Primary School Title One
Washington Park Elementary (K-6) is an approved school-wide Title One program. This means we provide all students with support and assistance. The school-wide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title One school. The primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards. Services provided may include parent participating in meetings, as well as decision-making and resources. The goal is to reinforce the skills taught in our curriculum and assist the student in achieving grade level proficiency in those skills.
Your child has been receiving the services and/or supports from a faculty member, which may include your child’s teacher, a reading specialist, or other content area specialist. The school personnel will continue working to provide your child with the necessary skills and supports to be more successful in achieving the expected learning standards.
The grouping of students and instructors responsible for direct teaching may vary throughout the year as your child’s needs change. Your child’s progress will continue to be monitored to determine the continued need of services.
Ways to participate in your Child’s Education
There are many ways to be involved in your child’s education. The following is just a sample of things parents can do:
- Express high expectations for their success.
- Encourage their learning and progress in school.
- Be a role model and show the value of learning, self-discipline, and hard work.
- Read with and have frequent conversations with your child.
- Help with homework.
- Check book bags for papers, notes.
- Make sure your child is well-nourished.
- Make sure your child attends school regularly and on time.
- Establish a daily family routine.
- Stay in touch with their teachers by attending conferences, via email, responding to notes or calls, and visiting the classroom.
- Use community resources, such as libraries, after-school programs, family resource centers, clinics, etc.
- Volunteer in your child’s classroom.
- Participate in parent committees such as the School Advisory Council, Parent-Teacher group or Parent Advisory Groups.
- Attend school events or activities including family and parent meetings.
- Praise your child and never underestimate the power of a HUG!