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Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A wants to hear about the successes districts and schools are having in getting parents and families involved in their students’ education. This case study form is provided by the Title I, Part A and Learning Assistance (LAP) department at OSPI to gather descriptive information from K-12 schools on specific PFE strategies, e.g., larger LEA-wide initiatives or smaller projects involving one or more classrooms, that have helped to increase student academic outcomes.
Use the effective Parent and Family Engagement form for activities that were funded with federal or state dollars as well as projects that were supported by local or other funding sources.
  • Complete all questions and save the form for your records.
  • Email the completed form to Title I, Part A.

OSPI staff will review and select stories to be highlighted in the PFE newsletter and on the Title I, Part A PFE website.

2017-18 Featured LEAs



Form Details LEA/School

Project Highlights

Demographic Highlights



Nespelem Elementary

Parent Literacy Night–Carnival Style

Native American 100%



Virginia Grainger Elementary

Book Fairs with Librarian. Family Math Night with Student Art, and Literacy Night




Kennewick School District

The Kennewick School District helps its schools spread best practices and share their fabulous family and community engagement ideas with a publication called “Tried and True: A selection of best practices to boost student achievement through school, family, and community partnerships”. The booklet is divided into four goals:

  1. Academic Goals–Math, Reading, Science, Other
  2. Behavior Goals
  3. Climate of Partnership Goals
  4. District Level Goals

Ten Title 1 schools. Free and Reduced Priced Lunch 52%
Latino 36%
Bilingual 15.5%



Benson Hill Elementary

Community Cafés–includes an English Learner Café–are typically parent hosted gatherings where participants contribute to guided conversations relevant to their own community.

Free and Reduce Priced Lunch 48%
English Learners 26%



Sultan Elementary

An evening opportunity for families and community members to celebrate literacy while engaging all ages and demographics in learning and exploring together.

Free and Reduced Priced Lunch 54%
Over 560 students. English Learners 10%
Hispanic 20%
White 70%


Union Gap

Union Gap School

Earth Day/Science Parent and Family Night. The 6th grade Science class demonstrates 15 to 20 of their projects in the gym.

Hispanic 78.7%
White 16.7%
Native American/Alaska Native 1.7%
Free and Reduced Priced Lunch 90.5%
English Learners 30.9%

2018-19 Featured LEAs



Form Details LEA/School

Project Highlights

Demographic Highlights



Pope Elementary

For the Love of Reading– The activity's goal was to increase access to literature, literacy activities, share instructional strategies that families could take home to continue the learning and strengthen the home to school partnership.

White 66.1%
Hispanic 16.3%
Two or more races 11%
Special Education 11.5%
Free and Reduced Priced Lunch 30%
English Learners 5%



Arlington Public Schools

The Books on the Bus (bookmobile) project is designed as a way to bring literacy to Arlington students throughout the summer months.

Approximately 5,500 students
31.4% Free and Reduce Lunch
3 Title I Schools



Lincoln High School

Senior Family Night – an opportunity for parents to come listen to college representatives, college advisors, teachers, counselor and principal about graduation requirements and scholarship opportunities.

Enrollment: 1446 2017 Graduation Rate: 83.4%
Free and Reduced Price Lunch Rate: 70.82%
Special Education: 13.2%



AJ West Elementary

The Be a Hero at Home family engagement initiative is designed to involve families in literacy improvement efforts. Bilingual books, activities, non-fiction high-interest readers are sent home to promote language and literacy at home.

406 students
68.5% are Low Income
18.2% are English Learnings
20.0% students w/disabilities
2.2% are Migrant



Selah School District

Selah School District's Home Visiting Migrant Summer School includes a strong family engagement component. The goal of the program is to increase the academic skills of migrant students by modeling traditional games, technology and classroom activities that can be used by parents and caregivers to create a home learning environment that is fun and aligned with state learning standards.

3742 students
47% are Low Income
8.6% are English Learnings
13.6% students w/disabilities
2.7% are Migrant



Baker Middle School

​The Winter Festival event at Baker Middle School was on a Saturday afternoon that coincided with the Saturday School activity. We had numerous activities going on – art projects, community resources, DJ, food, and a literacy table that focused on ways to support independent reading at home. We already have a large participation of students at Saturday School, so we felt that by putting the Winter Festival back to back with it we would have larger participation. This event is focus on celebration and community building, and we felt it would engage more families. We partnered with multiple community resources – Tacoma Public Housing, Family Behavioral Health, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the local YMCA.

741 students
16.7% Asian
18.2% Black/African American
24.8% White
12.2% English Learners
72.5% Low Income

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