St. Rita School News: Oct. 17. 2017

Dear SRS Parents,

Conferences are scheduled for this Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20. Both days are early dismissal days (12:15 P.M.). Below are some pointers on helping you get the most out of your conference. Just a reminder to middle school parents your conference include your child. Please be sure he/she is in attendance.

Before the conference

  • Ask your child how she feels about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that he wants you to talk about with his teacher.
  • Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help him/her.
  • Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher.

Prepare a list of questions such as:

  1. What are my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?
  2. Does my child hand homework in on time?
  3. Does my child participate in class?
  4. Does my child seem happy at school?
  5. What can I do at home to help?

During the conference

  • Be on time (or early) for the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours.
  • Relax and be yourself.
  • Stay calm during the conference.
  • Ask the most important questions first.
  • If your child receives special services , ask about your child’s progress in those classes.
  • Ask for explanations of anything you don’t understand
  • Ask your child’s teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.
  • Thank the teacher.

After the conference

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
  • Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
  • Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the chilly but sunny Autumn weather.

God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi

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