Bruce Vento Family Center

Family Connect
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       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 

    and

      Wednesday's at 8:30 am

     

    Family Connect Topics and Guests:

    Cooking on a Budget- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

    Health and Nutrition Cooking Class- Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 1:30 to 3 pm

     

    Family Connect- Tuesday, March19, 2019

    Cooking on a Budget- Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

    Health and Nutrition Cooking Class- Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 1:30 to 3 pm

     

    Family Events:

    School Conferences will take place on:

    Wednesday, March 20th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

    Thursday, March 21st  from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

    Friday, March 22nd from 8 am to 12 pm

     

    Bruce Vento Free Food Distribution will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 3 to 4 pm  

     

     

    University of Minnesota Extension- Health and Nutrition Class

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

     

    University of Minnesota Extension- Cooking on a Budget 

    Classes are free and will be held Wednesday's during Family Connect from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

     

       

     

    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

    SCIP

    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

    gretchen.ray-jensen@spps.org

     

    Gardening Coordinator-

    Kirsten Saylor 

    kirsten.saylor@spps.org