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Title: Parent Teacher Meetings As easy as ABC

Parent - Teacher MeetingsAs easy as A-B-C
Parent-Teacher Meetings Are
  • Essential building blocks for home to school
  • A time for listening, sharing, and working
  • An opportunity for teachers to explain your
    childs progress, grades, and the grade-level
  • Successful when parents and teachers have
    two-way conversations about how to help your
    child succeed.

Before the Meeting
  • Write notes to share with the teacher about
  • Things in your childs life you feel are
    important for the teacher to know (birth of a
    baby, loss of someone close, etc.).
  • Questions about your childs progress
  • Your concerns about the schools programs or

Before the Meeting
  • If other family members cant attend the meeting
    with you, ask for their concerns and questions.
  • 3. Ask your child questions, such as
  • a. What do you like about school?
  • b. What do you dislike about school?
  • c. Is there anything to ask or tell the teacher?

During the Meeting
  • Arrive on time. Be aware that the teacher may be
    behind schedule.
  • Say something nice about the teacher or the
  • Tell the teacher you have certain things you
    would like to talk about.
  • Begin with your most important questions.

  • Ask questions about what your child is learning.
  • Is my child at grade level with his/her reading,
    writing, and math?
  • May I see some of my childs work?
  • What are my childs strengths and weaknesses in
  • What can I do at home to support what my child is
    learning in school?
  • What expectations do you have for children in
    your class?
  • If you run out of time but have more to talk
    about, ask for another meeting at a later date.

Test Results
  • Your childs classroom teacher has access to
    assessment data on your child.
  • You can ask your childs teacher to provide you
    with this information.

The Most Important Part of the Meeting
  • Ask specific questions about what you can to do
    to help your child.
  • Find out how you can contact the teacher.
  • Find out how the school will communicate with you.

After the Meeting
  • Talk about the meeting with your child, and share
    the positive comments made by the teacher.
  • Develop a plan with your child to act upon
    suggestions from the conference.
  • 3. Maintain communications with the teacher.

After the Meeting
  • Start a folder about your child
  • Report cards
  • Samples of work
  • Notes from the teacher
  • Test scores
  • Make a calendar
  • Mark the next parent-teacher meeting
  • Mark important events
  • Mark parent meetings and social events

Together we will make a difference in your
childs learning!
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