Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement (PI) Opportunities

New Opportunity to Earn PI Time at VCS in both English and Spanish

Online Digital Citizenship and Safety course

To take advantage of this opportunity for earning informational hours, access these resources at

Growth Mindset Videos- Informational PI Hours

Growth Mindset videos from the Florida Department of Education address how the research of Dr. Carol Dweck who states that the way students think impacts their attitudes toward learning and how they perform in the classroom.

Each video lesson and accompanying survey will earn parents 30 minutes of informational time. While both parents may review the three videos and five articles, credit will be awarded to only one parent for a maximum of 4.0 hours per household.

To take advantage of this opportunity for earning informational hours, access these resources at: Mindset Videos and Resources for PI Time

Parent PI Books- Informational Hours

The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for informational hours. I recommend you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May! Please note: you must have a student enrolled in the Elementary School to read and test on these books for PI time. The media centers at the Middle and High Schools have books for parents of their students. Some of these titles are located on our Overdrive in eBook format.

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

How We Love Our Kids by Milan & Kay Yerkovich

How to Talk so Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

No Regrets Parenting by Harley Rothbart

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

1-2-3 Magia by Thomas W. Phelan Ph. D

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline

Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffleman

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Raising Lifelong Learners- Lucy Calkins- NEW*****

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

These books are available at the media centers, on the VCS eBook site, and at local public libraries.