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Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.

Bell Elementary PTA

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Bell Elementary Parent Involvement Plan

2018-2018
PURPOSE:

Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title 1, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.

The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind; section 1118-Title I Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to "develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute toparents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy".

Building Parents Capacity for Involvement

The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children's education helps the district to realize it's vision is for "Excellence and High  Expectations with a Commitment to All" for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.

1. Program Information for Parents: Bell Elementary School shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics.as the state's academic content and achievement standards, the assessments be:ing used, the requirements of Title 1, Part A, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and how to monitor their children's progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.

2. Materials and Training: Bell Elementary School shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improveachievement.

3. Educate Educators: Bell Elementary School shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and theschool.

4. Preschool Coordination: Bell Elementary School shall "to the extent feasible and appropriate," coordinate and integrate parental involvement with the Head Start, Even Start, and other preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.

5. Understandable Communication: Bell Elementary School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of all children in a format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

6. Other Requested Activities: Bell Elementary School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request:
•  Title 1 Meeting
•  Meeting the Teacher
•  Back to School Night Event
•  Parent-Teacher Conferences
•  Partners InEducation
•  PTA
•  Parent{s) sign agenda
•  MonthlyParentNewsletter
•  Teacher- made activities relating to the skill being taught for parents to use
•  Progress reports
•  School Website- bell.tulsaschools.org
•  Biz Town
•  ReportCards
•  Winter Program
•  I Love You Program {Pre-K and KG)
•  Grandparent's Day
•  Family Literacy Nights {Fall, Spring)
•  Power School- Parent Portal for class assignments and activities
•  Parent call in system in English and Spanish { School Connects, SchoolWay)
•  After School Clubs
•  PTA- Valentine Bingo
•  PTA- Turkey Bingo
•  Fall Family Event
•  Coffee with Principal
•  Safety Patrol
•  Student Council
•  Dance

Tulsa Public Schools District Core Goals:

1.  Equity
2. Character
3. Excellence
4. Team
5. Joy

Revised & Reviewed: September 27, 2018
Legal Reference No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110, Title I



 

Tips to Help Your Child Be Successful at School

Be Generous with Praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "Personal Best"

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do their best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect," and learning does not always mean getting high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make Learning A Priority

Your attitude toward school attendance, education, and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Show Interest in School Work

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Offer Suggestions

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.

Schedule Study Time

Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.

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