BONNEVILLE ELEMENTARY

Established 1977
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Jami Dawson, Principal • Courtney Knight, TSA
1245 North 800 West, Orem, Utah 84057 * 801-610-8101

August 13, 2021

 

Dear Bonneville Families,

 

Bonneville Elementary is designated as a Title 1 school.   Title 1 is a federally funded grant program. 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. The major factor that determines this designation is the percentage of students on Free/Reduced Lunch. Our percentage is around 45%. Eligible schools get an amount of money based on the number of students in the school who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Applications must be submitted each year and are available in the school office or you may apply online here. Applications are kept confidential and are sent directly to the district for processing. We encourage all families who wish to apply to do so. 

 

Principals, teachers, and parents develop a plan for how they can use the funding so that all students can achieve their highest potential. That funding is used at Bonneville for:

  • Highly qualified paraprofessionals that provide academic interventions and support under the direction of certified teachers 
  • Providing for a behavior teacher, additional extended day Kindergarten session, and additional teachers
  • Professional development for teachers with an emphasis on building an effective professional learning community, bolstering Tier I reading instruction, and providing support to the social and emotional needs of students 
  • Technology devices and other materials used to support learning (iPads, Chromebooks, projectors, STEAM supplies, etc.) 
  • Online programs and educational materials and supplies to support learning

 

We look forward to working with you as we strive to meet the educational needs of your students. Thank you for your support of Bonneville Elementary! 

 

Sincerely,

Jami Dawson

Principal, Bonneville Elementary

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

Bonneville Elementary Parent and Family Engagement Policy

 

We believe that Family and Parent Engagement is central to student learning and achievement. As a Title I school, in partnership with families and parents, we work to ensure students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions that lead to student learning. 

Engaging Parents and Families: Core Beliefs

 

Engaging Parents and Families: Capacity Building
Indicators Instructions Examples
Jointly Developed and Decision-Making Process Participating parents from the SCC and PTA helped to create the Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  Our school leadership team also reviews and gives input so that all stakeholders have input in this important policy.

Our school relies on input from parents on school needs, our school improvement plan, school budgets, our school programs and many other aspects of operations.  Having parents involved makes our school run smoother and allows Bonneville to get everyone behind the same vision for learning.  Data drives our decisions and provides rich discussion in our meetings.

  • SCC Meetings and PTA meetings monthly
  • Translation available for Spanish speaking parents
  • Parent University/Nights – Topics and speakers are driven by parent input
Annual Title I Meeting
  • All Title 1 information is presented in SCC and PTA meetings
  • Bonneville’s Newsletter is sent home with Title 1 information
  • Teachers share Title 1 information with parents at “Back to School” night in their classrooms
  • Skyward Newsletter
  • School Messenger
  • Website
  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Parent letters
Communication Title 1 information is provided to parents on “Back to School” night in both English and Spanish.  This information is in the parent/student handbook and in other notes provided from the classroom that night.  We have translators at the school to help answer questions and address concerns.  We bring in Spanish speaking Jr.high and high school students to translate during parent/teacher conferences.  We also use the Skyward message system and the School Messenger system.  We are working to provide all notes and communication in both Spanish and English.
  • Skyward Newsletter 
  • School Messenger
  • Website
  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Notes home
Building Capacity The school offers every parent a Parent-School Compact form that is used during “Back to School” night and parent-teacher conferences to set goals and to show the importance of having parents be a partner in their child’s education.  

Bonneville Elementary offers workshops quarterly based off of parent communication about topics that they are needing support with to help their children.  These workshops are free and have provided free babysitting and a meal to help busy parents to attend.  Parent communication surveys from Parent University meetings are used (Spanish and English) to discover what the school can do to better support parents/ students.

The School Community Council (SCC) provides another opportunity for parents to actively participate in decision making that impacts student learning.  In these meetings, questions and concerns are addressed.  School data is reviewed and goals are set to make informed decisions.  All decisions are made with parents on board.  Our SCC chairman and vice chairman are parents actively involved with the process. Decisions are posted on the school website and notes from the meeting allow all parents to see the agenda and topics covered at the SCC meeting. Our goal is to help all parents to stay informed.  We want all parents to come and attend meetings.  A posting of the meeting is sent out early, so parents can plan to attend.

Staff members regularly communicate with parents through weekly newsletters, emails, parent/teacher conferences, telephone calls and parent visits to the classroom (open-door policy).  Each of these communications happen often and teachers are encouraged to communicate weekly with parents to strengthen relationships.  Translation is available for parents that want to talk with the teacher in their native tongue.

