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University Primary School - Learning is serious delight

Parent/Family Involvement

"Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and, most of all connected to adults and other children." -Loris Malaguzzi founder of Reggio Emilia approach

Parent and family involvement is crucial to the success of our school! We love our families! Families can be involved in their child's education in a variety of ways: observing and volunteering in the classroom, assisting with special projects of interest to project studies, serving as an "expert" when children/teachers have questions on a particular topic or question, helping with at-home volunteering to bring projects and materials to classroom, and attending Family Nights and meetings to name a few. 

Paperwork to School Office Links

Current Families, please use the following links to upload documents to the school office specialist, Christine Wyant. For questions about uploading, email

Parent Teacher Alliance Meetings and Zoom Link

Our Parent Teacher Alliance (PTA) meets monthly to collaborate on school endeavors, book/article discussions, and fundraising. 

Currently, our meetings are held virtually

Topic: Uni Primary Monthly Parent Teacher Alliance Meetings
Time: 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the First Tue, 9 occurrence(s)

  • Sep 6, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Oct 4, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Nov 1, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Dec 6, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Jan 3, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Feb 7, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Mar 7, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Apr 4, 2023 06:00 PM
  • May 2, 2023 06:00 PM


Your Image of Child: Where Teaching Begins by Loris Malaguzzi

Taking Playtime Seriously; New York Times 

NAEYC From Fear to Freedom: Risks and Learning in a Forest School

Coping With Violence; school crises, global violence, distress (NAEYC resources)

No, Elementary School Homework Probably isn't Good for Kids (from Fatherly)

Illinois Learning Project Tip Sheets for Educators and Families



 Childhood by Nature, blog and books and inspirations

Illinois Public Health, COVID related information and other health info

Illinois State Board of Education, links to learning standards and other aspects of Illinois Schools

National Association for the Education of Young Children, resources for families and teachers

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, resources and materials about Reggio Emilia



University Primary School - Learning is serious delight