• Meadowcreek Elementary School


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    5025 Georgia Belle Court

    Norcross, Georgia 30093

    Phone Number (770)-931-5701

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    Last Revised: April 25, 2023


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other  Title I information are available on our school’s website at https://www.gcpsk12.org/MeadowcreekES  under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. The Plan/Promise is also available on parents’  MyPaymentPlus account.


    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.


    We believe that meaningful, two-way communication between teachers and families will improve academic success for students. Therefore, Meadowcreek Elementary provides opportunities for regular meetings with our families to participate in two-way communication relating to the education of their child; including Parent/Teacher meetings, website communication, Text Remind, School Messenger, Parent Center Virtual Meetings and Friday Folder, etc. All communication is translated/interpreted to the extent possible and meetings are held in various formats. We will make every attempt to eliminate barriers such as transportation and childcare.

    Parents may communicate with the Parent Instructional Coordinator (Ms. Judy Pena-Perez) to assist in scheduling a meeting with their child’s teacher at a time convenient for all. Parents can call the Parent Center at 770- 381-4248 or email Ms. Peña-Pérez, at Judy.pena.Perez@gcpsk12.org.


    Empathy: Cultural competence, staff and student wellbeing, educator diversity.

    Equity: Multi-tiered system of supports, opportunity and access, equitable resource allocation.

    Effectiveness: Results-Based evaluation system, talent management, educational return on investment.

    Excellence: Preferred education destination, post-secondary and workforce readiness, world-class communication and engagement.  


    We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards. 

    Meadowcreek ES will promote student and staff wellbeing through prioritizing self-care, physical and mental health, and social emotional learning.

    Expand student opportunities to engage in and access high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant curriculum, advanced coursework (e.g., Advanced Placement and dual enrollment), and enrichment activities (e.g., the arts, gifted, STEM, career technical education).

    Ensure that Meadowcreek Elementary supports educators and staff to achieve district goals.

    Demonstrate world class communication and engagement through modeling the value GCPS leadership places on transparent, two-way communication to build stakeholder trust and confidence.

     Skills to support the school’s academic goals:

    1. Literacy-Read fluently to comprehend texts

    2. Math-  Math fluency and problem solving


    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.  


    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. The School-Family Promise is reviewed twice a year during our Parent/Teacher Conferences. It is also reviewed during workshops and other meetings throughout the school year. New families review the Promise during registration.


      • 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


    Meadowcreek Elementary  will…                                         

     ● Offer meetings and workshops where parents and students will have the opportunity to participate in content-specific activities 

    ● Provide eClass and Parent Portal support, as well as other intervention programs to boost achievement 

    ● Communicate with families in an ongoing friendly manner and translate/interpret communication whenever feasible.                                 

          Adrienne Tedesco            5/8/23

    Principal’s Signature                  Date

    As Students, we will…icon: person reading a book

    ● Practice reading and math skills nightly 

    ● Utilize all eClass resources

     ● Encourage our parents to attend school events to support learning at home. 

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    ● Reinforce the academic knowledge and skills at home 

    ● Utilize the Parent Portal to better support our children

     ● Attend school workshops and meetings including technology workshops. 


    Meaningful two-way communication between teachers and families is vital for student academic success. Some of the ways We foster effective two-way teacher-family communications:

    • Emails, texts, phone calls

    • Websites, Parent Portal, eClass

    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram),

    • School Messenger, Newsletters and Talking Points

    • Zoom meetings

    • Conferences, Student Support Team meetings, English Language Proficiency Plans

    • Parent/Family Nights and school events

    •  Friday Folder, reminder stickers, flyers, academic contracts, progress reports, report cards 

    All communication will be translated/interpreted whenever feasible.  If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact:  Ms. Judy Pena-Perez at (770) 381-4248 or email judy.pena.perez@gcpsk12.org


    • Annual Title I Parent Meeting

    • Fall/Spring Conferences: OCT. 18-19, 2023/ MARCH 6-7, 2024

    • Literacy Night

    • Curriculum Night 

    • Rising  Kindergarten Transition meeting 

    • STEAM Night

    • Title I Planning meeting/ Document Review meeting

    • Heritage Night 

    • Staff Training for Parent Engagement/communication as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career. 

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    • 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. 

    The mission of Meadowcreek Elementary School, in cooperation with students, families, and the community, is to strive for academic excellence while maintaining a high standard of behavior to empower students to acquire the knowledge and skills to become contributing members of a diverse society. Together we can make a difference.


    Our Family Engagement Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home. Our Parent Instructional Coordinator is Judy Peña-PérezShe 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 Family Engagement Center is located n Room 1.221  

    Hours of Operation: 7:45 AM-2:35 PM.    

    Please contact Ms. Judy Pena-Perez for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.

    (770) 381-4248



    Parents may contact the Parent Center for opportunities to volunteer, and assist with family workshops, and /or school events. Parents can call the front office to schedule classroom observations with the grade level administrator.