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