October 25th, 2017
Please see the following email from Mr. Thorne in regards to our upcoming Three Way Conferences. As with yesterday, if there are parents who are not receiving emails from the school or myself, contact me and I will help to resolve this issue.
It’s hard to believe that November is just around the corner and term one is slipping away. This letter is to advise you that our 3 Way Conferences for Grades 1-6 are scheduled for November 7th and 8th, and to encourage you to go online and set up appointments with your children’s teachers. Report cards will be sent home during the last week in November.
For anyone new to the school, I should explain that we believe that early communication with parents and children to discuss the child’s progress is vital, which is why we set up these meetings, usually mid-term. In doing so, parents and child have a discussion prior to the first term report card going home. This allows changes to be made if necessary to ensure the child’s success. This is a more proactive approach than reacting to the report card. Unfortunately with the unexpected growth we have experienced this year and a number of classes being set up since the school year started, we couldn’t schedule these quite as early as we would normally like, usually near the end of October.
Just before the 3 Way Conferences on Nov. 7th & 8th, you will receive a brief progress report for your child in grades 1-6 (not to be confused with the report cards coming home later). This will be helpful to guide discussion at the 3 Way Conferences.
We believe there is much benefit in both the parent and child sitting down and having these discussions, which is why we have 3 Way Conferences involving all parents, student and teacher, instead of the traditional Parent-Teacher Interviews. Please bring your child to these 3 Way Conferences.
For a number of reasons, including the fact that the results of the EYE (Early Years Evaluation) were unavoidably late in coming, we will need to schedule out Kindergarten 3 Way Conferences on Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th.
To book appointments grades 1-6, please go to our school website or follow this link:
If you haven’t already set up an account, you will be asked to do so at that time.
Information regarding sign up for Kindergarten appointments will be sent out mid November.
- Rick Thorne