September 9, 2019
You are invited to one of the most important occasions of the school year – a parent teacher conference. September 9, 2019 (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
The parent-teacher conference gives you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and bring up any concerns or issues you may have. More importantly, you can talk about ways to work together to make learning as rewarding as it can be for your child.
Within the next few days you will be receiving a note from your child’s teacher regarding the scheduling of the conference. If for any reason you have difficulty making an appointment for a conference, please contact the teacher. Third - Fifth Grades will hold STUDENT LED CONFERENCES. Please make sure you bring your child to share with you their academic goals, testing data, behavioral data, and attendance data.
Here are some helpful tips for a successful conference with your child’s teacher:
Before the Conference
Talk with your child about school-likes, dislikes, feelings.
Write down concerns, academic progress, problems at home, behavior, peer relations, attitude, and questions about the teacher’s discipline plan or homework policy.
During the Conference
Discuss concerns you’ve written down.
Listen carefully to everything the teacher says and take notes for future reference.
If you don’t understand something, ask to have it explained.
Ask for suggestions for things you can do at home to help your child.
Assure the teacher of your continued support.
After the Conference
Talk with your child about the conference. Share any positive comments the teacher made. Let your child know you are proud!
Follow up with any suggestions you and the teacher agreed upon.
Be sure to call the teacher any time you have a question or concern.
If you have any other concerns regarding parent-teacher conferences, please phone or write a note to your child’s teacher or feel free to contact me at any time.
Once again, thank you for your support.
Mary Carpenter, Ed.S