WELCOME TO KIMBERLY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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WELCOME TO KIMBERLEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

WELCOME TO KIMBERLEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “I BELIEVE THAT I CAN FLY” Presented by: Ms. Destiny Faison

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WHAT AND WHO IS KIMBERLEY PARK ELEMENTARY??? HHHMMM……. LET’S FIND OUT!!

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PART 1: THE SCHOOL CONTEXT Background information about the school

TYPE OF SCHOOL:

TYPE OF SCHOOL TITLE I 40% or more of the students come from low income families U.S. Department of Education distributes funding to this school for the next five years Title I also appropriates money to prevent dropouts and to improve the school Title I also helps children from families that have migrated to the U.S., youth from intervention programs, and those that are neglected or at risk from abuse

AGE RANGE:

AGE RANGE 46 Pre-Kindergarten Students 50 Kindergarten Students 51 First Grade Students 48 Second Grade Students 39 Third Grade Students 39 Fourth Grade Students 27 Fifth Grade Students

STUDENTS’ PROFILE:

STUDENTS’ PROFILE 49% Females/51% Males 127 Hispanic Students 173 African-American Students ( No Caucasian Students Enrolled) This school is considered to be 100% minority . English-Main Language Spoken Spanish-Secondary Language Proportion of English Language Learners is 1:12

Proportion of Special Ed. Students:

Proportion of Special Ed. Students 1 to 3 Students in every grade have a learning disability They are monitored by an IEP, Individualized Education Program. The IEP should describe how the student learns, how the student best demonstrates that learning and what teachers and service providers will do to help the student learn more effectively.

Free/Reduced Lunch Students Comparison with other NC Schools:

Free/Reduced Lunch Students Comparison with other NC Schools

Attendance Figures Comparison with other NC Schools:

Attendance Figures Comparison with other NC Schools

Features of the school’s organization/specializations that influence the way it functions:

Features of the school’s organization/specializations that influence the way it functions Kids Care Club -This club served spaghetti dinners for the community, donated clothing and toys to the less privileged and participated in community clean-up activities. -This club consists of a group of third, fourth and fifth grade students -Teaches the students the importance of giving back to their community and giving a helping hand

School’s Significant Aids/Barriers to Learning:

School’s Significant Aids/Barriers to Learning Learning Aids Learning Barriers Small teacher to student ratio Afterschool programs take place daily IEP teachers work with their students daily for extra tutorial sessions Great staff/faculty partnerships Low performing school Low parental involvement Little to none enrichment programs Low learning resources Less advantaged school Little to none extracurricular activities

Significant changes in the school’s circumstances during the recent past:

Significant changes in the school’s circumstances during the recent past Budget cuts caused ¼ of the teacher population to lose their jobs Classrooms were overloaded with too many students due to this dramatic change

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PART 2: OVERVIEW

WHAT THE SCHOOL DOES WELL:

WHAT THE SCHOOL DOES WELL Provides daily afterschool programs - Helps working parents -Children participate in more learning activities/homework help -Transportation is provided For grades 3-5, EOG based learning activities are implemented in daily lesson plans - This prepares and helps students stay focused -Because of the activities are fun, the students are more engaged in their learning sessions -Less overwhelming for the teachers/avoids over planning throughout the school year Strong, Hardworking staff faculty team -Promotes healthy partnerships -Helping hands can prevent stress and anxiety -Gives students a positive outlook on learning when they have great role models

What the school needs to improve:

What the school needs to improve More parental involvement -Higher test scores will be made -Set the atmosphere for better parent/teacher/student relationships -Students would be show more interest in coming to school More extracurricular activities are needed -Students will most likely adopt a hobby -Students will learn more than one skill -It will prepare the student’s for the higher grade levels where these activities are well known Better school resources, more technology needed -Children will be knowledgeable of operating the various types of the 21 century technology devices -Learning materials that are available for each type of learning(visual, auditory or kinesthetic) will raise assessment scores. -The more availability to different learning materials, the better result of a successful learner

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Part 3: THE MAIN FINDINGS

Dimension A: Instructional Excellence and Alignment Part I:Teaching and Learning:

Dimension A: Instructional Excellence and Alignment Part I:Teaching and Learning Monthly S.I.T.(School Improvement Team)meetings are held to discuss new and improved strategies for better curriculum planning The principal picks two classrooms on a daily basis to go into for observation to ensure that proper classroom protocol is taking place at all times Teachers encourage their students by telling them that quality work is produced by doing their very best and showing them this by putting their work on display “Show and Tell” career days are planned every so often to help the children learn about the various career choices

Dimension A: Instructional Excellence and Alignment Part II: Support for Student Achievement:

Dimension A: Instructional Excellence and Alignment Part II: Support for Student Achievement Student Attendance is monitored very closely each day through a roll call and submitted through a universal record system Teachers are required to turn in their lesson plans to the principal to be reviewed to insure proper planning before their lesson can be taught Parents are given tips in the monthly newsletter on how to give their children nutritional meals while at home and while at school, a nutritional menu is preprinted to teach the children about healthy eating habits Character education is taught through rules and when they are ignored, proper disciplinary action is taken against the student

Dimension B: Leadership Capacity:

Dimension B: Leadership Capacity All of the staff members and some parents are invited to participate in the development of the S.I.P.(School Improvement Plan) to ensure that all ideas are fairly heard and those that get the most votes are implemented To ensure proper safety of all the students and staff, teachers make sure that they model safe behavior by preparing students for the necessary inclement weather drills and creating basic safety rules. For example, no running with scissors because someone can get hurt The principal has fostered leadership for all of the staff and children by working closely with them on issues that need improvement and praising them when they are meeting their daily teaching/learning goals

Dimension C: Professional Capacity:

