Parental Involvement and PTO

PTO OFFICERS:

Alisha Melton – President

Pat Moon – Treasurer/Secretary

Lauri Hornsby

Brittany Mangiaracinia

Heather Adams

LeeAnn Rainey

Dana Stafford

Funds raised through PTO provide technology resources, field trips, playground upkeep, classroom supplies, and many other extra things for our students!
Please support PTO by joining as a family for $10!

PTO also sponsors the Birthday Sign. For a $10 donation, your child's name will be displayed on the school sign for their birthday.

 PTO sponsored events:

Fall Festival
Muffins with Mom
Donuts with Dad
Grandparents Breakfast
Road Runners
Teacher Appreciation
Walk-a-Thon


Parental Involvement Coordinator: Catherine Jones

(You may email Catherine by clicking on her name)

Dresden Elementary Parental Involvement Policy

The Dresden Elementary School Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly and agreed on by parents of participating Title 1 children. Welcoming all families into the school community, parent group meetings are held periodically to review this policy, as well as school wide programs, and to make necessary revisions as deemed appropriate. Names of individuals involved in the development and maintenance of this policy are documented in the school parental involvement notebook. The parental involvement policy is distributed to all parents and is also available to the local community via the school website. In order to provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, translations, to the extent practicable, are also available upon request. Comments from parents concerning dissatisfaction with the parental involvement policy, or any other school policy, are documented. It is the goal of Dresden Elementary to encourage families and school staff in regular, meaningful communication about student learning in a continuous effort to support student success. We aim to engage more parents by offering flexible meeting times including conducting some meetings by email. It is our goal at Dresden Elementary to build capacity for parental involvement by providing access to educational website links and other pertinent training tools that support the enhancement of literacy as well as technology, as requested by parents.

An annual "Open House" is held for students and parents to become familiar with our school environment and form a communication connection with teachers and staff. This meeting is scheduled with a flexible time frame to allow more parents to opportunity to attend. During this meeting, families are urged to work continuously together with teachers to support students’ learning and healthy development not only at school, but also at home. Families are also urged to be involved in open communication with teachers to ensure that students are fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success. The teachers and staff at Dresden Elementary believe in the value and contribution of parents and work to empower families to be equal partners with equal representation in decisions and programs that ensure student success. Additional events and meetings are provides where parents receive timely information explaining curriculum , forms of assessment used to measure student progress and proficiency levels students are expected to meet. Assistance is provided to parents in understanding topics such as the State’s academic content standards, State student academic achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve student achievement. Dresden Elementary also convenes an annual Title 1 parents meeting. This meeting informs parents’ about their right to be involved. This meeting also gives parents a voice in how Title 1 funding should be spent.

Dresden Elementary offers a wide array of extracurricular activities that provide opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom. Such activities offer expanded learning opportunities, community service, and civic participation for the families and school staff to work together with community leaders.


Revised August 21, 2017