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Thursday is Parent Conference Night

We value your time and want to make sure Parent Conference Night is productive, but it’s only 2 hours  long!  Spending 5 minutes with each parent allows teachers only 24 conferences.  We are asking ask our parents to do some homework to save time and make sure you get to meet with every teacher.

  1. Check your child’s grade on LAUSD Passport before you come to Parent Conference Night.

  2. Look for grade patterns (average scores for homework, tests/quizzes, projects, and presentations) for insight about your child’s grade.

  3. Have a conversation with your child about their successes and challenges in each class.

  4. Come up with 3 specific questions to ask our teachers.  For example:

    1. Kay has several homework assignments missing.  She’s having difficulty with remembering to do the assignments because of the block schedule.  Do you have any suggestions to help her remember assignments?

    2. Alicia is struggling with tests. She says that the short response portion is the most difficult part for her. What can she do to better prepare herself?

    3. Angie is really enjoying your class and has an A.  What can I do to support her to make sure she continues to succeed?

  5. Plan to speak for 3 minutes.  If 3-5 minutes is not a sufficient amount of time, you can always email our teachers or schedule a meeting with our teachers during their conference periods.

Thank you for your support and we’re looking forward to seeing you this Thursday!

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Phone: (323) 660-0165                Fax: (323) 660-3419

Kay Benitez, Zoo Magnet Coordinator    kbenit1@lausd.net
Angela Vega, Senior Office Technician    aov5085@lausd.net
Alicia Fender, Counselor    aer9201@lausd.net
5336 Crystal Springs Drive    Los Angeles, CA 90027
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