In September, we host an adults-only Curriculum Night for parents. On Curriculum Night your child’s teacher will describe her goals for your children, explain our program and curriculum, and talk about the daily schedule. We have split this up into two evenings:
Thursday, September 12 for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Fifth Grade.
Wednesday, September 18 for First, Second, Third, and Fourth Grade.
You will receive three reports during the year describing your child’s progress against standards (November, March, 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.
Coffee with Pat
Pat holds several informal morning meetings over the course of the year on various topics of interest, e.g., reading instruction, school safety, report cards. There is always time for Q& A. The dates will be listed on our monthly calendar
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.