What is Title I?

Hambright Elementary School is a Title I Targeted Assistance school. Title I is a federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve academic achievement. The amount of money each school receives is based on the number of students who receive free/reduced lunch. Penn Manor uses that funding to improve Reading and Math achievement in grades K – 8.  For more information about Title I and what it’s all about, check out the PowerPoint below.

Frequently Asked Questions about Title I

How is my child selected for Title I?

Once the entire school has been assessed with the appropriate grade-level assessments, the academic support team , which includes the Reading Specialists, Mr. Howe, the classroom teachers, and the guidance counselor, meet to review the data and select the students that display the greatest need according to the Title I criteria.

How will I know if my child qualifies for Reading support?

Students who have been chosen to receive Reading support will be notified by letter.  If, at any time, the Reading Specialists will be happy to discuss a parent’s concerns if their child has been selected.  Contact information will be posted at the end.  

What will my child be missing when they are out of the classroom?

Students who are participating in an intervention group are pulled during reading group time or independent work time, so they will not be missing instruction that they need to make up.

Will my child be in a reading group all year?

We monitor the progress of all of our students every two weeks.  If a child is showing the kind of progress that shows they are reading at a level that’s expected at that time of year, we will exit the student.  Parents will be notified that their child is exiting the program.

How will I know how my child is doing?

All students receiving academic support will receive a Progress Report from the teacher or aide that works with your child at the end of every marking period.  The progress report is sent home with the classroom report card.

What is my child learning in their reading support groups?

Your child is being taught with a research-based program that focuses on the specific skills your child needs to progress as a reader.  The skill(s) may be any of the following:

  •  Letter/sound identification
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

The skill(s) that your child is focusing on will be listed on his/her progress report each report period.  There will be additional communication, as well, on what specific skills are being taught so that you are better able to support your child at home.

Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about my child?

Students  in Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Danielle Kreider    danielle.kreider@pennmanor.net

872-9503 ext. 3730

Students in 3rd grade – 6th grade

Kathy Rowley     kathy.rowley@pennmanor.net

872-9503   ext. 3742