Bonner Springs Head Start offers many and varied opportunities throughout the year for parent/teacher/community interaction.
Approximately once a month an opportunity for interaction is provided and encouraged. Such examples would be:
- Back to School Night-children and parents meet the teachers, see the classrooms, become familiar with the facility, practice bus evacuation, and practice pedestrians crossing the street
- Donuts with Dad-opportunity for fathers/father figures to eat breakfast with the children and interact with the children and teachers
- Muffins with Mom-opportunity for moms/mom figures to eat breakfast with the children and interact with the children and teachers
- Harvest Festival-fall crafts are made by children while parents are introduced to our Behavior Intervention Support Team System
- Thankful Luncheon-family and friends join the students for a special lunch provided by the Center
- Make-It-Take-It Night-age appropriate crafts and items are made by the children that they can then give away as presents to family and friends. Instructions are provided so the families can make more gifts at home if desired.
- Cooking with Kids-fun and nutritious snacks are made by the children. Nutritional information is provided for the parents.
- Cultural Days-Age appropriate introduction to American Indian, African American, Spanish, and Asian cultural ideas and foods
- Health and Safety Night-household health and safety tips provided
- Pajama/Literacy Night-the children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal back to school. Local community leaders come and read to the students while parents are introduced to schooling opportunities for themselves
- End of the Year Celebration-teachers, parents, and children gather to celebrate the progress and success the year has produced
- Outdoor Play Day-teachers, children, and families have fun together to finish out the school year. Many fun activities are planned for this day. The day culminates with a picnic lunch for everyone.