GEORGE WEEKLY BULLETIN
WEEK OF OCTOBER 17-21
APPROACHING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Here are some helpful tips for a successful parent-teacher conference.
- Two-way conversation- This is an opportunity for parents to learn about their children’s progress in school and for teachers to gain insights into their students’ home and community lives. Parent perspectives on student strengths and needs, learning styles, and nonschool learning opportunities can help teachers shape their instructional methods.
- Emphasis on learning- Research shows that family involvement is most effective when it is “linked to learning.” An important goal of the first parent–teacher conference is to develop new strategies to support student learning at school and at home. Teachers should be prepared to discuss the academic progress of their students by using examples of student work and assessments during conferences.
- Opportunities and challenges- The tone of parent–teacher conferences should be balanced so that all involved understand what the student is doing well and what he or she can improve upon. Achieving this balance sends the message that your school values student strengths and has high expectations for all.
Source: Harvard Family Research Project
THIS WEEKS EVENTS
MONDAY- OCTOBER 17
SST Follow-up Meetings
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 18
IEP Meeting Day - Mrs. Coburn
No Staff Meeting
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 19
Coffee with the Principal 9:30-10:00 AM
AESD Earthquake Drill at 10:20 AM
Recess Schedule Change -
Kindergarten 10:00-10:15 AM
Grades 1-4 11:00-11:15 AM
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 20
PTC - Dismissal 12:50 PM
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 21
PTC - Dismissal 12:50 PM
Book Fair Begins (Book Fair 10/21 to 11/02)
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 2
Saturday School 8 AM to 12 PM
- All staff members need to work with students on being safe on the playground. Recently students have been not following safe practices while at recess. Please, please review how to be safe with students. If necessary, take your students out to the playground and model for them. I have put a list of playground rules in all staff member boxes.
- Please make sure that all classrooms and hallways are clean and well prepared for parents. Teachers, please place some chairs in the hallway for parents to sit in while waiting for their conference. Please post a copy of the Parent Conference schedule outside your classroom as well.
- Please continue to turn in student "wins" to the office as well as staff "wins". After break there will be a bulletin board up in the main hallway to celebrate "wins".
- Please review the emergency plan and know your responsibilities during the drill/real event (i.e., search and rescue teams, medical, teachers that stay in assembly area). Know who your buddy teacher is and make sure that they are present in the assembly area.
- All staff members are responsible for reading the weekly bulletin and checking their email daily.
PRINCIPAL PRIDE AREAS
- KINDER - Kindergarten playground
- FIRST GRADE - LITTLE KIDS PLAY STRUCTURE AREA
- SECOND GRADE GRASS AREA BEHIND THE LITTLE KIDS PLAY STRUCTURE TO THE BACK FENCE
- THIRD GRADE - BLACK TOP FROM IN FRONT OF THE 200 AREA TO THE FENCE INCLUDING THE BUS AREA
- FOURTH GRADE - BLACK TOP AREA IN FRONT OF THE 300 AND 400 WING INCLUDING THE BLEACHERS
- FIFTH GRADE - GRASS AREA FROM IN FRONT OF THE BLEACHERS TO THE BACK FENCE INCLUDING THE SOCCER GOAL AREA
- SIXTH GRADE BIG KID PLAY STRUCUTRE AREA INCLUDING THE SMALL GRASS AREA BEHIND IT
- 7TH GRADE - BASKETBALL, HANDBALL, AND COVERED TABLE AREA
- 8TH GRADE - GRASS AREA IN FRONT OF THE EMERGENCY BINS INCUDING THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE THE MPR AND NEXT TO 401