I’ll keep my letter very short this week because the Conference Requests must be turned in soon.
It’s that time of year when we begin looking to our annual mandatory Parent / Teacher Conferences. We wait until the end of the first quarter because by this time the teachers are better able to point out strengths and areas in which growth is needed.
Looking back at my approach to conferences as a new parent, I remember them being nerve wracking. And as a new teacher, I was just as nervous. But as the years passed and my experiences deepened, I’ve come to really enjoy conferences. It is a time when all involved parties: teacher, parents, and students (in the third floor classrooms) have dedicated time to reflect on each student’s successes and challenges. It is a time to get to know one another, decide on goals, and set up a plan.
Conferences are 15 minutes long with your child’s homeroom teacher and are mandatory.
This year, the sign ups for preferred time slots is on-line, which you can find at this link.
We will organize the schedule making every effort to give you the time and date you chose, but this is all done on a first come, first serve basis. Please do not ask for an exact time, we simply cannot do that with 230 conferences to schedule. 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.
Mrs. Theresa Poon