Focus for Student Success
What is a Family-School Compact?
A Family-School Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students get the support they need to reach and exceed grade level standards.
- Begin with standards
- Focus on student learning
- Respond to school data
- Define everyone’s responsibilities
- Depend on us to believe in them and use them!
The parents and staff of Charles Haskell developed this Family-School Compact for achievement. Parents assisted with the suggestions for home activities to support learning and school-wide meetings are held annually to review the compact.
Parents are welcome to contribute comments at any time.
For more information on this Family-School Compact please contact your child’s teacher.
Our Goals for Student Achievement
Charles Haskell administrators and teachers have studied our student performance data to decide on the most important areas of improvement for our school.
Reading – We will advance 10% of 2nd graders who scored at-risk or some-risk as measured by the district-wide assessment at the beginning of the year to on-level by the end of the school year,
Math – We will advance 10% of 2nd graders who scored at-risk or some-risk as measured by the district-wide assessment at the beginning of the year to on-level by the end of the school year
When teachers, students, and families work together, we CAN achieve our goals!
In the Classroom:
The 2nd grade team will work with students and their families to develop students’ reading and math skills. Some of our key connections with families will be:
- Provide parents with a home learning kit full of engaging activities dealing with reading.
- Offer Parent Reading and Math Nights to focus on skills related to our goals.
- Our monthly school newsletter will feature activities families can participate in at home to expose students to various math and reading resources.
- Our school web page has links to family friendly web sites for improving reading and math skills.
- Read to and with your children 20 minutes each day. This develops fluency.
- After reading, ask children comprehension questions:
— Who are the characters?
— What is the setting?
— What problem do the characters have?
— How is the problem solved?
— What happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story?
- Practice sight words with children. Use flashcards, locate words in your daily environment, write the words with sidewalk chalk, shaving cream, and sand, and use magnetic letters on the refrigerator.
- Practice addition and subtraction facts to develop fluency using the same activities listed above.
Communication about Student Learning:
Charles Haskell is committed to regularly communicating with families about children’s learning. Our communication methods with parents may include:
- Daily or weekly take home folders
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Monthly school newsletters
- Weekly class newletters
- School Way App
Do you have questions about your child’s progress?
Parents may contact their child’s teacher by phone or email. Email addresses are on the school website at http://charleshaskell.edmondschools.net/contact-our-teachers/ .