Parent/Teacher conferences present an excellent opportunity to
find out how your child is adjusting at school year and to get to
know his/her teachers. We want each student to be successful at Sam
Rayburn Elementary. In order for that to happen, we all need to be
on the same team.
The key to student success is the ability of parents to be
partners in education with the teachers and the school. When a
problem arises, please do not be too quick to defend the student
before hearing both sides. If you are going to establish a
partnership, you need to follow the communications pathways by
going to the person you have a concern with, instead of going
around them by talking to others about the situation or over them
to an administrator. Every day administrators, teachers, and
support staff make decisions that are made for the good of all
With that in mind here are some general hints on how to have a
- Ask your child if there is anything that he or she would like
you to discuss with the teacher.
- Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the
- Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.
- Begin with positive comments about the teacher and/or
- Avoid lengthy discussions on topics that are not related to the
purpose of the conference.
- Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher.
- Keep your emotions under control.
- Take notes about what has been discussed to share with your
- Express appreciation for the conference.
- Do not stay beyond your allotted time.
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