Family Engagement (Title I Information)

Family Engagement Liaison

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Heather Bowen

478-210-8075

heather.bowen@hcbe.net

School Events

February 2024

9; Picture Day

12; PTO Meeting

14; Happy Valentine's Day

15; Lunch for Little Hearts- Wallace, Sheppard, and 1st, 3rd, and 5th

15; Stevi B's Night- 4pm - 8pm

19; Presidents Day Holiday

20; Student Distance Learning Day/Teacher Workday

25; Father Daughter Dance Tickets go on sale

27; I-Heart Books Literacy Night- 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Tips for Families

Be A VOLUNTEER - We welcome and encourage family involvement. There are many ways for families to give of their time and talents. Contact our Family Engagement Liaison for more information.

All volunteers working with students are required to have a background check on file with the Houston County School District and receive volunteer training at our school. Background checks are good for five years and are good at any school in the county. If you aren’t sure of your clearance status, our Family Engagement Coordinator will be happy to check for you. Background Check Applications are available in the front office.

Family Resource Center

Families are welcome to visit our Parent Resource Center in the front office of the school.  You will find resources, pamphlets, and information to stay informed.  The Resource Center is open during school hours from 7:45amam - 3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Get Involved

  • Participate in On Campus and Virtual Parent Learning Activities
  • Work with your child to complete Virtual or Take Home Activities
  • Attend our Annual Parent Title I  Document Review Online
  • Be a part of our Parent Action Team
  • Be a part of our School Council
  • Attend Title I Night

Virtual Resource Room

To view, click here.

Video Resources

More About Title I

Shirley Hills Elementary is a Title I School. We are eligible for Title I funding based on our percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. This means we receive additional federal funds for the purpose of improving teaching and learning for students. All students in our school benefit from these funds. Title I requires that these funds be used for programs that will improve student achievement and include ways to help families help their children to succeed (family engagement). All Title I schools must include stakeholder (family, teacher, student) input in the development of a written Family Engagement policy.

Shirley Hills Elementary hosts activities throughout the year to build strong family engagement which supports a partnership among the school, families and the community to improve student academic achievement. We believe that family engagement is the participation of families in all areas of their children’s education and development, recognizing that families are the primary influence in their children’s lives. Check the school's social media pages, the school sign, newsletters and call-outs for the most current information on school events.

Family Action Team

We welcome your input, including comments and feedback, on our school and our programs at any time during the year. Please contact the Family Engagement Liaison to share your thoughts and ideas.

We invite all families to be part of our Action Team to share ideas and help build partnerships with school, families and the community. The Team works with our staff to develop our yearly family activities and Title I documents such as the Family Engagement Plan and School-Parent Compact. If you would like to learn more, please contact the Family Engagement Liaison.

Feedback

District Feedback

We value your feedback!  Click here to provide the District with input, suggestions, and feedback on how your child and family can be better supported.

School Feedback

Parents are always encouraged to give feed back concerning our school at any time. Surveys are always provided at the end of Parent Engagement Events. 

Parents are also welcome to fill out a Feedback Form anytime. To complete the form, click here.