Student Led Conferences next week!

Dear parents,

Last week you received your allocated time for the Student Led Conferences.  This week, your child has writtten an invitation for you, reminding you of the time and date of their conference.   These invitations will be sent home today or tomorrow.

Student Led Conferences were developed to celebrate your child’s accomplishments.  They have worked very hard this year and are proud to show their work.  This should be a positive experience for you and your child.  Your child, as well as the teacher, will be sharing their 2 stars and a wish with you.  These are 2 things your child is good at and 1 thing we encourage them to work on.  Please be prepared wish 2 stars and a wish for your child when attending the conference.  We will go over these at one of our stations at the conference.   The second station allows your child to show you their portfolio.  At stations 3 and 4, your child can share some language and math activities with you.  Each station will last 10 minutes and we are on a tight schedule.  Please make sure you arrive on time in order to use your 40min slot optimally.

The Student Led Conferences are not a Parent-Teacher Conference.  This is not the time to ask questions about homework or raise concerns about progress or curriculum.  Should you have any questions about these or other matters, please schedule a separate appointment with the class teacher for another day.

There is no school for students on Student Led Conference day.  Should you have to attend more than one conference, supervision will be provided at the EC playground only for IST siblings whose parents are attending another conference.  We urge you to make other arrangements for siblings not attending IST elementary.  In order for your child to be in the spotlight, we will not allow any siblings into the classroom during your child’s conference.   

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Grade One Team

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