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Questions to Ask During the Parent-Teacher Conference

  • What subject does my student like most? Least?
  • What can I do to help my student with subjects he finds difficult?
  • How can I help my student study? Prepare for class? Improve his work? A good time to ask these questions is when the teacher gives you samples of your son’s or daughter’s work.
  • Is my student trying as hard as he/she can?
  • Does my student participate in class discussions and activities?
  • Is my student in different classes or groups for different subjects? Which ones? How are the groups determined?
  • How well does my student get along with others?
  • Has my student missed classes?
  • Have you noticed changes in the way my student acts? For example, have you noticed squinting, tiredness, or moodiness that might be a sign of physical or other problems?
  • How are you measuring my student’s progress? Through tests? Portfolios? Class participation? Projects?
  • What kinds of tests do you give? What do the tests show about my student’s progress? How does my student handle taking tests?
          – Tip Sheet including questions above [PDF]
Ed100 – Parent-Teacher Conferences: Common Sense Standards and More                  [Ed100 Parent Leader Guide]

Legislative Round Table – Save the Date

Thursday November 16
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm–  Meet & Greet
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Legislative Round Table
FUHSD Professional Learning Ctr (rear building)
Fremont Union High School District Office,
589 W Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale [map] [campus map]
Free
RSVPs appreciated, but not required.
This year’s Legislative Round Table will explore three topics:
  • Adequate funding: Even with the Prop 55 extension of Prop. 30 taxes, our funding is below average, and California’s schools rank in the bottom 5. LCFF improves equity, but does not address adequacy. How can we restore long-term increased stable funding for our children’s schools?
  • Raising Teacher Status: In countries with high-performing schools, teachers are better trained, better paid, better supported, and better respected than in the US. How can we change the way we view the teaching profession, so that we can better recruit and retain and properly compensate our children’s teachers?
  • Early Childhood Education: Santa Clara County’s Superintendent of Schools says the County Office’s work on early learning is its highest priority project. How can we improve access to high quality, affordable, early learning for allof California’s children?
Come discuss these topics with our State Senators & Assembly Members!
Send RSVPs & questions for legislators to advocacy@capta6.org

Screenagers Documentary on Social Media

Screenagers Documentary on Social Media
Followed by a facilitated discussion with SCUSD Social Worker.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mission City Center for Performing Arts
(next to Wilcox High School)
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Free – Students Invited too!
Please RSVP
Sponsored by Wilcox High School PTSA
Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

SJUSD Town Hall Meeting on September 25th

As we enter another exciting school year, SJUSD wants to share some important updates on what’s new at San José Unified and the focus for the year ahead. SJUSD also wants to hear your ideas for how we can work together to keep this the most innovative school district in the nation.
SJUSD invites you to join us for a district-wide Town Hall Meeting in the cafeteria at Willow Glen High School at 6pm on Monday, September 25th.

DATE AND TIME

Mon, September 25, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

Willow Glen High School Cafeteria

2001 Cottle Ave.

San Jose, CA 95125

 

National Arts in Education Week September 10 – 16, 2017

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, organization or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week!

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school or the community. Students of all ages – from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs – benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

Learn about how to get involved.

“Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk” Parent-Teen Communication

This is an open and honest discussion of best communication techniques with teens, behavior management and why sometimes we need to let our kids fail…come hear our speaker, Susan Stone Belton as she provides parents
wisdom and not just theory.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Mission City Center for Performing Arts
(next to Wilcox High School)
3250 Monroe St [map]
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Free
Space is limited, please RSVP
Sponsored by Wilcox High School PTSA