October Newsletter

October Newsletter

King Elementary School

October 2016 Newsletter

On October 20th and 25th, we will hold our first quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences.  These are some of the most important meetings we have during the school year.  The teacher has become familiar with your child over the first nine weeks and how he/she learns.  It is early in the year to solve problems or issues, and there is still plenty of time to make the best year possible for your child.  Please make a great effort to attend a conference for your child. 

Before the conference:

Ask your child how he/she feels about school

Ask your child if there is anything he/she wants you to talk about with their teacher           

Tell your child that you and the teacher are partners and 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, for example:

What are my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?

Does my child hand homework in on time?

Does my child participate in class?

Does my child seem happy at school?

What can I do at home to help?

 

During the conference:

Be on time (or early) for the meeting

End the meeting on time. The teacher will have other meetings before and after yours

Relax and be yourself

Stay calm during the conference – you and the teacher are a team working together!

A
sk the most important questions first

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 and let them know you support her

 

About 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 have created

Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year

Mark Your Calendar!!!

October 10 ~ No School 

October 11 ~ Board Meeting 7pm @ Board Office

October 13, 2016 ~ PTO Meeting 6pm

October 14 ~ End of 1st Quarter, 1:15 Dismissal

October 17th – 20th ~ Scholastic Book Fair

October 19th ~ 12:00pm Dismissal

October 20th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 7pm

October 21st ~ No School

October 25th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 7pm

October 28th ~ No School

October 31st ~ Halloween Party/Parade

 

Please be sure to call the office at

973-2012

Before 9am if your child will be absent.  We want to know your children are safe with you! 


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