Attending your child’s conference is critical to forming a partnership with the teacher, sharing any special needs of your child, and learning how to best support your child’s learning in the home. At other times of the year, schedule conferences with your child’s teacher, as needed. If you need to reach your child’s teacher, please contact them through the office or through e-mail.
At the Conference
This is your chance to discuss your child with the teacher. Conferences typically last 25 minutes, so it is important to use the time well. The following are a few suggestions that will help you get the most from your parent-teacher conference:
- Be prepared. Come with a list of questions or topics that you want to cover.
- Consult your child; ask your child if there is anything bothering him/her about school, in class, or elsewhere. Ask your child what successes their teacher may share as well.
- Ask the teacher how you can help; find out what you can do at home to help your child do better in school.
- Even when the conference is over, it is important to stay in touch with the teacher.