Parent Teacher Student Conferences
Conference Signups open on Monday!
The ELC team is excited to meet with parents during our school conferences. This formal conference is a time for parents to learn more about how their child engages in schoolwork. Teachers will share information about children's progress and expectations for ongoing achievement. Parents should bring questions, insights about how their child learns, and hopes for their child's experience in the Early Learning Center.
Home and school collaboration is a goal for ELC conferences. Parents and teachers will discuss social and emotional goals for children as well as strategies to meet the academic challenges of our program. Parents should leave with concrete examples of their child's progress and a feeling of partnership with their child's teachers.
ELC Conferences are for parents and teachers; please sign up for free childcare provided through our Extended Day staff during your scheduled conference time on Wednesday, March 20th.
A limited number of full-day childcare openings are also available for Wednesday; sign-up and payment are required.
Online signups for conferences and complimentary childcare during conference appointments are available through the Parent Portal starting March 4th. Please make sure that you sign up for a childcare time slot separately from a conference with the teacher in order to reserve a spot for your child on Wednesday, March 20th.
Conferences for 2-Day students occur on Friday, March 22nd.
Conferences for 3-Day, 5-Day, PreK, and K students occur on Wednesday, March 20th. There is no school on Wednesday, March 20th.
We look forward to meeting with you!
March conferences are scheduled to coincide with the Second Trimester report card. These conferences provide an opportunity to focus on your child’s growth and progress towards goals.
Our aim is for you to leave the conference understanding how your children’s strengths will continue to help them meet our high expectations.
Sign-ups for conference times as well as childcare will be open on Monday, March 4th. Please make sure that you sign up for a childcare time slot separately from a conference with the teacher in order to reserve a spot for your child on Wednesday, March 20th.
1-3rd Grade teachers will meet with parents on Wednesday, March 20th. There is no school for students on March 20.
4th Grade teachers are available on March 19 and March 20 for conferences. March 19 is a regular school day for students.
4th Grade Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences: Students are expected to attend and lead the conference with their parent(s). At the conference, students will share personal expectations they created including key academic, organizational, and/or social goals. This student involvement creates a wonderful opportunity for partnership and for children to recognize that they are empowered and responsible learners. Separate adult conversations can be arranged if needed.
Conferences will include both teachers, Mrs. Jaffe and Mr. Hopker, at the same time. We are excited about the partnership of parents, students, and both core teachers working to celebrate success and establish common goals for students.
MS Parent Teacher Student Conferences
March 20th and 21st, 2019
Middle School Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held on Wednesday, 3/20 with additional conferences between parents and MS faculty on Thursday, 3/21. Sign-ups will occur in two phases, as follows:
Phase 1 - March 4-11: For Wednesday, 3/20 conferences with Advisors only
Phase 2 - March 11-20: For Wednesday 3/20 or Thursday 3/21 conferences with Advisors and/or Teachers, based on availability
Conferences are student-led, so attendance is required. Students will share their personal expectations, including key academic, organizational, and/or social goals. This student involvement creates a wonderful opportunity for partnership and for the child to recognize that they are an empowered and responsible learner. Separate adult conversations may be arranged if needed. If your student does not participate, please ensure you have emailed your child's Advisor(s) prior to the conference.
5th Grade Parents:
- Wednesday, 3/20 - Phase 1: Mr. Marienfeld (Humanities), Mr. Gulbis (Math), and Mrs. Mathewson are available to meet.
- Thursday, 3/21- Phase 1: Mr. Marienfeld and Mr. Gulbis are available to meet.
6th Grade Parents:
- Wednesday, 3/20 - Phase 1: Ms. Allen (Math), Dr. DeLap (Library/Research), Mrs. Mathewson (Science) or Mrs. Mininni (Humanities). Mrs. Mininni is available to join your student's Advisor conference or to meet separately.
- Wednesday, 3/20 - Phase 2: Ms. Chance (Science) is available to meet separately.
- Thursday, 3/21 - Phase 2: Ms. Allen is available to meet separately; Ms. Chance is available to meet separately on a limited basis.
7th Grade Parents:
- Wednesday, 3/20 - Phase 1: Ms. Gareis (Humanities) and Ms. Chance (Science)
- Thursday, 3/21 - Phase 2: Ms. Allen (Math), Mr. Gulbis (Math) are available to meet separately.
8th Grade Parents:
- Wednesday, 3/20 - Phase 1: Mrs. Montañez and Ms. Asplen
- Thursday, 3/21 - Phase 2: Ms. Allen (Math), Mr. Gulbis (Math), and Ms. Chance (Science) are available to meet separately on a limited basis.
All-day childcare is available Wednesday, March 20, 2019 for current STS students during Parent Teacher Conferences. STS will provide lunch and snacks. Childcare starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Our sign-up system is designed so only one student name can be signed up per time slot. This does not mean childcare is limited to one STS student per conference time. Siblings, as long as they are St. Thomas School students, can also join childcare. Please note that complimentary childcare is only available during your registered conference time(s).
Fees are $75 per child, due at registration, and are non-refundable. Please note there is no childcare after 4:00 p.m.
Please contact Dave Gifford if you have any questions.