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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences enhance communication between parents and teachers, and encourage a student's family to become involved in their children's education. Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity to review the student's progress and grades, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Parent-teacher conferences typically take place once in the fall and once in the spring.

Although parents do not have to prepare for these conferences, the following questions can help guide your discussion with your child's teacher. Be sure to include any concerns that your child would like you to discuss with the teacher.

  • What strengths does my child bring to the classroom and his/her learning?
  • What goals does my child need to work on?
  • Is my child consistently meeting classroom criteria in terms of his/her learning, skills, and work habits?
  • How does my child interact with others and contribute to classroom activities?
  • A concern that I have about my child's work is ______.
  • What additional resources or support could benefit my child?
  • What can the teacher do to help my child be more successful in his/her learning?
  • What can our family do at home to help my child be more successful in school?
  • What developmental progress has my child made in his/her learning since the beginning of the school year?