PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES – FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER

Parent-Teacher Conferences are a valuable opportunity for you to connect with your child’s teacher and share information that can help them to be successful throughout the rest of the year. Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of this meeting.

BEFORE THE CONFERENCE
  • Arrange for a time on Friday to meet with your child’s teacher and set an alarm to be there five minutes before the meeting time.

  • Look over your child’s schoolwork – how is your child doing? Is the work too easy or too difficult? Does your child need help? Or more challenging work?

  • Talk with your child – How is school going for them? What do they like most? What, if anything, are they struggling with? Is there anything your child would like you to talk about with their teacher?

  • Make a list of questions from above and a list of things you want the teacher to know about your child – things that have helped your child do well in school in the past, things that they may need help with, etc.

AT THE CONFERENCE
  • Relax / Take a deep breath – Meeting can be stressful, especially when they are not in your native language but our teachers are excited to meet with you, share information about your child’s progress in the first quarter and learn more about your child from you. 

  • Listen carefully – If you don’t understand something, be sure to speak up and ask questions. Our teachers want to be sure you understand.

  • Make sure you ask the most important questions first. Parent-Teacher meetings will last 20 minutes with homeroom teachers and 10 minutes with special teachers and you want to make sure you address your priority issues. 

  • Make a plan to follow up – If you aren’t able to ask all of your questions or address the issues you wanted to address, make a plan with the teacher to follow up. Students do better in school when parents are involved. Our teachers want to stay connected.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE
  • Talk with your child – Be sure to tell them all of the positive things their teacher had to say, and address any areas of concern.

  • Follow up – If you made plans to follow up with your child’s teacher, make sure to note down the date and time.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON FRIDAY!