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  1. 1. Parent Involvement Opportunities at Taylors Creek ElementaryCuriosity Shop We keep our media center open for families each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:45 – 5:15 p.m. Families can get help with homework, use computers, work on projects, read, check out up to 10 books, and take AR tests. The school has a well-stocked Resource RoomResource Room equipped with materials that parents can check out to help students with reading and mathematics.Open House We kick off the year every year with Open House. Families come to school to meet with teachers, visit classrooms, and hear about upcoming events. Gather around and have some fun at the Super Bowl of Reading. This family evening is held in January at Super Bowl time. TheSuper Bowl of Reading Family Night evening has a football theme. Families enjoy a chili or beefy nacho supper. We have football players from the high school come read sports themed books to students, and students can take AR tests.CRCT Family Night: Hotdog Supper This night is set aside for parents to learn about our state test, the CRCT. Parents attend grade specific workshops and families enjoy a hotdog supper. Hot Diggity Dog!
  2. 2. Fall Festival We have a “just for fun” Fall Festival each year in October. Families enjoy a relaxed evening together.Family Night: Chicken Supper Each Spring we invite families to join us for an old fashioned social. We have a delicious chicken supper and a variety of family-focused events for them to enjoy. Last year we kicked off our “healthy kids” campaign with a Family Mile Walk/Run in the gym. This website has all kinds of resources for parents. Everything from testing informationParents’ Place Website to dress code policy and pictures can be found here. This website can be translated into more than 30 languages to help our ELL families. This website is devoted to parenting. The website is full of helpful tips designed to makeParents’ Blog Spot parenting easier. It can be translated into multiple languages to aid our ELL families. Our families support fifth grade students as they plan a business. This engaging activity involves math, economics, social studies, andMarket Day much more. Students set up a business and “sell” their product. This is always a big hit. Each grade level hosts a program during the year. Parents enjoy these opportunities to watch their children perform. Every child has the chance to participate.Grade Level Programs and Talent Show
  3. 3. Chorus Nights Parents enjoy an evening of music twice a year Holiday Concert when our 4th and 5th grade chorus performs. The holiday concert is held outdoors and Spring Concert families are surrounded with a beautiful display of luminaries.Wax Museum Fifth grade students celebrate famous Americans throughout history by “becoming” that person at our popular Wax Museum. The Wax Museum is open to families in the evening.Field Days Parents help us with our Field Days each year in May. They also come out and cheer for their favorite team as classes compete in a variety of physical challenges. Our school council is made up of parents andSchool Council staff who meet quarterly to discuss issues that pertain to school improvement. Parents are able to check on their child(ren)’sParent Portal grades in real time by logging onto the Parent Portal. Every teacher has a classroom blog. The blogs are updated regularly and keep parents informed about what is going on at school.Teacher Blogs You can check them out at:Newsletters http://taylorscreek.blogspot.comProgress Reports Teachers also send home newsletters and parents get frequent progress reports. Life is “da bubbles” at TCE! Visit us at:Interactive School Website
  4. 4. SKYPE Teachers and administrators use SKYPE to have video conferences with parents that are overseas or out of town.McTeacher’s Night Teachers and families enjoy a fun-filled night at McDonalds! Taylors Creek offers support to parents who speak English as a second language. Our websites and written communications areELL Program translated into the family’s native language. The ELL teacher coordinates events for our ELL families. They kick off the year with an ELL Family Pizza Party and Information Session. The school principal uses Survey Monkey eachAnnual Parent Survey Spring to create and send out a parent survey. The leadership team use parent responses to improve school activities. The school principal is able to communicate via home phone and/or cell phone with all parents at the same time. For example, if there is an unscheduled weather day, theAutomated Phone System principal can send a taped phone message to every phone in the system. She is also able to send automated phone reminders about special events on the calendar. Students have become involved inStudent’s Encouraging Parent encouraging parent involvement; two clubs (the Parent Involvement Club, and the SchoolInvolvement Ambassadors Club) both assist with making the school a friendly and warm place to visit.
  5. 5. We encourage parent volunteers to help with a variety of tasks throughout the school. We TEAM: have parents who help with costumes for Together Everyone Achieves More school programs, ELL parents who help with translating, parents who help teachers in the classrooms, and more. We are very thankful for our volunteers!Career Day Our parents help us with Career Day, a special program organized by the school’s Guidance Counselor. Parents talk to students about their jobs and about the importance of reading and mathematics in their job. Our goal is to promote the idea that “School Is Important!”