Back to School night is your opportunity as a parent to make a good first impression!
Remember the purpose of the evening: to give parents and guardians a peek into the school day by meeting the teachers, seeing their rooms and getting an overview of their curriculum.
Know your child’s schedule and room numbers. Go on-line and view a map of the school layout.
Be early. Parking lots fill up!
Bring a snack (apple, sandwich) if you are coming straight from work.
Ask your child if they have any questions.
Listen to the teacher’s explanations and expectations.
Ask questions that pertain to all.
On the way out smile and say thank you. If the opportunity happens, have an “elevator” speech that best describes your child.
Have a color index card ready to hand to the teacher listing your child’s name and important information about your child – include their strengths and weaknesses; how you can assist the teacher (volunteer opportunity); and the best way to contact you.
Remember this is your child’s school and it is important for you to enjoy this night!
Marina del Rey
West Los Angeles