RES Parent Involvement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Roscommon Elementary Parental Involvement Initiative is to welcome the collaboration between parents, teachers, and the administration to impact student achievement and build our collective capacity to better meet the academic needs of our children.

Parent Compacts At Parent Teacher Conference

During your child’s Parent Teacher Conference, which will be individually scheduled by each teacher with you, you will be asked to review and sign our new Parent Compact. The Friday following your child’s conference your child will bring home a copy of this to you.

What is a School-Parent Compact?

A School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, teachers and administrators develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all our students reach or exceed grade-level standards.

Effective compacts:

• Link to goals of the school improvement plan

• Focus on student learning skills

• Describe how teachers will help students develop those skills using high-quality instruction

• Share strategies parents can use at home

• Explain how teachers and parents will communicate about student progress

• Describe opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate in the classroom

The Compacts Are Set Up As Follows:

1) Ways We Intend to Communicate

2) Contact Information

3) RES School Improvement Goals

4) Samples of Common Core Summaries in Parent Friendly Language (From the

National PTA Website)

5) Explanation of What a Parent Compact Is

6) Identify How and By Whom the New Compact Was Developed

7) Parent Involvement Events Identification Through The Year

8) A Section for the Teacher and the Parent to Write Student Specific Support Goals

Jointly Developed

The Parent Involvement Committee of Roscommon Elementary School developed and approved this School-Parent Compact for Achievement, on October 17, 2013. It was decided that the compact should contain: grade level specific building goals/objectives, samples of the Common Core State Standards at that grade level, as well as lots of other information concerning ways we communicate and support families. Meetings are held each year to review the Compact and make changes based on student needs. The Parent Compact is reviewed at the Fall Parent/Teacher Conference and specific student support goals are also written at that time.

Written & Adopted on September 19, 2013, by the RES Parent Involvement Committee: Kathy Rees, Kelly Snider, Monica Lytle, Erika Nichols, Amy Coulter, Sarah Watson, Ann Froling, Jane Stockmeyer and Rick Rees.