Parent/Family Involvement

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

Office paperwork labeled with Child's First & Last Name  - https://uofi.app.box.com/f/f319e34fe423453ba3f49f3ee1d1648d

Covid test results labeled with Child's First & Last Name & Date - https://uofi.app.box.com/f/6e4c06e6fada415a88f9d6e19a69df78

Inclement Weather Symptoms Self Reporting Form PRINT or use copy sent home from school on inclement weather days 

 

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! 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, attending Family Nights and meetings to name a few. During the COVID pandemic, family involvement during the school day is restricted and most often on-line.

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

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

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)