It has been a busy week… I started moving into my brand new building. All of the teaches are busy setting up their new classrooms. August is always a whirlwind, but I feel like it especially will be this year.
That being said, I haven’t had a chance to announce last week’s giveaway winner. So, drum roll please…
Debbie, Jessica will be emailing you about getting your gift card!
As I am gearing up for my first day on Monday one thing I always think about and prepare for is parent communication. So, this week Notes from the Portable and I are sharing some of our favorite ideas for communicating with your student’s parents.
I have a communication notebook with a divider and clear page protector for each child. In front of the page protector I put this sheet:
I use this simple form to keep track of how often, when, how, and about what I contacted parents. It makes recording these things super easy. In the page protector I put any absence notes, tardy slips, and conduct referrals. Want this form? See below how you can get this communication log plus many other amazing beginning of the year resources for FREE below.
I also make sure to print out any email correspondences between myself and parents. I store these behind their communication log. It is always good to cover your rear-end. ;)
Another thing I like to do is call my parents at some point during the first week of school. This helps establish a positive relationship, and makes those not-so-fun conversations a little easier.
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