Dear Families:

We are trusting you had a healthy and happy summer with your children.  The first day of school is just around the corner!  We encourage you to be a partner with your child’s teacher and their education.  

As former educators we know that when parents are eager, energetic and interested it helps the teacher do a better job.  It’s important for families and teachers to be a team, building a good working relationship.  Here are a few strategies to help you with that:


  • Sometime during the 1st week of school write your child’s teacher a quick note letting them know a little bit about your child.
  • Let the teacher know what works/doesn’t work with your child.  You know them best!
  • Attend Open House and let the teacher know that you are available to discuss your child at any time.
  • Come to Open House with only 1-2 direct questions you may have about the year.  If you need more time, make an appointment for a private conference.
  • Ask if there is something you could do to help the teacher.
  • Ask the teacher about how their summer was, or a little bit about themselves.  
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • If you have a concern, don’t wait to discuss it.  Bring it out in the open as soon as it’s appropriate.
  • Bring chocolate or coffee!!!!!