All Bonneville staff regularly receive training and opportunities to work with parents to support student learning and success. The training happens during team collaboration meetings and data dive meetings with the instructional coach to prepare student information with parents and is guided by the Parent-School Compact to set goals for individual student success. Finally, there are regular district trainings that help teachers on how to successfully work with families to ensure student success. 

  • Parent Compact
  • Parent University Workshops
  • Skyward Newsletters
Links to Student Learning
  • The Skyward system is accessible for parents 24/7 and provides up to date information on a student’s learning.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are set up bi- annually for clear communication/ collaboration between parents and teachers.
  • Parent University/Nights is held with high interest and parent selected topics to bring parents closer to knowing how to better support student learning.
  • Support participation in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Skyward Online access
  • Parent University/Nights

Sources: Adapted by Analis Ruiz from the following: Mapp, K.L. (2003). Having their say: Parents describe why and how they are engaged in their children’s learning. The School-Community Journal, 13, 35-64. Mapp, K.L., Carver, I., & Lander, J. Powerful Partnerships: A teacher’s guide to engaging families for student success. Scholastic, Inc. Sattler, C.L. (2016). Let’s Talk Title I: Everything you need to know and do as an administrator (2nd Ed.), LRP Publications. Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction (2018). Unlocking federal and state program funds to support student success. 

Learning Compact

Bonneville Parent-School Learning Compact

Alpine School District

 

At Bonneville Elementary, it is our goal to ensure that every student meets grade level standards.  This will require the best efforts of each of us as we work together as a team.   Please read your part and sign your name below to signify your commitment to student success.  Thank you.

 

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Follow the Rider way by being: 

Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, Exemplary, and Responsible

  • Complete my work and assignments
  • Work cooperatively with classmates, teachers, and staff
  • Follow school rules

 

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
  • Communicate regularly with students and their families through conferences, notes, emails, phone calls, etc.  
  • Provide opportunities for parents to assist in the classroom in meaningful ways and to observe classroom activities

 

_______________________________        ________________________________         ______________________________

        Teacher Signature                            Parent Signature                            Student Signature

El Pacto

Contrato de aprendizaje entre padres y escuela de Bonneville

Distrito Escolar de Alpine

 

En la Escuela Primaria Bonneville, el objetivo principal es garantizar que cada estudiante cumpla con los estándares de cada grado. Esto requerirá los mejores esfuerzos de cada uno de nosotros mientras trabajamos juntos como un equipo. Lea la parte de este importante compromiso y firme su nombre a continuación así juntos logremos el éxito del estudiante. Gracias.

 

Responsabilidades del padre o tutor

 

Yo quiero que mi hijo  logre el éxito escolar, y me comprometo a:

  • Asegurarme  que mi hijo(a), asista a la escuela diariamente y llegue a tiempo
  • Que mi hijo(a), descanse lo necesario y desayune todos los días.
  • Asistir al menos a dos reuniones de Padres y Maestros, durante el ciclo escolar ya programadas en el calendario y mantener  comunicación  con el maestro de mi hijo(a) ,para asegurar su éxito académico.
  • Apoyar a la escuela y al personal en el mantenimiento de la disciplina adecuada.
  • Leer con mi hijo a diario, regularmente y en forma continua.
  • Revisar la información y el trabajo enviado a casa y responder según sea necesario

 

Responsabilidades del alumno(a)

 

Es muy importante que yo aprenda y para lograrlo debo:

  • Asistir a la escuela diariamente y llegar a tiempo.
  • Seguir el ejemplo de un buen jinete, haciendo lo correcto.
  • Ser Respetuoso, Inclusivo, Decidido, Ejemplar y Responsable
  • Terminar mi trabajo escolar  y tareas
  • Trabajar cooperativamente con compañeros de clase, maestros y personal.
  • Seguir las reglas de la escuela

 

Responsabilidades del Profesor(a)

 

Es importante que mi alumno, alcance el éxito así que lo haré lo necesario para que lo  logre:

  • Mantener altas expectativas para todos los estudiantes, sabiendo que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender.
  • Proporcionarles  instrucción de alta calidad en un entorno de apoyo y no amenazante.
  • Teniendo continua, sana y abierta comunicación con los estudiantes y sus familias a través de conferencias/ reuniones, notas, correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas, etc.
  • Proporcionarles las  oportunidades para que los padres ayuden en el aula de manera significativa y observen las actividades del aula.

 

_______________________________        ________________________________         ______________________________

        Firma del Profesor(a)                      Padre de Familia                         Firma del Alumno(a)

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 blue button below to begin the online application.

  • This will take you to Nutrition Services
  • Scroll down and click on Free & Reduced Meal App
  • Follow the directions on the page and click submit.
Online Application for School Lunch

Expenditures