Albert Schweitzer

Elementary School

We Build Futures

Welcome to Albert Schweitzer's Title I Page!

  • Here you will find information about  Albert Schweitzer Elementary's Title I plan, programs, and staff.  Be sure to check back regularly for new information and announcements of Title I programs and events. Please reach out to the building's Title 1 Reading Specialist, Mrs. Kristen Casile, with any questions. Thank you for your support!

    Save the Date!

    Title 1 Spring Informational Meeting - Monday, May 20, 2024

    Schweitzer will be holding a Title I Spring Informational Meeting for parents and families. The meeting will be on Monday, May 20 and will be held in person during the school day and virtually in the evening. The meeting will review Federal Program Updates as well as Schweitzer's Schoolwide Title I Plan, Home-School Compact, Parent and Family Engagement Policies, and state assessment progress.

    Please sign up for one of the following Spring Informational Title 1 Annual Meetings by clicking here! 

    • Monday, May 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (In person at Albert Schweitzer Elementary School)
    • Monday, May 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Virtual on Zoom)


    Title 1 Reading End of Year Conferences: For families of children in Title 1 Reading Groups

    It is hard to believe it is the end of the year already! If you would like to meet to discuss your child’s progress in their Title 1 reading group, I will be offering conferences via Zoom or in-person on May 28 (afternoon/evening) and May 30 (morning). Please indicate which format you prefer when signing up. If you prefer a Zoom conference, I will email you the link the day before the scheduled conference. If the offered dates/times do not work for you, please let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

    Click here to sign up for an in-person or virtual conference!


    Click here for the Spotlight on Literacy Newsletter: April 2024

    Explore the world of reading and writing with Spotlight on Literacy — a collection of convenient, on-demand mini-workshops designed to empower families. Dive into each issue, where we focus on a particular area of literacy, offering you valuable insights, strategies, and resources to enrich your support for learners at home. Learn about essential skills, understand their significance in reading, and watch as our Neshaminy SD reading specialists demonstrate a skill-related activity for you to engage in with your reader.

    In this issue, Ferderbar ES Reading Specialists, Pam Haggerty and Jennifer Pinson share their expertise in vocabulary and how it supports reading comprehension.

    Click here for the Parent and Family Engagement Newsletter: March 2024

    Greetings for the month of March! It is with immense delight that w extend a big welcome to the newest issue of our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Newsletter. Within this newsletter, you will learn about our Title I program, upcoming events, snapshots of activities happening in our schools, and practical tips to support your child's learning. We believe that a well-informed and engaged family is the cornerstone of a thriving school community.



    Title 1 Information



    At Albert Schweitzer Elementary School, we believe that success for our students can only be achieved when schools and families work together as a team. 

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the federal K-12 education law of the United States. ESSA was signed into law in 2015 and replaced the previous education law called “No Child Left Behind.” ESSA extended more flexibility to States in education and laid out expectations of transparency for parents and for communities.

    ESSA requires every state to measure performance in reading, math, and science. Each state determines the way students are assessed. Every school in each state must inform parents about their standards and their results.

    In this newsletter you will find a link to Pennsylvania’s Core Standards. Additionally, you will find information about school performance at the Future Ready PA Index site. The Future Ready PA Index uses four different approaches in scoring and depicting student progress and performance.

    Did You Know About Title I?
    • Under ESSA, Title I is the largest federally funded educational program in the United States.
    • It provides supplemental funds to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.
    • Title I is designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards.
    • It provides funds to districts to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged children for improving student achievement, staff development, and parent and community engagement.
    Did You Know About Title I?
    PA Core Standards

    Pennsylvania’s Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics are robust and relevant to the real world and reflect the knowledge and skills our young people need to succeed in life after high school, in both post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.

    Click here to view the PA Core Standards at the Pennsylvania Department of Education SAS website.

    Curriculum at Neshaminy School District
    Neshaminy School District Curriculum is aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards. The standards tell what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.

    Click here to visit our Neshaminy Curriculum website.


    Assessment is a process of evaluating student performance to determine what content and skills have been mastered. Assessment enables school leaders and educators to make informed decisions about instructional practices and effective pedagogical approaches to maximize student achievement levels. Effective assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Well-designed assessments can give valuable information to teachers, parents, and students.

    Click here to view Neshaminy's student assessment system.

    Future Ready PA Index

    Future Ready PA Index, is a comprehensive progress report that provides parents and community members with easy-to-understand information about Pennsylvania schools and student success. Here you can find information about Neshaminy School District and each Neshaminy school.

    Click here to visit the Future Ready PA Index website.