September 14 and 25: Back-to-school nights

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on September 14 and 25: Back-to-school nights
September 14 and 25: Back-to-school nights

Back-to-school nights are a wonderful way for parents and guardians to learn more about Sunnyside and also meet their child’s teachers. Adults will first convene in the auditorium at the beginning of the evening, hearing important information about the school vision and curriculum, and about various ways to support your child’s learning throughout the year. The second portion of the evening will be spent in your children’s classrooms, meeting other parents and guardians from your class community and getting to know your children’s teachers a little bit better. Most teachers provide families with a curricular overview and insight into the unique aspects of their individual classrooms. The main focus of this night is on the class as a whole. (Typically, your children’s teachers will provide you with their preferred methods for setting up individual times to speak about your students, if this is something your family needs). The schedules for both evenings are listed below:

Thursday, September 14: Middle School back-to-school night

  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Large group in auditorium
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Parents/guardians move into children’s homeroom/core classrooms

Monday, September 25: K-5 back-to-school night

  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Large group in auditorium
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Parents/guardians move into children’s homeroom/core classrooms

*At 6:00 both evenings, families of students that are TAG-identified are welcome to join Shannon for a short pre-meeting in the auditorium.

Please note that this is an adults-only event. While we understand the difficulty securing childcare poses to some, we ask that you not bring your children for two reasons: 1) We have high attendance at our back-to-school-nights, and there is not enough room in classrooms for both students and parents; and 2) the information presented by teachers is meant for adults, specifically. Students receive much of the information in different ways during class time. We try to offer on-site childcare for most of our evening events; however, due to the sizable crowd at back-to-school nights, we regret that this is simply not a possibility for these two evening events.

If you cannot attend this event, please contact your children’s teachers directly (by email, phone or a note left in the office for delivery) to be sure they have your contact information for important classroom communications. If home, work, other commitments or child care are prohibiting you from attending this event, please contact Amy Kleiner at akleiner@pps.net or Shannon McClure at smcclure@pps.net and we will do our best to work with your family to help you access the information offered during these events in a different/creative way.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon!
Amy and Shannon

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