Next Wednesday and Thursday afternoon/evening (2:30 - 7 p.m.) have been set aside for family conferences. Thank you for adjusting your schedules to make these conferences work; with your assistance, we are able to schedule most of our conferences without interrupting the regular school schedule. Conferences are allotted 20 minutes of time; this year, we are also building in 5 minute transitions, recognizing that many of you attend back-to back conferences.
The purpose of these conferences is to discuss the overall growth and goals for your child. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and to, together with your child and your child's teacher, talk about the overarching focus for your child's work in the months ahead. Students are very much part of these conferences and are asked to attend. As in the past, childcare is available, allowing a place for siblings and/or for your child so that you may also have a few minutes alone with the classroom teacher.
Given the overarching goal focus of the conference, and that the staff present will be your child's main classroom teacher, if you have questions about other content areas, these are best addressed by emailing or calling the teacher of those content areas. Each evening some some of our integrated arts teachers will be assisting with our childcare and with advance planning they could be able to meet with you before or after your scheduled conferences. Please email them to schedule a time to meet. You can also obtain general updates through blogs and newsletters maintained by our integrated arts teachers. If you have not heard from these other areas, than your children are on track and making progress. Again, please feel to reach out if you have any questions. We very much value your interest and engagement in your child's learning.