Family Engagement Plan

Barnardsville Elementary School Family Engagement Plan 2020-21
 


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
 
September 24th           Virtual Fundations training for Kindergarten parents 3pm  -or-
September 29th            6:30pm

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 lisa.jones@bcsemail.org.  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. Events such as these may be on hold due to Covid restrictions.
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 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