Student Led Conferencing Parent Letter

5 Nov

Please see Student Led Conferences Letter_2013-2014 for complete details regarding this year’s procedures for student led conferencing.

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Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

Students from Senior Kindergarten to grade 8 will receive their progress reports on November 13. This year, we are moving to student led conferences as our model to share your child(ren)’s progress. These conferences are on the evening of Thursday, November 14 and the morning of Friday, November 15.

In this type of conference, the shared responsibility between student-parent-teacher takes on new meaning. Student led conferences offer authentic opportunities for students to share their learning with their parents/guardians. The students, with guidance from their teacher, take the active role in planning, implementing and conducting the conference. The student leads the conference.

What are the benefits?

  • Encourages students to reflect critically on their learning.
  • Increases self-confidence.
  • Develops leadership skills.
  • Empowers students when they develop goals for future learning.
  • Provides parents with the opportunity to participate actively in their child(ren)’s learning

Please visit the Brownridge Blog (brownridgeps.com) for more information, including Ministry of Ontario webcasts.

Parents are asked to choose the most suitable block of time by ranking your choices as #1 (best choice), #2 (second choice), #3 (third choice). Conferences are 20 minutes in length. We will do our best to accommodate parents with more than one child in the school. These forms need to be received by the homeroom teacher as soon as possible to coordinate schedules. The booking of conferences is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

 

Child’s name: _________________            Teacher: __________________

 

_____ Thursday, November 14:      3:40 – 5:00 p.m.

_____ Thursday, November 14:      6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

_____ Friday, November 15:          8:30 – 11:10 a.m.

 

Other child(ren) in the school:

Name: _______________________         Teacher: __________________

Name: _______________________         Teacher: __________________

Name: _______________________         Teacher: __________________

□      I am unable to meet during the scheduled times and will speak to the teacher to set up an alternate arrangement.

Teachers will be sending home your confirmed conference time prior to Nov. 14.

Conferences will be in your child(s) homeroom with the exception of grade 7 and 8 students which will be held in the gym.

Thanks for your interest in your child’s education. We look forward to meeting you.

This letter will be posted to the Brownridge Blog (brownridgeps.com) to give parents the opportunity to view a translated version in their first language.

 

Sincerely,

Brownridge Staff