I hope everyone had a great fall break! It is great to see all of the kiddos back. We have a couple of important dates happening in October.
October 6th – Fall Festival
October 12th – Early Release
October 16th – 20th Conference Week, Book Fair Red Ribbon/Career Week
In accordance with CCRPI:
The College and Career Ready Performance Index – CCRPI – is Georgia’s annual tool for measuring how well its schools, districts, and the state itself are preparing students for the next educational level. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to help educators, parents, and community members promote and improve college and career readiness for all students.
Frey Elementary Professional School counselors assist students by helping them explore different careers that are available.
For the 2017 – 2018 school year we have the following professionals signed up for career week: Construction workers, Policeman, Fireman, Financial Adviser, Cardiac Nurse, Center for puppetry arts, Cobb County parks and rec, Graphic designer, Augmented reality engineer, Builders of Falcons stadium, Vice President of Georgia Tech just to name a few! Our goal is to give students a hands on experience as well as the opportunity to speak with professionals regarding their careers. This will give Frey Elementary students a real world example of some of the careers that they can pursue.
We can not wait for students to come home and share their experiences with you!
Tips for Parent Teacher Conference:
Attend your parent-teacher conferences with a game plan, but above all, remember it’s a team sport. You and your student are definitely the players, and the teacher is the coach. Listen actively, and let him or her guide you. In the end, your willingness to be a team player will go a long way to fostering a great learning experience for everyone involved!
10 Questions to Get Your Parent-Teacher Game On:
- What would you say are my child’s strengths?
- What are the biggest opportunities for improvement?
- How is my child getting along socially with other children?
- What does my child’s class conduct tell you about how (s)he learns best?
- What examples can you show me of my child’s work?
- Are my child’s assignments completed on time and at an appropriate performance level?
- How can I track my child’s performance throughout the year?
- Do you have suggestions for things we can do at home to supplement classroom learning? (recommend books, educational games, etc.)
- How can I help you in the classroom? (Being a classroom volunteer, even once a month, gives the teacher more time to focus on individual needs.)
- What am I not asking or noticing that I should be? ( parenting magazine/Carissa Rogers of GoodNCrazy.com and Jessica Young of VolunteerSpot.com_