Parent Involvement

Waterford Memorial School

School-Wide Parental Involvement Plan

School Year: 2016-2017

Mission Statement: The teachers, students, and parents of Waterford Memorial School strive to have confident, focused, independent learners who have confidence to actively participate and challenge themselves to take academic risks. We strive for a community where children demonstrate mutual respect, self-control, and cooperation as they resolve conflicts and embrace diversity.

What is a Parent Involvement Plan?

A Parent Involvement Plan describes how parents and educators will work closely together to complete the School-Wide Plan. Parents and educators have collaborated to develop both the School-Wide Plan and the Parent Involvement Plan.

What is happening in 2016-2017?

Waterford Memorial School has submitted a School-Wide Title I Plan (SWP). This plan is a detailed improvement plan that guides the school on how best to help all students be academically successful. Each year, a planning committee reviews and revises this plan.  As Waterford Memorial is a Title I school, all students are considered Title I students, which affords many opportunities to assist students’ achievement in reading, writing and math. Come hear about our plan on September 13, 2016 from 6pm-7pm at our Open House.

How can parents and staff work together to help our students? We have a variety of ways to involve parents.

-Jointly revisit Parent Involvement Plan for our school that is easy for all to understand and update plan yearly to inform all parents of the plan to be shared at the first staff meeting at the beginning of the school year on August 30, 2016 and at the first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting in September.

-Review the Home-School Compact during first trimester.

-Family Events:  Each trimester events or assemblies will be focused on literacy or math to support parents in helping their child to succeed in school.  

This year, our family events include:

  • Open House- September 13th- Tuesday  6-7pm

  • Career Day October 28th- Friday morning 9:15-11:30ish

  • November 10th- Bring Your Parent to School Day- 8:30am-12:30 pm

  • Dr. Suess Night- Monday Night- March 6, 6-7pm

  • Math and or Science Day- May 5, Friday 1:30-2:30pm

  • Writing Celebrations TBA

  • Musical Concerts: Winter/Spring

  • Student-led Conferences: Nov. 2, Feb. 2

-Solicit feedback from parents and staff on School-Wide Title I plan on a continual basis.

- Parent participation in Leadership Committee meetings.

- Monthly PTO meetings

- Parent Workshops:  Book study led by guidance counselor; adult education course offerings

-Volunteer opportunities:  Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms to support students in academic areas (ie., reading with students, computation practice, writing support, support supervision on field trips).

Ways we communicate:

Newsletters, school and district websites, School Messenger system

Phone calls, emails, written communication, conferences

Student-led conferences:  Nov. 2, 2016 and February 2, 2017


Individual parent meetings to discuss their child’s educational needs

We welcome your comments and feedback about our plan and how we work together.  Feel free to personally contact Margaret Emery, Principal, Melanie Ellsworth, Title I

Director,  or Heather Manchester, Curriculum Coordinator.