Parent and Family Engagement Plan

For the 2022-2023 school year

The philosophy of Truitt Intermediate School is that all students can and will learn when the responsibility is shared between school and parents.  Parents serve as a key stakeholder in the educational processes of  the students attending Truitt Intermediate.  The PFE Plan ensures equitable participation in the planning, reviewing, and implementation of the Title One instructional programs and activities.

It is the responsibility of all stakeholders (parents, community, students, and staff) to ensure parents feel valued and appreciated, while promoting the importance of shared responsibility and its impact on the academic achievement of every student.  In order to promote positive involvement of parents, we will:

  • Hold an annual meeting to inform parents about the school curriculum, academic assessments, expected levels of proficiency, the Title I program, and how Title I funds are used. 
  • Provide a minimum of two additional parent meetings or activities planned to support state academic standards and to provide parents with strategies and materials to reinforce student learning at home: Literacy Night and STEAM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
  • Place flyers, bulletins on Peachjar, ParentVue, and our school’s website in order to provide tips for parents to engage in supportive learning activities with their children.
  • Address the importance of school-parent communication with: PAS-Truitt Phone Calls, PeachJar Emails, ParentVue’s (Synergy) Email Blast, paper flyers
  • Parent/teacher conferences on days scheduled by Chesapeake Public Schools and as needed.
  • School Calendar placed on our school website and in student Thursday folders at the beginning of each month.
  • Progress Reports distributed four times a year by the classroom teachers and are available electronically on ParentVue.
  • Reports regarding student progress will be done through phone calls and/or written communication.
  • We will provide opportunities for parents to visit the school, observe, and volunteer.
  • We will provide opportunities for participation through grade-level parent programs.
  • Inform parents of opportunities for family literacy experiences including basic adult education, GED, and ESL classes that are offered in our community (Family and Community Engagement Office).
  • Provide opportunities for parents to participate in various programs:
    • STEAM Night
    • Book Fair / Literacy Night
    • Strings Informational Night
    • Fall PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Dance
    • Music Performances
    • 5th-grade Promotion Ceremony
    • Student of the Month Awards
    • Field Day
    • Career Day
    • Field Trips


Elizabeth Coker Principal
Barbara Patterson Oden Assistant Principal
Ashley Carter  Instructional Coach
Dayna Bonds  Guidance Counselor / PTA Advisory Board
Sandra Dekker Media Specialist / PTA Advisory Board
David Albor Tech Integration Specialist / PTA Board member (President)
Blanche Johnson PTA Board member (Treasurer)
LeVorce McCloud PTA Board member (Member At Large)
Kandace Magee PTA Board member (Member At Large)
Kiera Cotti PTA Board member (Member At Large)


Plan revised:  September 2022