Family Engagement (Title 1 Information)

Tips for Families

You as a parent are most influential in your child’s life and education. You have loved, fed, clothed and tried to teach your child right from wrong. Your child’s arrival at the school’s front door does not signify the beginning of their education, but a continuation of it.  

The difference between a good school and a great school lies with the involvement of its parents. Students whose parents are involved tend to perform better in school. Perhaps you may not have much time to become involved, but just 15 minutes of uninterrupted time spent with your child on a daily basis can drastically improve study skills, build self esteem and instill a lasting passion for learning. Please remember, children learn to place importance on the values held by their parents.  

In order to be an advocate for your child’s education we invite you to become part of the Centreville Elementary Team which strives to help students reach their highest potential.   

Family Resource Center

Visit Our PARENT RESOURCE CENTER - Our Parent Resource Center is located in the main office at the front counter. We have academic information for all grade levels as well as information on parenting, Infinite Campus, upcoming events and Title I. Stop by and pick something up any day between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

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More About TItle I

Centerville Elementary is a Title I School. We are eligible for Title I funding based on our percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. This means we receive additional federal funds for the purpose of improving teaching and learning for students. All students in our school benefit from these funds. Title I requires that these funds be used for programs that will improve student achievement and include ways to help families help their children to succeed (family engagement). All Title I schools must include stakeholder (family, teacher, student) input in the development of a written Family Engagement policy.

Centerville Elementary hosts activities throughout the year to build strong family engagement which supports a partnership among the school, families and the community to improve student academic achievement. We believe that family engagement is the participation of families in all areas of their children’s education and development, recognizing that families are the primary influence in their children’s lives. Check Centerville's social media, the school sign, newsletters and call-outs for the most current information on school events.

Family Action Team

We welcome your input, including comments and feedback, on our school and our programs at any time during the year. Please contact the Family Engagement Liaison to share your thoughts and ideas.

The Family Action Team is one way for families to give their input. We invite all families to be part of the team to share ideas and help build partnerships with school, families and the community. The team works with our staff to develop our yearly family activities and Title I documents such as the Family Engagement Plan and School-Parent Compact. We meet twice a year, but ideas and suggestions are always welcome. If you would like to learn more about this team, please contact the Family Engagement Liaison.

Feedback & Parent Involvement

We value your feedback!  Click here to provide the District with input, suggestions, and feedback on how your child and family can be better supported.

Be A VOLUNTEER - We welcome and encourage family involvement. There are many ways for families to give of their time and talents. Contact our Family Engagement Coordinator for more information.

All volunteers working with students are required to have a background check on file with the Houston County School District and receive volunteer training at our school. Background checks are good for five years and are good at any school in the county. If you aren’t sure of your clearance status, our Family Engagement Coordinator will be happy to check for you. Background Check Applications are available in the front office.