2014-15 Lt. Governor's Awards for Excellence

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2014-15 Lt. Governor's Awards for Excellence

W. Reily Brown Elementary

Excellence in Parental Involvement

As part of a broader effort to expand parental involvement in Delaware's public schools, Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn created the Excellence in Parental Involvement award that is given to two public schools each year at the Superstars in Education event in May. This award is given to schools that have successfully expanded parental involvement through innovative programs. Winning schools are recognized at the annual Superstars program, receive a banner for their schools, and have their programs publicized throughout the state so that other schools can emulate their successes. (Retrieved from Lt. Governor’s website on parent involvement http://ltgov.delaware.gov/parentalinvolvement/index.shtml)

This initiative was designed to encourage students and their parents to participate in highly engaging academic activities designed to keep them reading, writing, and thinking over the summer with an interactive game format. Before the end of the school year, students and parents were given a free summer reading book and a Summer Bingo card which contained various academic activities linked to a school website (http://mrsboulden.edu.glogster.com/postlethwait-summer-glog/). Students would visit the website, complete the tasks, and parents would sign off on the activities and record their child’s progress in order to get “Bingo.” Students and their parents would then bring the card to a checkpoint to be reviewed by a staff member. Each month of summer vacation had a checkpoint at a different location in the community including Kent County Public Library, John Dickinson Plantation, and the Wyoming Peach Festival. Students getting “Bingo” would be eligible for prize drawings.

 2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence - MECC

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2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence - MECC

J. Ralph McIlvaine Early Childhood Center

As part of a broader effort to expand parental involvement in Delaware's public schools, Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn created the Excellence in Parental Involvement award that is given to two public schools each year at the Superstars in Education event in May. This award is given to schools that have successfully expanded parental involvement through innovative programs. Winning schools are recognized at the annual Superstars program, receive a banner for their schools, and have their programs publicized throughout the state so that other schools can emulate their successes. (Retrieved from Lt. Governor’s website on parent involvement http://ltgov.delaware.gov/parentalinvolvement/index.shtml)

This initiative was designed to encourage students and their parents to participate in highly engaging academic activities designed to keep them reading, writing, and thinking over the summer with an interactive game format. Before the end of the school year, students and parents were given a free summer reading book and a Summer Bingo card which contained various academic activities linked to a school website (http://mrsboulden.edu.glogster.com/postlethwait-summer-glog/). Students would visit the website, complete the tasks, and parents would sign off on the activities and record their child’s progress in order to get “Bingo.” Students and their parents would then bring the card to a checkpoint to be reviewed by a staff member. Each month of summer vacation had a checkpoint at a different location in the community including Kent County Public Library, John Dickinson Plantation, and the Wyoming Peach Festival. Students getting “Bingo” would be eligible for prize drawings.

 2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award In Excellence - Frear

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2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award In Excellence - Frear

Frear Elementary School

Frear’s motto is “One Team, One Goal, No Limits”. Not only is this motto evident in the school with teachers, staff members, and students, but also with Allen Frear’s parents as well. Frear recognizes that parents are an integral part of the school community and it is the schools belief that it takes a “team” to educate the whole child. One way Frear strives to include parents is through the “Frear’s Frequent Flyers” card. The “Frear Frequent Flyer” card was developed to encourage and reward parents for taking an active role in the school community. Each parent receives a card for each of their children in the school. Parents earn stamps by being an active participant in his or her child’s education. Stamps can accumulate by parents attending monthly school events, conferences, PTA (Parent Teacher Association) meetings, emailing/writing notes to their child’s teacher, eating lunch with the child, viewing the website and commenting on various topics and volunteering. Once a parent earns five stamps on his or her “Frear Frequent Flyers” card, the card is turned in and the parent is entered into a raffle to win various prizes such as movie tickets, gift certificates to dinner, and other items donated by our local businesses and community members.

