Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Fall Invite
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 / 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Rhodes Jordan Park Community Room
100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Who: ALL Families and Community Members* *Childcare will be provided, courtesy of Gwinnett Public Library Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese Interpreters available
Why: To learn about the Federal Programs that are offered in your child’s school and give your input for the 2019-2020 school year
Title I Documents
Calendar of Events at McClure Health Science HS
Family Engagement Tips
Monday, August 12, 2019
Practice improves awkward social skills
Social skills can affect teens' success and happiness in school. But some teens aren't sure how to make and keep friends. If your teen isn't socially savvy, help him connect with a few friends at a time. You can also help him tune in to non-verbal messages. In a public place, look at people and talk with your teen about how they might be feeling based on their body language.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Help your teen think and learn about careers
No matter what your teen's age, she can begin now to prepare for a career. And you can help. Talk with her counselor to be sure she is taking classes that leave her options for college open. Ask about assessments that will help your student discover her strengths, interests and possible careers to explore. Then help your teen research the educational requirements, skills and salaries of jobs that interest her.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Is your teen developing self-reliance?
Some teens are more self-reliant than others. But there are signs that indicate a teen might need some extra help. He might be reluctant to work with anyone but the teacher on school projects. He might be unwilling to say what he thinks. He might always prefer being with a parent to participating in an activity or club. If this sounds like your teen, contact his counselor for ideas about how to help him become more independent.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Watch out for extracurricular overload
A whole new world of activities opens up once a child reaches the teen years. And many teens dive right in. This is mostly good. Activities build friendships, teach respect and can be an important part of a college application. But it's possible to overdo a good thing. As the new school year approaches, remember that if your teen has no downtime or is too tired to crack a book, it's time to cut back on her activities.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Build your teen's enthusiasm for reading
By now, your teen is probably a competent reader. But he'll do better in school if he is an enthusiastic reader, too. Encourage him to read about topics that interest him. Bring home his favorite magazines from the library. You can also clip or bookmark newspaper articles about topics he might find interesting and leave them where he'll see them.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Challenge your children to resolve sibling conflicts
Do your kids fight often? Getting along with others and treating them respectfully is an important factor in school success. But learning to do that starts at home. To encourage this, explain to your children that you won't resolve conflicts for them. They must try to work together. Have them list and discuss issues that usually cause disagreements, and focus on solutions rather than blame.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Suggest questions that lead to good decisions
If your teen wants help making a decision, offer questions rather than answers. Encourage your teen to ask: Which choice would I be most proud of? What choice would a person I look up to make? How far into the future will each choice affect me? If others are involved, am I treating them the way I want to be treated? What will the results of each choice be? How will I deal with those consequences?
McClure Health Science HS Family and Community Engagement Plan
Title I Budget
What is Title I?
Title I is a federal program that provides funds to schools and districts based upon the percentage of students qualifying to receive free or reduced price (school) meals. The purpose is to ensure that all children have access to quality instruction and resources that will enable them to meet state academic standards.
- Teacher salaries (which lowers the student/teacher ratio - to allow for individual, small group, and differentiated instruction)
- Staff development and release time for teachers to plan instruction
- Extended learning time programs
- Purchasing technology for classrooms
- Purchasing consumable and non-consumable teaching materials
- Paying presenters and childcare providers at parent workshops
- Purchasing materials and resources for the Parent Center
- Learning experiences
All decisions regarding the Title I Program are made with the input of all stakeholders during the school's Title I Planning Meeting and Documents Review Period (and any other opportunities that parents are given to provide input). The stakeholders help decide which topics are offered at our Parent Workshops, how the Title I funds should be spent, what materials should be purchased for the Parent Center, writing, revising, and approving Title I Documents, and help analyze data based on our end-of-the-year parent surveys.
Parent Right to Know
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information.