Please read the information below to assist you with planning your conference.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration for conferences opens 10:00 a.m. Monday January 29, 2018.
Teachers will have a 40-minute dinner break at the following time:
Thursday, March 15 - Exploratory @ 4:20 p.m., Core @ 5:00 p.m.
Conferences for ALL teachers will end at the following times (please plan accordingly):
8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Spring Conferences at LMS are student-led portfolio conferences.
For those of you who are new to this model, students attend the conference with parents and lead the discussion about their performance. They share their academic progress, report on assessment data, and present samples of their work, which is a critical step toward becoming a responsible, self-governing student. Several conferences will be taking place at one time within the same room. Teachers are available for a brief check in after your child has had a chance to share his/her portfolio, but unlike conferences in the fall, they are not leading the process. Conversations with teachers should be brief.
Due to scheduling challenges, parents of students in 6th grade enrolled in a Math 7 Extension class that is taught by a team teacher will be unable to confer with their child's math teacher. These teachers (Grossbauer, Chambers, Washington) will provide core teams student portfolios with reflection/goal sheets and a grade print out during their team conference. Parents are welcome to contact the teachers at a later time to discuss performance and progress if necessary. Mr. Turney will be available in his classroom for conferences with families whose students are enrolled in his math classes. World Language, Apogee, Special School District, Math/Reading Specialists, Off Team ELA/Math and elective teachers do not have scheduled times. They sincerely hope that you will visit their classrooms to participate in a portfolio conference as well.
We are pleased with the learning that is happening at LMS and know that our students are eager to present their progress to their parents. Teachers have worked with the students in advance to prepare and organize a meaningful portfolio and have taught them how to effectively lead the conference. We are excited that you have taken the time to attend and participate with your child.
In an effort to accommodate our growing population, we are asking families with a secondary household to make one appointment. This will allow more families an opportunity to conference with the team teachers. We thank you in advance for giving this consideration.
If you have twins or triplets on the same team, please sign up for one appointment or sign up for multiple appointments during different rotations in order to allow more families an opportunity to conference with the team teachers. We thank you in advance for giving this consideration.
Plan on visiting the elective/exploratory teachers before or after your appointment. Families with appointments at 7:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on March 14, 2018 or 6:20 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. on March 15, 2018 should plan to visit elective teachers before their team appointment.
To sign up for conferences, please see the information below.
Registration at MyConferenceTime will close at noon on Friday March 9, 2018--please contact Mary LoBosco (either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-983-5512) to register or make any changes you need for conferences.
STOP! PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY OR YOUR TIME SLOT MAY BE LOST.
It is VERY important that you know your child's TEAM name or TEACHERS' names. Please only sign up for ONE (1) conference for each child. You will see all core teachers during your ONE (1) conference time slot. If you make a MISTAKE or need to CHANGE an appointment, please call Ms. Mary LoBosco at 314-983-5512.
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