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Parent & Family Engagement

Angie Meadows District Family Engagement Coordinator
Family Engagement Coordinator
Pierce County School System
Phone: 912.807.0048
Email:  
ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us

The Pierce County Parent & Family Engagement webpage provides  information and resources to assist families with helping their children increase their academic achievement.This webpage also provides families with Title I information and upcoming family engagement events.  Blackshear Elementary School, Midway Elementary School, Patterson Elementary School, and Pierce County Middle School are school-wide Title I schools. Families are invited to provide suggestions and ideas to improve our Title I programs and plans. Click on our Title I link below to learn more about Title I and access a stakeholder feedback form  to share your ideas. Together...we can make a difference!

 

Title I Information                       PC Virtual Resource Room

 

GaDOE info                     Community Resource Guide

 

 

 

Title I Information

If you were unable to attend an Annual Title I "Extravaganza" or parent meeting and would like to be informed about the Title I programs as well as opportunities the schools' provide to BE INVOLVED, please email Angie Meadows at ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us or call (912) 807-0048. 

 

Annual Title I Extravaganza

Join us for an event you will not want to miss!!  Learn valuable information about your child’s instructional day!! Find out…What curriculum will my child learn this year? How do I monitor my child’s progress? What assessments will my child be taking during the school year? What is Title I and why am I an important partner in educating my child? 

Blackshear Elementary – Kindergarten-2nd Grades, October 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM

                                            3rd – 5th Grades: October 8, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Midway ElementaryAugust 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Patterson Elementary – Kindergarten – 2nd Grades: September 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM

                                          3rd – 5th Grades: September 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Pierce County Middle – September 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM   

 

Mentor/Volunteer Program 

The Pierce County Mentor/Volunteer Program needs you!! The Mentor /Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for adults to enrich the lives of our students. In order to be a mentor, a person must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. An individual must also fill out an application packet/screening and attend a training session. However, the most important qualification is a real desire to work with young people. If you would like to become a mentor or volunteer, you are invited to attend one of the training sessions below or please contact a school counselor.

Blackshear Elementary – September 6, 2019 at 9:00 am          Laura Coates, Jennifer Harris - 912.449.2088

Midway Elementary –  August 22, 2019 at 7:45 am                    Kim Lydon - 912.807.0084

Patterson Elementary – September 10, 2019 at 8:30 am           Ashlee Todd - 912.647.5373

Pierce County Middle – September 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm             Bryany Walker, Monica Housley - 912.449.2077

 

“Table Talk” 

Join us for a delicious lunch while gaining knowledge to support your child’s educational success.  Workshops are open to all Pierce County families!  Invitations are sent to all parents and posted in Livingtree Engage (new communication platform).  Lunch is sponsored by our community partners. All workshops begin at 12:00 noon.

Date: September 4, 2019       School: Blackshear Elementary       Time: 12:00 noon

Topic: Helping your Child Cope with Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Baker Wright

 

Date: October 2, 2019          School: Midway Elementary              Time: 12:00 noon 

Topic: Literacy and Reading Strategies

 

Date: March 4, 2020       School: Pierce County Middle School       Time: 12:00 noon

Topic: Technology Tips

 

Parent Cafés

Come talk with teachers/staff about how we can improve our family engagement activities/events, what our schools can provide you with to help support your child’s learning at home and the best ways to communicate with you.  Also, the Cafés will provide opportunities for you to assist in revising our Title I program plans, school-parent compacts, building school staff capacity trainings and the budget. Join us for the following Parent Cafés at your child's school.

Blackshear Elementary @ 7:45 am or 2:45 pm
February 6, 2020             May 15, 2020

Midway Elementary @ 7:45 am or 2:45 pm
January 30, 2020            May 7, 2020 

Patterson Elementary @ 7:45 am or 2:45 pm
January 23, 2020            May 14, 2020

Pierce County Middle @ 8:15 am or 3:20 pm
January 22, 2020           March 17, 2020

 

District PAC Meeting

All parents are welcome to join the District Parent Advisory Council. We will meet on February 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Pierce County Board of Education to hear the latest updates from the Pierce County School District as well as to review and provide input into the District Parent & Family Engagement Plan and the District Improvement Plan. Contact Angie Meadows at (912) 807-0048 or ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us if you would like to be a part of this council.

Kindergarten Transition

We encourage all upcoming kindergarten parents/family members to come meet teachers, tour the school, and learn everything you need to know to make your child’s first day in kindergarten successful.

Blackshear Elementary- April 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Kindergarten Kickoff)

Midway ElementaryApril 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Patterson Elementary – April 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM

 

Moving to Middle School (Transition) - May 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Orientation for next year’s 6th grade parents and family members to discuss the transition from elementary to middle school.  More information will be advertised on the PCMS website, Livingtree Engage, and sent home with your child.

 

Parent Surveys

Your opinions and suggestions are important to the success of our schools!!  Please take a moment to complete two important surveys this year.

  1. Title I Parent & Family Engagement survey – (Open mid-January to mid-February) Please complete the Parent & Family Engagement survey to help us plan and address areas of improvement for the 2020-21 school year!  (Please complete a survey for every school you have a child enrolled in.)
  2. The Georgia Parent Survey- (Open October-March) All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey.  The data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. The school’s Climate score is a component of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCPRI).

 

 Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Check your child’s grades on the Parent Portal. Go to…

https://campus.pierce.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/pierce.jsp and log in or access Infinite Campus from your school's website under the Parent Tab.  For an Infinite Campus training, go to https://www.pinterest.com/pcresourceroom/, click on Infinite Campus Parent Portal in the red boards to learn how to set your account up and use Infinite Campus. 

Download the “Free” Infinite Campus App on your smartphone.

Search: Infinite Campus Mobile Portal

Enter the Pierce County School District ID: WJXCFX

Select: NEXT/GO

Enter your campus portal username and password. The app provides anytime, anywhere access to assignments, attendance, grades, and schedule.