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Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.


 

Cooper Elementary Parent Involvement Plan

PURPOSE: Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, Every Child Succeeds Act and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.

The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Every Child Succeeds Act establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to “develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy”.

Building Parents Capacity for Involvement

The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children’s education helps the district to realize its vision to become the “District of Choice” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.

1. Program Information for Parents: Cooper Elementary School shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, Part A, Every Child Succeeds Act and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their child’s achievement. Each semester the school will host a literacy night (focusing on reading and math).

2. Materials and Training: Cooper Elementary School shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement.

3. Educate Educators: Cooper Elementary School shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school.

4. Preschool Coordination: Cooper Elementary School shall “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs in our preschool program, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.

5. Understandable Communication: Cooper Elementary School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of all children in a format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

6. Other Requested Activities: Cooper Elementary School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

Parental Involvement for Pre-K

Parental Involvement for Pre-K Reading is the following:

Communication 

  • Promote parents to be involved in PTA
  • Early Childhood Parent meetings
  • Ask parents to volunteer in the classroom
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed
  • Monthly parent contact

Learning at Home:

  • Students will have homework folders to help parents encourage their child at home
  • Parents are encouraged to take their child to the public or school library
  • Monthly list of books read with family due by the end of the month


Parental Involvement for Pre-K Math is the following:

Communication:

  • Interactive homework for parents and students to interact
  • Teachers will promote PTA
  • Parents are asked to attend the Early Childhood Parent Mtg.
  • Teachers will ask parents to volunteer.
  • Teachers will contact parents on a monthly basis

Learning at Home:         

  • Teachers will send home weekly homework folders involving parents and students to assist with math

Parental Involvement for Kindergarten

The Parental Involvement for Kg. Reading is the following:

Communication:

  • Student work sent home
  • Take-home folders sent home weekly with important information
  • Quarterly progress report
  • Parent/teachers conferences in the fall and the spring
  • Weekly communication log
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed
  • Monthly parent contact

Learning at Home:

  • Parents are encouraged to take their child to the public library
  • Parent/child homework
  • Monthly reading goal
  • Weekly reading log
  • Take home readers

The Parental Involvement for Kg. Math is the following:

Communication:

  • Home and Back folders
  • Back-to-School Night (to reinforce homework, reading at home, and volunteers)
  • Monthly contact with parents

Learning at Home:         

  • Parent/Child interactive homework

Parental Involvement for first grade

Parental Involvement for First Grade Reading is the following:

Communication:

  • First grade teachers will participate in a Back-to School Night, during which they will provide parents with reading information. 
  • First grade teachers will send home daily take home folders with students’ progress and important feedback related to students’ reading.
  • First grade teachers will send home students’ graded spelling tests to inform parents of their children’s progress.
  • Monthly parent contact
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed

Learning at Home:

  • First grade teachers will send home a weekly spelling list as well as spelling homework at least once a week. 
  • First grade teachers will send home weekly homework including phonics practice
  • and weekly reading log
  • Monthly sight word list sent home to be practiced

Parental Involvement for First Grade Math is the following:

Communication: 

  • First grade teachers will send home daily take home folders with students’ progress and feedback related to students’ achievement in math.
  • First grade teachers will send home Topic Opener from Envision Math to let parents know what the students will be learning in that math topic.
  • First grade teachers will make monthly parent contact

Learning at home:

  • Students will complete math homework which expands on classroom learning from the Scott Foresman Envision curriculum. 
  • Parents are encouraged to provide feedback about their child’s learning at home.

 

Parental Involvement for Second Grade

Parental Involvement for Second Grade Reading is the following:

Communication: 

  • Second Grade teachers will send a home and back folder with the students every night. This will contain information on student progress, and any information that needs to be taken home.
  • Second grade teachers will make monthly parental contact
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed

Learning at Home: 

  • The second grade teachers will participate in reading Logs and the Book It program.
  • Second grade teachers will provide students with weekly homework packets which are modified according to student needs.
  • Second grade teachers will provide parents with a list of activities to promote reading and writing at home.

