About our Reading Program
About the Reading Program at PFES
Price's Fork Elementary School (PFES) is fortunate to offer supplemental reading intervention programs which are in addition to the reading instruction provided by the classroom teachers. These resources may take the form of one-on-tutoring such as Reading Recovery, offered only in first grade, or small literacy groups. These groups are flexible which means students can move in and out of groups during the year, depending on their reading progress.
PFES is a Title I "school-wide" school. This means federal funding to our school is based on a percentage of free and reduced meals. Montgomery County Public School's focus for using Title I funding means serving grades kindergarten through fourth grades, and fifth grades when possible. Funding, when available, is used for parent involvement such as the PFES Family Book Club, give away books, and used towards literacy materials such as book purchases for the school's book room that many times, students take home to read and return, student book bags, and other resources to aid teachers in supporting students in the classroom.
Students are selected based on the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) assessment, teacher recommendations, and other types of formal and informal assessments. The PALS assessment is administered to all K-3 students at the beginning of the school year and many students, mid-year, and in the Spring. This varies by grade level. Regarding fourth graders, those students who did not pass their Language Arts 3rd grade SOLS are required to receive supplemental reading instruction.
Please contact the PFES reading teachers at 951-5834 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to supporting you on helping your child learn how to read. Reading well gives children choices.
Title I School: Parent’s Right to Know
The federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that all public schools closely monitor the credentials of their teaching staff. The goal of this provision is to help ensure that teachers have the necessary training to meet the needs of children at specific developmental levels across specific subject areas. At this time, all teachers at PFES meet the NCLB standard of “highly qualified.” Should these circumstances change at your child’s school, for any long-term situation, parents would be notified in writing. Now that Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama in December 2015, we will watch to see how this impacts Title I regulations.
Montgomery County District-Wide Title I Parent Involvement Procedure
Contact the Administrator of Literacy at Central Office for this information.
Title I School: PFES Parent Involvement Policy/School-Parent Compact is located in the student-parent handbook given to each family at the beginning of each school year and reviewed annually. It is also shared below.