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Annual Evaluation of Parent Survey

Lee Street Elementary School

178 Lee Street
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Phone (770) 473-2815
Fax (770) 603-5771

Rochelle Taylor
Principal
Dr. Shyla Ridley
Assistant Principal

Assessing the Findings of the Annual Title I Parent Engagement

Evaluation 2019

1. Where did our Title I Parent Engagement Evaluation responses show us excelling,
meeting, or needing improvement? Are there certain data trends in responses?
Based on our Spring Survey, 33% of the parents stated that they attended a meeting
this school year where the goals and activities of the Title I program were discussed
with parents; 54% stated that they had not been given the opportunity to provide input
into school decisions. Next year, we will conduct five meetings instead of three
meetings and parents will be given more opportunities to provide their input. The
following will be done next year:
a. Make personal contact via phone calls to inform parents about the Title I
program and take their input over the phone
b. Converse with parents in the car lane
c. Use E-mail to contact parents
d. Unitize Remind 101
Also, we will utilize parent leaders to co-facilitate meetings. The survey responses
showed that we did not meet the needs of the parents at Lee Street Elementary overall.
2. What were our student achievement goals this year?
Based on our achievement goals for the 2018-2019 school year, we aspired to have all
students performing at grade level or higher in reading and math. The goal is to
increase reading and math by 3% for the next five years. As measured by the College
and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), we will do this by:
 Increasing 3 rd -5 th grade student scores
 Multiplication and division within 100
 Addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators

 Developing fractions and equivalent factions, especially fractions by 3% over three
years
At this time 2018-2019 school year scores are not available. The scores that are available
are from the 2016-2017 school year.

3. How did we work as partners with parents in meeting those goals?
Our parents provided their input in the Parent Teacher and Student Compact. There
were several events hosted by the school to aid parents and students in improving math
and reading achievement. We provided the following opportunities for parents and
students:
Dr. Seuss on the Loose Reading Night, Patching up Our Reading, Get Ready to Read,
Math Mad Hatter Night, Dads Dominoes and Donuts Math activity, Math Made Easy, and
Everyday Tools to Assist your Child With Math. In addition, parents were provided
handouts in English and Spanish. We now have a Community Reading Box, located in
front of the school. Students can take a book and donate a book. We made every effort
to make math and reading fun.
We purchased math kits, math games, books, grade level file folder games, learning
book bags for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First grade, leaning packets about math and
reading for grades 1 st thru 5th. Parents are encouraged to check out items to assist their
child at home. The Parent Liaison provided instructions to parents on how to use all
items.
4. How can we improve with actively engaging parents in the activities of our
schools?
We can improve parental engagement by having more activities in the community. The
Parent Liaison collaborated with a middle school Parent Liaison and a high school
Parent Liaison to provide workshops in the community. We will host workshops in the
River Wood Townhouse area, where most of our students live. We will offer the
following workshops: Math Made Easy, Understanding Common Care and Partnering
with your Child’s School System. We found this collaboration to be a success. In the
fall, we will conduct several Title I meetings, School Improvement Plan, Parent
Involvement Plan and Teacher and Parent School Compact meeting. Hosting more
events in the community will prove to parents that we are dedicated to our partnership.

Parents suggested in the Focus Group Meetings and on the Spring Survey, that we put
the workshops on our website for busy parents. Activities will be offered at different
times and more than twice in a month. Parents would like more content area centered
workshops such as: math and reading for homework help.

5. Do we have any barriers to parental involvement that need to be addressed?
This year, our Parent Involvement Committee and Focus Groups identified barriers that
impacted parent participation. Parents expressed that they were not comfortable
visiting the school because of their own inadequacies (i.e. poor personal communication
skills and lack of understanding educational vernacular). We have identified parents
with language barriers, transportation issues, and hard to reach parents. Also parents
may also have a limited understanding of their child’s educational needs.
Next year, our goal is to increase parent participation in activities and school events by
20%. Parents suggested that we created spaces for them to inform each other about
parental activities. We will solicit parents to assist other parents in overcoming specific
barriers. They also suggested that we host grade level potlucks at the beginning of the
school year to break the ice and create a more welcoming environment. We will ensure
that all information disseminated to parents is easy to understand, translated for our
non-English speaking parents and in a timely manner. The Parent Engagement
Committee will be responsible for evaluating the needs of the families.
6. How are we doing with distributing our district and school parental engagement
plans to all Title I parents?
We used several mediums to distribute the parental involvement plans to our parents
including: handing them out in the car lane during dismissal, sending them home with
each student, posting them in the parent resource room, front office, and on the school’s
website. As parents are dropping off and picking up their children we will inform them
of the parent engagement plans. We will provide the plans to all new families
throughout the school year.
7. How can we improve on training that is offered to parents: To help them work
with their child at home? To help them to be active partners in LEA and school
decision-making?
In order to help parents gain an understanding of content related material specific to
their child it is my belief that teachers should hold more grade level specific trainings.
Last year we hosted grade level workshops on math and reading. Teachers discussed
how parents could assist their children at home. We also hosted Patching up Our
Reading, Math Made Easy, and Everyday Tools to assist your child with Math, Dads and
Dominoes and Donuts Math Activity for every grade level. We gave our parents tips on
help their students excel in math and reading. Lastly, we sent activities home to parents
with fun ways to assist their child with reading and math.
8. How can we improve on training that we offer school staff/teachers to help them
to work more effectively with parents?
Staff development on effective conferencing should be offered to new and veteran
teachers. Training teachers on communication tactics with difficult parents would be

helpful to diffuse situations. I will attend monthly grade level meetings to offer training
on parent engagement and ways to build capacity.
9. How can we improve building parent capacity?
It is my desire to increase parental engagement and build capacity next year by 75%.
We will conduct needs assessments to help ensure that we are hosting worthwhile
events and workshops. I will track parent’s attendance and give them thank you notes
for attending workshops. We will follow up with parents who attended meetings and
events to determine their level of satisfaction and encourage future engagement.
Some ideas we will implement are:
a. Interactive homework sessions in which teachers teach parents and students
key concepts
b. Math Nights and Curriculum Nights focused on family learning
c. Computer literacy
d. Parents of successful students share their methods
e. Parent recognition at school awards events for their active participation

10. Based on these evaluation findings, what changes do we want to make to our
parental engagement plan for next year?
We offer all parents an opportunity to participate in the creation of the plan. We will
develop multiple ways to carry out this task through opportunities such as webinars,
phone conferences and one-on-one meetings. We will have more meetings with
teachers and parents planning together. We will create a more welcoming school
climate by doing following:
a. Have teachers make personal contacts with families through e-mail and phone calls
at the beginning of school
b. Establish effective school-to-home and home-to school communication
c. Provide equal representation for parents on school governing bodies

Thank you,
Rochelle Taylor
Principal 

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