Greetings! I have a few important notes to share with you...
1) Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) will be this Thursday and next Tuesday. Our goal is 100% participation from our parents. The middle school and high school teachers will be calling their advisory student's parents to see when you will be available to come and visit. All PTC will be in individual teacher rooms this year. PTC are an important way to learn about your child. Here are tips to help you have a more successful PTC:
*Plan for it. Before you come to your conference, write out questions you'd like to ask. Here are suggestions:
-Does my child get along with others?
-How is my child's behavior in class?
-Does my child read at the level you would expect for this grade?
-Is my child able to do the math that you would expect for a student at this grade?
-What are my child's strength's and weaknesses?
*Keep an open mind. Your goal is to work for cooperation between you and your child's teacher. Even if the teacher says something you disagree with, try to listen to what he/she has to say.
*Ask to see your child's work. There's no better way to see how your child is progressing.
*Ask for suggestions. If your child is doing well, ask what you can do to keep things on a positive track. If there are problems, ask what you can do to help.
*Clarify and summarize as you go. Teachers sometimes use educational buzz words. If you don't understand something the teacher says, just ask.
2) There will be a Public Hearing on Thursday following PTC at 8:00pm in regards to sharing football with Ruthven-Ayshire. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to provide input, please contact me directly before the meeting.
3) Winter is coming! I will be sending a test alert today to test our communication system. Here are a couple of ways to stay informed:
* https://schoolalerts.iowa.gov This is the site most of our district uses. Follow the directions to sign up to have alerts directly sent to your phone.
*All local radio stations
Thank you for sharing your students with us everyday. We take pride in the education that we provide for our students. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback please feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful week!
Jesse Ulrich, Principal