The September, November and March school conferences are opportunities to ‘check in’ with the teacher and may include scheduled Student-Led Conferences. All conferences are booked online. A formal written report card will go home at the end of January and the last day of school in June. Parents will be kept up to date on curriculum through the weekly blog. Please also know that you are encouraged to speak with your teacher about your child’s learning at any time.
This year, during the March conference time, students and families will participate in Student-Led Conferences. A student- led conference follows a format or agenda in which your child is in charge and will lead the experience. Student-led conferences have many benefits for both the students and parents. Students benefit by accepting responsibility for sharing their progress in learning to their parents. The student will share the work they have produced, demonstrate problem solving strategies, communicated their understandings, and self-reflect on their progress.
Parents benefit by seeing their children as enthusiastic learners who are capable of communicating what they are doing and how well they are doing at school. Most important, parents have the opportunity to ask their children questions, provide lots of encouragement and positive feedback for their learning, hard word and effort. Student-led conferences should last approximately 45 minutes for your child to show you everything they are planning to share. Please try not to rush them as this is a really big day for them. Children love to share what they know and what they are learning. During the allotted one hour time block, parents will have the opportunity to connect with the classroom teacher for a face-to-face conversation.
School Conference Dates
Interpreters are available for any parent free of charge for any school meetings or interviews. Please contact the office for more information should you like to access this service.
Please use your My CBE Account to logon and book a conference time with your child's teacher. If you need assistance with setting up your My CBE Account or with conference bookings, please contact the school office at 403-777-8063.