Conference week at Dickerson will be October 16th – 20th. I encourage you to check out the following ideas to have a great conference!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Hamer –

Parent-teacher conferences in middle school are often brief. But they’re extremely important, too. To get the most from a meeting with your child’s teacher:

• Have a list of questions. Is there something in particular you need to discuss with your child’s teacher? Jot it down ahead of time so you won’t forget to bring it up.
• Be prompt. Arriving late may cause you to feel rushed during your conference.
• Stay focused. To make the most of your time, avoid topics unrelated to your child’s experience at school.
• Be open-minded. Really listen to what your child’s teacher has to say. Her/His insight matters.
• Ask the teacher how you can help at home. Remember: You are partners in your child’s education.
• Take notes. This will help you remember what you discussed and for potential follow-up communication.


Reprinted with permission from the October 2016 issue of Parents Still Make the Difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2016 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.