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Parent Teacher Conferences

A parent-teacher partnership is needed if your child is to have a happy and productive school experience. You as a parent, can be helpful to the teacher, and you can seek advice from the teacher who works with your child daily. Everyone benefits from a good parent-teacher conference. Whenever possible, both parents or guardians should participate.

Before the Conference:

Speak with your child about school and learn his/her thoughts and feelings.

Write down your questions, which might include some of the following concerns:

The teacher's classroom policies: (homework, make-up work, grading ...) 

Your child’s:

  • ability to do schoolwork
  • current levels of achievement in reading, math, and other areas
  • attitude towards school
  • ability to get along with others

During the Conference:

Discuss your child’s:

  • achievements
  • physical and emotional health
  • likes and dislikes
  • activities after school
  • responsibilities at home

After the Conference:

  • Jot down important points discussed
  • Share the results with the appropriate person(s) in your family

Discuss the conference with your child:

  • stress positive points brought out by the teacher
  • give compliments of the things done well
  • discuss the teacher’s suggestions for improvement

Be sure to check back with the teacher on a mutually agreed upon date to discover how the child has progressed since the conference.