Parent Resources

Title I is a federally funded program designed to target the academic achievement of disadvantaged students in order to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education.

These supplemental reading services are delivered by highly qualified reading specialists in a small group and/or one-on-one setting. Seven of the elementary schools in Montgomery County are schoolwide Title I schools; all students in grades K-5 are eligible for Title I reading services at these schools.

Parents "Right to Know":  As a Parent you have the right to request the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher.MCPS Right to Know Notification

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(2) of ESSA states that parents of students in Title I schools have a right to know about state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments. You may contact Montgomery County Schools or find more information on the Virginia Department of Education’s website:  

Montgomery County District-Wide Parent Involvement Policy

MCPS Title I School Parent Involvement Policies:

Schoolwide School Parent Involvement Policy
Auburn Elementary School  AES Parent Involvement Policy
Belview Elementary School BES Parent Involvement Policy
Christiansburg Primary School CPS Parent Involvement Policy
Christiansburg Elementary School  CES Parent Involvement Policy
Eastern Montgomery Elementary School  EMES Parent Involvement Policy
Falling Branch Elementary School  FBES Parent Involvement Policy 
Price's Fork Elementary School  PFES Parent Involvement Policy

Parent Literacy Web-Sites:

Reading Tips for Parents

Reading Connections Newsletters (English and Espanol)


Fluency is the ability to read accurately, smoothly, expressively with good phrasing, AND with good comprehension. A fluent reader reads as he/she speaks. 

Tips on improving fluency:
*Read poetry together in unison.
*Encourage your child to reread the same passage (or book) two or three times.  Practice greatly helps.
*The child imitates the adult by repeating the same line or phrase that the adult just read aloud (like an echo).
*Practice sight words with your child so he/she can read them automatically, accurately, and quickly (Sight words make up 75% of what we read!).  These words must be ready at a glance without stopping. 
Giggle Poetry Shel Silverstein 
High Frequency Words
Practice sight words with your child so he/she can read them automatically, accurately and quickly.  Knowing how to read these words at a glance will greatly help with fluency and comprehension.  (Sight words make up 75% of what we read)
Math Vocabulary
Reading and understanding these math terms and concepts will help students succeed on the math SOL test. 
SOL Vocabulary Review 
Here are a few word lists to help your child succeed on reading the State Standards of Learning tests. Being able to read and understand these words will lead to better scores on standardized tests.

Tips on learning new words:
*Repetition:  Practice reading the words many times, talk about the words, and use the words.
(Some children need to see the word 7 times while other children need to see the word 25 times.)
*Word association:  It is easier to learn new words if you can associate the new words with something you know and focus on the meaning. For example, it is much easier to learn the word ancient if you associate it with the word old.
*Learn a few new words at a time with repetition and spaced out practice sessions over several days rather than cramming in a day or two. 
*Create a picture:  This helps you remember the best so... draw a picture to go with the new word if possible.

For further information, please contact:
 Emily Altizer, 
Administrator of Federal Programs, ESL and
, at 540-382-5100 ext. 1044,

Lori Phillips , Administrative Assistant for Federal Programs,
ESL, Gifted and Preschool, at 540-382-5100 ext 1045

Michaelene Meyer, Administrator of English,
World Languages and Library, 540-382-5100 ext 1050

Kelly Rowland, Coordinator of Reading Intervention, 540-382-5100 ext 1019

Carolyn Gross, Administrative Assistant for English,
World Languages, Library and Reading Intervention. 540-382-5100 ext 1052

Montgomery County Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs and activities for reasons of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by law. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding non-discrimination polices:  

Director of Human Resources and Assistant Superintendent of Operations
750 Imperial Street SE
Christiansburg, VA 24073
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