Lilburn Elementary School
531 Lilburn School Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
Last Revised: 5/9/2023
WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?
[The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/2290 under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. Copies of the Plan Promise will also be available in classrooms to be reviewed during parent/teacher conferences.
HOW IS THE PLAN DEVELOPED AND REVISED?
It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the Planning Meeting in the spring. All feedback forms from the Planning Meeting are submitted to the Office of Federal Programs for review. Families who are not able to attend the Planning Meeting have the opportunity to review draft documents and provide input during the draft document review period.
Lilburn Elementary School is committed to frequent, family-friendly, two-way communication with families about student learning. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parent Workshops, Parent Center, School Messaging, e-Class, utilization of agendas, Friday Folders, Parent Portal, email, phone conferences, teacher websites, school social media pages, and the school’s website.
If you would like to schedule conferences with your child’s teacher or need to contact an administrator, you may call the front office (678-245-5159) or leave your information at the front desk. Your message will be answered within 24 hours. You can find staff emails on our school’s website under the Staff tab.
OUR DISTRICT GOALS
Language Arts: All students will graduate as analytical readers, writers, and communicators of language.
Math: Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency through a deep understanding of numeracy with the ability to compute with fluency, think critically, and communicate their mathematical reasoning effectively.
Science: Students will develop a strong content understanding in the Earth, life, and physical sciences as well as develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Social Studies: Students will develop a strong understanding of themselves and their role and responsibility in society by discovering the heritage of their nation within a global context.
OUR SCHOOL GOALS
We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.
As a result of all Lilburn ES classroom and support teachers using research-based pedagogical practices, at least 75% of Lilburn Elementary students will score in the proficient and distinguished levels on the district universal screener.
Skills to support goals:
- Literacy - Read for fluency and comprehension
- Math - Problem Solving
WHAT IS A FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN?
It is a plan that describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement that will support student learning at school and at home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. The school will provide information and as many opportunities as possible for the participation of all family members.
WHAT IS A SCHOOL-FAMILY PROMISE?
It is a written agreement that outlines how the school, the students, and the family will work together to ensure your child’s academic success. An effective School-Family Promise contains the following elements:
- Clear learning goals that are linked to the school’s improvement plan
- Specific skills students will learn during the year
- Strategies that staff, families, and students will use to improve student learning
- Ways to extend learning at home
- Methods teachers and family members will use to communicate about student progress
- Opportunities for family members to observe and participate in the classroom
- Jointly-developed by families, school staff, students, community business partners, and other stakeholders during our Planning Meeting
- Reviewed and revised throughout the year
- Lilburn ES will review our The Plan…The Promise at the beginning of the school year via MyPaymentsPlus and periodically throughout the school year at parent-teacher conferences and parent workshops. The Plan…The Promise will also be available to review on our school website and eClass.
ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES WITH…
- Title I Program Information: Program information is available during the Title I Planning Meeting in the spring and Annual Parent Meetings in the fall, on the school website, and in the Parent Center.
- Curriculum Information: Knowing what your child is learning at school is important. We will keep you informed throughout the year about what your child is learning during parent meetings, conferences, eCLASS, and on our school website.
- Student Progress Monitoring: The Parent Portal is an online resource that allows families to view grades, attendance, schedules, assessment, and your child’s results, course history, and much more. Monitoring your child’s progress in school is an important way to be engaged.
- Parent Resources: We have many resources available for checkout to use at home with your child. We also host several parent workshops to empower you as you work with your child at home.
- Staff Training: We will train our staff to effectively communicate with you. Your input on how we train our staff is valuable.
- Communication: We will communicate, to the extent feasible, all information with you in a language and format you understand. Whenever possible, we will provide interpreters during parent workshops, and academic events. Translation is available for most documents.
- Transition Support: Entering a new school can be scary for both students and families. We will host events to make sure both you and your child are aware of what is expected and how you can prepare as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career.
WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE SUCCESS
Lilburn Elementary will…
- Offer literacy workshops that share strategies that staff, families and students can use to improve student learning by working on fluency and comprehension.
- Offer math workshops that provide parents with strategies to support their students in the area of problem solving.
- Conduct a parent workshop for parents of rising kindergarten students in the spring proceeding kindergarten registration in March.
- Share strategies families can use at home to improve student achievement in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics.
Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.
Mike Bender 5/9/2023
As Students, we will…
- Use games and other fun materials to practice my reading and writing at home with my family.
- Work toward meeting my classroom and iReady goals.
- Bring home newsletters and notices about reading and math including math and literacy workshops for parents.
- Talk with my family about what I am reading.
As Families, we will…
- Participate in school events to receive training to help my child increase his/her reading and math fluency and comprehension.
- Use the materials provided by teachers or from the Parent Center to practice reading, writing, and math with my child at home.
Lilburn ES is committed to frequently two-way communication with families about student learning. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include:
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Curriculum Night
- Math, Literacy, and STEM Nights
- Friday Folders
- Parent Portal
- Phone and/or Zoom conferences
- School Website
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Teresa Varela (firstname.lastname@example.org) phone: 678-245-5124
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
- Annual Title I Planning Meeting
- Title I Document Review
- Annual Title I Parent Meeting
- Parent Workshops
- Parent Conferences – Early Release Days
(October 18 & 19, March 6 & 7)
- School Improvement Council Meetings – Parent Leadership
- International Night
- Kindergarten Round Up
DID YOU KNOW?
- Title I is a federal program designed to support school reform efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.
- Title I programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement.
- The Title I Office reserves at least one percent of the district’s allocation to fund family and community engagement programs. The use of these funds is based on suggestions gathered at our spring Planning Meetings from families and community members. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
- Childcare and/or transportation may be provided for meetings and school events.
- Monitor my student’s progress towards meeting his/her reading and math goals.
- Use games and activities from the school’s website and eClass to practice reading, writing, and math with my child at home.
VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Our Parent Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home. Our Parent Instructional Liaison is Lucy Torp. She is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, and learn about ways you can help your children at home.
Our Parent Center is located near the school’s Clinic.
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Please contact Lucy Torp for additional information about our Parent Center and resources available for checkout.
Volunteer at Lilburn Elementary School! You can help in the classroom, in the media center, with projects, organization for events, and by participating in school leadership. Parents and community members wishing to volunteer and observe a classroom at Lilburn Elementary School should contact Lucy Torp at 678-245-5130, email: email@example.com