Community Perception Survey
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Student, Parent and Community Involvement
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be an active participant in their children’s education. WATCH D.O.G.S. and volunteers are seen daily throughout the school. They tutor students, provide classroom assistance, help with classroom activities, chaperone field trips, and assist with special projects and events. Special events at Park Lodge also bring staff and families together; Meet and Greet, Curriculum night, math and reading nights, PTSA sponsored family activities and student performances. In the spring, Park Lodge held its first annual community event, Careers in Motion.
The student-elected ASB council promotes school spirit, operates a student store, and participates in school assemblies. After school choir and dance programs are an integral part of promoting the arts in education at Park Lodge.
The Park Lodge PTSA has been very active. They sponsored evening family events, enrichment programs, book fairs and outside family activities. Funding from PTSA activities has provided students with assemblies, additional library books, needed equipment, fun programs, scholarships for field trips and special purchases. Funding from PTSA has provided students with assemblies, additional library books, and scholarships for field trips and special purchases.
Two parent representatives are selected to serve on Park Lodge’s Site Council. The council provides a forum for the stake holders of our school (staff, parent, students and community) to give input through participatory decision making on educational programs, their planning, budgeting, and evaluation. The council develops and elevates an annual school plan designed to meet building, district and state goals.
Park Lodge Elementary provides activities and assemblies that promote the arts. The following are some examples from the 2015-16 school year:
- Students in grade three through five played their recorders with the Seattle Symphony.
- Seattle Repertory Theatre presented two plays and provided four workshops for students on performance art.
- Dance Theatre Northwest provided an assembly featuring the characters from the Nutcracker.
Park Lodge Elementary believes the arts are important for a well-rounded education.
School Improvement Plan
Reading Goal:All district and school staff will ensure that 85% of our students will meet or exceed grade-level literacy and disparities among all sub-groups will be eliminated as measured by state, district, and classroom assessments.
Math Goal:All district and school staff will ensure that 85% of our students will meet or exceed grade-level math and disparities among all sub-groups will be eliminated as measured by state, district, and classroom assessments.
Park Lodge Elementary was specifically designed with community use in mind. Our school is used by various groups and organizations for classes, meetings, daycare programs, sports and recreational activities; including local baseball, soccer, basketball, and other community groups.
Basic - $2,546,846
Title 1/LAP - 267,188
Other allocations - 11,814
Total budget - 2,825,848
District average per-pupil expenditure in 14-15.................................. 11,806.10