loved your comment about addressing communication "to the family of..". so correct!
And, i send home a note before the first parent conference that basically says, "We are all too busy. If you can come in this one conference, I won't bug you again because we have met. We can talk on the phone after our first meeting !!". Many of our parents work two jobs or on different shifts, etc. they need all the support they can get.
I completely agree! Getting to those parents when you can, meeting them in the middle, are always so helpful when dealing with students!
Thanks for sharing!
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