Morningside Elementary School
Title 1 Family Engagement Policy
Research shows that students are more successful when their parents/guardians are actively involved in their education. The Title 1 Parent Involvement Guidelines, in cooperation with the School-Home Compact, were developed to guide the expectations of each individual having direct impact on our students’ education. Both items were created with the assistance and approval of parents, community members, and school administrators.
Title 1 is a federally funded program designed to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standard. Title 1 is a part of the “No Child Left Behind Act” passed by Congress in 2002. Title 1 programs can provide supplemental instruction in reading, math, science and social studies. These programs use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. A school is selected as a Title 1 school on the basis of the number of students within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic need.
Morningside Elementary School conducts two Fall Annual Title 1 Meetings, held within the first quarter of the school year, which will provide information on Title 1 laws, the requirements, and the rights of and benefits to parents and students. Parent/Teacher Conferences provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to make suggestions and participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. A Spring Annual Title 1 Meeting will be held in the last quarter of the school year, allowing parents, community members, and school administrators to update the current School-Home Compact and the Title 1 Parent Involvement Guidelines, as needed.
MES will make available information and opportunities that will help guide parents when working to improve their children’s academics. The Family Engagement Associate will be provided information on how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between the parents and the school.
Parent Involvement is very important to Comal ISD. Morningside Elementary School has a Family Engagement Associate who is available to assist families in a variety of ways. The FEA is the liaison between school, families, and the community. The FEA provides opportunities for parents/family members to be actively involved in their students’ academic life. Information related to school and parent/family programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents/families via the student and various forms of media, to include email and other forms of social media.
Other Family Engagement Opportunities may include the following:
- Coffee with the Principal
- Eating lunch with your student
- Collecting Box Tops
- Parent Involvement Take Home Activity
- Family Literacy Event
- Math and Science Event
- Kindergarten Roundup
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Book Fair
- Parent Meetings for Specific Topics
- Watch DOGS
Parent Involvement/Volunteering Opportunities:
- Classroom/Library Helper
- Lunch Monitor
- Mentor/Reading Buddy
- Workroom Assistant/Helping Hand
- Special Events (Book Fair, Movie Night, PTA Events etc.)
- Room Parent/ Grade Level Support Parent
- Field Trip Chaperones
- PTA Board and other School Committees
- Watch DOGS
At Morningside Elementary, we value our parents as educational partners and are always seeking new ways to involve them in their child’s education.
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