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Preparing for Back to School Night

Back to school night can be a stressful time. You want to be sure to get your points across and be informative while letting parents know exactly what to expect and all that they will learn in your class. You want to form partnerships and encourage communication. However, you only have a short time to share this information with them. Here are some tips and strategies for how to successfully carry out back to school night.
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Preparing for Back to School Night
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Here are some ideas for incorporating technology along with the tried and true to make back to school night a productive and engaging experience for families.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Here is one teacher's back to school presentation, explaining resources, goals, and instructions so that parents can keep up to date with their child's progress. The teacher explains what is expected of them, and a little about the assignments and activities that are done with step by step program instructions. This is a good example of some aspects you can incorporate into your back to school night presentation/discussion.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Resources can be found here for teachers and parents who want to better prepare for back to school night. Teachers will be given the opportunity to plan out their parents' night to ensure it goes smoothly and effectively. Wonderful ideas for flyers, name tags, displays, and summaries can be utilized to take the focus off of you a bit and show your organizational skills and focus.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Another step by step guide, these tips will help back to school night run much more smoothly. Extra things you can do that you might not otherwise think of is to provide opportunities for parents to get involved and prepare them for what is expected, including any field trips or events that are coming up. Parents will also like to know of any online resources where they can stay up to date with their child's progress and receive current information about the classroom.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    One school's message to parents explains what is going on across the district as well as in their child's classroom. With their new plan in place, titled Building Our Future Together, this elementary school will focus on parent involvement, student achievement, and teacher success by promoting academic excellence, creative problem solving, and social emotional learning.
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