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Title I

Title I School
Parent and Family Engagement

School Year: 2023 – 2024
School: Mulberry Elementary School
Date Submitted: 08/28/2023

The provided plan is specific to Mulberry Elementary School (MES) and its attainment of
required WCS Policy 1310/4002. Here at Mulberry we are committed to forming partnerships
and designing instruction to help all learners reach their greatest potential. We understand that
our families, school staff, and overall community must work together. The contents of this plan
illustrates how we plan to accomplish this task.

Policy Involvement

The Title 1 Parental Involvement Policy is developed based on feedback and support from
stakeholders. At the start of the 2023-2024 school year, MES will conduct a meeting with its
Parent Advisory team, PTO representatives, and any other interested stakeholders to discuss
current events, Title 1 documentation, and PTO fundraisers. The meetings are documented with
an agenda, sign-in sheets, and minutes.

During the MES Open House event, parents will be welcomed into the school to visit with their
student’s teacher. During this meeting, we will discuss our Title 1 school status, the rights of
Title 1 parents, the Parent and Family Engagement Plan, our curriculum and academic standards,
assessments, and grade level expectations. It will also be an opportunity for our faculty and staff
to offer suggestions for how to be more engaged, and provide opportunities to sign up to
participate on the parent advisory team or simply volunteer within the school. Also, it is
important that parents and guardians also provide updated contact information and register for
the ClassDojo accounts. All information will be provided in a language and format
understandable to our families. Interpreters can be available for support. Each classroom meeting
will be documented with an agenda, sign-in sheets, and minutes.

Shared Responsibility for High Student Academic Achievement

The School-Parent Compact, Parent/Student Handbook, Parent and Family Engagement Plan,
and other necessary documents are discussed and reviewed in the opening Parent Advisory Team
meeting. The School-Parent Compact is a communication tool to support the achievement of
parents, staff, and students. The compact is an agreement on how each component will support
each other to ensure the student success is obtained. Our school leadership team solicits feedback
from parents, participates in discussion, and makes necessary revisions to the compact each year.
A final draft is included in the Parent/Student Handbook. Also, Parent/Student Signature pages,
student expectations, and a calendar of school events are provided in the Parent/Student

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MES values the participation of all parents and feels that it supports high academic achievement.
Therefore, quarterly parent/student/teacher conferences will be held. These meeting
opportunities will be posted on the school social media platform and invitations will be provided
by the classroom teachers. Conferences may also be requested by families at any time throughout
the year. All invitation communication will be shared in formats that are accessible for all

Building Capacity for Involvement

We invite all parents to participate in events that occur on campus and interactive events that are
designed for at-home facilitation. MES plans quarterly activities for parents to build capacity
towards the involvement of their child’s education. A portion of the activities will involve
parents coming onto campus, and the others will be adapted for at-home participation. MES
plans to participate in a school-wide book reading program. The same book will be provided to
all families and activities will be aligned for families to participate together.
MES also plans to hold quarterly PTO nights that allow parents onto campus for teacher and
faculty interaction. Each PTO event will be paired with grade level presentations. Also, MES is
planning two large parent events. One will be held in December and the other in April. Both
events are filled with learning opportunities and enjoyable activities. Aside from this,
parent/student/teacher conferences will be held throughout the school year. Teachers will work
with individual families to ensure a convenient time is provided. The conference may be virtual
or in-person. Interpreters will be available for these meetings when needed.


Communication occurs with parents in a variety of ways. This includes weekly phone calls via
School Messenger, newsletters, written invitations, digital invitations on the school website
and/or social media, and ClassDojo. Our ClassDojo allows for two-way communication via
messaging. Each teacher has a ClassDojo account and encourages all families to be connected at
the beginning of school. All of our documentation will be distributed via students to parents. A
handbook will be provided to every student family. School teachers and faculty members will
assist with the distribution and collection of essential forms that align with Title 1

MES has an interpreter that attends school meetings, makes phone calls, and has a weekly
schedule. The interpreter is also available on days he/she is not scheduled to be at MES.

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MES uses Title 1 funds to provide every family with their own copy of the Parent/Student
Handbook document and calendar. In addition, the funds go to provide a behavior facilitator and
a teacher assistant within the classroom setting. We also use Title 1 funds to enrich and enhance
students; learning by securing instructional materials, purchasing software and supplies,
purchasing computer equipment, and providing enhanced communication. In relation to safety,
the Title 1 funds allow us to purchase the Ident-a-Kid cards for students and families.
This document was jointly developed with our Parent Advisory Council. Every meeting with
our parents is documented with an agenda, sign in sheet and minutes of the meeting. For a copy
of any of the documentation mentioned in this plan, please contact Dr. Grant Tharpe at