Family Involvement

  • 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 Gloria Keating any time.

     Family and Community Engagement Specialist

    gkeating@rvaschools.net

    Office: (804) 780-5041

    Cell: (804) 503-350 

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  • 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

    Sharpen pencils

    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

    Water plants

    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