Title I

A white checkmark inside a blue boxIn an effort to better meet the needs of the students. The assessment survey is a process that helps school teams learn about areas of strengths and areas in need of improvement. At the end of the school year you will receive a survey. 

617-394-2400
 
Director of Literacy/Title I: Michelle Rooney (Ext. 6154)

Secretary: Fran MacPherson (6153)
Title I Parent Liaison: Tammy LaRosa (6152)

The goal of Title I is to provide a higher quality of education for every child and to support parents to help their children.

WHAT IS TITLE I
Title I is a federally-funded program designed to ensure that children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach a minimum proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

TITLE I GOALS
• Increase Family Engagement
• Support Both Small Group Reading and Math Intervention
• Improve Teaching Strategies

WHAT WE DO
• Literacy Nights
• Math Nights
• Parent Breakfast Workshops

PARENT INVOLVEMENT/SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES
As a parent, you can influence your child’s success in school. Parent involvement is an important aspect of Title I. We encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education.

You can become more involved with you child’s education by:
• Attending Family Events at Your Child’s School
• Volunteering at Your Child’s School
• Joining Your Child’s PTO
• Attending Parent-Teacher Conferences
• Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher Regularly by Phone, E-mail, or Notes.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Attend Parent Teacher Conference regularly to discuss student progress and to strengthen home/school partnerships. Volunteer at your child’s school, by joining the PTO. Stay connected — communicate with your child’s teacher regularly by phone, email, or notes.

Home/School Compacts

Parents, students, and schools jointly develop agreements defining goals, expectations and shared responsibilities.

MILLION-WORD CHALLENGE
Pre-K students and educators
 

Webster Extension teacher Maureen Fabiano (right) and paraprofessional Roseanne DeSimone are pictured with Director of Literacy/Title I Michelle Rooney are pictured with Pre-K4 students on Tuesday, January 28. Fabiano was presented with a certificate for reading one million words to the students in her two classes between August of 2019 and January of 2020 using Footsteps2Brilliance® curriculum.

Footsteps2Brilliance® is a transformative pre-K through second grade literacy solution that utilizes mobile technology to connect school, home, and the community for academic success.  Its innovative Mobile Technology Platform allows comprehensive literacy apps to be accessed online or offline from any mobile device (Apple or Android) or traditional computer.  This enables school districts, for the first time ever, to leverage the mobile devices that parents already own to create Model Innovation Cities.

 

Title I Brochures

Congratulations to the Title I Department for hosting a very successful Family Breakfast at the Parlin School. More than 100 parents took advantage of the chance to meet with Title I administrators and staff members and learn about the tremendous resources that are available to our students.
 
Title I educators take a group photo at the Family Breakfast
 
Families sit at a round table in the Parlin Cafeteria for the Title I informational breakfast

Title I Parent Advisory Council

The Everett Public Schools Title I department would like to take this opportunity to invite you to become a member of the Title One Parent Advisory Council. The council consists of parents who are interested in being more involved in their child’s school. The purpose of these meetings are to discuss current topics that impact our children’s education, planning educational school programs, workshops and parent educational trainings. The goal is to increase parental and community involvement in the Everett Public Schools.

The committee meets 3 times a year please join us to share ideas and news from your school with other council members. We appreciate your time and effort of volunteering to serve on the Title I council.

Research over decades confirms that parent involvement is a critical element of successful schools and high student achievement.

Parent Advisory Letter

Footsteps 2 Brilliance

Everett Public Schools is providing Footsteps2Brilliance, a comprehensive literacy app, to all parents of pre-k-3rdgrade children who live in the Everett school district. This engaging app will help you prepare your child for school. To register for this app, go to: www.myf2b.com/parent/everett

Clip art logo, the face of a young girl, a button to the Libby reading app
 
Click HERE to access the Libby App website.
Footsteps2Brilliance
Monthly reading and writing learning paths for students in pre-K
through third grade.
CLICK HERE
 
READING TIPS
What Good Readers Do During Reading
 
DO A PICTURE WALK
Before reading, look at the
pictures and discuss what is happening. Make a prediction. During reading, change that prediction if necessary.
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Think about what the book reminds you of (something in your own life, another book, a movie, etc.)
ASK QUESTIONS
Continue to read to find the answers.
VISUALIZE
As you read you should see the story like a movie playing in your head.
SUMMARIZE
Stop and summarize what has happened in the story after every few pages. If you difficulty summarizing, then re-read those pages.
Questions to Ask After Reading
1. Who are the characters in the story and what are they like?
2. What was the problem in the story?
3. How would you have solved the problem?
4. What lesson did the character learn?
5. What character from the story would you like to have as a friend and why?
6. What would be another good title for the story and why?
7. How did the story make you feel?