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Parent Engagement Events March 2018

Please join us:

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Gym) - Camp Out with A Good Book - Family Reading Night. Come and explore new ways to help your child become a adventurous reader at home and school.  Recommended for PK - 5th grade families.

Tuesday, March 7, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (BES Media Center) - BES Morning Coffee presents: Grade Level Expectations for the GMAS (Georgia Milestones Assessment) and Ways to make test taking less stressful.  Recommended for parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

 

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

BES Parents - We need Your Feed Back

Your input is vital in the planning and implementing of the family engagement programs and activities at our school.  Please use this link goo.gl/nAa7a7 to go online to take the short FY18 Spring Parent & Family Engagement Survey. The online survey will be open for your input from March 16, 2018 through April 6, 2018.  If you have any question or would like a paper copy of the survey, please call Sherry Jordan, Family Liaison at 912-618-0287 or email sjordan@bullochschools.org.  We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

 

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

Title I Parent Input Survey for School Year 2018 - 2019

Dear Parents, Guardians and concerned Community Members,

Your input is needed to help shape the Title I program for the 2018 - 2019 School Year. Please review the attached slideshow and send us your ideas and suggestions. (Copies of the BES FY18 Family Engagement Plan/Policy and BES FY18 School-Parent Compact are located on this page (to your right), the BES Family Engagement Budget is below and a copy of the School Improvement Plan can be found on the BES website on the main page.  If you would like hard copies of these documents, please contact me.

 

BES FY18 Family Input Meeting Slideshow.pdf

BES FY18 Family Engagement Budget .pdf

 

 Please use the link below to give your input online or please send your suggestions to Sherry Jordan, Family Liaison at sjordan@bullochschools.org.

https://goo.gl/forms/jQrpaDMxr7nqNZV33

 

Thank you!

                                                          

 

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

BES Family Resource Center

What is a Family Resource Center?

- It's an inviting space for adults to use.

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

 

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

- A variety of books to check out for both parents and children dealing with family issues, homework tips and study guides.

- 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.  If you would like an appointment please call her at 912-618-0287. 

 

When may I use the Family Resource Center?

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

- 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 the Media Center. After entering the Media Center door, the Family Resource Center can be found on the right.

 

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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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 FY18 Annual TItle I Parent Meeting Powerpoint

Below is the link to the BES FY18 Annual Title I Parent Meeting.  Please contact Sherry Jordan, FL if you have any questions or comments at 912-618-0287 or sjordan@bullochschools.org.

 

FY18 Annual Title I Parent Meeting (Spanish)

 

FY18 Annual Title I Parent Meeting (English)

 

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