Parent-Teacher Conference Letter Template

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Parent-teacher conferences are a great time to touch base with the parents of your students. This lesson plan outlines the criteria necessary for the event and provides a template letter you can use to invite parents and organize their time slots.

Parent-Teacher Conference Basics

You and your students have been working hard for weeks and now it's time to let parents know how their little ones are doing in your classroom. If you're like most teachers, you have some great information to share with parents - academic achievements, social growth, and proud moments. You've kept detailed notes on each student and have report cards ready to go. Now what?

Parents are just as eager to get in the door and hear about their children, so you're next step is to create an invitation that helps organize the event. This can be a tricky move; many parents have limited time availability, and so do you. Instead of having parents just show up and wait, it's a smarter move to send a conference letter, indicating available time slots and allowing parents to commit to a time.

Time Slots for the Parent-Teacher Conference Letter

When drafting a parent-teacher conference letter, you first need to check with administration to determine the time your school is hosting conferences. Let's imagine you will be having conferences on a Friday from 9:00 - 4:30. That's seven hours, minus a 30 minute lunch break. Now we know you have seven hours to host families.

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