Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded grant designed to help schools meet the needs of all students and to provide resources to help improve educational success for families.

Every Title I school has a Family-School Compact and a Parent and Family Engagement School Policy. Title I schools also host events to provide family engagement and involvement opportunities.

More information on the Title I program can be found on the PWCS Title I webpage.

Ellis Elementary Title I Staff Contact Information

Jessica Viver
Title 1 Math
[email protected] 

Johnna Tselides
Title 1 Reading
[email protected] 

Title I Family-School Compact


By working together as a community of invested stakeholders, we will help every student achieve their personal best academically, socially, and emotionally. 


Our Mission as Title l teachers of Ellis Elementary School is to support teachers, families, and students to S.O.A.R to success! 

We are...

Spectacular Learners


Outstanding Attitudes 


Achieve Our Goals

and are

Ready to Celebrate our Success!

Student Agreement

I will ...

  • Attend school regularly and on time
  • Show respect throughout the day to all
  • Set goals
  • Actively participate in my learning
  • Work hard to achieve my best

Family/Parent Agreement

We will … 

  • Ensure students attend school regularly 
  • Communicate with teachers and students about progress
  • Log into Parent VUE account regularly and monitor student progress 
  • Check for school communication weekly via email, school messenger, and Thursday Folders
  • Attend family events throughout the school year

Teachers/Staff Agreement

We will …

  • Build relationships with student and families
  • Provide a safe and caring learning environment for all 
  • Communicate with students and families about progress
  • Provide high-quality instruction to all students 
  • Provide students with timely and positive feedback

Title I Parent and Family Engagement School Policy

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Title I program is established to improve student achievement so that every student will graduate on time with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to create a thriving future for themselves and their community.

Ellis Elementary School will ensure effective involvement of families and will support a partnership among the school, parents, guardians, and community to improve student achievement in the following ways: 

School Family Engagement Policy

  • Review the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy which is jointly developed and distributed to parents.
  • Provide all parents with information about the schools’ participation in Title I at the Annual Meeting and inform parents of their right to be involved.
  • Invite and encourage all parents to attend all Title I Family meetings and events. Inform parents that the school may provide support for them to attend meetings.
  • Involve family participation in the planning, review, and improvement of the schools’ Title I Schoolwide/Continuous Improvement Plan
  • Provide parents with information about the Title I program, the curriculum, academic assessments, and students’ expected proficiency levels.
  • Notify the PWCS Title I Office if the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children. 

Shared Responsibilities for High Student Achievement

  • Invite parents to volunteer, observe, and/or participate in their child’s class(es) and school.
  • Include a schedule for parent-teacher conferences and progress reports.
  • Invite parents to participate in events related to academics.

Building Capacity for Engagement

  • Assist parents to understand the state’s academic content, achievement standards, and assessments.
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis regarding their child’s progress in school; including school performance information and student assessment results.
  • Provide materials and training to help parents support their children’s academic progress.
  • Develop, in consultation with families, a Family-School Compact, stating how the school and families will share the responsibility for high student performance. Review the Family-School Compact annually with families and school staff.
  • Educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners.
  • Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities with other federal and state programs supporting preschool, multilingual students, and students with disabilities.
  • Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.
  • Distribute annual parent surveys encouraging parents to respond to additional support needed to participate in parent and family engagement.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in decision-making at Parent Advisory Council meetings, Parent Teacher Organization meetings, and meetings related to Title I program planning.


  • Provide opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities, in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.

Important Dates and Upcoming Title I Events

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Elementary Schools

  • November 6, 2023
  • January 26, 2024

Middle Schools and High Schools       

  • Touch base days will be scheduled by schools

Last Day of Grading Periods

  • November 3, 2023
  • January 26, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • June 7, 2024 

Title I Parent & Family Engagement Events (additional events may be added)

  • Annual Title I Family Engagement Meeting: September 28, 2023
  • Title I Family Engagement Meeting: February 9, 2024
  • Title I Family Engagement Meeting: March 15, 2024
  • Title I “Summer Thrive” Family Engagement Meeting: May 2024