Family and Parent Engagement

Family and Parent Engagement
Posted on 03/13/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Family and Parent EngagementThrough facilitated meetings and workgroups, VAIS has been working towards implementing a Strategic Plan. We are very excited to formalize this and implement a shared vision for our school. Much of the work is already being done, but a Strategic Plan will give us a clear outline on goals, activities, committees and timelines. Family and Parent engagement in this process is key. We will be sending out information on Committees and plans, and we encourage you to join us in any capacity that you are able to. Committees will include: (1) Student Enrollment & Retention; (2) Middle School and High School Programs; (3) Student Achievement; (4) Parent Engagement; and (5) Teacher Retention.
  
Here are proposed Committee descriptions.
   
(1) Student Enrollment & Retention​. This committee will focus on ways to create sustainable student enrollment and retention, including working with website designers to increase traffic to VAIS website, creation of a social media plan, creation of a 4K ambassador list to increase interest of 4K families in VAIS, and creation of a list of resources for parents and students to assist with Chinese language learning.
  
(2) Middle School and High School Programs.​ This committee will interface with the VASD CIA (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment) Committee, Middle School and High School administrators and the School Board to create a long term Chinese immersion experience for VAIS graduates. This committee may also consider and present a proposal to the GC on the possibility of extending VAIS' charter to grades 6-8.
  
(3) Student Achievement​. This committee will include VAIS staff and parents who will determine continuous achievement goals to increase student achievement across all disciplines. This committee will also be responsible for preparing the 2020 VAIS Immersion Program Assessment for the School Board.

(4) Parent Engagement​. This committee will explore ways to increase parent engagement at VAIS including researching volunteer/fundraising software, Paid/Volunteer Parent Volunteer Coordinator, create a calendar of school parties/events and coordinate volunteering and assist with training volunteers for in the classroom.

(5) Teacher Retention. ​This committee will meet with staff to garner ideas/thoughts on teacher retention, including determining if paying for Staff Appreciation Dinner or Planning Time would be more appreciated and fundraise to support either, create and manage a Teacher Wish List and create Teacher Wish List Donation Station for silent auction.

Please consider joining a committee to be a part of your child's great school!

Contact Ann Princl to express your interest: princla@verona.k12.wi.us
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