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Ensure I have all the information I need?

posted Sep 21, 2009, 6:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 6, 2009, 6:44 AM ]
A consistent "symptom" of the transition to middle school is the Black Hole known as your child's locker. Teachers will help by encouraging regular cleanouts, but the only surefire way to get all the permission slips, notes from teachers, interim reports (and so on) is to go in to school periodically and help your child organize and clean out that locker. Every other week should be sufficient until you've embarrassed your child into compliance with bringing home all those extra papers.
 
Knowing when to expect things helps. For Parent-Teacher Conferences and Interim reports, the Town Crier will usually keep you in the loop. It is important to develop a frequent habit of dialog with your middle schooler about what's happening at the school. (More examples would be school photos--once in the fall and once in the spring, then yearbooks and Spirit Week in the spring. Field trips are a little less predictable, since they are sometimes only for a particular class.)

See below for the Parent-Teacher Conference request form as of Fall 2009. Print and send with your student if you don't see it in the backpack.
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Nov 6, 2009, 6:42 AM
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