I’ll keep my letter very short this week because the Conference Requests must be turned in soon. As veteran parents know, we always have Parent / Teacher Conferences at the end of the first quarter. We feel this is very important because by this time the teachers have been able to observe your children and can point out strengths and areas in which growth is needed. These conferences with your child’s homeroom teacher are mandatory, and to help you manage your time we ask that you fill out the attached form indicating your child’s name and grade (please list all of your children on one form). Any family who does not get this form back to school by October 28 will simply be assigned a time. Thank you for your prompt reply to this, and we look forward to productive conferences.