Bruce Vento Family Center

Family Connect
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    Cooking Together     Planting    fried rice

       The Bruce Vento Family Center strives to build relationships with families while creating a bridge between school and home.  The Family Center is located in room 1302, staff are available school days from 9:30 am to 3 pm and on Thursday's until 4:30 pm. 

    Our goal is to provide families with opportunities to connect with other families, pass along resources, educational information, and build a network for support.  Weekly we host Family Connect meetings as a way to build community and a supportive network.  Join us Tuesday's and Wednesday's at 8:30 am for Family Connect.  Once a month the Family Center hosts Vento Connect from 2 to 3 pm.  Vento Connect will provide educational information for families related to reading, math, and other educational content areas. Families are welcome to visit anytime, we look forward to meeting you!      


     Family Connect Carol and Fannie Cooking Class fun Seeds


    Family Connect:

    Tuesday's at 8:30a.m. 


      Wednesday's at 8:30 a.m.


    Family Connect Topics and Guests:

    Wednesday, May 21, 2019 - Visit Meto State

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019- 2019-2020 SCIP

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019- Farmers Market Challenge 

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019- End of Year Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation 



    Family Events:

    University of Minnesota Extension- Health and Nutrition Class

    Classes are free and will be held every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 


    Tuesday, June 4,2019 Walk to School 8 a.m. Wilder Recreation Center   


    Learning at Home:

    See math videos and resources under the learning at home tab.  Resouces are listed by grade level.  

    Learning at Home Handout


    Family Engagement Information and Links:  

    Parent Right to Know All Languages

    2018 Family Engagement Plan


    MDE Report Card


    Food Resources:

    Fare For All 2019

    Metro Food Shelves Open Boundaries

    After School Snack and Meal Sites

    Metro Dining Sites


    Family Center Resources :  

    Housing Information 

    Career Navigation and Resources

    Educational Resources for Families

    Information on Adult Education Classes

    Community Connections

    Food Pantry

    Literacy Resources

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Community Garden Connection


    Phone: 651-744-5779

    Gretchen Ray


    Gardening Coordinator-

    Kirsten Saylor