Parent involvement is very important to student academic achievement. By serving on the school council, parents have the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers and the principal to set and achieve school goals. Parents are rewarded with a better understanding of the educational process and have the opportunity to develop relationships with school leadership. A parent always serves as chair of the council. Parents make up the majority of the council and are often the driving force in how School LAND Trust funds are spent.
La participación de los padres es muy importante para el logro académico del estudiante. Al servir en el consejo de la escuela, los padres tienen la oportunidad de colaborar con otros padres, maestros y el director para establecer y alcanzar las metas de la escuela. Los padres son recompensados con una mejor comprensión del proceso educativo y tienen la oportunidad de desarrollar relaciones con el liderazgo escolar. Un padre siempre sirve como presidente del consejo. Los padres constituyen la mayoría del consejo y son a menudo la fuerza impulsora en cómo se gastan los fondos fiduciarios de la escuela LAND.
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School Land Trust Plan Summary 2016-17
Goal 1 Summary: Staff assistants were placed in lower grade Spanish and English classes during math instruction to help monitor classes and help support students while they used the math programs so teachers could work one-on-one with students needing assistance. The goal was to increase proficiency by 10%. Students increased proficiency by 7% on the CIA III from the previous year. $29,525 spent on this goal
Goal 2 Summary: Studies Weekly Readers in Spanish and English were purchased for all students, teachers taught informational text lessons, and then sent the texts home so students would have access to more informational text to read at home, including Spanish texts for DLI students. The goal was to have students averaging 60 min/week reading informational texts outside of school. 53% of students met this goal. $5,110 spent
An additional $12,389 was spent to purchase an additional mobile computer lab for classrooms to share.
Land Trust Expenditures 2017-18. All parents are invited to participate in Community Council (see calendared meetings) and have a direct impact on how our Land Trust monies are spent.
Goal #1: MATH - 1st grade DLI students will move from 38% to 50% proficiency on CIA III. 2nd grade DLI students will move from 80% proficiency to 88% proficiency on CIA III. 3rd grade DLI students will move from 46% to 60% proficiency on CIA III.
Goal #2: We will increase home reading of non-fiction texts from 30 min/week (2016-17 school year) to 60 min/week (2017-18 school year) by providing non-fiction texts for each student to read at home.
Goal #3: Increase reading informational text comprehension scores in 4-6 grades from an average of 20% proficiency to 30% proficiency
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School Progress & Improvement Plan, Parents Right to Know
- Share purpose of Community Councils - looked at links on website that give information about School Land Trust, reviewed 17-18 Land Trust plan, including staff support for improving student math progress, purchase of Weekly Studies for all students to get more reading material to take home with emphasis on informational text
- Parent Ideas and questions for improving home reading - could students check out at least one book a week that is informational, do we have enough informational texts in the library, do we have enough Spanish books that are informational, are we seeing those Studies Weekly at home, can students do book projects at home and display at school, could we have students making written book recommendations for display, need to reexplain the Emoji cards and motivate students to use them and return them, can they be displayed
- Share SIP (School Improvement Plan) results from 2015-2017 - moved from letter grade F in 2015 to a C in 2017, 3% from a B, based on 2015 state grading scale, we would have a B, encouraged by our growth but recognize we have only just begun our school improvement, we have high expectations to be at a B by the end of 2019
- Share Parents Right to Know - showed Parents Right to Know PPT, discussed teacher qualifications, 4 guest teachers, 2 non-licensed in Utah but will be licensed by the end of the year
- Share website parent features - Briefly reviewed Land Trust summary, school plan summary, Title 1 plan, compact, encouraged all parents to review Parent/Family Handbook
- Next Steps - will look next month at final allocation numbers for land trust monies, parents interested in after-school opportunities for students, specifically science activities, lab time for students to practice reading programs, Reading Clinic, Will also review our Literacy goals and plans for the year
Reading Achievement Plan
- Look at Literacy Improvement Plan- discussed overall reading achievement goals and progress on each of the action steps related to the plan.
- Explain Reading Intervention Block - showed parents how all students in grades 1-3 receive 4 hours/week of reading intervention based on their current level, 30 min/4x week of small group instruction with teacher or staff member, and 30 min/4x week on Lexia, answered questions about how students are leveled and divided across classrooms
- Share Lexia log-in information - Showed parents how to acccess CORE5 Lexia from home, answered several questions about the "practice lessons" being sent home by some teachers, explained the various student data graphs and progress measured, showed parents how they might discuss progress with their child, explained what the dashboard is showing and how students might set individual goals based on what they are seeing on their dashboard, shared some of the things teachers are learning this week from the Lexia data coaches who have visited
- Reading Clinic-Progress is being made in getting started with after-school reading clinic, Mondays and Wednesdays beginning after Thanksgiving.
- Next Steps - There is a need for additional volunteers to help deliver the individualized Lexia lessons a few days a week. CC members will ask around for volunteers. Next meeting will focus on Internet Safety
- Review School Appraisal by Ed Direction - Shared school appraisal results with council, answered questions about progress, made progress in all areas, still have concerns about ELA curriculum but are aware that the District is going through an adoption process and teachers will have new curriculum for 2018-19 school year
- Internet Safety - Scheduled Netsmartz for school-wide assembly, Watch for 2017-18 Internet Safe Technology & Digital Citizenship Administration Report for Councils.
- Spanish Internet Safe Technology Report
- Review Quarterly Attendance Incentives - Discussed how parents feel about the quarterly attendance celebrations with the 95% attendance requirement. 75% of members approved, 25% felt it needs review for next year to be more inclusive. Will work to improve communication with students and parents about the purpose and share attendance data so others can see that it is helping motivate many students to improve attendance.
- Review data from Goal 1 of Land Trust Plan - Met goal with 2nd & 3rd grade math, did not meet goal for 1st but did make progress; Council would like to continue having the math support in lower grades, staff funded through Land Trust
- Review data from Teacher Survey & parent feedback on use of Weekly Studies - Council voted to continue with Spanish Weekly Studies and English for any teachers who wanted it for next year.
- Discuss possible need for use of Land Trust to help fund a .5 teacher - Council recognizes possible need to help fund a full day kinder class, voted to meet April 12 to finalize next year's plan and submit for approval.