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UNIFORMS for 2015-2016

& 
 
  School Governance Council (SGC)
 Newly Elected Officers

CHAIR:  MCKENZIE SMITH

VICE CHAIR:  DIAMOND JEFFERIES

PARLIMENTARIAN:  TAMMY HARRIS

Click here to get more information on our School Governance Council

Dear Parents/Guardians,
It is time for the election of new members to the School Governance Councils at Fulton County Schools. Each School Governance Council (SGC) has parent/guardian positions open for election.  Terms of service on the School Governance Council are two years. Parents or legal guardians are eligible to run for a parent/guardian position on the School Governance Council at the school where their student will be attending for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. 
If you are interested in running for a position on the SGC, please click on the link below to complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form by 5:00 pm on March 1, 2016. 
School Governance Councils (SGC) play a critical role in the success of the school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.  Specifically, SGCs have the following powers:
  • Approve the school strategic plan and updates
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Manage Seed Fund requests
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance
Current SGCs have been an invaluable resource.  They have proposed new and creative approaches to meet the needs of students at their schools and have been instrumental in securing approximately $8.7 million of Seed Fund money, over the last two years, to support those new approaches.
We are very excited about the work and value-add of our SGCs.  We hope that you will consider running for a position and voting in the SGC elections in March.  In the meantime, to get more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit the district charter system website at http://www.fultonschools.org/en/about/charter or contact the Governance & Flexibility Team at 470-254-3604470-254-3604470-254-3604470-254-3604
  • Governance & Flexibility Team

 

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score

The Georgia Department of Education recently released results of the second year of its College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented last year to replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB in 2012. It measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100-point scale, helping parents and the public to better understand how schools are performing in a more comprehensive manner than the pass/fail system previously in place under AYP.

A school and district’s overall score is made up of three major areas: Achievement (60 points possible), Progress (25 points possible) and Achievement Gap (15 points possible). In addition to the three major areas, some schools receive “Challenge Points” to add to their score. They receive these points if they have a significant number of Economically Disadvantaged students, English Language Learner students and Students with Disabilities meeting expectations. They also receive “Exceeding the Bar” points for going beyond the targets of the CCRPI by challenging students to exceed expectations and participate in college and career readiness programs.

Parklane Elementary School’s score for 2013 was a 58.8. We are currently reviewing all of the data which influences the overall score. The Title I Committee will use this necessary data to help guide our School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the 2014-2015 school year. Information regarding our next steps will be provided to all parents at the beginning of next school year.

For additional information about the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) please visit the website http://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx .

 

Student Code of Conduct and Discipline        

Know the Expectations for A Successful Academic School Year

Parents, please take a moment to review and discuss the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook with your child(ren): English  Spanish.


When teachers spend less time managing behavioral issues, they have more time to provide meaningful learning experiences for your child. Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with this information, as it is our goal to provide a safe learning environment for all students.

 

Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)

Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) replaces the CRCT, and Writing Assessments in grades 3 and 5. GMAS results may be used in promotion and retention decisions at grades 3 (reading), 5 (reading and mathematics). The test will consist of the following types of answer options:

  • Selected-Response all content areas[aka, multiple-choice],evidence based selected response in ELA
  • Constructed-Response ELA and mathematics Constructed response is a general term for assessment items that require the student to generate a response as opposed to selecting a response.
  • Extended-Response ELA and mathematics Extended-response items require more elaborate answers and explanations of reasoning. They allow for multiple correct answers and/or varying methods of arriving at the correct answer. Writing prompts and performance tasks are examples of extended-response items.

 

 

"School Choice"
Forums set for late
January, early February

During the last week of January and in conjunction with National School Choice Week, Fulton County Schools is hosting five forums to gather input on what families value most in educational options. 

Generally referred to as "school choice," the concept gives parents options to choose the best educational opportunities for their children based on their interests and unique needs. Fulton County Schools traditionally has offered flexibility through magnet programs, charter schools, open enrollment in schools with available space, and through family and employee hardship transfers.

Additionally, over the past several years, Fulton County has expanded options through targeted requests for charter proposals, increased online offerings through Fulton Virtual Campus, and is working toward an expansion of the International Baccalaureate program in several elementary and high schools.  


"We believe that education is not one-size-fits-all and that parents should have more say in how their children's education is delivered," said Superintendent Robert Avossa. "This is the natural evolution of our charter system model because it focuses on providing an educational experience that is customized to what our families want."

The first phase of the Choice Options initiative is focused on identifying and understanding the communities' needs through five forums. The information gathered will be used to create the building blocks for expanded choice options which will be implemented over the coming years.

  • January 26, 7:00 p.m. at Westlake High School (2400 Union Road SW, Atlanta)
  • January 27, 7:00 p.m. at Lake Forest Elementary (5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs)
  • January 28, 7:00 p.m. at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Roswell)
  • January 29, 7:00 p.m. at Tri-Cities High School (2575 Harris Street, East Point)
  • February 2, 7:00 p.m. at Milton Center (86 School Drive, Alpharetta)

Each forum will be structured the same and parents can choose any meeting they wish. For those unable to attend, input also will be collected through the Fulton County Schools Choice Options website.

About the Fulton County School System.  The Fulton County School System is the fourth largest school system in Georgia. Approximately 96,300 students attend 101 schools in the cities of Alpharetta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City. The district also serves students in unincorporated Fulton County.

For More Information Contact
Samantha Evans or Susan Hale, Communications
404-763-6830 or communications@fultonschools.org

 

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Parklane Elementary School
2809 Blount Street
East Point, GA 30344
Phone: (470) 254-8070
Fax: (470) 254-8079

Get Directions

 Mrs. Kedra Fairweather, Principal
Mr. Antwayne Sanders, Asst. Principal
Ms. Kesha Muhammad, Curriculum Support Teacher

 

2015
***Bus Routes***
 

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Program

 
 

School Supply List 2016-2017
1st Grade Supplyy List

Parklane School Supply List.pdf

 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
8/3-"Sneak-A-Peak
(for Parents/Students) 4:00pm-6:00pm
8/8 - Students Return to School
 
 
 
 
 

 **Fulton County Summer Reading Lists


 

 

STAR Data 14-15.pptx


Building Our Future 2017
Fulton County Schools Strategic Plan

Learn more...

This strategic plan is the roadmap for how Fulton County Schools aims to improve student achievement over the next five years. Three goals serve as the district's measure for long-term student success:
1) GRADUATION RATE
90% of Fulton students will graduate
on time.
2) COLLEGE READINESS
85% of Fulton's seniors will be eligible
for admission to a University System
of Georgia college or university.
3) CAREER READINESS
100% of Fulton's graduates will be
work-ready certified.

This plan will only work when all parts of the community, staff, and stakeholders are aligned. Our hope from this presentation is that you will walk away understanding our key commitment to children and how we plan to get there.

QUICK LINKS

 

 
 
 
2809 Blount Street, East Point, GA 30344, Phone: 470-254-8070, Fax: 470-254-8079
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