McMillan Elementary Title I Program

    • McMillan LogoTitle I is the largest federal aid program for our nation's schools.
    • Title I’s goal is to help all children have equal opportunities to learn.
    • Title I funds are distributed to schools where a high percentage of students receive free or reduced lunch.  If you believe your family will qualify, please be sure to apply. Families must apply every year.

How does Title I help my child?

  • Daily Instructional Support

    • Title I funds are used to provide additional staff to work with all students. 
    • All students receive instruction at their level in smaller groups.
    • Title I funds can be used to provide additional curriculum materials and resources.

    Teacher’s Professional Development

    • Title I funds are used to provide teachers with additional training.
    • Teachers work with our instructional coach to continually improve their instruction.
    • Teachers are given time to collaborate with their team.

We need your help!

  • According to research, the most successful children have parents who are highly supportive of their children in school.  

    Clothes pins on a string holding up paper cutouts of the words We Need You  with stick figure drawings of childrenHere are a few ways you can get involved:

    • Join McMillan’s Leadership Team
      Our Leadership Team meets for one hour once a month before school.
      • We need parents to help McMillan’s leadership team make important decisions about instruction, Title budget spending, and programs for families and students
      • If you are interested, please email Kirsti Kornak at kornak.kirsti@westada.org

    • Your Opinion Matters to Us - Participate in the Parent Survey
      • Please let us know what you think of our Parent Involvement Policy.  In the spring, you will have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts about this school year.  Please take the time to complete the survey.  We value your feedback.

    • Join the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

    • Help your child with homework

    • Read to your children

    • Attend parent-teacher conferences, meetings, classroom events, and school-sponsored activities

    • Visit the McMillan Parent Center

    • Contact the Community Center at McMillan

Parent Involvement Policy

  • Building the Knowledge and Skills of Parents and Guardians

    Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. According to research, the most successful children have parents who are highly supportive of their children in school. The following policy will help to provide parents with the skills and knowledge to increase and to improve parent participation and parent involvement.

    1. Provide parents/guardians with the information necessary:
    • To understand standards and assessments
    • To work with teachers to keep track of their child’s progress
    • To be able to ask for the qualifications of instructional staff

    1. Increase and improve parents/guardians’ ability to help their child achieve by providing:
    • Materials to practice skills taught at school
    • Meetings to teach parents how to use the materials
    • Meetings to teach parents how to help with homework
    • Support when requested by parents – within reason

    1. Increase teachers’ knowledge of:
    • How to communicate with parents
    • How to work with parents as partners
    • How to encourage parents to share knowledge

    1. Provide parents/guardians of preschoolers with:
    • Materials to prepare their child for school
    • Classes to teach parents how to use the materials
    • Support when requested by parents – within reason

    1. Provide parents with information about school activities, meetings and programs in the native language and format that is easy to understand to the extent possible.
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    The words Thank You spelled out in paper art projects.