Dimension C: Professional Capacity Before the principal decides to hire a teacher, their qualifications are closely reviewed to make sure that he/she is 100% certified for the requested curricular area Teacher weaknesses are identified on a one-on-one session with the principal and then an improvement plan is created and monitored from that point on Teachers are required to attend at least four professional development workshops a year to help them develop new skills

Dimension D: Planning and Operational Effectiveness:

Dimension D: Planning and Operational Effectiveness School Maintenance crews are available throughout the school day to maintain the physical condition of the school and to make necessary improvements where needed The school has a computer in every classroom with internet access and that has up-to-date software to help with effective and efficient curriculum planning Because this school is considered to be in the Title I category, external sources of funding is available through community sponsors, grants written by the principal and assistant principal, and donations from other outside sources(restaurants, hospitals,etc)

Dimension E: Families and Communities:

Dimension E: Families and Communities Parents are sent monthly newsletters to make them aware of upcoming events and school news that may involve their child Parents are given many opportunities to join in with the staff on shared decision making through PTA(Parent Teacher Association)meetings, and through parent/teacher/student conferences. Teachers often educate the parents on how it is important that they volunteer for at least two hours in their child’s classroom to gain better teacher/parent/student relationships and for them get a better idea of what is taking place in their child’s classroom.

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KIMBERLEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION PLAN Created by : Destiny Faison

What dimension needs the most improvement? Can you guess?:

What dimension needs the most improvement? Can you guess? OVERALL, KIMBERLEY PARK HAS POTENTIAL TO REALLY IMPROVE IN THE AREAS THAT I LISTED IN THE FIRST PORTION OF THIS POWERPOINT. THERE IS ONE DIMENSION THAT NEEDS THE MOST IMPROVEMENT AND IT IS…………………………………………………

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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT!! WE NEED MORE PARENTS TO BE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CHILDREN’S DAILY SCHOOL ACTIVITY!! COME ON PARENTS, YOU CAN DO IT!!

Is Parental Involvement that important???:

Is Parental Involvement that important??? Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. “Parental Involvement”. www.cwu.edu/~vielbigc/parental involvement.htm. www.cwu.edu , n.d. 2 Aug. 2007.

SLC PLAN OBJECTIVES::

SLC PLAN OBJECTIVES: OUR PARENTS WILL BECOME BETWEEN 50%-100% MORE ACTIVE IN THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL ACTIVITY OUR PARENTS WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEIR INVOLVMENT WILL IMPROVE THEIR CHILD’S TEST AND HOMEWORK SCORES OUR PARENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR CHILD BETTER IN AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM OUR PARENTS WILL LEARN MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW AND IMPROVED P.T.A. PROGRAM

A FEW TIPS FOR THE PARENTS:

A FEW TIPS FOR THE PARENTS Spend at least 30 minutes to an hour helping your child with their homework assignments and projects. -Your undivided attention alone can give them motivation to do their best. Just to know that Mom and/or Dad cares about them succeeding will give them an extra boost of energy and will keep them focused. Try to volunteer in your child’s school at least twice a month. -This will show that you do care about what is going on in child’s classroom and would like to know if the teacher is highly qualified to deliver the appropriate curriculum for your child. Making an appearance every now and then will help build a dynamic teacher/parent/student relationship. Attend the monthly P.T.A. meetings -These meetings are not possible without your presence! You make these meetings what they are. Your suggestions are just as important as the teachers of this school. Without your support, there is no school partnership. Bring new ideas to the table and fight for them to be implemented into this plan. If there is something that you don’t agree with, speak up! We don’t know if the issue is not addressed

What can we do as instructors to make sure that these tips become useful to our parents?:

What can we do as instructors to make sure that these tips become useful to our parents? Before the first week of classes, an introductory letter will got out to the parents letting them know that I will be their child’s teacher and what to expect out of me and our school. -A good parent wants to always know what is going on with their child while they are in school. 9 times out of ten, they will ask questions however it is also necessary, to show them something in writing for their records.

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Many activities will be planned throughout the year for our children. For every activity that their child will be engaged in, a permission form will be released along with parent volunteer invitation form. -Parents should always feel comfortable and welcomed to become apart of any activity that involves their child’s learning experience. They will be encouraged to chaperone on various trips and special classroom events and will be able to accumulate volunteer hours.

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P.T.A. meetings will be held one a month. Transportation will be provided to and from the meeting for parents that do not have vehicles. Keep in mind that the buses only run in the local Winston-Salem area. Once our budget becomes more flexible, we will expand our transportation services to the other parts of the Triad. -These meetings are very important!! Again, without you all, there will not be a P.T.A. We need you to bring your new ideas on how we can improve our curriculum, fundraising ideas, and anything else that may be necessary to bring up.

The Parent Team “A Rationale for Parent Involvement”:

The Parent Team “A Rationale for Parent Involvement” This article has been an essential tool that has helped our teachers think of ideas to improve our parent community!! A recommended article for first year teachers!!! Click on this link .

The First Steps to Improvement:

The First Steps to Improvement Communication is the KEY!!!! -Without communication, there is no partnership. Our teachers need to communicate with each of our child’s parent on a regular basis. If a home visit has to be made, we need to take that initiative . Stress to the parent that they are the foundation of the child’s learning experience -Learning begins at home. Many parents will not admit that. Our school will begin to have workshops solely for better parenting skills. If parents feel like they are important and that “we” are in this together as far as making sure their child is learning what they need, they will become more involved with their child in and outside the classroom.

References::

References: http :// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_and_Secondary_Education_Act http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individualized_Education_Program http:// info.med.yale.edu/comer/about/parent.html “Parental Involvement”. www.cwu.edu/~vielbigc/parental involvement.htm. www.cwu.edu , n.d. 2 Aug. 2007.

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