GRANDVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
POLICY FOR PARENT INVOLVEMENT
At Grandview Elementary School, a school wide Title I building, we commit to the belief that all children can learn and acknowledge that parents share the schools commitment to the educational success of their children. We define parent involvement as an on-going partnership assisting families in meeting their obligation as their childs first teacher, promoting dialogue between home and school, and encouraging parents to be leaders and decision makers at all levels in the education of their children. A school-parent compact was developed in cooperation with Grandview parents summarizing how the entire school staff, parents, and students will share in the responsibility for improving student achievement
We achieve dialogue through: phone calls with staff members, parent teacher conferences, open house, Project Connect, I.E.P meetings, evening workshops or events, Parent Advisory Committee, and the Parent Teacher Organization.
To promote parental leadership, we encourage parents to join two of Grandview Elementary Schools parent committees. The first is the Parent Advisory Committee. Grandview recognizes that a childs education is a responsibility shared by the school and family as partners. We invite Grandviews parents to a monthly Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting to inform them of their rights and responsibilities. Jointly, we intend to develop trainings to assist parents in understanding our curriculum, state standards, and assessments, so that families are able to aide their children in reaching their potential. Our second committee is the Parent Teacher Organization. The main functions of the PTO are fundraising and coordinating school wide events. Any parent is welcome to join either group at any time throughout the year.
With Grandview teachers and parents we will update our Policy for Parent Involvement and our Title One School Wide Plan yearly. These documents will define parent participation and student learning at school. A few other ways for parents to be leaders are through participating in Family Literacy Night, being a part of various school events.
Monthly PAC minutes are on the Highlands School District website to keep parents up to date of our progress. PTO and PAC meetings rotate between morning and evening times to accommodate parents wanting to attend. When necessary, we may allocate Title I funds to have families attend meetings or events such as providing transportation or childcare.
Simply, the goal of Grandviews Policy for Parent Participation is to increase parent involvement, enhance communication between home and school in a parent friendly language, and to assist in the development of our school wide program to continuously improve upon our childrens education.