Overview of Parent Compact
This compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2016-2017 school year.
We, the Todd ECC community and parents, establish this compact for reading skills to foster improvement of reading readiness and to support the success of our students. We believe this can be done with the planned partnership of parents, families, students, teachers, and the principal.
We, as parents, understand we are our children’s first and most important teacher. We agree to support our children’s learning in the following ways:
• Read to my child at least 20 minutes every day.
• Make every effort for my child to attend school regularly.
• Check my child’s backpack everyday for notices and respond as necessary.
• Monitor my child’s progress by attending parent/teacher conferences and communicate with my child’s teacher.
• Make every effort to attend weekly PACT time and other school activities such as family reading nights.
• Monitor television viewing for age-appropriateness.
We, as students, agree to share the responsibility in becoming prepared for kindergarten and success in school. We will:
• Look at books every day at home.
• Take proper care of books at home.
• Pay attention to my teachers and family; and ask questions when I need help.
• Practice what I have learned at school.
CLASSROOM TEACHER/READING READINESS STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
As partners in the education of all children, we agree to
• Provide a high quality, positive learning environment and instill a love of reading and learning.
• Keep parents informed about school activities and student’s progress.
• Participate in parent/teacher meetings and/or conferences.
• Individualize instruction based on information gained through periodic assessments to determine each child’s appropriate skill level and progress.
• Provide assistance to parents on understanding the expectations of kindergarten readiness.
• Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and observe school activities.
• Participate in staff development to maintain high quality teaching practice.
• Set high standards in early learning by providing a stimulating and language rich environment
• Allocate funds effectively and efficiently so that school SMART goals can be met
• Communicate student achievement and school improvement goals to parents and the community by being present at family nights and PACT meetings and also, by writing, phone calls, and emails
• Support all staff, students, and parents in their educational endeavors