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 2017-2018.

Click here for a printable copy of the Parent and Family Engagement Activity List for 2017-2018 in Spanish.

* Indicates Title I Parent and Family Engagement Workshop

Parent Observation Days

Parents are invited to sit in their children's classrooms and see our teachers and students in action. Please also visit the Parent Resource Center while you are here to enjoy refreshments and browse our great selection of resources you can check out to use at home with your child! You will receive an invitation and we ask that you please return the reservation slip so that we will have enough extra chairs available for our parents.

  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Thursday, February 22

Parent Advisory Council/School Council

  • Tuesday, September 5, 9:00 am
  • Thursday, November 9, 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 16, 9:00 am

Attendance Matters

  • Thursday, August 17, 9:00 am

Annual Title I Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 22, 9:00 am
  • Thursday, August 24, 6:00 pm

*Class Conferences

Parents will meet with their child's teacher 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: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 pm
  • 3rd grade: Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm
  • 5th grade: Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 pm
  • 1st grade: Thursday, September 21, 6:00 pm
  • 2nd grade: Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 pm
  • 4th grade: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 pm

Goodies with Grandparents

  • Thursday, September 7 (K, 2nd, 4th) and Friday, September 8 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:30

*Superhero Literacy Night

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

  • Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 19 9:00 am Reading Make and Take

Thanksgiving Feast

Come 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 in our classes.

  • November 8
  • November 9

*Social Studies Night

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 12, 6:00pm

Donuts with Dad

  • Thursday, January 25 (K, 2nd, 4th) and January 26 (1st, 3rd, 5th), 8:45-9:30

*Technology Talk

Sergeant Jesse Hambrick from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will present information on how to protect your child from some of the dangers of social media. Mr. Darien Carruth, Instructional Technology Specialist, 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. This will be a joint workshop with Factory Shoals Elementary and will take place in the media center at Sweetwater.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 9:00 am

*Math and Science Carnival

Join us for an hour of math power! Activities for all ages to participate in and prizes to win! Math will include make it and take it activities to use at home

  • Thursday, February 16, 6pm

Winter Wonderland Breakfast

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

  • February - exact date TBD, 7:15-7:45

*Testing Tips

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

Muffins with Mom

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

*Movin' on Up! Grade Level Transition Workshops

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.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 pm, grades 1st -2nd
  • Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm, grades 3rd -5th

*Professional Development on Parent Involvement for Faculty

  • Tuesday, September 5, 3:15
  • Wednesday, November 15, during grade-level 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 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 Advisory Council

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to facilitate commmunication between parents, caregivers, teachers, and other school staff. Each Title I school is required to have a Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The Principal of the school selects two parents to serve as chairman and co-chairman of the school's Title I PAC. Title I teachers work with the school's principal and the Parent Advisory Council chairmen in developing a Title I Parent policy for the school. All Title I schools are required to hold an annual Title I meeting at the beginning of the school year, a midyear meeting, and one at the end of the year. This affords the parents the opportunity to learn more about Title I and begins a communication process between parents/teachers/school administrators. The Parent Advisory Council plans and carries out other Title I programs throughout the school year.

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is made up of a parent representative from each grade level, the principal, a teacher, and the parent outreach facilitator. As stated, the PAC meets at least three times a year and gives input and direction for the Title I program, including the school compact, the school policy for parent involvement, and the parent workshops. ALL parents at Sweetwater Elementary are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all PAC meetings. The meetings will be advertised on the school website, on signage, and through flyers. The dates for the PAC meetings for will be announced at a later date.

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