Parental Involvement for Second Grade Math is the following: 

Communication: 

  • Second grade teachers will send home daily take home folders with students
  • Second grade teachers will send home quarterly progress reports
  • Second grade teachers will make monthly contact with parents
  • Second grade teachers will host a parent night where they will provide information on fun, easy ways to build basic math skills.

Learning at home:

  • Second grade teachers will send home weekly homework packets and parents are encouraged to work with the students to complete the math assignments.
  • Parents are encouraged to help students with basic addition and subtraction drills

Parental Involvement for Third Grade

Parental Involvement for Third Grade Reading is the following:

Communication: 

  • The third grade teachers will inform parents by e-mail addresses so that parent and teachers can keep in contact with each other.
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed
  • Monthly parent contact will be made

Learning at Home: 

  • Reading Logs will have an area for parent/teacher feedback regarding the student’s reading at school and at home.
  • Student homework sent home
  • Leveled readers sent home for extra practice

Parental Involvement for Third Grade Math is the following:

Communication:

  • Third grade teachers will host a parent night where they will provide information about how to help students prepare for the math portion of the OCCT. They will inform parents of home activities.
  • Third grade teachers will send home progress reports of student progression in math.
  • Third grade teachers will communicate with parents at the beginning of each math topic to inform them of what objectives the students will be learning.
  • Third grade teachers will make monthly contact with parents

Learning at home:

  • Third grade teachers will send home daily/weekly homework, and parents are encouraged to work with the students to complete the math assignments.
  • Parents are encouraged to help students with multiplication facts

Parental Involvement for Fourth Grade

Parental Involvement for Fourth Grade Reading is the following:

Communication: 

  • Fourth grade teachers will send home a weekly homework calendar with daily assignments
  • Fourth grade teachers will send home quarterly progress reports
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed
  • Fourth grade teachers will make monthly parent contact

Learning at Home:

  • Reading logs and spelling homework are sent home daily and/ or weekly 
  • Book projects are a part of each fourth grade student’s homework responsibility and parents are encouraged to assist their child with these projects.

Parental Involvement for Fourth Grade Math is the following:

Communication:

  • Fourth grade teachers will send home progress reports.
  • Fourth grade teachers will hold a parent meeting to inform parents about math goals.
  • Fourth grade teachers will make monthly contact with parents

Learning at home:

  • Fourth grade teachers will send home a weekly homework calendar with daily math assignments.
  • Parents are encouraged to help students with multiplication and division facts

Parental Involvement for Fifth Grade

Parental Involvement for Fifth Grade Reading is the following:

Communication: 

  • Parent/ teacher meetings are held throughout the year to keep parents informed of any concerns or celebrations that their child may be involved in.
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed
  • Teachers may also communicate with parents through monthly e-mail messages or phone calls.

Learning at Home: 

  • Reading and spelling homework assignments or projects are sent home daily and/ or weekly, and parents are encouraged to assist their child/children with these assignments or projects.
  • Parents are encouraged to assist their child with reading 1-2 hours a week as part of their reading progress.

Parental Involvement for Fifth Grade Math is the following:

Communication:

  • Fifth grade teachers will send home weekly communication charts to keep parents informed about their child’s academic process and about their behavior. Parents are asked to sign and return it weekly.
  • Parent/ teacher meetings will be held throughout the year to keep parents informed of any concerns or celebrations their child may be involved in.
  • Teachers may contact parents by e-mail or phone calls on a monthly basis

Learning at home:

  • Parents are encouraged to assist their child with daily and/or weekly math homework and assigned projects.
  • Parents are encouraged to assist students with practicing multiplication and division facts.

Parental Involvement for Sixth Grade

Parental Involvement for Sixth Grade Reading is the following:

Communication: 

  • Teachers will send home quarterly progress reports.
  • Teachers will make monthly parent contacts.
  • Teachers will hold parent-teacher conferences in the fall and spring.
  • Weekly school bulletin with activities listed

Learning at Home: 

  • Parents are encouraged to assist their child with reading 1 – 2 hours a week as part of their reading progress.
  • Students will participate in completing Reading Logs to document books they have read during the school year.

 


 

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