Parent Engagement Opportunities

 

Welcome Parents!

Factory Shoals Elementary is happy to provide a resource center just for parents. Our goal is to help parents understand what their children are learning so that they are better able to help their children at home with homework and projects. We know that parent involvement makes all the difference in the success of our students.  The Title I Parent Resource Center offers a lending library where parents may borrow books and materials. We offer books on various subjects from parenting to discipline to how to help your child with homework. In addition, we have many resources to lend, such as:

  • Electronic math games
  • Electronic reading games
  • Test prep games

You may also choose many free pamphlets and information packets on various educational and parenting issues. We're here to help you and your child.  We also maintain a list of all Douglas County community resources.

The Parent Resource Center is open daily from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Additional hours are available by contacting Dr. Adriane Williams at 770-651-3966 for additional information.We look forward to your visit!

 

Parent Workshops

Factory Shoals Elementary will hold workshops on different topics that will focus on the needs of our parents and children.  In addition to receiving great information at these workshops, you will get to mingle and network with teachers and other Factory Shoals parents. All of our workshops will be advertised through flyers, signage, NotifyMe e-mails and texts, our school website, and automated phone calls.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of workshops and dates and times for the 2017-2018 year.  Please put these dates on your calendar because we truly hope to see you at these wonderful and informative school events!

 

 

 

Factory Shoals Elementary School

Family Engagement Workshops

2017-2018

July 24                                  Kinder Camp Parent Meeting: 9:00

August 3                               Meet the Administration: 4:00

                                           Sneak a Peek: 4:30-6:00

August 24                             PAC Mtg.:  9:00 

August 25                             Curriculum Night   Session 1: 5:00    Session 2: 5:30

September 14                       Math Day:  8:40-2:30

                                           Observe math lesson in room during their child's learning block

September 26                       Professional Development:

                                           Teacher-Parent: Making Connections (during planning)          

October 12                          Annual Title I Meeting: 9:00 am repeated 5:00 pm

October 26                          GMAS Information Meeting collaboration with "Lights On"

November 2                         Literacy Night (Theme based): 5:30 p.m.

November 28                       Professional Development:

                                           Increasing Student Achievement through Parent Engagement (during planning)

January 25                           GMAS Meeting 6:00 p.m.

January 30                          Technology Meeting for Parents

                                          (collaboration with Sweetwater Elementary School 9:00 a.m. at Sweetwater)

February 1                           PAC Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

February 15                        SS Night: 6:00 p.m.

March 1                               Science Night

                                          Science Fair Projects presented by students 5:00-6:30

April 26                                Reading in the Parking Lot 10:50-1:00 (during lunch periods)

May 3                                  PAC Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

May TBA                              Transition meetings

 

Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is made up of a parent representative from each grade level, the principal, a teacher, and the parent outreach facilitator.  The PAC meets at least three times a year and gives input and direction for the Title I program including the school compact, the school policy for parent involvement, and the parent workshops.  ALL parents at Factory Shoals Elementary are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all PAC meetings.  The meetings will be advertised on the school website, on signage, and through flyers.  The dates for the PAC meetings for 2017-2018 are listed below.  Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

 

August 24, 2017-  9:00 a.m.

February 1, 2018- 1:00 p.m.

May 3, 2018- 1:00 p.m. 

 

 

If you would like to serve on the Parent Advisory Council, or if you would like more information regarding our various resources and parent workshops, please contact our Parent Outreach Facilitator, and our Instructional Lead Teacher, Dr. Adriane Williams at adriane.williams@douglas.k12.ga.us. The faculty, staff, and administrators at Factory Shoals look forward to working with your family this year!