Parent conferences will begin March 24, 2015. We ask that you come to support your child. By being present for your parent conference, you send the message that education is important to you. In order to help make your conferences successful, we have prepared a few items to help facilitate those conversations.
A) Prepare a list of questions, such as: 1) What are my child’s strongest and weakest subjects? 2) Does my child turn in homework every day? 3) Does my child participate in class? 4) Does my child seem happy at school? 5) What can I do at home to help? 6) What is my child’s reading level?
B) Share any information about your child’s home life that may impact his/her performance in class or at school, such as a death in the family, a new baby, divorce, or a change in daycare arrangements. This will help the teacher understand how to better support your child emotionally.
C) Take notes while you are at the conference. Sometimes the conference may result in actions for both you and the teacher. Taking notes will help you remember what was discussed and what was agreed upon.
D) Be positive. You and the teacher are a team. Consider asking, “How can we solve the problem by working together?”