Mrs. Kaspari's 1st grade class shows their support for The University of Michigan and Michigan State. It was a great day for students to cheer on their favorite teams! We will see who is victorious this weekend during the Big Game on Saturday!
Teachers are looking forward to sharing information with you about your child's progress at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences on Oct. 24 and 25. My goal is that 100% of our students will have at least one parent that checks in on his/her child’s progress. If you haven’t signed up for a conference with your child’s teacher, please do so at the link below. Sign-up for conferences will be shut down at Noon on Monday. I have included an article that may help you get the most out of your parent-teacher conference. I look forward to seeing you at conferences!
Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference
Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to find out what your child will be learning this year--and what you need to do to help. Preparation is the key to a successful conference. Here are things to do before, during and after your conference:
Before the conference:
- Make a list of things you should tell your child's teacher, such as your child's favorite subjects, activities, difficulties in school, medical needs and sensitive issues.
- Make a list of things to ask your child's teacher. Ask about grades, homework, attitude, behavior, strengths and weaknesses.
- Let your child know you are having a conference. Ask her what you and the teacher should discuss.
During the conference:
- Be on time. Teachers have many conferences, and a five-minute delay can throw off their schedule.
- Start the conference on a positive note. You and your child's teacher want what's best for your child.
- Use the lists you prepared of things you want to tell the teacher and questions you want to ask.
- Listen carefully and make notes as the teacher talks about your child's progress.
After the conference:
- Talk over the results of the conference with your child.
- Stress the good things the teacher said. Talk about the suggestions she made for improvement--and how you plan to help your child carry these out.
Reprinted with permission from the October 2013 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2013 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.
Jog-a-thon Fundraiser UPDATE
Thank you so much for all the donations that keep rolling in from the Jog-a-thon. We met our second goal and as promised I got a pie to the face. Next up I will get duct taped to the wall because we met our building benchmark goal of $13,000. Please see the pictures below for the pie in the face before and after pictures. If you want to watch it unfold on the morning announcements check out the Hill PTO page. Remember, we are still working toward a school goal of $18,000. If we make it I will be slimed by the class with the top donations during our Jog-a-thon celebration assembly.