Laurel Elementary is a school-wide Title I school! This means that all students at Laurel Elementary are eligible for Title I services such as intervention in the classroom, remediation outside of the classroom, and parent involvement activities.
Parent Involvement activities for 2017-18 were:
Open House (Meet and Greet)
On August 8, 2017, Title I set-up an information table during the school’s Open House to inform parents of the Title I school-wide plan. The Title I teacher greeted parents and handed out the Title I program policies at the county and school level to parents as well as the Parent-Teacher-Student compact. The teacher answered any questions and concerns that the parents had about Title I. The information table was full of pamphlets, brochures, and magazines. The information available was on a variety of topics concerning the ways parents can help their children in school. This material was free to all parents of the students in our school. At this time the teacher recruited parents for the Title I Parent Action Committee.
Home & School Connection Newsletter
Home & School Connection is a newsletter that was sent home once a month to all K-5 parents. These letters are filled with practical ideas that promote parent involvement and school success. The ideas given in the newsletter promotes strengthening the home and school partnership. It gives parents ideas on how to strengthen family life, build positive character traits, and effective parenting skills.
Parent – Teacher Conferences
On October 23rd and March 19th from 3:15 – 6:15pm during Parent-Teacher Conferences, a Title I teacher was/will be available to answer any questions that parents have concerning Title I issues and students. Also, a table was set-up full of pamphlets, brochures, the Helping with Homework magazine, and various reading materials on many topics including parent-teacher conferences and homework help. These materials were free to all parents or guardians.
On December 16, Laurel Elementary students enjoyed a day of activities which included making a winter craft, guest readers in the classrooms, a visit from Santa with a book for every student, and a showing of the Polar Express.
Read Across America Week
During the week of February 26-March 3, Laurel Elementary celebrated with DEAR (Drop Everything and Read Time), themed clothing for each day of the week, Suess quotes around the school, and special guest readers in the classrooms.
The Second Annual Laurel Elementary’s Got Talent
On May 25, 2018, LES showcased individuals from the school who signed up to perform in the 2nd Annual Laurel Elementary's Got Talent Talent Show and Parent Involvement Activity. Laurel had over 100 parents in the audience!