Parent & Family Engagement

Last Updated: 2/23/2021 4:54 PM

Angie Meadows District Family Engagement Coordinator
Family Engagement Coordinator
Pierce County School System
Phone: 912.807.0048
Email:  
ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us

The Pierce County Parent & Family Engagement webpage provides  information and resources to assist families with helping their children increase their academic achievement.This webpage also provides families with Title I information and upcoming family engagement events.  Blackshear Elementary School, Midway Elementary School, Patterson Elementary School, and Pierce County Middle School are school-wide Title I schools. Families are invited to provide suggestions and ideas to improve our Title I programs and plans. Click on our Title I link below to learn more about Title I and access a stakeholder feedback form to share your ideas. Together...we can make a difference!

 

Title I Information                       PC Virtual Resource Room

 

GaDOE info                     Community Resource Guide

 

 

 

Title I Information

If you were unable to attend an Annual Title I "Extravaganza" or parent meeting and would like to be informed about the Title I programs as well as opportunities the schools' provide to BE INVOLVED, please email Angie Meadows at ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us or call (912) 807-0048. 

 

Annual Title I Extravaganza

Join us for virtual videos you will not want to miss!!  Learn valuable information about your child’s instructional day!! Find out…What curriculum will my child learn this year? How do I monitor my child’s progress? What assessments will my child be taking during the school year? What is Title I and why am I an important partner in educating my child?  Videos will be posted on Livingtree and Facebook.

Blackshear Elementary – Week of October 13-16, 2020

Midway Elementary – TBA

Patterson Elementary – Week of September 21-25, 2020

Pierce County Middle – October 20, 2020 & October 22, 2020 

 

Mentor/Volunteer Program 

The Pierce County Mentor/Volunteer Program needs you!! The Mentor /Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for adults to enrich the lives of our students. In order to be a mentor, a person must be at least 18 years old and out of high school. An individual must also fill out an application packet/screening and attend a training session. However, the most important qualification is a real desire to work with young people. If you would like to become a mentor or volunteer, you are invited to attend one of the training sessions below or please contact a school counselor. Due to COVID-19, no sessions have been scheduled at this time.

Blackshear Elementary –   Laura Coates, Jennifer Harris - 912.449.2088

Midway Elementary –  Kim Lydon - 912.807.0084

Patterson ElementaryAshlee Todd - 912.647.5373

Pierce County Middle – Bryany Walker, Monica Housley - 912.449.2077

 

“Table Talk” 

Join us for a delicious lunch while gaining knowledge to support your child’s educational success.  Workshops are open to all Pierce County families!  Invitations are sent to all parents and posted in Livingtree Engage (new communication platform).  Lunch is sponsored by our community partners. All workshops begin at 12:00 noon. At the present time, our "Table Talk" trainings will be virtual due to COVID-19. 

         

Date: November 2, 2020   Time: 12:00 noon   Topic: Stress Management 101: Riding the Wave to Peak Performance

Date: February 22, 2021    Time: 3:30 pm       Topic: Reading Strategies to Use at Home  - A video will be posted on Livingtree or you can click on the following link to view.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVbSI2Zsm4A 

Date: March 3, 2020          Time: 12:00 noon   Topic: Technology Tips

 

 

Parent Cafés

Come talk with teachers/staff about how we can improve our family engagement activities/events, what our schools can provide you with to help support your child’s learning at home and the best ways to communicate with you.  Also, the Cafés will provide opportunities for you to assist in revising our Title I program plans, school-parent compacts, building school staff capacity trainings and the budget. Join us "Virtually" for the following Parent Cafés. Look for more information regarding the Cafes on Livingtree, flyers sent home with your child, and your school's FaceBook page.  

Blackshear Elementary @ 12:00 noon
February 04, 2021             May 13, 2021

Midway Elementary @ 12:00 noon
January 28, 2021            April 29, 2021 

Patterson Elementary @ 12:00 noon
January 12, 2021            March 9, 2021

Pierce County Middle @ 12:00 noon
January 21, 2021           March 10, 2021

 

"Virtual" District PAC Meeting

All parents are welcome to join the "Virtual" District Parent Advisory Council meeting. We will meet on February 24, 2021 at 11:30 AM to hear the latest updates from the Pierce County School District as well as to review and provide input into the District Parent & Family Engagement Plan and the District Improvement Plan. Contact Angie Meadows at (912) 807-0048 or ameadows@pierce.k12.ga.us if you would like to be a part of this council.

Kindergarten Transition

We encourage all upcoming kindergarten parents/family members to come meet teachers, tour the school, and learn everything you need to know to make your child’s first day in kindergarten successful.

Blackshear Elementary- April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM (Kindergarten Kickoff)

Midway ElementaryMay 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Patterson Elementary – April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM

 

Moving to Middle School (Transition) - May 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Orientation for next year’s 6th grade parents and family members to discuss the transition from elementary to middle school.  More information will be advertised on the PCMS website, Livingtree Engage, and sent home with your child.

 

Parent Surveys

Your opinions and suggestions are important to the success of our schools!!  Please take a moment to complete two important surveys this year.

  1. Title I Parent & Family Engagement survey – (Open mid-January to mid-February) Please complete the Parent & Family Engagement survey to help us plan and address areas of improvement for the 2021-22 school year!  (Please complete a survey for every school you have a child enrolled in.)
  2. The Georgia Parent Survey- (Open October-March) All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey.  The data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. The school’s Climate score is a component of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCPRI).

 

 Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Check your child’s grades on the Parent Portal. Go to…

the district website (pierce.k12.ga.us) or your school’s website, then click the dropdown arrow beside Parent’s & Students, find Infinite Campus. You can sign up for your IC account here and login to your account. 

 For assistance on activating your account, go to https://www.pinterest.com/pcresourceroom/boards/ click on Infinite Campus Parent Portal in the red boards, then click the Parent Activation for IC video.  For further assistance, contact your child’s school.

You should set your account up on a web browser before using the App.

Download the “Free” App on your smartphone.

Search: Campus Parent, Download & open App

Enter District Name: Pierce

Select: Georgia from the State dropdown arrow

Search District, Select: Pierce, Enter your previously created campus portal username and password.

The app provides anytime, anywhere access to assignments, attendance, grades, and schedules.