Counselor's Corner

2015 Fall Conferences - Oct. 14, 15 & 16

posted Oct 13, 2014, 4:09 PM by Deana Holmes   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 8:33 AM ]

Research shows that children do best in school when parents and teachers work together. That’s why attending your child's parent-teacher conference is so important. Below are five things you can do to get the most out of your child's conference.

 
1. Talk to your child. Ask your child to tell you what he/she thinks are their best and worst subjects—and why. Ask if he/she has any
     questions they would like you to ask.
 
2. Write down your questions. Ask things such as:
  • Does my child turn in homework on time and is it complete?
  • How much time should my child be spending on homework each night?
  • Does my child participate in class discussions and activities?
  • How does my child do working independently and in groups?
  • How well does my child get along with others? Children? Adults?
  • Is my child working up to his/her ability?
  • Are there any concerns about learning or behavior that I should be aware of?
  • What can I do at home to build on my child's strengths and improve weaknesses?
  • How can I keep in touch about my child's progress?
  • What are some opportunities for me to become involved at school?

3. Think of things the teacher needs to know. You know your child better than anyone else. Sharing some of what you know with the teacher will make it easier to meet your child’s needs.
 
4. Arrive on time. Teachers have many conferences scheduled during a single day. Arriving on time will allow you to take full advantage of the time the teacher has available.
 
5. Create an action plan. Ask the teacher what you can do at home to reinforce what’s happening at school. Try to get at least one or two specific suggestions.
 
If you are unable to attend your child's conference, phone-conferences are a great alternative to staying connected with your child's teacher. The attachment below contains additional tips to help you prepare for back-to-school conferences. 

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Buddy Lunch Volunteer's Needed

posted Oct 4, 2012, 10:02 AM by Deana Holmes   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 8:33 AM ]

Endeavour is looking for caring adult mentors who can commit to spending 35 minutes once a week with students in grades 2-5.


Buddy Lunch, a mentor program at Endeavour, is a great way to connect with students who are identified as socially disconnected or academically at risk with a positive and caring adult role model. Students are matched with a “buddy” that shares their lunchtime with them once a week (on Tuesday’s). Studies have shown that when students are connected with a caring individual who has regular contact with them, it can have a significant impact on their future success.

 

Lunch times:

 

v  2nd Grade (11:25-12:00)  

 

v  3rd Grade (11:40-12:15)

 

v  4th Grade (11:55-12:30)  

 

v  5th Grade (12:10-12:45)

 

If you are interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy, or if you would like more information, please contact the Counseling Office at 253-517-1400.

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