Title I

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Workshops and Opportunities

Title I Parent

Click here for a printable copy of the Parent and Family Engagement Activity List for 2022-2023.

This policy is Sweetwater Elementary's plan for parent involvement for this school year.  This plan is revised annually.  All parents are invited and encouraged to provide input on this policy and the parent workshops at any time during the year.

(* indicates Title I Parent Workshop)

 

Parent Observation Days

We invite parents to sit in their children’s digital classrooms only to see our teachers and students in action.  Please visit the Parent Resource Center link to browse our great selection of resources you can check out to use at home with your child!  You will receive an invitation with a date and time to connect with your child’s classroom digitally.

·         Tuesday, September 27, 2022

·         Thursday, February 9, 2023

 

Parent Advisory Council/School Council

·         Tuesday, September 27, 2022……... 9:30 am and Wednesday, September 28th, 2022.......12 noon (TBD In-Person and Digital)

Tuesday
, January 24, 2023…….5:30 pm and Wednesday, January 25, 2023......12:00 noon (TBD In-Person or Digital)

·         Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and Thursday, April 28, 2022……both days 6:00pm (TBD In-Person or Digital)

 

Attendance Matters

Our counselor and social worker will discuss the attendance policy and the importance of being in school every day.

·         Wednesday, September 24, 2022…...9:00 am (Digital Meeting)

 

Annual Title I Meeting

·         Tuesday, August 23, 2022……....5:30 pm (TBD In-Person and Digital)

·         Wednesday, August 24, 2022……. 12 noon (Digital Meeting)

 

*Class Conferences (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

Parents will meet with their child’s teacher digitally and receive scores and data on their child.  Teacher will present information on school data and explain the testing and scores on their child’s data sheet.  Teacher will give an overview of the curriculum that will be covered in that grade and go into detail on how math will be taught and what parents can do at home to help their child with math skills.  This will count as one of the two required parent-teacher conferences.  Teachers will conduct individual or small group conferences with parents unable to attend or with parents who request an individual conference.

·         Kindergarten and 5th grades: Tuesday, September 13, 2022……. 5:30 pm (TBD In-Person or Digital)

·         1st and 4th grades:  Wednesday, September 14, 2022…… 5:30 pm (TBD In-Person or Digital)

·         2nd and 3rd grades:  Thursday, September 15, 2022………5:30 pm (TBD In-Person or Digital)

 

*2nd Semester Class Conferences (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

·         The month of March 2023 (Grade Levels will select date within this month) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

 

Goodies for Grandparents (If digital, the event will take place on Friday September 24th via a drive by in front of the school)

·         Thursday, September 23, 2021 (K, 2nd, 4th) and Friday, September 24, 2021 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:30

*Superhero Literacy Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

Come listen to spooky stories, enjoy thrilling tales by the campfire with flashlights, create spooky craft, and learn strategies to increase your reading power!

·         Tuesday, October 25, 2022……….9:00 am (Reading Make and Take) and 5:30 pm


Thanksgiving Feast
(In-Person)

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving lunch with your child and browse the Book Fair!  We would love to have some of our parents and grandparents serve as Mystery Readers for our classes.

·         Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (K, 2nd, and 3rd)(During grade level lunch times)

·         Thursday, November 10, 2022 (1st, 4th, and 5th)(During grade level lunch times)

 

*Social Studies Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

Children will participate in games and activities that are based on the essential knowledge required at each grade level to meet the Georgia Performance Standards for Social studies.  We’ll end the evening with hot chocolate and a story.

·         Tuesday, December 13, 2022……….5:30pm

·         Holidays Around the World Concert—LSHS TBD……...6:30-7:30 pm(TBD)

 

*Technology Talk (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

Mr. Lindsey, Principal, will demonstrate some of the great technology our students and teachers use every day! Learn how to use technology to help your child at home.

·         Thursday, February 2, 2023 (K, 2nd, 4th) 5:30 pm

·         Friday, February 3, 2023 (1st, 3rd, 5th) 12:00 noon

*Star Wars Stem Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

Join us for an hour of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Engagement Stations. Activities for all ages to participate in and win prizes! Every station will provide an opportunity to learn about STEM

·        Thursday, February 23, 2023……….5:30 pm


Winter Wonderland Breakfast
(TBD In-Person or Digital)

Come enjoy breakfast and hot chocolate with your child before you begin your busy day!

·         Wednesday, January 18, 2023…………….7:15-7:45 am

·         Thursday, January 19, 2023………………7:15-7:45 am

 

*Testing Tips (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (TBD In-Person or Digital)

Hear from our counselor and others about how to support and prepare your child for the upcoming Georgia Milestones assessment.  Learn how the scores impact your child’s future.  We will also cover testing for GKIDS and CDAs.  All parents attending will receive free student workbooks (as long as supplies last).

·         Tuesday, March 14, 2023……….. 9:00 am

 

Walk a Mile with Mom (In-Person)

·        Friday, May 12, 2023 (Kindergarten - 5th)
 

*Movin’ on Up!  Grade Level Transition Workshops (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

Parents of children going into kindergarten through 5th grade will preview the grade their child will be in next year.  Meet the teachers and find out what they will be covering in the next grade and what you can do over the summer to have your child ready to learn in August. 

·         Wednesday, May 3, 2023 5:30 pm, Grades 1st -2nd  

·         Thursday, May 4, 2023 5:30 pm, Grades 3rd -5th

 

*Real Men Read

·         Friday, December 9, 2022 (TBD In-Person and Digital)

·         Friday, March 10, 2023 (TBD In-Person and Digital)

 

*Professional Development on Parent Involvement for “Staffulty”

·        Monday, August 29, 2022 Orientation to Title I Meeting
 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (TBD during teacher workday)

·         Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (TBD during teacher workday)

Kindergarten/Middle School Transition

Kindergarten and middle school transition activities will take place during April and May and will include:

·         Parent meeting at Head Start

·         Kindergarten Roundup TBD

·         Grade Level Transition Workshop

·         Placement of flyers at area daycares advertising Kindergarten Roundup and Transition Workshop

·         School visit from pre-K students at Sheltering Arms including activities in kindergarten classrooms and lunch in the cafeteria

·         Visits from middle school counselors to our 5th grade classes

·         Invitation to middle school counselors to attend Muffins for Mom as a resource for 5th grade mothers

 

Other projects to explore in 2022-2023:

Signature of Principal _______________________________  Date ___________________________

Signature of POF _______________________________________   Date ____________________________


Parent Resource Center

Sweetwater Elementary, along with the Douglas County School System, believes in equipping parents with academic resources to ensure their child is successful in learning their grade level curriculum.  The SWES Parent Resource Center encourages parents to visit and check-out learning materials during the school week.  These resources will provide assistance with homework and other curriculum activities.  The Parent Resource Center is located next to the Media Center for parents to check-out the following resources:

     • Educational games and flash cards

     • Test prep resources

     • Books

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**There is a 2-week checkout period on all items.

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