The child’s education is the entirety of his or her life and, therefore, does not end upon leaving the classroom. The world at home is different from the world at school, and it is the interweaving of activities, thoughts, and influences from one to the other that makes the fabric of the child’s life. We encourage parents to keep their child’s teacher informed of home situations that may affect in-school behavior.
Evening class meetings for the parents of each grade and early childhood class are scheduled during the year. These are special opportunities to enrich the parents’ knowledge of and to build a deeper connection with the curriculum as it unfolds throughout the year in your child’s class. In addition to a notice in the weekly newsletter, e-mails or written notices may be sent home prior to these meetings. These notices will include information on time, location, and any specific topics to be addressed. If you have a specific topic that you would like to have addressed in a class meeting, please contact your child’s teacher. Parents are asked to send at least one representative of their family to every class meeting.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice yearly: in October and March. These twice-yearly conferences will take place on the days set aside for them in the school calendar. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher at any time during the year, however, with any questions or concerns relating to their child or to request an additional conference. Each teacher will inform parents of when he or she may be reached by phone. Teachers may also be contacted by email. Please ask your child’s teacher for this address.