Disney Elementary School
Targeted Assistance Plan
Disney Elementary offers Title I services to eligible students in grades PrK-5th Grade identified as having the greatest needs (as outlined in Sec.1115 Title I Public Law).
All students in grades PrK-5th are considered for Title I programs. At the beginning of the year, mid-year, and end-of-year assessments ensure continuous evaluation of the need for services. Ongoing progress monitoring through formal and informal measures allows additional opportunities to monitor and adjust intervention programs to meet student needs.
Students receiving Title I assistance receive the same amount of instruction from the regular classroom teacher as non-Title students. Title I services are scheduled to minimize removing children from the regular classroom and are providing a supplement to regular classroom instruction. The following highly qualified staff provide services:
Breanna Lane PreK 1.0 FTE for Title
Elizabeth Chadek K-5th Literacy Intervention .5 FTE for Title
Teachers implement effective instructional strategies based on Scientific Based Research (SBR) that directly link to State and District language arts and math standards. Teachers regularly collaborate with classroom teachers to plan instruction and review student progress.
Resources (materials and equipment) funded by Title I are used only for children participating in the program.
Parents are notified of the child’s eligibility to participate in Title I services. Parents are provided with opportunities to participate in the annual Parent Involvement Policy development. Parents are surveyed annually to elicit feedback for program improvement. A signed parent compact is in place for each participating Title I child.
Strategies are in place to increase parental involvement in the Title I program. These include:
Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 9, 10 & March 11, 12
Parent/Family Events: Back to School Night, Curriculum Night, Watch DOGS/Super MOMs, Trunk or Treat, Family Engagement Night, School Carnival, One Book-One School, Music Programs, Field Day, Monthly Celebrations, Volunteer Options.
Take-Home Activities: Homework, eLearning
Parent Education Resources are sent out through the building’s weekly newsletters.
Staff participates in building and district staff development focused on reading and math development, SBR instructional strategies for literacy and math intervention, Culturally Responsive instruction, Zones of Regulation, SEL, EL Strategies. Disney Staff Development Plan
Extended Learning Opportunities
Students can participate in before/after school clubs - Spanish, Book Club, Art, Unified, Circle of Friends.
The Disney Elementary School has a preschool program for children 3 and 4. The 4-year-olds will be eligible to enter kindergarten the following year. The program has been modified to better identify and meet the needs of our young children who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend preschool. Title I, a federally funded and regulated program, provides programs for children living in low-income households who are English Language Learners, whose skills are one or more years below their expected age level, and who have other special circumstances that may interfere with future or current academic achievement.
The preschool classrooms are staffed with a certified early childhood teacher and trained paraprofessional(s):
Breanna Lane - PreK Certified Teacher
Rosalina Moharty & Taylor Throne - PreK Paraprofessionals
The class size average for 3-year-olds is 8, and for 4 year-olds is 16, with slots available for parent pay tuition and/or early childhood special education students. Sessions meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through Friday for half a day. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the preschool site. Tuition for parent-pay students is $198 (half day) per month and the tuition for Title I eligible students will be waived.
Preschool follows the rules and regulations within Rule 11 and Results Matter. All classrooms use Creative Curriculum, and all students are assessed using Teaching Strategies GOLD 3 times yearly.