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NORTHSIDE Parenting Program: Maximizing Parent/Teacher Conferences, Back to School, Open Houses (For Adults ONLY)

parent-teacherWe heard from parents that they find Parent-Teacher Conferences, Back to School and Open Houses are exciting ways to engage with your child's teacher. However, parents don't know what to ask, don't have enough time to get all of their questions out, and are overwhelmed by the process. Learn from our Parent Educator how to:

  • What questions should I ask the teacher during Parent-Teacher conference?

  • My child is struggling on homework and class assignments. What should I do as a parent?

  • How do I take the teacher’s constructive feedback to change my child’s behavior?

  • My child is having problems with another student in class (behavior, hitting, biting, etc). Should I tell the teacher? What can they do?

  • Should both parents attend these sessions? What happens if one parent cannot attend due to work commitments? Is Skype ok? Facetime?

  • Should I attend Back to School Nights and Open Houses or are they a complete waste of time?

  • During an open house, what should I observe in the classroom?

  • What do I say or not say to the teacher during open houses?

  • What happens if I do not like the teacher’s comments and/or personality?

For Adults ONLY

Eventbrite registration is required. 

This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.

*** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waitlist after the doors open. Doors will close ten minutes after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity.

*** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

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