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Parent Engagement Events April/May 2019

-Family Engagement Spring Survey through 4/18/19 through 5/10/19.

-Rising Sixth Grade Night at SBMS will be 4/30/19 from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM. 5th grade students and their parents are invited to come check out what 6th grade is all about.




Family Engagement Specialist (FES)

 Mrs. Sherry Jordan 

A FES bridges the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics.  Need support or information on how to improve your child's academic performance in school?  Please call me (618-0287) for assistance.

For Further Information:

Georgia Department of Education - Parent Engagement Link:


Tips for Pre-K Families:

Playing helps develop fine-motor skills

Young children learn through play and through engaging in age-appropriate preschool activities.  Children develop in predictable stages, so a child must have the prerequisite fine-motor skills necessary to use his wrists and hands properly and effectively before he can write.  Fine-motor is usually defined as the ability to coordinate the action of the eyes and hands together in performing precise manipulative movements.  Skills learned and mastered through activities supporting development of fine-motor skills include developing hand strength, directional movement pattern, and effective hand position, which in turn facilitate making lines, letters, and shapes.

Every child will acquire the fine-motor skills needed for writing in a different time table.  Activities that support young children's fine-motor development help build the strength and dexterity (quick and precise movements and coordination of the hands and fingers) necessary to hold a pencil appropriately.  The more a preschool child used her fingers in activities that help strengthen hand coordination, the sooner she will master the skills needed for writing.

Suggested materials and activities to support fine-motor development

  • Rolling play dough in to tiny balls using the palms of the hands facing each other and using on the finger tips
  • Giving children a pair of tweezers and provide two bowls with small items and challenge them to get all of the items from one bowl to another using only the tweezers
  • Tearing newspaper into strips and then crumpling them into balls
  • Lacing and sewing activities, such as stringing beads or lacing cards
  • Using eye droppers to "pick up" water
  • Playing with Legos, miniature cars, small blocks, action figures, and other small toys
  • Using scissors and tracing stencils
  • Painting at the easel; finger painting
  • Putting puzzles together

Above all, have fun with your children and remember that PLAY is a child's work!

(from the Pre-K Teaching Times; Volume 7 Issue 4 November 2010, page 5)

Family Liaison

BES Family Engagement Spring Survey

BES Family Engagement Program Needs Your Feedback!
As a parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school, you are an important part of the Bulloch County Title I team. Your participation will assist us with future planning for our family engagement activities and events. Please copy and paste this link to take a short survey. The survey will open on 04/18/19 and close on 05/10/19.  If you have any questions or would like a paper copy of the survey, please call Sherry Jordan, Family Engagement Specialist at 912-618-0287 or email  We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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District Family Engagement Site Link

Please click on the link below to visit the FY18 District Family Engagement website.

Copyright Information for Parents and Families

Children today have a wide range of sources available to them through the internet for their school projects. Below is a link to an article by Lynette Owens called "What to tell your kids about online piracy" that can help you help them when they are searching for information or music online. 

Please copy and paste to your browser:

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Parent Involvement Matters!



Resources For Helping Your Children Learn at Home

You are your children's first and most important teacher.  Take the time to ensure your children have what they need for school each day and they do their homework.

Here are some resources:

U.S. Department of Education:  This site includes links to booklets for helping your child in science, math, reading and history.  It also includes tips on how to help your child with homework.

Communities in Schools of Georgia:  Learn more about this dropout prevention organization and see if your community has a CIS program you can join.  This site includes specific and doable home activities that will help children learn and enjoy math.  Games include Squash That Box and Money's Woth.  This site has worksheets, activities and, of course, book recomendations, all broken down by grade level.  This site has links to dozens of articles and ideas on helping your child at home, as well as tips for solving every conceivable school problem and worksheets galore.  Geared toward grades pre-K through 8, but includes some high school resources.

Exploratorium:  This famous science museuw in San Francisco has fantastic make-and-do resources for parents.  Make a sound sandwich or calculate your weight and age in other worlds.

The Kahn Academy:  The Kahn Academy site provides a free online collection of thousands of free video tutorials stored on YouTube.

BES Family & Teacher Resource Center

What is a Family & Teacher Resource Center?

- The Family & Teacher Resource Center is available to parents, guardians, grandparent and teachers of Brooklet Elementary School students.

What can I expect to find in the Family & Teacher Resource Center?

- A variety of educational games, workbooks and activities.

- Free brochures and pamphlets that address a wide range of family and educational topics.

- A word processor and printer for writing letters, resumes, and etc.

Who can help me in the Family & Teacher Resource Center?

- Sherry Jordan, Family Liaison will be happy to help. 

When may I use the Family & Teacher Resource Center?

- The Family Resource Center is open during school hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.

- Special arrangements may be made if the Family Resource Center is needed at other times.  Please call, the Family Liaison, Sherry Jordan for an appointment.

Where is the Family & Teacher Resource Center located?

- The Family Resource Center is located in room 129 on the Red Hall.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for the Family & TeacherResource Center, please let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Sherry Jordan

Family Liaison



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Summer Learning Tips

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting May 26th. For more information, put your bookmark here:

Check out the Statesboro Regional Library activity calendar for information:

Math is fun when you practice at the grocery store. Find ways to turn your grocery shopping trip into a learning experience:

Laundry sorting equals loads of learning - sort laundry by color, shape, size or activity:

Plant a garden or visit the Statesboro Downtown Saturday Farmers Market to learn about fruits and vegetables:

Road Trip! Short and long are both great opportunities to practice math facts, spelling, map skills, colors and shapes:

Daily writing time. Create funny stories, jokes or poems, and put them in a notebook.  More ideas for summer journals:

Read with a parent, sibling or friend to make reading more fun:

2018 - 2019 Parent & Family Engagement Plan and School - Parent Compact

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