1. How do I contact my child's teacher?
In addition to regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences (which take place in September, November, March, and May), you may make an appointment to speak with your child's teacher by sending in a note, phoning the office, or sending an email. Some teachers also use Skedula/PupilPath, which includes a messenger feature. In the note, make sure you include your name, your child's name and class, the issue you would like to discuss, a phone number or email address and the day(s)/time(s) you are available. This will allow the teacher to schedule a mutually acceptable time to meet with you. Tuesdays are designated as Parent Engagement time where all teachers are available to respond to emails, phone calls or meet in person. Please do not speak with your child's teacher during morning line up or dismissal as this distracts the teacher from monitoring the rest of the students and the teacher cannot give you the undivided attention you deserve.
2. How do I handle class/school related issues and concerns?
If the concern is class-related, please speak with your child's teacher first. If it is a more general concern, call, email, or write a note to the Parent Coordinator. If the issue is not resolved in a satisfactory manner, please contact the School Secretary (Ms. Zeitchick), to arrange a meeting with a school administrator, or email the administrators directly. Keep records of all meetings, including meeting dates and times, personnel involved, with whom you met, what was discussed, and what action plan was developed.
3. How can I meet other parents in the school?
A good way to meet other parents is to attend the monthly PA meetings and become involved in the PA and school activities. There are many committees that would welcome your help. More information and ways to sign up for committees and PA activities will be discussed at the first General Membership Meeting in September. PA Meetings are held every month, from September through June. Notices about general as well as special meetings will be distributed periodically. The PA offers many opportunities to support your child and the school, throughout the year. Our school prides itself on the high level of parent involvement and support.
THE FIRST TEACHER
As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.
PARTNER WITH US
We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.