Thursday, October 20, 2011

Parent Teacher Conferences

I hope to see several parents tonight at parent-teacher conferences!

What: Meet the teachers!
Where: Bluffton High School- Commons
When: October 20th, 4pm-7pm
Why: Put a face to that name you hear at home, AND get your child's report card!

  Why is communication so important?

"Research shows that children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers and become involved in the school. There are number of ways that parents and teachers can communicate with each other, an example would be the scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Close communications between parents and teachers can help the student.

Parents who participate in school activities and events will have added opportunities to communicate with teachers. Becoming involved with parent-teacher organizations (PTO, PTA, and Booster Clubs) gives the teacher and parent the possibility to interact outside the classroom. In addition, the parent also will have input into decisions that may affect their child's education.

Teachers usually welcome meeting their students' parents early in the school year. Making an effort to do this will help the teacher better understand you, your child, and how you will support the education of your child. Teachers appreciate knowing that parents are concerned and interested in their child's progress. And, this helps open the lines of communication." (University of Illinois- Extension Program)

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