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

, January 24, 2023…….5:30 pm and Wednesday (in person), January 25, 2023......12:00 noon (Digital)

·         Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and Thursday, April 28, 2022……both days 6:00pm


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

·         Wednesday, August 24, 2022……. 12 noon


*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

·         1st and 4th grades:  Wednesday, September 14, 2022…… 5:30 pm

·         2nd and 3rd grades:  Thursday, September 15, 2022………5:30 pm


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

·         The month of March 2023 (Grade Levels will select date within this month)


*Superhero Literacy Night (Title 1 Parent Workshop)

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

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)

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

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

·         Friday, March 10, 2023


*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 10, 2023

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


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.

Summer P-EBT:


On December 20, 2022, the Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family & Children Services began issuing Summer P-EBT. These benefits cover the 2022 summer month time frame for free and reduced meal program eligible children.


Please remember that students are considered eligible for summer P-EBT if:

  1. Student was enrolled in a K-12 Georgia school for School Year 2021-2022
  2. Student was approved as eligible for free or reduced priced lunch through the National School Lunch Program.  Student free and reduced school meal eligibility was determined based on 1) student receiving SNAP/TANF benefits; or 2) has been determined to have categorical eligibility based on district identified homeless, migrant or runaway status; or 3) a free and reduced meal application was submitted for the student and approved by the School Food Authority, which would have been confirmed by a letter of eligibility determination being sent to the parent/guardian confirming the approval.
    1. NOTE: School meals were served at “no cost” due to COVID Waiver flexibility during School Year 2021-2022. This DOES NOT mean that students receiving school meals at “no cost” would be considered as “free eligible” students and so they would NOT be considered eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits (such as systems utilizing SSO programs).   
  1. For schools approved as Community Eligibility Provision School or a Provision 2 School that serves both breakfast and lunch under Provision 2, the students that were enrolled as of May 2022 in that school, could be eligible for Summer P-EBT 2022 benefits.   
  2. School meal eligibility may not be applied for retroactively by parents or guardians so unfortunately free or reduced status eligibility for School Year 2021-2022 had to be applied for and approved for eligible students by June 30, 2022.
         Please contact:  Douglas County School Nutrition  770-651-2300 if you have any additional questions or concerns
         This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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