Fall K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences
The parent-teacher conference is more than a check-in on how your child is doing in school. Rather, this important interaction with your child’s teacher provides the opportunity to work together as a team to ensure success both in and out of school. Parents and teachers each have a perspective to share, and working together can help you find ways to provide the appropriate and necessary support for your child.
Asking questions can be a key element of the parent-teacher conference, and educators often suggest coming in with some questions already in mind. Examples some helpful questions include:
- What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
- How does my child get along with classmates?
- Is my child working up to her or his ability? Where could she or he use improvement?
- What can we do at home to support what is being done in the classroom?
The more familiar you are with your child’s school, classes, and learning, the more dialogue can occur between you and your student. The parent-teacher conference is a chance to support your child’s educational experience in one of the most direct and meaningful ways available.
While parent-teacher conferences are scheduled between November 14th and December 13th, each school sets their own conference schedule. If you do not already have a date for your parent-teacher conference, please refer to your individual school calendar and contact your school's main office.