Title I Family Engagement Newsletter
Oakland Beach - Lippitt - Norwood - Hoxsie - Scott
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” —Neil Gaiman
What’s happening in January?
Happy New Year! January events summary:
- Parenting Partners - Tuesday Nights @ The Warwick Public Library
- Family STEM Nights - Monday evenings throughout January into February
- Coffee Hours - Last full week in January, agenda will be next year’s budget
*All events are on your school’s website calendar under Events and can be added directly to your cell phone calendar with one click
We are hosting a Parenting Partners workshop at the Warwick Public Library Tuesday evenings from 6 until 7:30 PM starting January 10th and finishing on February 14th. These workshops are a lot of fun for parents! They’re a wonderful opportunity for adults to collaborate, gain new friendships, and add new skills and tricks to their parenting toolkits. RSVP to our evening workshop now!
Not convinced? Check out some moments from our Fall workshops in the brief video below:
STEM Nights with Mobile Quest
Each Title I school will have its own Creative Construction Family STEM Night! Space is limited and registration is required to attend. All events will take place on a Monday evening at 6 PM. These events are school-specific and hosted at your child’s school for you and other families within your school community. Please do not register for another school’s event. Click on your child’s school name and the date of the event below to register.
What’s happening in our schools?
There was a lot of hard work, plenty of fun, and certainly extra spirit in the halls of our schools during the days leading up to Winter Break! Are you following our Instagram and/or Facebook pages where we share all sorts of great things happening in our schools?
We’re a third of the way thru! First Trimester Report Cards became available on December 22nd, have you viewed your child’s report yet? Warwick Schools put together a comprehensive resource to answer any questions you may have regarding accessing, understanding, and utilizing your child’s report. You may view that here: www.warwickschools.org/article/940986 Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
Title I Preschool
It’s that time of year! Calling all children who live in the Title I areas and who will turn 4 years old by September 1st, 2023. The Title I preschool located at Oakland Beach Elementary will start enrollment soon! My own two children attended the free half-day, 5 days-a-week class with Mrs. Dotter and Mrs. Morris and I cannot say enough great things about it! Do you know someone with a preschool-aged child? Let them know about our program! Keep an eye out for emails and updates on the Warwick Public School’s website for registration information.
What’s happening in the community?
Happening during January, the All The Feels reading challenge! All those who complete will receive an All the Feels prize bag which includes a coupon for a Free Book from the Friends Corner Book Sale, as well as a virtual ticket for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Healthy Habits at the Library! We are so excited to announce that the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is teaming up with the Warwick Public Library to bring Healthy Habits to a larger audience in Warwick!! To register for this event, visit the WPL website.
SAVE THE DATES! Healthy Habits is hosting a Family Workshop just for Title I families as well. Join Mrs. Kadek and the Healthy Habits team for a series of classes geared towards families on Fridays from 12:30-2 PM. What better way to kick off the weekend than with some free groceries and new recipes? Preschool-aged children are welcome to join you. This 6-week class will take place Friday afternoons at Hoxsie Elementary on March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7. This delicious opportunity is open to all Title I families! Registration is required and details will be available in next month’s Newsletter.
Upcoming Staff Development and Training
Your Title I team will be virtually attending The National ESEA Conference coming up in February. This national conference is intentionally aimed at coordination among federal education programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and other federal programs to unite and address a shared goal - how to best meet the needs of disadvantaged students. We will have the ability to learn from and network with nationally recognized education leaders and experts. Throughout the four-day agenda, we will choose from over 130 sessions from today’s leading education experts who will deliver timely, impactful information enhanced by personal experience. We’re all looking forward to another enriching learning opportunity!
January Coffee Hours
We have another round of coffee hours at each school coming up at the end of this month, all of these events are included on the school events calendar on their website. During our January meetings, we will take a look at our Family Engagement Policy as it’s written within the Every Student Succeeds Act, and we will discuss how our budget is utilized. You may or may not be aware that through Title I, your child’s elementary school is provided some extra funding to support student achievement. Attending the coffee hour at your child’s school this month will give you an opportunity to provide valuable insight as to how those funds should be utilized at your child’s school ahead of the budget process for the next school year. Don’t miss this opportunity! We will have an evening opportunity to discuss the budget and Title I initiatives Wednesday, March 1st as well, further details to come.
*If you have any trouble translating this Newsletter, please reach out.
Cameron Kadek (she/her)
Family Engagement Facilitator
Cell: 401-291-8288 (text preferred)
Family engagement is a full, equal, and equitable partnership among families, educators, and community partners to support children’s learning and development.