 2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award In Excellence - Postlethwait

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2014-15 Lt. Governor's Award In Excellence - Postlethwait

 
Excellence in Parental Involvement


As part of a broader effort to expand parental involvement in Delaware's public schools, Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn created the Excellence in Parental Involvement award that is given to two public schools each year at the Superstars in Education event in May. This award is given to schools that have successfully expanded parental involvement through innovative programs. Winning schools are recognized at the annual Superstars program, receive a banner for their schools, and have their programs publicized throughout the state so that other schools can emulate their successes. (Retrieved from Lt. Governor’s website on parent involvement http://ltgov.delaware.gov/parentalinvolvement/index.shtml)

Postlethwait Middle School defines parental involvement as initiatives that strive to engage parents in activities that will support their student's academic success at home and foster healthy partnerships with school professionals as well as with the community. Our programs go beyond "sit and gets" and involve parents and students participating in rich experiences that directly connect to student success and nurture a collaborative culture in which students feel supported by a success team. An example of one such program was our Postlethwait Summer Bingo.

This initiative was designed to encourage students and their parents to participate in highly engaging academic activities designed to keep them reading, writing, and thinking over the summer with an interactive game format. Before the end of the school year, students and parents were given a free summer reading book and a Summer Bingo card which contained various academic activities linked to a school website (http://mrsboulden.edu.glogster.com/postlethwait-summer-glog/). Students would visit the website, complete the tasks, and parents would sign off on the activities and record their child’s progress in order to get “Bingo.” Students and their parents would then bring the card to a checkpoint to be reviewed by a staff member. Each month of summer vacation had a checkpoint at a different location in the community including Kent County Public Library, John Dickinson Plantation, and the Wyoming Peach Festival. Students getting “Bingo” would be eligible for prize drawings.

 2013-14 Lt. Governor's Award in Excellence - Postlethwait

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2013-14 Lt. Governor's Award in Excellence - Postlethwait

 
Excellence in Parental Involvement


As part of a broader effort to expand parental involvement in Delaware's public schools, Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn created the Excellence in Parental Involvement award that is given to two public schools each year at the Superstars in Education event in May. This award is given to schools that have successfully expanded parental involvement through innovative programs. Winning schools are recognized at the annual Superstars program, receive a banner for their schools, and have their programs publicized throughout the state so that other schools can emulate their successes. (Retrieved from Lt. Governor’s website on parent involvement http://ltgov.delaware.gov/parentalinvolvement/index.shtml)

Postlethwait Middle School defines parental involvement as initiatives that strive to engage parents in activities that will support their student's academic success at home and foster healthy partnerships with school professionals as well as with the community. Our programs go beyond "sit and gets" and involve parents and students participating in rich experiences that directly connect to student success and nurture a collaborative culture in which students feel supported by a success team. An example of one such program was our Postlethwait Summer Bingo.

This initiative was designed to encourage students and their parents to participate in highly engaging academic activities designed to keep them reading, writing, and thinking over the summer with an interactive game format. Before the end of the school year, students and parents were given a free summer reading book and a Summer Bingo card which contained various academic activities linked to a school website (http://mrsboulden.edu.glogster.com/postlethwait-summer-glog/). Students would visit the website, complete the tasks, and parents would sign off on the activities and record their child’s progress in order to get “Bingo.” Students and their parents would then bring the card to a checkpoint to be reviewed by a staff member. Each month of summer vacation had a checkpoint at a different location in the community including Kent County Public Library, John Dickinson Plantation, and the Wyoming Peach Festival. Students getting “Bingo” would be eligible for prize drawings.

 2013-14 Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence - Frear

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2013-14 Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence - Frear

Frear Elementary School

Frear’s motto is “One Team, One Goal, No Limits”. Not only is this motto evident in the school with teachers, staff members, and students, but also with Allen Frear’s parents as well. Frear recognizes that parents are an integral part of the school community and it is the schools belief that it takes a “team” to educate the whole child. One way Frear strives to include parents is through the “Frear’s Frequent Flyers” card. The “Frear Frequent Flyer” card was developed to encourage and reward parents for taking an active role in the school community. Each parent receives a card for each of their children in the school. Parents earn stamps by being an active participant in his or her child’s education. Stamps can accumulate by parents attending monthly school events, conferences, PTA (Parent Teacher Association) meetings, emailing/writing notes to their child’s teacher, eating lunch with the child, viewing the website and commenting on various topics and volunteering. Once a parent earns five stamps on his or her “Frear Frequent Flyers” card, the card is turned in and the parent is entered into a raffle to win various prizes such as movie tickets, gift certificates to dinner, and other items donated by our local businesses and community members.