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 8:30am 


      Wednesday's at 8:30 am

    **  The week of January 21, 2019, Family Connect will not meet on Tuesday or Wednesday.  We will meet Thursday, January 24th.  **


    Family Connect Topics and Guests:


    Aurora/ St. Anthony Development Corporation- Tuesday, January 8th

    Bookmobile- Wednesday, January 9th

    Second Harvest- Tuesday, January 15th 

    Cooking Together- Thursday, January 24th 


    Family Events:  

    ELL Family Night- Thursday, January 17, from 4:30 to 6 pm

    New Family Open House- Tuesday, January 29, from 9 am to 11 am


    University of Minnesota Extension- Health and Nutrition Class

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

    Classes will begin Thursday, January 31st and run through Thursday, March 21st




    Family Engagement Information and Links:  

    Parent Right to Know All Languages

    2018 Family Engagement Plan


    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