BONNEVILLE ELEMENTARY

Established 1977
Home of the BRONCOS

Shawn Brooks, Principal • Janelle Griffiths, TSA
1245 North 800 West, Orem, Utah 84057 * 801-610-8101

Overview of Bonneville’s Title I Plan
2014-2015

Bonneville Elementary is designated as a Title I School. The major factor that determines a school’s designation is the percentage of students on Free/Reduced Lunch. Bonneville’s percentage of those qualifying for Free/Reduced lunch is 54%.

When a school becomes a Title I school, they are awarded Federal Dollars based on our percentage of Free/Reduced lunch counts. The school uses that money to hire teachers, to hire highly qualified teacher assistants, increase teacher professional development, and to provide interventions for students to succeed academically.

Bonneville’s first school goal this year is to see an increase of 10% in overall reading proficiency of students, as compared with last year’s growth.  The teachers and staff are committed to meet this goal by providing the following interventions:

  • Provide quality initial instruction in the classroom
  • Intervene with targeted interventions in a timely manner – Double Dose program
  • Invest in teacher growth by holding professional development trainings from BYU
  • Purchase additional technology (i.e. iPads and Chromebooks) to help provide learning opportunities to students.

Bonneville’s second goal this year is to increase our 3rd through 6th grade student’s proficiency in mathematics by 10% from last year’s SAGE testing scores.  We plan to meet this goal by:

  • Giving teachers professional training in math instruction and assessment (June, 2015)
  • Provide quality math instruction in the classroom
  • Intervene with targeted math interventions in a timely manner – Double Dose program (Track 3)
  • Hire a para-professional during each math class for students who struggle
  • Purchase additional technology (i.e. iPads, Chromebooks, Promethean boards, and the iReady math program) to help students with math instruction opportunities.

The actual Title I Plan will be available from Mr. Brooks, in late September, upon request. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding Title I, or better yet, come and join School Community Council to help make decisions for our students and Title I funding.

What is Title 1?

Title 1 is a federally funded grant program. First started in 1964, it is the largest grant under George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.

The purpose of Title 1 is to provide additional support for schools that serve children who have risk factors like poverty and high mobility. Research has demonstrated that these factors make it more difficult for children to be successful in school.

Eligible schools get an amount of money based on the number of students in the school who qualify for “FREE and REDUCED” price meals. Principals, teachers and Title 1 parents develop a plan for how they can use the funding so that all students can achieve to their highest potential.

Title 1 programs often include:

  • Additional teachers
  • Additional classroom aides
  • Professional development for staff
  • Teachers with specialized training in reading and mathematics

But they can also include:

  • Double Dose programs to pre-teach or re-teach challenging concepts
  • Additional technology and equipment for learning
  • Counseling and mentoring programs

Parent Involvement Policy

PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

At Bonneville, we understand that optimal learning requires collaboration between home and school. In that spirit, parents and teachers at Bonneville Elementary have developed several ways to work together to enhance the education of all students.

Bonneville involves parents in several activities such as:

  • Back to school night held each Fall at the start of school
  • Parent/teacher conferences held two times each year
  • PTA and School Community Council meetings
  • Reading Tutoring and Classroom Volunteering
  • Grade Level Programs to share learning activities each year

Parents may review academic achievement by:

  • Checking grades and attendance anytime on Skyward
  • Receiving mid-term reports and report cards three times per year
  • Reading the Bonneville Stake-Holders Report sent out each year
  • Meeting with teachers and the principal, as needed

Other appropriate services may be coordinated with district agencies such as:

  • Parenting with Love and Logic (Alpine District Student Services)
  • Special Education (Bonneville’s Special Education Department)

Parents may assist their children with academics, technology, and homework by:

  • Regularly checking Skyward for missing assignments
  • Staying in regular contact with teachers
  • Volunteering in the classroom
  • Helping students with homework on a regular basis
  • Reading nightly with their children

Bonneville seeks to reach out to parents by:

  • Integrating and updating the Title I plan and Trust Land plan annually through the School Community Council
  • Translating documents into Spanish
  • Posting relevant and timely school information on the school website
  • Sending home letters and notes regarding information and upcoming events
  • Providing an open door policy to meet with the principal, Mr. Brooks

Learning Compact

Alpine School District

Bonneville Parent School Learning Compact

 

At Bonneville Elementary, it is our goal to ensure that every child meets grade level standards. This will require the best efforts of each of us to work together as a team.   Our signatures below commit this team to completing the assignments on this compact.

