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21st Century Student Success Parent Academy


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Vaughn Elementary is dedicated to providing parents the tools they need in order for their children to be successful in school and in the world outside of school.  Family Liaison, Minnie Pescador, created a workshop that provided parents with Post-Secondary Workforce strategies that students need in order to be ready for life outside of school.  Parents attended this 4 week parent workshop that focused on the 4 C's of Student Success:

Communication         Critical Thinking               Creativity               Collaboration 

The first week parents participated in communication exercises using real life scenarios from school and at home parents created their own dialogue on how to best communicate needs, wants, likes, dislikes while still being respectful.  After all, parents are their child's first teacher!

Week two parents were given scenarios wherein they worked in groups to think outside the box of how to problem solve issues that often come up in school.  Parents then were given a book that focused on their reading it - finding the problem as well as the solution and while in group sharing with each other as to how they could use it with their children to teach them how to look at a problem and try to solve it.

During week three they took an online multiple intelligence test to learn what kind of learner they are and what supports they would need to be successful in the classroom.  They had 15 minutes to create something for their child using a variety of odds and ends found in their paper bag.  What fun and creative projects they came up with!  They also learned about how most people/children learn best.  Seeing the pyramid of How We Learn they saw how important it is for their children to practice all skills at home as well as in school.  It's all about collaborating!

Which was a great lead in to week four where they participated in working in groups.  Two groups read a book in English and one group read in Spanish.  They had to choose one reader who would read the book out loud, one writer who would write the answers from the group, one presenter who would present to the whole group their summary of the story.  They answered basic who, where, what, how questions as well as inferential questions that are not found in the book but given to the reader in hints.  Parents were engaged and gained knowledge of how necessary it is for them to communicate with the children about what they read and are learning.

In all parents came out with a Certificate of Achievement & Participation for their new knowledge, experiences, friends and determination to be better communicators and collaborators not only with the school but most importantly with their children! 


Bring Your Parents to School Spring 2016     parents and children.jpg


Vaughn Elementary Parents visit CU Denver! 

 CU Denver Trip - Vaughn Attendees 3-1-16

On Tuesday, March 1st Vaughn Parents had the opportunity to get a head start on how to plan for their child’s future.  With the collaborating effort by Fatimah Ben-Masaud, PWR Coordinator and Minnie Pescador, Vaughn’s Family Liaison; parents spent the day hearing information about not only how to handle the financial aspect of going to college but also how to prepare their child to be ready for college.  School ambassadors also took them on a trip of the campus and all it has to offer our future college students.  It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s future!


2015 Fall Bring Your Parents to School Day




Page last updated on July 28, 2016

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