Vilonia Primary and Academy of Technology
Parent Involvement Plan
Our staff understands the importance
of involving parents and the community as a whole in promoting higher student
achievement and general good will between the school and those it serves.
Therefore, Vilonia Primary and Academy
of Technology shall
strive to develop and maintain the capacity of meaningful and productive
parental and community involvement that will result in partnerships that are
mutually beneficial to the schools, students, parents, and the community.
To achieve such ends, the Vilonia
Primary and Academy
of Technology shall work
additional information to parents and increase parental involvement in supporting
Distribute newsletters to parents that are developed with
participation of the parent school organization, principal, staff and parent
volunteers. It includes school news, a calendar of school activities, and
parenting tips related to school achievement such as homework tips,
organizational skills, and study skills.
Create a Web site to house classroom Web sites for each teacher.
Homework assignments and pertinent classroom information will be
available on classroom websites. Parents may use e-mail to communicate with members
of the school staff.
Each teacher will send home a folder containing student papers,
work samples and announcements each day parents will be asked to look in the
folder and send it back to school each day.
Teachers will routinely contact parents on an individual basis to
communicate about their child's progress.
The school will provide to parents reports every four weeks with
information regarding their child's academic progress and upcoming classroom
and school events.
Vilonia Primary with the help of the Parent Center
will send information home with students, post notices in school facilities,
and provide information for local newspapers about parent workshops and meetings.
Teachers will send Enrichment Prescription Referral to parents to
be filled at the Parent
Susan Loyd, Andy Pennington and Linda Hicks with the help of other
staff are responsible for ensuring newsletters and websites are created and
updated. For more information, contact 501-796-2018.
parents about parental involvement programs, meetings, and other
activities available during the school year.
and Academy of Technology
through the Parent
Center will conduct a
meeting on October 12 at 11:30 am. Other
parent training sessions will be available to help parents understand how to
enhance their child's education.
and Academy of Technology through the Parent Center will include a series of
family reading nights at 6:30 pm each Thursday in September that provide an
opportunity for parent and their child to experience the school situation in a positive
and helpful manner while school staff may provide any needed assistance or
and Academy of Technology
through the Parent
Center will conduct these
meeting at times convenient for parents based on the needs assessment results.
The school will hold an orientation for
parents on November 28, 2011 at 6:30 to inform them about the school's
participation in the Title I program and to encourage parents to be involved
with reviewing and revising of VPS Schoolwide Title I Plan.
will hold annual conferences (October 25 and March 13) individually with
parents of children in their classrooms. Parents will be given a summary of the
student's test scores and an explanation of the interventions teachers are
using to assist the child in reaching achievement goals. Parents will be asked
to engage in discussion of how they can support these efforts. Parents will
also be given suggestions for coordinating school-parent efforts and
explanations of homework and grading procedures.
and Academy of Technology will encourage parents in the
following types of roles and activities to increase their involvement and support
for student learning:
fair helpers Oct 21-27 and March 12-16
day presentation the middle of May
Fling volunteers the middle of May
reading nights each Thursday in September
education workshops throughout the year
Holiday Shop-- December 5 -9
and Care Food Drive--
Nov 7-11 and May 7-11
Chili Supper Feb 10 @ 6:30
House August 11 @ 5:30
Festival-- October 21 @ 6:30
Movie Night-- November 11 @ 6:30
organization (PTO and PITCREW) meetings: Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24, Jan 9, Feb 6, Apr 2
--each @ 6pm
Ribbon week-- October 24-28
Melodies and Grade level Music Programs throughout the year
Prescription Program though the Parent
Parade-- September 9 @ 8:30 am
Moms in April from 6:15 am- 7:45 am
Dads in May from 6:15 am -7:45 am
Orientation Meeting-- September 13 @ 6:30 pm
Blood Drive –September
30 12-7 pm
- Provide information to
parents about volunteer opportunities at Vilonia Primary and Academy of Technology.
which will provide reading buddies, tutoring, special friends and safety
patrol during school hours.
- A list
of volunteer opportunities and solicit ideas for other types of volunteer
efforts during orientation of parents. Teachers will explain the
requirements to parents and encourage them to become involved in the
school. Brief training sessions will provide parents and community members
with the information they need to participate as school volunteers in
order to put them at ease and make the experience pleasant and successful.
- VPS and
Vilonia Academy of Technology will coordinate with Vilonia Middle School
to help provide a smooth transition from one school to the next by raising
parent awareness of procedures and related activities. The school will
host special orientation programs for parents and students to help with
the transition. Parents will have the opportunity to meet the new teachers
the first week in May.
- VPS and
Academy of Technology will provide instruction to parents on how to
incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home
environment, including without limitation: role play and demonstration by trained
volunteer, the use of and access to the Department of Education website
tools for parents, assistance with nutritional meal planning (Nutrition on
a Budget on October 27 at 6:30) and preparation and other strategies or
curricula developed or acquired by the school district for at-home
parental instruction approved by the Department of Education.
State Board of Education's Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public
Schools and School Districts shall require no fewer than two (2) hours of
professional development for teachers designed to enhance the understand
of effective parental involvement strategies. No fewer that three (3)
hours of professional development for administrators designed to enhance
understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the
importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating
a climate conducive to parental participation. This staff development
requirement will be met in August of each school year.
Wallace, school counselor, is responsible for ensuring the transition. Contact
information is 501-796-2018. Laurie Geisler, PITCREW chief and Amanda Enis, PTO
President will be responsible for volunteer training sessions.
parents of students, staff to develop a school-parent-student compact.
This compact will outline how parents, school staff, and students share
the responsibility for improving student academic achievement and the
means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership
to help children achieve the state's high academic standards. All
stakeholders will sign the compact.
For more information, contact Susan Loyd at 796-2018.
will provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the development,
implementation and evaluation of the school wide school improvement plan,
and the Annual Title I Meeting to engage them in the decision-making
processes regarding the school's Title I, Part A Program.
- VPS’ parents
will be involved on school improvement planning committees. To support
this process, the school will offer both school staff and parents training
on how to contribute to this process in a meaningful way.
parents will serve on curricular and instructional review committees. To
support this process, the school will offer both school staff and parents
training on how to contribute to this process in a meaningful way.
- VPS will
engage parents in decision making about the allocation of its Title I,
Part A funds for parental involvement on November 28, 2011.
- VPS shall consider recruiting alumni from
the school to create an alumni advisory commission to provide advice and
guidance for school improvement using community resources. For more
information, contact Jeannie Grissom at 796-2050.
- VPS PTO
and PITCREW organizations will foster parental and community involvement
within the school. For more information contact Laurie Geisler or Amanda
Enis at 796-2018.
- VPS and Academy of Technology
with the help of our District
will provide various resources for parents.
- Parents may check out
materials and visit educational Web sites. Parents will be encouraged to
view the Title I Plan located in the parent resource center or media
center. A suggestion sheet will also be available for parental input. The
school will open the resource center hours of operation are as follows:
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Friday 8-4pm Tuesday and
Summer Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Thursday 10-6pm
- Parents are encouraged
to use the District
located next door as a resource center and lending library.
- VPS and Academy of
Technology will distribute Informational packets each year that includes a
copy of the school's parental involvement plan, survey for volunteer
interests, student handbook, recommended roles for parents/
teachers/students and school, suggestions of ways parents can become involved
in their child's education, parental involvement activities planned for
the current school year and information about the system that will be used
to allow parents and teachers to communicate (notes, phone calls, e-mails,
- VPS' and Academy of Technology handbooks include the
process for resolving parental concerns, including how to define a
problem, whom to approach first, and how to develop solutions. Handbooks will
be available in August of each school year. For further questions, contact
Susan Loyd at 501-796- 2018.
- VPS and Academy of Technology will engage parents in
the evaluation of our parental involvement efforts. Contacts Jeannie
Grissom at 796-2050 for further information.
- The principal of Vilonia
Primary has designated herself as parent facilitator. Andy Pennington,
principal of Academy
of Technology has
designated himself as parent facilitator.
- Parents will be given an
evaluation survey in early May.
- VPS and Academy of
Technology will use the parent interest surveys to select, plan and
implement parental involvement activities that will be offered throughout
- Both schools with the
help of the Parent
Center will ask
parents to fill out a parent interest survey at registration or at the
beginning of each school year to get information from parents concerning
the activities they feel will be most beneficial in the efforts to support
their child academically.
- Both schools will use
the results of the parent interest survey to plan the parental involvement
activities for the year.
- Both schools with the
help of the Parent
Center will evaluate
the activities that were suggested by the parents at the end of the year
as part of the annual parental involvement plan evaluation.
Grissom, parent center director may be contacted at 501-796-2050 for further
- An Annual Title I
Meeting will be conducted by Susan Loyd, principal for parents and
students who participate in the Schoolwide Title I program the first
description/explanation of the school’s curriculum,
information on forms of academic assessments used to measure student
progress and information on proficiency level students are expected to
agenda, sign-in sheet and minutes for this meeting will be kept on file in
the school's office. For more information, contact Susan Loyd at 796-2018.
Enis- parent Susan
Grissom-Parent Center Director
Wallace-counselor Jeannie Harvey-Primary teacher