Dear Lower Lab Families,
We are pleased to announce the schedule for Parent Teacher Conferences and Open School Week. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 16 for grades K-5. This is an opportunity to reinforce parent-school relationships that will promote a dynamic partnership, which is necessary to ensure the educational success of each student. Be aware that this will be a half-day for all students; students will be dismissed at 11:25am.
Conferences will be scheduled on Thursday, November 16 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and from 4:30 pm to 7:30pm. Conference appointment times are for ten minutes only, so it is imperative that you be on time. You will be contacted by your child’s classroom teacher to set up an appointment.
Fifth grade classroom teachers will also hold conferences on Wednesday, November 15 during school hours so that all fifth grade parents can confer with the teachers together. Fifth grade Parent-Teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 16 will be held in Room M39. Please note that Wednesday, November 16 will be a full-day of school for fifth graders; per diem subs will be provided in order to accommodate additional conference times.
Specialists, including Katarina Klaf-Science (Rm. 143), Michelle Liss-Art (Rm. 241), and Mike Goodman- Physical Education and Technology(Rm 235) will be available during conference hours on Thursday should you choose to conference with them. Please email Gina Goodman if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Ms. Kim (Music K-5th). Josh Goldstein, guidance counselor, will also be available during conferences on Thursday should you choose to meet with him. Parent-teacher conferences are an excellent time for teachers to share individual goals for student progress and for you, as parents, to share any specific concerns regarding your child’s educational experience.
We are also happy to announce that Open School Week is scheduled by the New York City Department of Education for Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17. Open School Week is a time for you to observe your child’s class “in action.” Parents are welcome to visit and participate in their child’s classroom according to the following schedule:
|Kindergarten||Monday, Nov. 13||8:30-10:00|
|First Grade||Thursday, Nov. 16||8:30-10:00|
|Second Grade||Tuesday, Nov. 14||8:30-10:00|
|Third Grade||Wednesday, Nov. 15||8:30-10:00|
|Fourth Grade||Wednesday, Nov. 15||8:30-10:00|
|Fifth Grade||Tuesday, Nov. 14 (See Below)||9:15am-10:50am|
Fifth grade parents will have an opportunity to visit the ELA/Social Studies class (Room 220) as well as the Science/Math class (Room 218) as shown below:
|Homeroom 5-218 (5A)- Nov. 14th||Homeroom 5-220 (5B)- Nov. 14th|
|10:05am- 10:50am Math/Science
|10:05am- 10:50am ELA/SS
Please be advised that you are asked to bring the entry passes that were backpacked with your signature for Open School Week visitations. This pass will permit you to enter the building without the need to sign-in with a safety agent. Nevertheless, all parents should be prepared to provide identification to the security agents. You must enter through Third Avenue doors. We look forward to seeing you during Parent Teacher Conference Day and Open School Week!
Sandra G. Miller