Conferences: October 18 & 19, 2017
Wednesday is by appointment only from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.
Thursday is drop-in (from 2:00 to 7:00), with the following exceptions.
Mr. Arnzen is unavailable after 5:30
Mr. Russ Wright is unavailable between 3:30 and 5:45
Mrs. Holt is unavailable after 4:30
Mr. Ziegler is unavailable after 3:15
Mrs. Ward is unavailable after 4:30
Mrs. Church is unavailable after 5:30
Mrs. Smith is unavailable after 4:30
Mrs. Flowers will not be here, but her substitute will be available
Spanish Translators will be available by appointment ONLY.
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This list may not be complete and is subject to change. If you desire a specific time frame to meet, please make an appointment for Wednesday. If you are unable to attend during these times, please feel free to contact teachers via phone or email to arrange a different time. (A staff list with email addresses is available under the “Contact Us” menu at the top of the page).
Your attendance at conferences is highly encouraged. We, as educators, understand and recognize the tremendous impact that parent involvement can have on student performance. Even if you are unable to attend conferences, communicating with your child’s teacher via phone or email can have a dramatic effect on academic performance at school.
Parents should keep in mind a number of things when preparing for conferences.
- Parent-teacher conferences are important to the child’s success at school. Parent-teacher conferences give parents the opportunity to deal with any misunderstandings and discuss things that relate to their child’s progress in school. It is an opportunity for two-way communication.
- Parents should write down specific questions. If parents feel that their child is receiving too much or too little homework, they should ask about their concerns regarding homework.
- Parents should visit their child’s classroom as part of the conference. A short tour will make parents aware of what their child is experiencing every day.
- Remember that your child’s success is linked to effective parent teacher communication. The child needs to know that his or her parents are working together with the teacher.
- Parents should avoid interrogating the teacher. They should try to avoid a rapid-fire series of questions; occasional comment from the parents does much to change the tone of the interview.
- Parents should try to remain calm. They should try to avoid getting angry and never make a personal attack on the teacher as most issues can be worked out through positive communication. Emotion has a tendency to distract from the productivity of a conversation that might help your child’s academic performance.