Fall Updates

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that 1st quarter is already finished. This week our teachers have been preparing for Parent/Teacher Conferences, which are scheduled for next Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 20. Report cards are almost completed, and teachers are finishing up any last minute assessments and observations, so that they will be ready to report on your child’s learning goals and how your child is doing academically and socially. Our teachers often have a lot to communicate in the limited time available during a conference, but we encourage you to ask questions as well. Here are a few suggestions that could help as you consider your child’s conference:

· What specific knowledge and skills are expected of my child that may not be reflected on their report card?

· How is my child’s progress measured?

· How can I support you at home?

On the 18th, we are also offering technology information sessions in the computer lab. These sessions will share information on how to navigate and use the Infinite Campus parent portal, how to locate administrator blogs, how to use Twitter, and any other additional questions you might have about using technology to stay connected with your child’s learning. Each session will be led by Erica Wray and Bryce DeRoos and will last approximately 25 minutes. You will not need to sign up in advance. The sessions will be held at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Also, please do not forget to check the “Lost and Not Yet Found” area, located in the kindergarten wing.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Thursday night!

Ann Steenwyk