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Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator

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Welcome to Woodstation!

My name is Jayne Black and I am the WES Title l Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator. My primary role is to support parents and provide information on how you can be fully engaged in your child's education. I encourage you to visit our Family Resource Center (Room 120) to learn about the many ways you can be involved and how to fully participate in your child's education. In the Family Resource Center, we have community, parenting, and educational resources available for you to take home to help your family succeed both in and out of the classroom. I'm committed to making sure all parents have the resources necessary to feel confident communicating with teachers and staff at school. I'm looking forward to an exciting and successful year!

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Pre-K Registration

Pre-K Registration packets will be available February 27-March 20 in the school office. Children must be 4 years of age on September 1, 2019 to be eligible. They must also be a resident of Catoosa County on the day of the drawing. The Pre-K drawing will be April 16 at 9:00 a.m. Parents will be notified if their child's name is drawn.

Fifth Grade Transition to Middle School Breakfast - March 15 at 7:00 a.m.

All 5th grade parents and their student are invited to join us for a light breakfast and presentation to learn more about Heritage Middle School. Mr. Davis, HMS Assistant Principal, will be speaking and answering questions about middle school. Learn about clubs and activities open to 6th grade students, class scheduling, parent involvement opportunities, lockers, and much more! Parents will be able to ask questions and receive resources to help make the transition to middle school easier for the whole family. Look for more information coming home in the Wednesday folder.

Family and School Team (FAST) Individual Parent-Teacher Meetings - March 18-22

Teachers will be available for individual conferences during the week of March 18-22. Take this opportunity to check on your child's progress and growth. This is a great chance to have some one-on-one time with your child's teacher and learn what you can do to support learning at home. A sign-up form will come home from your child's teacher. Sign-up for a meeting and make sure your child will be finishing the school year on track to meet grade level goals. 

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and District Advisory Council Meeting (DAC) 

All parents are invited to join us at these important Title l meetings. Our PAC meeting will be held April 17 at 12:00 p.m. at WES. The DAC meeting will be held May 9 at the Learning Center. This is a time for parents to give input about the school and district parent and family engagement policies, program, and funding. We will discuss, review, and approve these policies. We will look at the results of our spring survey and discuss ideas for our family engagement program. At this meeting, Mr. Ellis will also be discussing our School Improvement Plan for 2019-2020. This will be a casual discussion time to talk about our school goals and for parents to give input for our school plan for next year. We would love for you to attend and share your feedback!

 Georgia Milestones Assessment for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students - April 22-26

Georgia Milestone Testing will begin the week of April 22-26. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades participate in these End of Grade Assessments in ELA and Math. Fifth grade students also test in science and social studies. Learn more about the test and how to help prepare your child by reviewing our presentation on the home page of our school website under the WES Parents and Students section. This is an informative presentation that you are able to download and print. If you would like more information and additional resource links, please email me at jblack.wes@catoosa.k12.ga.us or call the school at (706) 935-6700. 

At Woodstation, Georgia Milestones testing will be administered:

ELA Writing – April 22

ELA Reading – April 23  

Math – April 24

Social Studies – April 25 (5th grade only)                                                                                         

Science – April 26 (5th grade only) 

Results from this test will be provided to you, the school, and the school system as a tool to help enrich the educational program that we offer your child. We are so pleased with the hard work of our Generals (students, teachers, and families) this year. Everyone has partnered together through our FAST program and our students have achieved so much! 

We Want to Keep You In the Know!

We want you to know that as a parent of a child attending a Title l school, you have the right to request any meetings you feel are needed by contacting Jayne Black, Family Engagement Coordinator. We are committed to providing opportunities for parents to attend regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share experiences, and participate in decisions related to the education of your child. To learn more about our Title l Parent and Family Engagement Program, check out our school policy on the WES website. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.

We want your Input!

We want parents to be an active part in decision making at WES. If you have any input or suggestions for our Family Engagement Program or our Title l Budget, please email Jayne Black, Family Engagement Coordinator, at jblack.wes@catoosa.k12.ga.us. Title l budget information can be found on the Title l page of our school website. For more information about how we spend our Title l funds, please review the Annual Meeting and PAC presentations on the school website and fill out an Input Card with your suggestions. We want to hear from you!

Family Resource Center (Room 120)

Our Family Resource Center (Room 120) lending library has parenting resources available for check-out. These include parenting books, brochures on academic topics, and books and activities for children. You are welcome to borrow these resources to use at home and return them when you're finished. The Family Resource Center is also a place for volunteers to gather and connect with each other. We'd love for you to stop by!

Important Upcoming Dates:

March 8-11 - No School

March 15 - 5th Grade Transition to Middle School Breakfast 7:00 a.m.

March 18-22 - FAST Individual Parent Teacher Meetings

March 20 - LSGT Meeting at HMS

March 25 - Drawing for FAST prizes (Dollywood and Rock City)

March 29 - Woodstation Homecoming for Seniors 

April 1-5 - Spring Break (No School)

April 8-10 - Buy One Get One Half Price Book Fair

April 17 - Title l Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting  12:00 p.m.

April 17 - PTO Meeting 1:01 p.m. in theFamily Resource Center

Parents may request meetings they feel are necessary at any time. Annual Meeting Information Sheets, CCPS Parent and Family Engagement Policy, WES Parent and Family Engagement Policy, Input Cards, and testing information, are always available in our Family Resource Center (Room 120). Our Family Resource Center is open during school hours. I am also available to answer questions and provide information Monday - Friday from 7:30-3:30 p.m. Thank you for being engaged in your child's education!