Title 1

Title 1 Teacher
Laura Byers

Title I is a federally funded program that provides money for our school that enhances student learning. This funding is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The intent of the law is high quality education for EVERY child. Leicester Elementary is a Title I school; therefore every child receives small group reading instruction where they are taught reading skills and strategies on their individual instructional level.

At Leicester, Title I funds are used for events such as family nights, grade level transition nights, technology, as well as books for classroom use. This funding also provides this school with two reading specialists and seven paraprofessionals, who are given an abundance of literacy training to ensure that your child receives a high quality education.

Title I funds are dispersed to schools who have at least 40% of their students receiving free or reduced lunch. We strongly encourage you to closely examine the qualifications of the free and reduced lunch program. The information you provide on the application remains confidential. 

Parental Involvement
The home-school compact must be signed by parents, students, teachers, and administrators. This ensures that all members of the school community agree to share responsibility for student learning. We need families to be actively involved in their child’s education. You can help by attending parent workshops/conferences, PTO/Parent Advisory meetings, volunteer in your child’s classroom, and fill out all parent surveys. Make sure you check out our school website for the most current events and online parent newsletters. These newsletters contain helpful ideas and tips when reading with your child at home. You can find a copy of Leicester Elementary School’s Parental Involvement Plan and Policy at the beginning of the year and on our website.

It is very important that you work with your child at home. Here are some fun activities you can do with your child:

  • Served letter-shaped foods
  • Use letter shaped cookie cutters on sandwiches or pancakes. Have your child find the different letters before eating!
  • Post a menu on the refrigerator and read it together
  • Look at recipes & food packages while cooking with your child
  • Make grocery lists together
  • Hang a bulletin board or dry-erase board for a family message center
  • Make a special “book nook” for your child
  • Read nursery rhymes together
  • Let your child write on the mirror with shaving cream
  • Have family game nights once per week

Remember you are your child’s first teacher and at home is where their learning begins!