Title I

28 days ago

All elementary schools in the Bangor Area School District participate in Title I programming

and are all School-wide Title I Programs.

 

What is the difference between a school-wide program and a targeted assistance program?

Title I is designed to help students served by the program achieve proficiency on challenging State

academic achievement standards. Title I schools with percentages of low income students of at least

40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "school-wide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school.

Title I schools with less than 40 percent low income students offer a "targeted assistance program" in

which the school identifies students who are most at risk of not meeting the State's academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance schools design an instructional program to meet the needs of those individual students. Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.

 


Parents Rights to Know

28 days ago

Dear Parent,

Your child’s school receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002.

NCLB requires:

  • Increased accountability for states and school districts.
  • Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
  • Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.

Under NCLB, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). This letter is to inform you of your right to ask for the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:

  • Whether Pennsylvania has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Pennsylvania licensing criteria have been waived.
  • The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and whether the teacher has any advance degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or paraprofessional, please contact your school principal.

Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.

Sincerely,


Bangor Area Administrators

 

 

Reading Terms

28 days ago

At first, we learn to read. Then, we read to learn.

Reading is the key to all learning.

Children who are good readers get off to a good start in school.

Children who are confident about reading have a positive attitude toward learning.

Author Unknown

 

Reading Terminology

 

Phonological/phonemic Awareness – is defined as the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words

 

Phonics- is knowing that sounds (phonemes) and letters/letter combinations (graphemes) have a relationship

 

Fluency- reading quickly, accurately and with expression. It provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension  

 

Comprehension- is the complex process of constructing meaning from text

 

Links

28 days ago

Brain Pop 
Videos on select topics (some free)

Discovery Kids 
informative articles, games, science facts, live web camps, video clips, and more.

Homework tips for Parents 
The U.S. Department of Education offers suggestions for parents.

Kids Know It 
lots of activities in all subject areas

National Geographic 
features people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links

PBS for Kids 
a great place to read and play educational games

Poetry 4 Kids 
contains lots of poems to read together with your child as well as podcasts.

Starfall 
site with interactive activities for kids in the area of reading.

StoryLine Online 
Hear your favorite TV personalities read books!

Time For Kids 
Up to date news, games, homework help, and more!

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