 

Teacher Responsibilities

It is important that my student achieve so I will:

  • Hold high expectations for all students, believing that all students can learn
  • Provide high-quality instruction in a supportive and non-threatening environment
  • Differentiate instruction to meet all student’s needs
  • Provide meaningful homework that helps the student practice skills already taught
  • Communicate regularly with students and their parents through conferences, notes, phone calls, etc.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to assist in the classroom in meaningful ways and to observe classroom activities

 

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

I want my child to achieve so I will:

  • Make certain my child attends school regularly and on time
  • See that my child is well-rested and has breakfast every day
  • Set aside a specific time and place for homework and assist, as necessary
  • Attend at least two conferences and communicate regularly with my child’s teacher to ensure his/her academic success
  • Support the school and staff in maintaining proper discipline
  • Read with my child regularly (*K-2 (20 min.) / *3rd-6th (30 min.) each night)
  • Volunteer in my child’s classroom as appropriate
  • Review information and work sent home and respond as necessary

 

Student Responsibilities

It is important that I learn so I will:

  • Attend school regularly and on time each day
  • Complete assignments and homework (e.g., Read 20-30 minutes every night.)
  • Bring homework and supplies to school each day
  • Work to the best of my ability and have a good attitude
  • Work cooperatively with classsmates, teachers, and staff
  • Respect myself, other people, and my school
  • Follow all school rules
  • Accept responsibility for my own actions

 

*Please sign your name below.

Teacher Signature:

_____________________________________

 

Parent Signature:

_____________________________________

 

Student Signature:

_____________________________________

El Pacto

El Pacto de Aprendizaje para los Padres de Bonneville

Las Responsabilidades de los Padres/Tutores

Deseo que mi hijo/a tenga éxito así que:  

  • Estaré seguro de que mi hijo/a asiste la escuela regularmente y sobre la hora
  • Estaré seguro de que mi niño/a ha descansado bien y que haya desayunado cada día
  • Fijaré un horario y lugar especifico para las tareas, y ayudaré como sea necesario
  • Asistiré por lo menos dos juntas y comunicaré regularmente con el maestro de mi hijo/a para saber de los logros académicos de el/ella
  • Apoyaré al personal de la escuela en mantener la disciplina apropiada
  • Leeré a mi niño/a regularmente y haré que me lea a mi también
  • Seré un voluntario en la clase de mi niño/a cuando sea apropiado
  • Leeré la información y las tareas que se mandan a casa y responderé cuando sea necesario

Las Responsabilidades de los Estudiantes

Es importante que aprenda así que:

  • Asistiré a la escuela regularmente y sobre la hora
  • Completaré las asignaciones y tareas
  • Llevaré las tareas y materiales a la escuela cada día
  • Pondré el mejor esfuerzo
  • Cooperaré con los compañeros, los maestros, y el personal
  • Respetaré a mi misma, a los demás, y a la escuela
  • Seguiré a todas las reglas de la escuela
  • Aceptaré la responsabilidad para mis acciones

Las Responsabilidades de los Maestros

Es importantes que los estudiantes hagan logros así que:

  • Pondré expectativas altas para todos los estudiantes y creeré que cada estudiante pueda aprender
  • Proveeré enseñanzas de alta calidad en un medio ambiente de apoyo y sin amenazas
  • Proveeré tareas validas
  • Comunicaré regularmente con los estudiantes y sus familias por medio de juntas, notas, llamadas, etc.
  • Proveeré oportunidades para que los padres ayudan en las clases en formas significativas y observan las actividades de las clases

Firma- Maestro:

_________________________

Firma- Padres:

_________________________

Firma- Estudiante:

_________________________

Questions & Answers

What is Title 1?

Title 1 is a federally funded grant program. First started in 1964, it is the largest grant under George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.

The purpose of Title 1 is to provide additional support for schools that serve children who have risk factors like poverty and high mobility. Research has demonstrated that these factors make it more difficult for children to be successful in school.

Eligible schools get an amount of money based on the number of students in the school who qualify for “FREE and REDUCED” price meals. Principals, teachers, and parents develop a plan for how they can use the funding so that all students can achieve to their highest potential. It should be noted that Title 1 funding is very restrictive on how it is to be used. For instance, a percentage of the Title 1 money is annually designated to be spent on teacher professional development. Schools are monitored by the school district and Title 1 school audits to make sure that Title 1 monies are spent appropriately. Here are some of the things that Title 1 can and cannot help with each year.

Title 1 programs often include:

  • Additional classroom teachers
  • Additional classroom aides
  • Required Professional development for staff (e.g., Conferences to improve instruction)
  • Double Dose programs to pre-teach or re-teach challenging concepts
  • Additional technology and equipment for learning

Title 1 Funds DON’T cover:

  • Hand sanitizer and other classroom supplies
  • Attendance awards and other student incentives
  • Assemblies, School Programs/ Dance Festivals and Field Trips
  • Library bookshelves and Tables/ Front Display Cases
  • Marquee and Front Entry of school
  • Repairs to equipment at school

Why has Bonneville been chosen to be a Title 1 school?

Bonneville Elementary was chosen to be a Title 1 school because of the percentage of “Free and Reduced” lunches (F&R lunches). Currently, Bonneville has 52% of its students receiving F&R lunches.   The higher the percentage, the more funding that is allocated from the federal government.

School Lunch Application

Click the red button below to begin the online application.

  • When you reach the linked page, click the small button at the bottom of the page that says “Begin Application”.
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of the second page and click the small button that says “Continue”
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of the third page and click the small button that says “Agree”
  • Then answer all of the questions on the remaining pages
Online Application for School Lunch

Expenditures