Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 345 Communicate with your school It’s much easier today for parents to stay informed and to communi- cate with school personnel. Most schools now have their own website, and parents can often communicate with teachers via email. Work Together with Your School If there’s ever a situation (e.g., health problem, divorce, death in the family) that might affect your child’s attitude or performance, contact your child’s teacher and explain the situation. Make the most of teacher conferences Parent-teacher conferences offer parents an excel- lent opportunity to both give and receive information. Teachers can provide valuable information about a child’s academic and social progress, and parents can share information that will help a teacher better understand their child. Before you go to a parent-teacher conference, make a list of the information that you want to share, along with your questions and con- cerns. Also, ask your child if there’s anything that you should discuss with the teacher. In some cases, it may be helpful to take your child to the conference with you so that you can meet with the teacher together. This gives your child an opportunity to be a part of the discussion. On the following page, you will find ten parent-teacher conference discussion topics, along with specific questions to ask. Focusing on these topics and questions will help ensure that your conferences are meaningful and productive. “It’s very important for parents to attend conferences. When teachers and parents work together as a team, great things can happen.” Mr. Browning, principal