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**Parent and Family Engagement Announcement - May 1, 2017**

The Douglas County School System Title I Department is in the process of reviewing and revising the district's Parent and Family Engagement Policy. This policy outlines how the district will implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and families in Title I programs. The policy will establish the district’s expectations for parent and family engagement and how the district will carry out the parent and family engagement requirements. Parent input into the revision of this policy is requested and required. The input form will be active until Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

To view the draft of the policy please click here: 2017-2018 Douglas County School System Parent and Family Engagement Policy

To provide suggestions or input into this document, please click here: Input Form for the 2017-2018 Douglas County School System Parent and Family Engagement Policy


Each year we invite parents and family members to assist in the writing and revision of the following Title I documents for the next school year: 

Burnett Elementary grade-level School-Parent Compact

Burnett Elementary Parent Involvement Policy

Douglas County School System LEA Parent Involvement Policy

These documents can be found on the forms section of this page.  Please take a moment to review each document and email Tenia Boone or Cynthia Brooks with your comments.  You may also stop by the Parent Resource Center and provide your suggestions, as well.  Thank you. 


Burnett Elementary Annual Title I Meeting

This meeting offers families the opportunity to learn about the Title I program that is offered at Burnett Elementary School.    

  • Title I Annual Parent Meeting - October 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Title I Annual Parent Meeting - October 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.   

Parent Advisory Council Meetings


The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is made up of a parent representative from each grade level, the principal, a teacher, and the parent outreach facilitator.  The PAC meets at least three times a year and gives input and direction for the Title I program including the school compact, the school policy for parent involvement, and the parent workshops.  ALL parents at Burnett Elementary are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all PAC meetings.  The meetings will be advertised on the school website, on signage, and through flyers.  The dates for the PAC meetings for 2015-2016 are listed below.  Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

 August 23, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. 

November 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

January 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

April 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.   

If you would like to serve on the Parent Advisory Council, or if you would like more information regarding our various resources and parent workshops, please contact our Instructional Lead Teacher, Ms. Boone at (770) 651-3572; email her at tenia.boone@douglas.k12.ga.us. The faculty, staff, and administrators at Burnett look forward to working with your family this year!                       

 2016- 2017 Parent Engagement Schedule


Burnett Elementary School will hold curriculum nights and workshops on different topics that will focus on the needs of our parents and children.  In addition to receiving great information at these workshops, you will get to mingle and network with teachers and other Burnett parents. All of our workshops will be advertised through flyers, signage, and automated phone calls.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of workshops, dates, and times for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please put these dates on your calendar because we truly hope to see you at these wonderful and informative school events!


August 2016



Setting the Standard for Excellence 

Parents will meet as a group with their child's teacher to hear important information about the curriculum for the first semester and how to help at home with math, social studies, science, and reading.  

 August 22, 2016    

  Session 1: 5:00-5:45

 Session 2: 5:45-6:30

There will be two rotations for this meeting in an effort to accommodate parents who have children in multiple grade levels.


  September 2015


 Attendance Works: The Academic Benefits of Being Present and Punctual

Parents will meet with the counselor, school social worker, and Instructional Lead Teachers to discuss the importance of attendance and the effects it has on academic achievement. In addition, the counselor and school social worker will review the Douglas County School attendance policy. 


September 8, 2016

 9:00 a.m.





Family Literacy Night

Parents will be invited to learn about various literary elements that they can implement at home to help their children become better readers. 

 October 13, 2016

5:30-6:30 p.m


Georgia Milestone Assessment Informational Meeting

In conjunction with Eastside Elementary School, parent will hear information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment Systems test. They will learn the benefits of this new assessment, and what they, the parents, can expect and do to help their child prepare for the assessment.

November 10, 2016

 4:00-5:30 p.m.




Using Technolgy at Home to Increase Your Child's Academic Achievement

Darrien Curruth, Instructional Technology Specialist, will demonstrate to parents how they can use technology at home to increase their child's understanding of the concepts discussed at school. He will provide parents with various demonstrations using several educational websites. 

November 15, 2016

Session 1: 9:00 a.m.

   Session 2: 3:30 p.m.  



National Parent Involvement Day 

National Parent Involvement Day, November 17, 2016, will provide an opportunity for the faculty and staff at Burnett Elementary to honor and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide to our school and home to support their child's success. 


Detailed plans for this day are TBD.   

 December 2015 



Math Winter Wonderland 

Burnett families are invited to attend a night filled with math and excitement. Families will experience fun math focused activities geared towards students in grades K thru 5. Refreshments will be served. In addition, a special guest from the South Pole will be making his rounds to take pictures with your child. 

December 8, 2016

5:00-6:30 p.m. 





 Georgia Milestones Informational Meeting 

Parent who were unable to make the Fall Informational meeting will be invited to learn information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment Systems test. They will learn the benefits of this assessment, and what they, the parents, can expect and do to help their child prepare for the assessment. 

February 15, 2017

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 



 Scientist on the Rise: A "STEAM"ing evening of Science


Burnett families are invited to particiate in a night of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Students will have an opportunity to show parents what they are currently learning in Science. Parents and community members will also be able to see our Science Fair displays and the winner for the Science Fair will be announced. 


March 16, 2017

 6:00-7:00 p.m.