the Title I Page!
Title I is a program at Douglass
Valley, and it has allowed us to hire additional staff to assist students in
the areas of Reading and Math. This allows us to further differentiate the
interventions we can offer at Douglass Valley to best meet your student’s
needs, while they are here!
Valley Elementary is a targeted assistance Title I School. What does
The Title I program is part of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. A school that has
been identified as Title I receives additional federal funding.
The funding is used toward:
additional research-based training
for teachers and specialists
supplemental and instructional programs
and materials to be used with Title I students
other resources to support
student learning and growth
Should your student fall below
certain cutpoints on state approved assessments he/she will be identified as a
Title I student, and will have access to the wide-variety of supports that we
have at Douglass Valley. Once a student
has qualified for the program, they will be included in the program for the
duration of the school year.
Jim Trelease, author of The
Read-Aloud Handbook, defined some environmental elements that contribute to
1. The child is read to daily.
2. A wide variety of printed material is available at home
(books from the library, newspaper ads, cereal boxes, the list goes on and on).
3. Adults in the home stimulate the child's interest in
reading and writing by taking the child to the library, buying books, and
All readers need positive
reinforcement. Learning to read truly is a massive task, so praise your child
for all successes, whether big or small. Tell your child he or she is doing
well, trying hard, and learning. Tell your child how proud you are.
We are happy help you learn how to
read to your child. We can also help you learn how to work with your
pre-reader, assist you in learning how to work with your beginning reader, support
you with maintaining your student’s present reading skill, and provide you
ideas of how you can push your reluctant and struggling readers. Please feel
free to contact us at any time for specific information or with any questions
you may have.