School, parent, and community ownership in the academic and social achievement and growth of our children is a critical piece to the puzzle of school effectiveness. It is evident by West Point Elementary School’s Annual Title I/ PTO meeting that our school and parents are on the trajectory for an amazing year. Thursday, August 31, 2017 was a night filled with great parent and family involvement at WPE. During this meeting, various important pieces of information were discussed, parents were able to visit teachers and provide valuable input into our grade level compacts, which is a commitment between the school, students, and parents. Parents also evaluated the sessions and were able to provide constructive feedback for a continuous improvement process. Some of the high points of the meeting were Title I Programs, with an emphasis on what Title I means for the children and parents at WPE, the new expectations for this school year to ensure that all students are learning at high levels while in a safe, productive classroom environment, and the importance of parental involvement and the relationship of the school with the parents and community. WPE is working to ensure that we are providing a challenging and safe learning environment while empowering our students to productive citizens in a diverse and changing world. The foundation is being laid for our students, both at the school building and at home, to be successful. We are striving, as a team, to ensure all students are proficient readers by the end of third grade and that they have proficient number sense and reasoning skills. Parents and community members, we invite you to attend the next PTO meeting, where we will be discussing more pertinent information and continuing to grow our relationship to increase student achievement and growth. It is evident by the recent meeting that our school, parents, and community are all working together to be positive difference makers in the lives of our children at WPE. It is our heartfelt, fervent belief that by working together as a team we will put the pieces of the school effectiveness puzzle together for WPE students to continue to succeed and soar high in any and all endeavors they choose to pursue.
Pictured are members of the PTO serving pizza before the Title 1 Meeting and Open House. From left are Kevin Patrick, PTO President, Tricia Davis, David Kerr, Christa Perry, Amy Hull, Lachelle Jones and Nicki Freeman.