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 2020-2021.

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 29, 2020
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021


Parent Advisory Council/School Council

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020…….. 9:30 am and 5:00 pm (Digital Meeting)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and Thursday November 12, 2020….. both days 5:30pm (Digital Meeting)
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021…….9:00am and 6:00 pm (TBD In-Person or Digital)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and April 29, 2021……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 2, 2020….. 9:00 am (Digital Meeting)


    Annual Title I Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020……. 6:00 pm   (Digital Meeting)
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020……. 9:00 am  (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 8, 2020……. 6:00 pm   (Digital Meeting)
  • 1st  and 4th grades:  Thursday, September 10, 2020…… 6:00 pm     (Digital Meeting)
  • 2nd  and 3rd grades:  Tuesday, September 15, 2020………6:00 pm     (Digital Meeting)


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

  • Week of March 29-April 2, 2021 (Grade Levels will select date within this week)  (TBD In-Person or Digital)


Goodies for Grandparents

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 (K, 2nd, 4th) and Friday, September 25, 2020 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:30


    *Superhero Literacy Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop) (Digital Meeting)

    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 27, 2020……….9:00 am (Reading Make and Take) and 6:00 pm


    Thanksgiving Feast (Digital Format)

    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 11, 2020 (K, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 (1st, 4th, and 5th)


    *Social Studies Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

    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 15, 2020……….6:00pm
  • Holidays Around the World Concert—LSHS TBD……..6:30-7:30 pm


    *Tailgating with Dad/Technology Talk (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

    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 4, 2021 (K, 2nd, 4th) 8:45-9:45 am
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:45 am


    *Star Wars Stem Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

    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 25, 2021……….6:00 pm


    Winter Wonderland Breakfast

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

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021…………….7:15-7:45 am
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021………………7:15-7:45 am


    *Testing Tips (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

    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 13, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm


Walk a Mile with Mom

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 (K, 2nd, 4th) 8:45-9:30 am
  • Friday, April 16, 2021 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:30 am

*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, April 28, 2021 6:30 pm, grades 1st -2nd
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:30 pm, grades 3rd -5th


*Real Men Read

  • Friday, December 11, 2020  (Digital)
  • Friday, March 12, 2021  (TBD or Digital)


*Professional Development on Parent Involvement for “Staffulty”

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:45 pm-3:15 pm   (Digital)
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 during Pre-planning


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 daycare centers 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 2020-2021:


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

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

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