What is Title I?
Title I is supplemental federal funding for low achieving children, especially in high poverty schools. This program provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children farthest from meeting challenging state standards. Title I help by supplementing and improving the regular education programs offered at Title I schools. The goal is to help students meet the State standards.
How does a school become a Title I school?
The number of students that qualify for free and/or reduced lunch is used to determine the district-wide poverty and school poverty levels. Title I can serve schools at or above the districtwide poverty average.
Since the 2017-18 school year, Maple Elementary has been a Schoolwide Title I building. Our Title I staff members are able to work with any student and will collaboratively work with teachers to provide small group, direct instruction in reading and math to meet the academic needs and skill deficits of students.
The Annual Parent Meeting in early fall will be offered at two different times to accommodate parent schedules.
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- All students can learn and achieve to high standards throughout their lives.
- All students can become expert learners.
- Social-emotional well-being is essential for academic learning.
- Learners and their educators are highly diverse and require flexible supports.
- Collaboration among educators across disciplines and roles is essential.
- All students need and deserve a safe physical and emotional learning environment.
- Relationships are the foundation for growth and success.
Maple Elementary Parent Involvement Policy
1. Maple Elementary School will hold an annual parent meeting early in the school year at a convenient time to explain:
- Title I participation and requirements
- Parents’ rights to be involved
- The forms of assessment used to measure academic success and progress
- Description and explanation of curricula to be used
2. The following items will be distributed to parents for review and input:
- Parent Involvement Policy – early in the school year
- Home School Compacts – at the annual parent meeting
- Parent Notices as they apply to Title I
3. Maple Elementary will provide all parents with timely information in a language and format easily understood in the following ways:
- Registration packets
- Teacher notes, phone calls, emails
- School newsletters
- District and school websites
- Parent Square messages
- Interpreter services as needed
- Report cards via Power School
4. Maple Elementary will foster positive and productive family partnerships through:
- Providing opportunities for decision-making input related to the education of their children
- Host schoolwide events including: Title I meetings, Family Nights, and an Open House
- Fostering and encouraging good school attendance
5. Maple Elementary will in turn foster positive and productive partnerships with school through:
- Supporting their students’ learning by: Ensuring good attendance, monitoring homework completion, supervising television watching and electronic game playing, encouraging positive use of extra-curricular time, and encouraging reading at home
- Volunteering at school
- Participating in school activities
- Communicating with school staff
- Being positive advocates for their children
6. Materials and training will be offered to parents on how they can assist, encourage, and improve their child’s academic achievement through:
- Resources for instructional strategies to practice at home
- Digital resources
Maple families will communicate any suggestions or concerns to the Title I staff directly, and the Title I department will respond as timely and practically as possible. The Title I department will also communicate parent feedback with the district.
OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Our program is developed around a well-organized curriculum which is broad enough to meet the needs of all children, yet flexible enough to provide for individual differences. We endeavor to facilitate learning through meaningful experiences that offer success, foster confidence, and promote constant and continuous learning.
CURRICULUM CONTENT AREAS
Language Arts (which includes Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spelling), Math, Science, Health, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Physical Education.
- Math: Bridges in Mathematics (The Math Learning Center)
- Math: Bridges in Mathematics Number Corner (The Math Learning Center)
- Math: Bridges Intervention (The Math Learning Center)
- Reading: Wit & Wisdom (Great Minds)
- Reading: Geodes (Great Minds)
- Reading: Fundations (Wilson Language)
- Reading Intervention: 95 Percent Group
- Science: Indiana Science Initiatve
- Social Studies: Studies Weekly
Our curriculum is directly aligned to the Indiana State Standards. These standards describe what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. More information about Avon Community School Corporation's curriculum can be found here.
Maple Elementary offers a talented, experienced staff which strives to challenge each student to work to his or her potential every day. The staff also recognizes that education is a cooperative endeavor. It is our belief that the entire school program should be based on continuous planning and evaluation by administrators, teachers, and parents. We seek to promote a positive working relationship uniting home, school, and community in order to provide a complete learning environment for the child.
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
For more information about Maple Elementary, please visit the Indiana Department of Education. Click here to be taken directly to this site.
Title I Teacher
I am very excited to partner with you to help our students learn, grow, and succeed in the many opportunities school presents them. I spent 18 years in the classroom, teaching students K-4. Working in Title I provides me the opportunity to engage with students in our building Kindergarten through 4th grade. I am always excited to see the progression through the grades and all the growth our students make each year!
My husband, David, and I have been married since 2007. We have two beautiful daughters, Ava and Charlie. We have a dog named Keady Gene, whose namesake is the great Gene Keady (Purdue basketball coach). We are Boilermakers through and through! I love to garden, travel, read, and cheer my girls on in volleyball.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading Education from Purdue University in 2003. I earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009.
If you have any questions, please reach out. I am always happy to help!
Avon Community School Corporation recognizes that parents have the right to request a formal complaint. For the purpose of this policy, a complain or concern shall be any such that arises out of actions, procedures and policies in regard to Title I programming.
Parents who have a complaint or concern shall address it first with the building principal. If it is not resolved, the next step is to address the LEA Title I Director, Carrie Alday. If unable to resolve the concern, Mrs. Alday may seek the guidance from the Indiana Department of Education. If still not satisfied, the parent may take the complain to the Assistant Superintendent. The Superintendent would be the next to handle any situation if it is still unresolved.