Family Conference Night

Tonight!

We are open late to accommodate our families who have signed up for a conference!

Please make time to visit:

* Front office - Sign up for Parent Portal or Volunteering

* Media Center - Our Family Resource Center has many books and games to help your child at home. Tea and cookies will be served as well.

* Cafeteria - Organized by grade level, there will be many math strategies for you and your child to try. All students who sign in will receive an ice cream pass.

Follow these Tips for Parents to make your conference more effective:


  • Prepare questions in advance. Is my child finishing the work assigned in class? The most important question of all is “How can I help my child at home?”
  • Let the teacher know if there is a particular topic you want to discuss.
  • Be specific. Bring with you any work that is of concern. Describe clearly any situations in the classroom that make your child uneasy. Ask the teacher to describe your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Exchange information. Let the teacher know about any situation at home that may affect your child’s school work, such as a death in the family, a new baby, or a change in daycare arrangements.
  • Take notes. Your conference may result in several actions for both you and the teacher. Taking notes will help you remember what was discussed and what was agreed upon.
  • Start with a positive attitude. Don’t waste valuable conference time by focusing on the negative. You and the teacher are a team. Positive comments such as “How can we solve this problem working together?” will be the first step in coming up with good solutions.
  • Discuss the whole child. Your child’s social and emotional development is as important as academic success. Include questions about her interaction with other children and willingness to participate in class discussions.
  • Leave with a plan. The conference should end with a clear statement of what you will do and what the teacher will do. Schedule follow-up meetings or telephone calls to be sure the plan is working.

Resource from: http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/resources-by-format/tips-for-parents/parent-teacher-conferences.aspx