Back to School Picnic Thursday, August 11th

Student's First Day of School, Monday August 15th





PTA Officers

PRESIDENT - Tabitha House
TREASURER - Ashley Harris

SECRETARY - Roberta Wheatley


Membership: Fairview Elementary would like to challege everyone to help us reach our goal of 100% PTA membership. Membership price is $4.00. Thank you in advance for all your support by purchasing your PTA membership today. Individual memberships are currently available.


Fairview Elementary
Parent Involvement Plan

Fort Smith Public Schools
Fairview Elementary School
School Improvement Status
Needs Improvement
Grade Levels
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Ginnetta Tipton
Are you Title I School wide?

Percent of free and reduced lunch
Parent Involvement Committee Members
Peggy Walter, Principal
Ginnetta Tipton, Parent Involvement Facilitator
Kristin Smith, Parent
Heather McGhee, Parent
Karen Rollans, Parent
Tracey Harper, Parent
Nicki Petrucci, Teacher

 1. List various communication strategies used in your school to provide additional information to parents and
to increase parental involvement in supporting classroom instruction.

* Each teacher will send home a folder containing student papers and work samples each week.  Parents will be asked to sign
the folder and send it back to school. - Classroom Teacher: 783-3214

* Teachers will routinely contact parents on an individual basis to communicate about their child's progress. - Classroom
Teacher: 783-3214

* The school will provide to parents reports/report cards every four weeks with information regarding their child's academic
progress and upcoming classroom and school events. - Classroom Teacher: 783-3214

2. List the proposed parent meeting, conferences and activities regularly throughout this year and the dates providing flexible meeting times that you have planned to increase parental involvement and build staff and parent capacity to engage in these
types of efforts. (Must include the 2 state mandated parent/teacher conferences each year.)

* Teachers will hold conferences individually with parents of children in their classrooms.  Parents will be given a summary of the student's test scores and an explanation of the interventions teachers are using to assist the child in reaching achievement
goals.  Parents will be asked to engage in discussion of how they can support these efforts.  Parents will also be given suggestions for coordinating school-parent efforts and explanations of homework and grading procedures. (September 16 and 18 and March 17 and 19) - Classroom Teacher:783-3214

* The school will hold an orientation for parents at each grade level to inform them about the school's participation
in the Title I program and to encourage parents to be involved with reviewing and revising of the School's Title I Plan. (September 9) - Peggy Walter: 783-3214
* Back to School Picnic / Open House (August 14) - Peggy Walter/Staff: 783-3214
* PTA School of Information (August 19) - Peggy Walter/PTA Officers: 783-3214
* Benchmark Awards (August 29) - Classroom Teachers: 783-3214
* Annual Title I Meeting 6:00 (September 9) - Peggy Walter: 783-3214
* Donuts for Dad (October 24) – Ginnetta Tipton/Committee: 783-3214
* Internet Safety Week (October 22-26) - Ginnetta Tipton: 783-3214
* Career Day (February) – Leslie Sharp: 783-3214
* Veterans Day Program (November 11) - Staff: 783-3214
* Dancing with the Fairview Falcons (November 20) – Kimberly Soto: 783-3214
* Winter Party (December 18) - Staff/PTA: 783-3214
* Muffins for Mom (February 13) – Ginnetta Tipton/Committee – 783-3214
* Valentine Party (February 13) - Staff/PTA: 783-3214 
* Spring Break (March 23-27)
* IOWA Testing (April) - Peggy Walter/Ginnetta Tipton: 783-3214
* PARCC Testing (March-May) Peggy Walter/Ginnetta Tipton: 783-3214
* Culture Day (May 14) – Peggy Walter/Staff: 783-3214
* Wet and Wild Day (May 22) - Peggy Walter/Staff: 783-3214 
* 6th Grade Awards Night (May 26) Peggy Walter / 6th Grade Teachers: 783-3214

3. How will your school provide information to parents about volunteer opportunities (must include state mandated parent training)?

