A Tip Sheet for Parents
What should you expect?
A two-way conversation. Like all good conversations, parent-teachers conferences are best when both people talk and listen.The conference is a time for you to learn about your child's progress in school. Find out whether your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards. When you tell the teacher about your child's skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can help your child more.
Emphasis on learning. Good parent-teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school. They also talk about how the child can do even better.
Opportunities and challenges.
Just like you, teachers want your child to succeed. You will probably hear positive feedback about your child's progress and areas for improvement. Be ready to ask questions about ways you and the teacher can help your child with some of his or her challenges.
As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. You and your child's school have something in common:
you both want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child's talents and needs. Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to start talking to your child's teacher.
Title 1, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Statewide Initiative
Keep these principles in mind for a great
Best intentions assumed
Emphasis on leaning
Examples and evidence
Respect for all
Dedication to follow up
Monthly parent training's will be provided on a variety of topics each month.
January's parenting class will be "Prevention, Recognizing, & Reporting Child Abuse." It will be held at the Temple Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. The Harold's House-East Texas Alliance for Children will present the topic.