Preparation is key for parent-teacher conference success

It’s that time of year. Many schools have scheduled fall parent-teacher conferences as the midpoint or end of the schools’ first marking period approaches. These meetings with your child’s teachers are a vital opportunity to build the team that supports each student— and yet most conferences are scheduled in blocks of 30 minutes or less! Planning ahead for the parent-teacher conference can help you to make the most of the experience.

Remember that you are the expert on your child, while the teacher is the expert on teaching. The best outcome of a parent-teacher conference is enhanced collaboration on the

A back-to-school checklist… for parents!

Locker girl compressedScissors. Tape. Lined paper. A child’s back-to-school list is pretty simple. But, for parents, it’s a bit more involved. By putting the following strategies into action now, parents can save a lot of anxiety later as the First Day of School draws near:

Shift your schedules: The lazy days of summer are almost over. Ease your child back into a school schedule by shifting his bedtime back to school-day bedtime and waking him closer to the time he needs to get up for school.

Have a morning run-through: The week before school starts get your child up, dressed and fed …

Back-to-school tips to make your student’s transition easier and less stressful!

School starts soon! To ease the transition and help your kids have the best school year ever, put the following strategies into action now. These easy tips can save a lot of anxiety later!

Shift your schedules: The lazy days of summer are over. Ease your child back into a school schedule by shifting his bedtime back to school-day bedtime and waking him closer to the time he needs to get up for school.

Have a morning run-through: The week before school starts get your child up, dressed and fed at the required time. This will help to point out …