Family Engagement Plan

Wylie Early Childhood

Family Engagement Activities

August 2016

(A) Facilitate family-to-family support:

Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundups in the Spring to register for the Fall

Meet the Teacher on Thursday before school begins

Open House

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Book Fair Family Night

Music programs

Wylie Growl magazine and Wylie website

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Students) Program-school based father involvement

(www.fathers.com)

PTO Skate Night

PTO Spring Carnival at the Dog House

Dyess AFB on-site registration in August; District registration in August at the HS

Class Holiday parties and Egg Hunts at Redbud and Nelson Parks

Student Family Spotlight Wall in the classrooms

Conscious Discipline

Title 1 Parent meetings

(B) Establish a network of community resources:

Dyess Air Force Base liason Diane Russell-Squadron members volunteer as

Reading buddies in the classrooms

Wylie Baptist Church

The Food Bank of West Central Texas-Backpacks for Kids program

Toys for Tots

March of Dimes

Abilene Fire Department

Field Trips-Abilene Zoo, Pony Pals Stables, Mesa Springs, HSU Western Heritage,

DRI Pumpkin Patch

PTO Skate Night

PTO Spring Carnival at the Dog House

Dr. Norm Poorman, DDS-Dental Awareness presentation for Pre-K students

DPS Officer Biddle presents seat belt safety (Fall) and bike safety (Spring)

Who Program-Stranger Danger

Young Audiences

Middle Clear Fork Soil and Water Conservation poster contest and banquet

District Sports Team send-offs

Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundups in the Spring to register for the Fall Dyess AFB on-site registration in August; District registration in August at the HS

(C) Increase family participation in decision making:

Campus Site-based Decision Making Committee

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

District Long Range Planning committee

Community and Family Engagement Survey

Parent, Teacher, and Staff End of the Year surveys

Book Fair and Library parent volunteers

Campus parent volunteers-fundraiser and end-of-year student activities

P-Picnic in Pre-kindergarten

Weekly Classroom Newsletters

Book Character Dress-up Day

Student Family Spotlight Wall in the classrooms

End of School Countdown

PTO

Music programs

Wylie Growl magazine and Wylie website

June Summer Reading Program for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten students

(D)          Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning:

Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundups in the Spring to register for the Fall June Summer Reading Program for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten students Dyess AFB on-site registration in August; District registration in August at the HS

Title 1 Parent Meetings

Meet the Teacher on Thursday before school begins

Open House

Book Fair/Book Fair Family Night

Schoolway App for communicating with parents

Skyward parent notification

Campus Reunification Plan

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and Go Wylie Character Words

Conscious Discipline

Ident-a-Kid

Fine Motor/OT Parent Information Packet

Paths Social Skills curriculum presented by ACU and District LSSP staff

Parent conferences-minimum one time per year

ARD meetings Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

Title 1 Parent meetings (E) Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting

their children's learning benchmarks:

On-going staff development in Early Childhood (CIRCLE training; CLI engage, conferences,  trainings at Region 14 ESC)

FBWCT Backpacks for Kids program

Conscious Discipline

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and Go Wylie Character Words

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Students) Program-school based father involvement

(F) Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous

improvement:

Campus Improvement Plan; Campus Site-based Decision Making Committee

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

Community and Family Engagement Survey

Parent, Teacher, and Staff End of the Year surveys

Title 1 parent meetings and surveys

(G) Reporting:

TSDS-Progress monitoring instruments: CLI engage for Pre-k and TPRI for

Kindergartners Parent conferences in Early Spring to discuss progress monitoring student results