INVOLVED PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Partners In Education (PIE) is a parent organization that creates and sponsors enrichment programs and opportunities for ALL students. PIE believes that each child has a passion for learning, especially when their particular skill or talent has been piqued. VCS staff members strive for this in the classroom each day and PIE’s charter is to work in conjunction with the staff and to help provide more opportunities for each child to be challenged and enriched. PIE works with the VCS staff to find alternative ways to create and provide an enriched learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. PIE representatives are active members on the VCS Inquiry Program Advisory Committee (IPAC), Curriculum Council, and other district committees. PIE also advocates for those students who are highly capable learners.
PIE is able to sponsor enrichment programs by holding two fundraisers each year — Square 1 Art and School Toot Box. The money raised is used to sponsor enrichment programs for your children including K-8 Inquiry Program, Chess Clubs, IB Boosters, Super Saturdays, FIRST LEGO League Programs. Additionally VCS Art Department is supported by PIE Square 1 Art fundraiser.
New Members Welcome
Please consider joining PIE or volunteering a few hours of your time and expertise as the opportunities arise. PIE believes that involved, active parents can improve the quality of education for ALL students. Watch for upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities for parents who want a chance to get involved in each month’s email issue of What’s Happening. PIE Member’s Meetings are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month in the VIS Media Center at 7:00 p.m. Check the VCSD school calendar for exact times and locations. We kick off our membership drive each October with an Enrichment Overview Presentation in the VIS Auditorium, featuring the K-6 Inquiry Program’s in-class academic enrichment opportunities for the year, PIE-sponsored clubs and activities for K-8 students. This is a terrific meeting to attend if you are new to the district or if you would like to see your child take advantage of more enrichment opportunities at school.
2015-2016 PIE Officers are: