Parents and families have the most direct and lasting impact on children's learning and development of social competence. When parents are involved, students achieve more, exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior, and feel more comfortable in new settings.
The VPI Family Engagement team is looking forward to working with you to get all of our families involved.
Please feel free to contact us any time!
Lead Family Service Advocate
Family Involvement Specialist
Home Learning Recipes
VPI's teachers, instructional assistants and staff create their own activities for you to do with your child at home.
See the Home Learning Recipe of the month here!
Ways for families to get involved:
Make photocopies of assignments, handouts, etc
Set up art, science, and other projects
Fold and staple booklets
Make playdough (can also be done at home)
Design or simply put up/take down bulletin boards
Hang artwork in the hallway
Cut out laminations
Sort and stock construction paper
Stock paper at easel
Cap markers and make sure none are dry
Throw out old crayons and replace
Clean tables, desks, and work surfaces
Clean and fill glue bottles
Clean paint brushes and make sure paint is stocked
Organize stamps and stamp pads
Return books to school library
Conduct research for upcoming lessons
Clean up after class pets
Stuff and address envelopes for class mailings
Make sure students’ folders/school backpacks have everything necessary
Read to children
Listen to children tell you a story
Go over word lists with children
Practice skills with flashcards
Walk around classroom as children work quietly
Work on particular skills with student or small group
Tell or read stories related to lessons
Help students catch up on missed work
Play board games with small groups of children
Chaperone field trips
Give presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist).
Help fill out book orders
Assist in planning parties or other special events
Take and/or organize class photographs
Help write and/or edit class newsletter