1. How do I contact my child's teacher?
In addition to regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences (which take place in November and March), you may make an appointment to speak with your child's teacher by sending in a note, phoning the office, or sending an email. In the note, make sure you include your name, your child's name and class, the issue you would like to discuss, a phone number or email address and the day(s)/time(s) you are available. This will allow the teacher to schedule a mutually acceptable time to meet with you. Mondays from 2:30-3:10 are designated as Parent Engagement time where all teachers are available to respond to emails, phone calls or meet in person. Please do not speak with your child's teacher during morning line up or dismissal as this distracts the teacher from monitoring the rest of the students and the teacher cannot give you the undivided attention you deserve.
2. How do I handle class/school related issues and concerns?
If the concern is class-related, please speak with your child's teacher first. If it is a more general concern, call, email, or write a note to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Clara Oza. If the issue is not resolved in a satisfactory manner, please contact the main office to arrange a meeting with the principal or assistant principal or email them directly.
3. How can I meet other parents in the school?
A good way to meet other parents is to attend the monthly Parent Association (PA) meetings and become involved in the PA and school activities. There are many committees that would welcome your help. More information and ways to sign up for committees and PA activities will be discussed at the first General Membership Meeting in September. PA Meetings are held every month, from September through June. Notices about general as well as special meetings will be distributed periodically. The PA offers many opportunities to support your child and the school, throughout the year. Our school prides itself on the high level of parent involvement and support.
4. How can I find out more about what is happening in school?
In addition to this website, notices are sent out in paper in your child's homework folder. Please check it daily. We also use an app called "Remind" to send notifications to your smartphone or computer or text messages. Please see Ms. Clara Oza or Ms. Moskovitz if you need to register for this app.