Family Engagement
is the Key!


Welcome back to another great school year at Norwood Elementary. It is my pleasure to continue to act as your parent services coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year. I would like to extend a greater welcome to those families who are joining us for the first time. 

As we do every year, the staff and a group of parents were able to meet and discuss some changes for the upcoming year. Our family engagement continues to grow and we are constantly looking into different and effective ways of improving student achievement. 

Enhancements are all ready in the works! We are going to offer new resources, learning opportunities, and chances for feedback next school year that include:

  • STARPOWER Parent Meetings will be continue to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month! This year we are adding some evening events to our calendar as well. Please keep an eye out in the Norwood STAR!
  • The Parent Lending Library is being replenished with new books, games, and instructional materials for you to enhance learning at home. We will be building on our collection throughout the year and most of our materials have been moved to the lobby for easier access to families.
  • Quarterly “Parent Check-Ins” to give you the chance to collaborate and share ideas.  These may be in the form of surveys, focus-groups, and sharing sessions.
  • We will continue our Kindergarten Parent Academy which allows new parents the opportunity to learn about school policies, events, and resources to help their student make the best of their first year of school! 

I am looking forward to helping you and your child have a successful year. As always you can email me at with any questions or comments.


Stacey Wade

Title I Parent Services Coordinator