A Message from our President

August 2022

Hello & welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  My name is Kari Christie, and I am excited to be the H&SL President this year!  I look forward to returning to a normal school year… something we have been missing for the past couple years!

I have had 4 Bobcats attend VPE, Jackson who is a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona, Carter who is a junior at VPHS, Parker who is a freshman at VPHS, and Charlotte who is in 5th grade this year!  Also, I must mention that I was a Bobcat too, a very long time ago!

I want to start off by encouraging everyone to join the VPE Home & School League.  The VPE H&SL is a non-profit parent group that was established in 1931, and its objective is to maintain the connection between home and school, so that teachers, parents, and staff can work together to give VPE students the best educational experience possible!  We need your participation in this group to provide many opportunities for our students including art and music enrichment, technology updates, campus upgrades, and educational assemblies.  Without your support, none of this would be possible!  The H&SL is completely dependent on contributions and fundraising efforts of our VPE community.

VPE H&SL members will have access to the online school directory and are invited and highly encouraged to attend monthly meetings, usually on the third Thursday of the month, beginning at 8:15.  During these meetings you will learn about all upcoming activities on our campus and hear from our principal as well.  The first meeting of the school year will be on September 29th.  

I would like to thank the VPE 2022-2023 H&SL Executive Board for volunteering their time to help make this a fantastic year for all of our students- Stefani McMillen, Wendy Wolf, Heather Cassara, Julie Levy, Donna Czekalski, Kristina Evans, Mike Urbanski, Heather Tapia, Wendy Zuazo and Erin Flynn!

If you would like to get involved in the VPE community, please don’t hesitate to reach out, we still have many opportunities available.

Please follow Villa Park Elementary on Facebook, @VPEschool on Twitter, vpehomeandschoolleague on Instagram, Villa Park Elementary on Class Dojo, and visit vpe-hsl.org to stay updated on everything going on at VPE!

Wishing everyone an enjoyable 2022-2023 school year!


                                   Kari Christie
                                                                             VPE H&SL President