Happy Elementary Pre-K Family Engagement Plan
Facilitate Family-to-family support
Creating a safe and respectful environment where families can learn from each other as individuals and in groups.
Establish a regular and meaningful communication between home and school. (Weekly newsletter and daily notebook)
Pre-K round-up is held in the spring of the school year prior to attendance in preparation for school.
Meet the teacher night is held at the beginning of the year.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held in the fall of the school year to review and discuss students’ progress.
Campus Based Events – Classroom parties, programs, Thanksgiving feast, Thanksgiving lunch & family game day, Elementary track meet, 6 Weeks Awards ceremonies, classroom parties, and more.
Establish a network of community resources
Establish and maintain partnerships with businesses, faith-based organizations, and community agencies
Identify partners to provide translators and culturally relevant resources reflective of home language
Increase family participation in decision making using strategies
Pre-K parents are asked to fill out surveys to gather feedback.
Parent’s receive weekly newsletters from the school.
Parent/teacher conferences to review student progress and goals.
Equip family with tools to enhance and extend learning
Providing complementary home learning activities for families to engage in at home with children through information presented in newsletter, online technology, social media, parent/family-teacher conferences, or other school related events
Distribution of monthly newsletters to all Emergent Bilingual students
Develop staff in skills in evidence based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks
The Pre-K team meets regularly to discuss student progress and evaluate ways to enhance the way students are taught.
Pre-K teachers attend professional meetings that increase their knowledge of how to support students and their families.
Collaborate with Region 16 Instructional specialists.
Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluation for continuous improvement
Ensuring Pre-kindergarten teachers and families play a role in the family engagement implementation and evaluation process.
Providing a family sign-in document in order to record and keep track of the amount of family attendance and engagement at each event so that we can continue to develop and grow our parent engagement at our campus.
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