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Principal's Letter - November 2011

November 1, 2011

Dear Parents,
Happy Thanksgiving! November is here, and is a busy month for us at Prairie Point. One of the most important things we having going on are parent-teacher conferences. The conference schedule is different for us this year. Rather than having them held during the 2 days prior to Thanksgiving, conferences now coincide with your child’s first report cards. Report cards will come home on November 2nd, with conferences being held on Thursday, November 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, November 4th from 8 to 11 a.m. 
Conferences are an important time for us to connect and talk openly about your child’s school experience. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of parent-teacher conferences. These come from Helping Your Child Succeed in School from the United States Department of Education.
·         Be prepared to listen as well as to talk. It helps to write out questions before you leave home. Also jot down what you want to tell the teacher. Be prepared to take notes during the conference and ask for an explanation if you don't understand something.
·         In conferences, the teacher should offer specific details about your child's work and progress.
·         Be prepared to take notes during the conference and ask for an explanation if you don't understand something.
·         Talk about your child's talents, skills, hobbies, study habits.
·         Tell the teacher about any special family situation or event that might affect your child's ability to learn. Mention such things as a new baby, an illness or a recent or an upcoming move.
·         Ask about specific ways to help your child at home.
·         At home, think about what the teacher has said and then follow up. If the teacher has told you that your child needs to improve in certain areas, check back in a few weeks to see how things are going.
We look forward to seeing you at conferences! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Salinas or myself in the office if we can assist you in any way.

Heidi Podjasek

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