Curriculum Night - Thursday Sept 14
The most important event next week is Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 14, where you will meet the teacher and hear about the program and curriculum for the year. We would prefer that this event be in person so that you could see the classroom and meet other parents, but the DOE has directed otherwise. In lieu of a personal meeting, we ask that you leave your camera on, if possible, and type your child's name in the Zoom after your own, e.g., Pat Carney (Grace). Your teacher will explain how to do so, and will send the Zoom link shortly. The first Family Friday will be held on September 22 and you will have a chance to see your child's classroom. Here is the schedule for Curriculum Night.
5:00 - 5:50 - Pre-K, K
6:00 - 6:50 - 1st, 2nd, 5th
7:00 - 7:50 - 3rd, 4th
You will receive two reports during the year describing your child’s progress against standards (January and June). We view the report card as a vehicle to share your child’s strengths and challenges with you. We do not use them to compare children, e.g., rank in class.
Parent conferences are scheduled in November and March during both the afternoon and evening to accommodate different schedules. During conferences, the teacher describes your child’s progress, explains his or her strengths and challenges, and gives you suggestions about how to help your child at home. You can come prepared with your own questions, as well. Conferences run about 15 minutes.
Your child’s teacher wants you to know as much as possible about the learning activities during the school day. Teachers regularly send home information and photos about classroom events and activities.
Weekly Principal E-Mail
Pat regularly sends home a weekly e-mail on Sunday night with information about the upcoming week.