Take care,

 

 

 

 

Tracie Czebatol

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Families,

 

Welcome to November!  What a beautiful fall we are having - I cannot remember the last time we had such beautiful weather like this in November!  This month, we will host parent teacher conferences.  You will be hearing from your child’s teacher or team if they would like to meet with you.  In addition, please reach out to specific teachers or the entire team if you would like to discuss anything about your child’s academics, social interaction, or behavior during school.  You may also find emailing your child’s team leader or a specific teacher may be enough to support you with any questions you have. 

 

Middle school parent teacher conferences are slightly different than elementary school conferences. The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is an excellent resource for families throughout the school year, including conference time.  Please take time to review your child’s grades, attendance and overall averages prior to meeting with their teacher(s).  This will allow you to have a conversation with your child prior to the conference about any specific assignments or grades.  Many parents find the Portal an invaluable tool for the entire school year as it allows you to support your child on a daily or weekly basis if they are having difficulty navigating assignments, planning their studying, etc.…

 

While preparing for a conference, please keep the following from Parent Toolkit in mind:

 

You should be able to get more specific insight into your child’s strengths and weaknesses by subject. Since your child will most likely have a different teacher for each subject, the teacher will have a good sense of how your child is performing in that particular class. You may find that he is excelling in math but falling behind in reading. This can help you target your learning reinforcement at home, or find tutors specific to a subject.

 

Ask your child’s teacher about homework and assignments specific to the class. Homework really goes up a notch in middle school and the teacher should be able to tell you how your child is doing with independent work, time management, and organization. Is he turning assignments and papers in on time? Does he wait until the last minute or does he have a good plan for getting everything done? Middle school is the time when your child will be taking more personal responsibility and it’s important to ask if he is meeting those challenges.

 

You should expect a less holistic view of your child than in elementary school. Since the teacher does not spend the entire day with your child, she will only know how he is doing in her class, and may not have an overall view of his performance. This is one of the main differences between elementary school and middle school.

 

You should still ask about social and emotional concerns. In middle school, your child will be going through a lot of changes   physically and socially. How does he get along with his classmates? Is he getting along in social groups with other students? By   speaking to each teacher, you may discover similarities across all the classes and be better able to identify any areas of concern.

 

In middle school, students often begin to be invited to parent-teacher conferences. If your child is invited, bring him along and ask him to contribute to the conversation. This is a good way to show you are all involved and have the same goals – to get the most out of your child’s time at school and ensure the best academic achievement he can.

 

Teachers can be great resources, if you ask the right questions. If your child needs extra help in one subject, his teacher may be able to suggest former students who would make good tutors. The teacher may also know of other resources – like clubs or study groups—that may help your child.

 

During Parent teacher conference week, I will also hold the first Parent Forum of the school year on Wednesday, November 25, at 9am.  If you are able to attend, please call or email Carolyn Greif to RSVP. Wishing you a wonderful month filled with family time, lots of outdoor activities and play, and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Tracie Czebatol, Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take care,

 

 

 

 

Tracie Czebatol

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely, Tim Dobbertin, Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely, Tim Dobbertin

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely, Tim Dobbertin

Principal

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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