. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and ask how you can help.  

·              Keep speaking up.  Advocating for your child is not a one-time thing. If you don’t speak up, who will?

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