Family Engagement (Title I Information)

Family Engagement Liaison

Lawanda Mason

School Information & Events

Morningside is very excited about its parent volunteers. You are the part of the puzzle that makes the other pieces fit. We are excited about having you visit your child's school and classroom.

We want you to continue to feel welcome at Morningside.  We take pride in our open door policy.  We consider it a privilege and an honor to be named by the state as the first "Family Friendly School." We strive to keep our school environment family friendly and encourage parents to become a part of their child's academic success.  One way is allowing parents to schedule their parent-teacher conferences at various times throughout the school year.  We encourage parents to connect with their child's teacher and school to see how they can be involved in activities and the classroom.  Our administrators and teachers are always on hand to speak with parents.  

We look forward to serving you. We consider the pleasure all ours.

Tips for Families

As a parent, there are several things you can do to help your child be successful.

Visit Our PARENT RESOURCE CENTER - Our Parent Resource Center is located in the main office at the front counter. We have academic information for all grade levels as well as information on parenting, Infinite Campus, upcoming events and Title I. Stop by and pick something up any day between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Be A VOLUNTEER - We welcome and encourage family involvement. There are many ways for families to give of their time and talents. Contact our Family Engagement Liaison for more information.

All volunteers working with students are required to have a background check on file with the Houston County School District and receive volunteer training at our school. Background checks are good for five years and are good at any school in the county. If you aren’t sure of your clearance status, our Family Engagement Coordinator will be happy to check for you. Background Check Applications are available in the front office..

Family Resource Center

A resource room is also available to Parents. The resource room is the first room on the left upon entering the building. The room is open from 8:00-4:00 daily. This room is full of resources for parents including parenting books and pamphlets, Title 1 information, etc. This room is also used for volunteer orientation and various Parent Meetings.

Video Resources

More About TItle I

Morningside Elementary is a Title I School. We are eligible for Title I funding based on our percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. This means we receive additional federal funds for the purpose of improving teaching and learning for students. All students in our school benefit from these funds. Title I requires that these funds be used for programs that will improve student achievement and include ways to help families help their children to succeed (family engagement). All Title I schools must include stakeholder (family, teacher, student) input in the development of a written Family Engagement policy.

Morningside Elementary hosts activities throughout the year to build strong family engagement which supports a partnership among the school, families and the community to improve student academic achievement. We believe that family engagement is the participation of families in all areas of their children’s education and development, recognizing that families are the primary influence in their children’s lives. Check our social media, the school sign, newsletters and call-outs for the most current information on school events.

Family Action Team

Morningside has many ways you can lend a hand or voice your input on school matters. Parents are encouraged to be chaperones for field trips, Georgia Milestones test proctors, classroom helpers, room parents, student tutors, or to serve on the Parent Action Team (PAT).


We value your feedback!  Click here to provide the District with input, suggestions, and feedback on how your child and family can be better supported.