Gilbert Elementary School believes that Family Engagement means the participation of parents in regular two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other schools activities, including

  • Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;

  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

  • Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

Gilbert Elementary School will take the following measures to promote and support parents as an important foundation of the school in order to strengthen the school and reach our school goals. We will:

  • Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is published in a language you can understand, and posted on the school website and included in the monthly newsletter for all parents.

  • Share information on the school website and newsletter for parents to understand the school’s academic standards and assessments as well as the ways parents can monitor their child’s progress and work with educators.

  • Communicate with all families and the community on a regular basis regarding school wide events and activities, such as phone messages, flyers, and newsletters.

  • Work with our parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations to educate our staff on the importance of parental involvement and how to support student learning.

  • Provide necessary materials and handouts for parents at meetings and activities to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s achievement.

  • Collaborate with community leaders and business groups to increase participation and awareness of the school parental involvement plan and activities.

  • Listen and respond to parents’ requests for additional support for parental involvement activities like childcare and transportation.

  • Offer literacy and computer classes for parents and family members to help further enhance their various educational levels.


Let’s Get Together!

Gilbert Elementary will host the following events to build the capacity for strong family involvement to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.

Open House – August 2021

Meet your child’s teachers, our school staff & learn helpful information to prepare for the school year.

Annual Input Matters Survey – October 2021

Your input helps us to work with school and staff to ensure a great school – home partnership!

Annual Title 1 Meeting – October 2021

We invite you to an evening of learning and sharing about our Title I program, including our parent and family engagement policy, the schoolwide plan, the school-parent compacts, and parents’ requirements. Invitations will be sent home and posted on social media.

Fall Data Night – October 2021

A scheduled update on your child’s progress & a little taste of your child’s curriculum.

Winter Data Night – January 2022

A Scheduled update on your child’s progress & catch up with the latest resources to help support your child’s learning.

GES – Annual Evaluation Meeting – April 2022

Parents and family members participate in roundtable discussions with the principal and staff regarding our Family Engagement Policy, Budget and the School-Parent Compact which is vital to the success of our school.

Spring Data Night – April 2022

A scheduled update on your child’s progress & a celebration of family engagement and the recognition of its impact on school and student success.

Transition Night for Kindergarten Students and Parents – April 2022

Parents of upcoming kindergarteners in our attendance area are invited to tour the school, meet our school administrators and kindergarten teachers, and learn about the expectations and opportunities for kindergarten students.

Transition Night for 5th Grade Parents- April 2022

Parents of current fifth graders are invited to LMS to meet our administrators, tour our school and learn about the expectations, policies, and opportunities for rising middle school students.