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Parent Engagement Events August 2018

Please join us:

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Media Center) - BES Annual TItle I Meeting Session A. Parents, please join us for our annual Title I Meeting. This year's video presentation will feature a few of our very own BES students.   

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Media Center) - BES Annual Title I Meeting Session B (repeat of Session A), Parents, please join us for our annual Title I Meeting.

 

Family Engagement Specialist (FES)

 Mrs. Sherry Jordan 

A FES bridges the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics.  Need support or information on how to improve your child's academic performance in school?  Please call me (618-0287) for assistance.

For Further Information:

Georgia Department of Education - Parent Engagement Link:

http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/tss_title.aspx?PageReq=ParentEngagement

Tips for Pre-K Families:

Playing helps develop fine-motor skills

Young children learn through play and through engaging in age-appropriate preschool activities.  Children develop in predictable stages, so a child must have the prerequisite fine-motor skills necessary to use his wrists and hands properly and effectively before he can write.  Fine-motor is usually defined as the ability to coordinate the action of the eyes and hands together in performing precise manipulative movements.  Skills learned and mastered through activities supporting development of fine-motor skills include developing hand strength, directional movement pattern, and effective hand position, which in turn facilitate making lines, letters, and shapes.

Every child will acquire the fine-motor skills needed for writing in a different time table.  Activities that support young children's fine-motor development help build the strength and dexterity (quick and precise movements and coordination of the hands and fingers) necessary to hold a pencil appropriately.  The more a preschool child used her fingers in activities that help strengthen hand coordination, the sooner she will master the skills needed for writing.

Suggested materials and activities to support fine-motor development

  • Rolling play dough in to tiny balls using the palms of the hands facing each other and using on the finger tips
  • Giving children a pair of tweezers and provide two bowls with small items and challenge them to get all of the items from one bowl to another using only the tweezers
  • Tearing newspaper into strips and then crumpling them into balls
  • Lacing and sewing activities, such as stringing beads or lacing cards
  • Using eye droppers to "pick up" water
  • Playing with Legos, miniature cars, small blocks, action figures, and other small toys
  • Using scissors and tracing stencils
  • Painting at the easel; finger painting
  • Putting puzzles together

Above all, have fun with your children and remember that PLAY is a child's work!

(from the Pre-K Teaching Times; Volume 7 Issue 4 November 2010, page 5)

Family Liaison

November is National Family Engagement Month


 

BES loves our Super Hero parents and family members! Please check out the link below to learn more about National Family Engagement Month and National Parental Involvement Day.

 

https://sway.office.com/nLDrJ0FuaHDXWPus?ref=Link&loc=play

Recipes for Success

Recipes for Success has lots of fun educational activities that you can do with your child at home or on the go. New editions will be posted monthly (copies are also sent home with all students). 

 

ADA Recipes September FY19 Eng.pdf

 

ADA Recipes September Fy19 Span.pdf

District Family Engagement Site Link

Please click on the link below to visit the FY18 District Family Engagement website.  

http://www.bulloch.k12.ga.us/familyengagement

Copyright Information for Parents and Families

Children today have a wide range of sources available to them through the internet for their school projects. Below is a link to an article by Lynette Owens called "What to tell your kids about online piracy" that can help you help them when they are searching for information or music online. 

Please copy and paste to your browser: http://internetsafety.trendmicro.com/what-to-tell-your-kids-about-online-piracy

Make School Important

 

Parent Involvement Matters!

 


 

Resources For Helping Your Children Learn at Home

You are your children's first and most important teacher.  Take the time to ensure your children have what they need for school each day and they do their homework.

Here are some resources:

U.S. Department of Education:  This site includes links to booklets for helping your child in science, math, reading and history.  It also includes tips on how to help your child with homework.  http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Communities in Schools of Georgia:  Learn more about this dropout prevention organization and see if your community has a CIS program you can join.  http://www.cisga.org

Math.com:  This site includes specific and doable home activities that will help children learn and enjoy math.  Games include Squash That Box and Money's Woth.  http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html

Scholastic.com:  This site has worksheets, activities and, of course, book recomendations, all broken down by grade level.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents

SchoolFamily.com:  This site has links to dozens of articles and ideas on helping your child at home, as well as tips for solving every conceivable school problem and worksheets galore.  Geared toward grades pre-K through 8, but includes some high school resources.  http://www.schoolfamily.com

Exploratorium:  This famous science museuw in San Francisco has fantastic make-and-do resources for parents.  Make a sound sandwich or calculate your weight and age in other worlds.  http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore

The Kahn Academy:  The Kahn Academy site provides a free online collection of thousands of free video tutorials stored on YouTube.  http://www.hanacademy.org

BES Family Resource Center

What is a Family Resource Center?

- The Family Resource Center is available to parents, guardians, grandparent and teachers of Brooklet Elementary School students.

 

What can I expect to find in the Family Resource Center?

- A variety of educational games, workbooks and activities.

- Free brochures and pamphlets that address a wide range of family and educational topics.

- A word processor and printer for writing letters, resumes, and etc.

 

Who can help me in the Family Resource Center?

- Sherry Jordan, Family Liaison will be happy to help. 

 

When may I use the Family Resource Center?

- The Family Resource Center is open during school hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.

- Special arrangements may be made if the Family Resource Center is needed at other times.  Please call, the Family Liaison, Sherry Jordan for an appointment.

 

Where is the Family Resource Center located?

- The Family Resource Center is located in room 129 on the Red Hall.

 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for the Family Resource Center, please let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Sherry Jordan

Family Liaison

912-618-0287

sjordan@bullochschools.org

 


 

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