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Getting Ready for Parents Night

posted Sep 11, 2008, 12:43 PM by Matt Cronin   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 1:39 PM ]

Sample Parents' Night Agenda:

  • (Approximately one hour…leave time for questions)


    Introductions/Teacher Bios (keep it short)


    MAP meeting info


    Expectations for students and parents


    Curriculum Overview(use your curriculum map as a guide to communicate what students will know and be able to do by the end of the

    year....year long essential questions?)

    Global Theme


    Essential Habits


    Assignment books/Homework/Exhibition


    Communication (how and when will you do it?…how should parents do 





    Assessment (How and when will you do this?)


    Reading at Home/KHAN expectations


    Class trips


    Wish list?


    Folders with handouts


    Student Work is on display (check out nearby bulletin boards and be sure they show student work)





    ● Engage parents at the beginning of the presentation (just like you do with students.)  Play a  short game…or do an activity that gets the parents talking to each other.
    ● Share the agenda with team members…all members of the team need to talk and participate in your presentation.
    ● Post your agenda for the evening.
    ● Dress sharp…be yourself…dazzle your parents with professionalism and concern for your students…this a great opportunity to communicate who you are!
    ● Any handouts to go in student folders must be delivered to grade level teams by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2013.
Pam Miller,
Sep 9, 2013, 11:10 AM