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Ideas for Classroom TeachersIdeas for School Leaders / All School Ideas for Parents Organizations
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My Parent-Teacher Communication Page http://cybraryman.com/ptconferences.htmlSchool NewsletterHost quarterly grade level mixers for teachers & parents. Treat the teachers to drinks/dinner as thanks for all they do every day for our kids.
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create a class app-http://ibuildapp.com/create a school appcreate a facebook page & use policy
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Meet with every family before end of second week.District twitter/facebook e.g. @GahannaJeffersnConnect with booster organizations
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Remind101 https://www.remind101.com/Ask questions on playground: what do you think of....Easy to use website for parents to stay informed
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Use Gdoc surveysUse Gdoc surveysRoom Parents to keep volunteer lists
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newsletternewsletterFacebook Page
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Face to face meetingsWebsites
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Hand written thank you notes for parent volunteersBefore or on first day Coffee time for familiesYahoo online school groups
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Classroom Newspapers (digital/paper)24 hour or less turnaround on all phone calls or visitsFB Closed group for PTA/PTO Board to stay in contact
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WebsitesUse local media (newspaper)Fundraisers that promote community/health/fitness/service - get the community involved and communicating
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Showing interest in students talents outside of school: sports games, recitals. This can go along way in building new relationships.Google Voice #
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ParentSquare.comAsk 3 Qs for survey. What do you like about schools? How can we improve? Expectations of me
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Shutterfly.com to SHOW parents (via photos) what's going on in your classroom each day. Easier for less tech-savvy teachers to implement and makes parents feel "safer" than a FB/social media page that anyone can access.Ask 3 Qs for survey. What do you like about schools? How can we improve? Expectations of me
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Kidzmet.com Student Snapshots to engage families in how to more effectively help with homework
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http://www.teachhub.com/parent-teacher-communication-tips?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=08c2cb16-1531-4668-89dd-f890886779ff
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Call at least one family a week to discuss their child (pro)
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Be proactive and respond via phone call
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Activity in school to show importance of communication between parent, students, and teacher. http://educationalaspirations.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/my-job-and-your-job/
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Friday folders with work students completed during the school day
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Postcards home telling a positive about their child.
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Local Education Community: motivated group of teachers, administrators, parents, maybe students, and interested citizens dedicated to identifying local issues, to understanding them, and to finding the best alternative to address them.Local Education Community: See Column ALocal Education Community: See Column A
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