* The school will provide opportunities for parents and community members to support the instructional program through such programs as Reading Buddies, tutoring, and special friends. Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT - Provide instruction to a parent on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home environment, including without limitation:  role play and demonstration by trained volunteer, the use of and access to the Department of Education website tools for parents, assistance with nutritional meal planning and preparation and other strategies or curricula developed or acquired by the school district for at-home parental instruction approved by the Department of Education. - Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT (Staff Development) The State Board of Education's Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts shall require no fewer than two (2) hours of professional development for teachers designed to enhance the
understand of effective parental involvement strategies. No fewer than three (3) hours of professional development for administrators designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating a climate conducive to parental participation. - Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

4. How will your school work with parents to create a School-Parent-Compact?

* School staff, parents, and students will develop a school-parent-student compact.  This compact will outline how parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for improving student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high academic standards.  All stakeholders will sign the compact. - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

5. How will your school provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of the school wide school improvement plan, and the Annual Title I Meeting to engage them in the decision-making processes
regarding the school's Title I, Part A Program?

* STATE REQUIEMENT - To take advantage of community resources, the school shall consider recruiting alumni from the
school to create an alumni advisory commission to provide advice and guidance for school improvement. - Mrs. Tipton - 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT - The school shall enable the formation of a Parent Teacher Association or organization that will
foster parental and community involvement within the school. - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

* The school will ask parents to serveon curricular and instructional review committees.  To support this process, the school will offer both school staff and parents training on how to contribute to this process in a meaningful way. – Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

6. How will your school provide resources for parents?

* STATE REQUIREMENT - The school will distributed Informational packets each year that includes a copy of the school’s parental involvement plan, survey for volunteer interests, recommended roles for parents/ teachers/students and school, suggestions of ways parents can become involved in their child’s education, parental involvement activities planned for the current school year and information about the system that will be used to allow parents and teachers to communicate (notes, phone calls, e-mail…).
 - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT - To promote and support responsible parenting, the school shall, as funds are available: 
Purchase parenting books, magazines, and other informative materials regarding responsible parenting through the school library, advertise the current selection, and give parents the opportunity to borrow the materials for review. - Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT – Include in the school’s policy handbook the school’s process for resolving parental concerns,
including how to define a problem, whom to approach first, and how to develop solutions. - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

* STATE REQUIREMENT – The principal of each school in a school district shall designate (1) certified staff member who
is willing to serve as a parent facilitator. - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214

* Create a parent center. - Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

7. How will your school engage parents in the evaluation of your parental involvement efforts?

* The school will engage parents in the annual evaluation of the Title I, Part A Program's parental involvement efforts through an annual evaluation using a comprehensive needs assessment filled out by teachers, parents and school staff.  The Title I committee,
made up of teachers, parents and school staff, will determine the effectiveness of the parental involvement plan and make changes if warranted. While collecting evidence about satisfaction with the program and the school's efforts to increase parental involvement will be a part of the evaluation, the survey will also collect specific information on the (1) growth in number of parents participating in workshops and meetings; (2) specific needs of parents; (3) effectiveness of specific strategies; and (4) engagement of parents in
activities to support student academic growth. - Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

8. How will your school use the parent interest surveys to select, plan and implement parental involvement activities that will be offered throughout the year?

* The school will ask parents to fill out a parent interest survey at registration or at the beginning of each school year to get information from parents concerning the activities they feel will be most beneficial in the efforts to support their child academically. - Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

* The school will use the results of the parent interest survey will be used to plan the parental involvement activities for the year. - Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Tipton: 783-3214

9. When will your school plan the Annual Title I Meeting that must be conducted separately? (It CANNOT be held in conjunction with any other meetings or activities.)

* The school will conduct an Annual Title I Meeting for parents of the students who participate in the Title I, Part A Program. - Mrs. Walter: 783-3214



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