Parent Teacher Conferences
A great way to become more involved in your child’s day-to-day school life is attending parent-teacher conferences. This is a valuable opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss things about your child, like academic subjects, social skills and emotional development. Remember, you and the teacher are a team—working together! Read below to learn more about parent teacher conferences
What are parent-teacher conferences?
A parent-teacher conference is a meeting between you and your child's teacher.
When are parent-teacher conferences at TCSD?
Your child's teacher will contact you to set up a meeting time. TCSD will be hosting their winter conferences February 10-13.
1. Meeting with your child’s teacher sends the message to your child that education is important and that you care.
2. Building a partnership with your child’s teacher is a great way for you to support your child and each other.
Tips for an effective conference:
1. Prepare questions in advance. It is important to use the conference time as efficiently as possible, as teachers likely have multiple conferences scheduled that afternoon. Questions you can ask are: Does my child participate in class? Does my child seem happy at school? Is my child finishing the work assigned in class? The most important question of all is How can I help my child at home?
2. Involve your child in the conversation. It is important to tell your child you are meeting with their teacher to help them. Before the conference, ask your child what they would like you talk about with your teacher or how they feel about school. After the conference, talk with your child about how it went. Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems. Include them in the plans you and their teacher created!
For more information about parent-teacher conferences, click here.