The Van Buren SAFE Coalition would like to encourage you to take the time to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in March at your son or daughter's school. Being involved in your adolescent's educational upbringing is just as important when they're in middle school and high school as it is when they are younger. While you rely more on them to communicate with you as they get older about the happenings at school, it's through discussions with their teachers that you get a better understanding of not just their grades but how they interact in the classroom, which can clue you in to other issues your son or daughter may be dealing with in their school or personal settings.
Everyone is busy. Everyone has other things to do. It can be hard to find the time to get to conferences, but the message you send your child by attending is invaluable! Their education is important and taking an active role shows you care. Studies show that parents are the most influential person in a teen's life. Having a good relationship with your adolescent will go a long way in helping them navigate the tough decisions they face and the challenges they must endure in the process of growing up. So again, we encourage you to support your child by attending conferences. It really is the little things that add up to make the biggest difference.
A few things to note about conference this year at the Middle/High School:
- Dates are: Monday, March 16th PK-12thgrade, Tuesday, March 17th PK-6th grade & Thursday, March 19th 7th- 12th grade.
- A Transition Night will be held on March 16thfrom 6:30-7:30 pm at the Middle/High School.
- A Parent/Athlete Team Meeting will be held March 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Middle/High School.
- A free will donation meal will be available at the Middle/High School on March 16th from 5pm-7pm; all proceeds go toward CAPS Council.