Family Engagement Plan

Barnardsville Elementary School
Family Engagement Plan 2020-2021


Barnardsville Elementary recognizes parents as full partners in decisions that affect our students and we will foster and support this family engagement in the following ways:

August 12th                               Virtual Meet the Teacher Day 9am-10am  -or-

August 13th                     1pm-2pm             

August 21st                     Virtual Parent Help sessions – see your child’s classroom teacher for schedule                                                                           

September 10th               Virtual Fundations training for 1st grade parents 3pm  -or- 

September 14th                6:30pm

October 14th                Virtual Fundations training for Kindergarten parents 1pm  -or- 

October 15th                6pm

October 20th                   Virtual Open House/Title I Annual Meeting 6pm            Parents will be informed of the benefits and responsibilities of a Title I school and the parents’ role in the success of their students will be addressed. 

February 9th                   Math Game Night 6pm

April 29th                        Soaring into Summer – End of the Year Celebration                                                              2:45pm

May 17th                          Welcome to Kindergarten – for preschool families 6pm

May TBD                        Transition Night 6pm (drop-in)

 *dates are subject to change as the year progresses, but this gives a basic timeline of what to expect for the year


Parents are encouraged to volunteer

As part of the Safe Schools Policy for Buncombe County all volunteers are required to complete an application and be approved prior to working with students. Interested persons should contact Mrs. Jones by calling the school (828-626-2290) or through email at  As part of our Safe Schools Program, all volunteers must show ID when signing-in at the front office.

In the spring the Faculty and Staff will host a Volunteer Brunch in appreciation of our volunteers. (Date TBA)

 Parents are key to student success

At Barnardsville we recognize that parents are a child’s first teacher and that parents want their child to succeed. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s progress through:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Homework and daily reading log
  • Observation of graded papers
  • Mid-term Progress Reports
  • Report cards
  • Power School

Barnardsville Elementary also uses these periodic forms of communication with parents:

  • School website
  • Barnardsville Elementary Facebook page
  • Office bulletin board in office hallway
  • Class Dojo

To honor our parents and grandparents, our cafeteria staff extends a warm welcome for parents and family members who join their child at lunch. In addition, the cafeteria schedules special breakfasts and lunches for parents and grandparents at various times of the year.

Your input is important to us. Barnardsville’s status as a School-wide Title I program allows us to coordinate programs to meet the needs of all of our families. A Parent Interest Survey will be conducted. The results of this survey will be used to help plan additional parent meetings and workshops. Planned events and workshops often include child-care at no cost to the parents.

Opportunities for all parents

Barnardsville Elementary encourages the involvement of all parents. As stated above, we recognize parents as the child’s first teacher and we strive to increase communication and encourage family engagement.

Principal:  Jason Miller

Title I Reading Teacher:  Lisa Jones