Welcome to our Summer Edition of our VPK Inclusion Homepage with Ms. Piperato and Mrs. Tripp

    Dear Families,

    A big thanks to all our 2019-2020 families and Mrs. Tripp for making our ZOOM sessions and Distance Learning a huge success! Please see below for some suggested activities for you to engage your child with learning in preparation for kindergarten.

    If your child will be entering our VPK Program for the 2020-2021 school year he/she will be required to wear a facemask/shield when social distancing is not feasible. Sheilds are being provided by the District. Please know that your child's health and well-being are of utmost importance. Hygiene and safety procedures will be taught and practiced each day. Please check the Marion Oaks Elementary School  and the Marion County Public Schools websites for updates and important information regarding the re-openings of schools. Pre-K will have a stagger start bginning August 24th. You will be notified if your child will be starting on the 24th, 25th, or 26th. All students attend on Thursday August 27th. For example, if your child starts on Monday the 24th, he/she will not return until Thursday the 27th.


     We love when our families  participate in our program. Your participation helps your child feel important and lets them know that you value them and their education. Please try to engage your child with the ideas below. Just click on the titles and the link will pop up! More online resources for art, literacy, math and science on our Online Resources Page. For more fun and music go to the Music and Movement Page.


    Activities for you to do daily.

    • Read to your child every day.
    • Point out letters you see in the environment. (i.e. P at the beginning of Publix, T at the beginning of Target, W at the beginning of Walmart, etc.)
    • Discuss the colors and shapes you see in the environment. Nature walks are full of shapes and colors.
    • The beach is a great place to teach your child about Oceans and Ocean Life.
    • When talking to your child, try to use as many adjectives as you can to encourage vocabulary and sentence structure.
    • Encourage your child to sort common househld items by color, shape and size.



    Thank you,

    Ms. Piperato and Mrs. Tripp