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Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign-Up

Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign-Up

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders:

If you would like to speak with one (or more) of your child’s teachers, we have arranged the following dates and times for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Thursday, November 1

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 8

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 8

7:00 – 9:00 PM

 

For sixth through eighth grade parents only, we are using the website below to schedule our conferences.  On Friday, October 12, the following website will go live at 9:00 AM, permitting you to sign up for a 10-minute conference with your child’s teachers.  In order for our teachers to prepare for their conferences, the window will close on Friday, October 26 at 9:00 AM.  Following that date, all requests for meetings must be arranged with your child’s teacher directly.

 

 

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Farragut_Middle_School

 

 

Conferences may be scheduled with up to three teachers.  If you feel it necessary to receive input from more of your child’s teachers, please email or call the additional teachers (contact information available on our school website).  Lastly, you may also contact the grade level Team Coordinator if you wish to meet with the entire team at once.  Such meetings take place at 2:45, and are in response to specific concerns and/or issues.  Agendas will be designed in collaboration with the team coordinator.  Information about each team can be found below. 

 

6th Grade Team

Ms. Barbara Richman

RichmanB@hohschools.org

7th Grade Team

Mr. Scott Shapiro

ShapiroS@hohschools.org

8th Grade Team

Mr. James Adamo

AdamoJ@hohschools.org

 

The goal of a parent/teacher conference is to forge a partnership with parents and teachers in order to support children in their learning.  Ideally, it is a two-way conversation where both parties bring their expertise to the table.

 

In order to make the most of the upcoming parent teacher conferences, please have a conversation with your child about their learning for that class.  You may wish to bring the results of this conversation to each conference to share with the teacher.  Keep in mind that student learning is impacted by many factors including academic ability, social interactions with classmates, behavior patterns, organizational skills, emotional state, and attendance.

 

  • What personal strengths/experiences/interests does the child bring to this subject?

 

  • What challenges does your child experience with this subject or class (especially that the teacher may not be aware of)?

 

  • In what way can the parent better support the student’s learning?

 

  • In what way can the teacher better support the student’s learning?

 

  • In what way can the student strive to do their best in this subject?

 

We look forward to the wonderful conversations, centered on student learning and success that will take place during these conferences. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

 

Gail Kipper