Archive for April, 2013

Fishing Boat Visit!

Apr. 10th 2013

Yesterday  the three year old classes had a special visit from a professional fisherman. One of our Fair Acres dads geneously gave his time to bring his boat for a visit. The children were able to explore the boat, see his equipment, and learn about being a fisherman. It was very exciting. At the end of the visit, the children were all given their own fishing pole to take home! What a special surprise!

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Parent-Teacher Communication

Apr. 8th 2013

Fair Acres is constantly striving to maintain strong communication between families and teachers. Here are some of the ways we are currently keeping in touch…

* Fair Acres Newsletter: A few editions are published each year to provide classroom updates, office news, upcoming events, etc. to Fair Acres families.

* Fair Acres Website: provides email communication, downloadable forms, school calendars, and photos.

* Parent Memo Boards: A parent memo board is provided by the door of each classroom. These boards display weekly curriculum, parent notices, classroom calendars, daily schedules, and sign up sheets for upcoming events or classroom visits.

* Weekly Curriculum: Teachers post their weekly curriculum on parent boards outside all classrooms to allow you to stay informed about what your child is currently learning.

* Daily Message Boards: Children and teachers recall the events of the day and list them on these dry erase boards located near the door of each classroom.

* Parent Notices: Notices from the teachers or office staff will be placed in your child’s art cubby to inform you about upcoming events. Please be sure to check this cubby daily.

* Informal Feedback at Drop Off & Pick Up Times: Teachers are often available for a quick chat about your child at these times. Please be advised that lengthy conversations during these times are not possible due to the teacher’s need to monitor the classroom.

* Progress Reports: Reports charting your child’s development will be given out in January and in June.

* Informal Notes/ Phone Calls Home: On occasion a phone call or note will be sent home by teachers (particularly if the teachers do not generally see you at pick up time) to inform you about an event, good or bad, that took place during the day.

* Parent Teacher Conferences: Teachers will provide four afternoons during the school year to discuss your child’s progress. An afternoon will be set aside when teachers will be available and parents may sign up for a 20 min. time slot. These conference times will take place in November, January, & June. As always, at the request of the parent or teacher(s), a conference can be scheduled at any time during the school year to address concerns.

* Phones: Parents can feel free to call Fair Acres (508-420-3288) at any time during the school day. If the teacher is unavailable they will be sure to return your phone call as soon as possible.

* Email: Parents can feel free to email Fair Acres (Attn: teacher’s name) at any time and the office will pass the message along to the appropriate classroom.

* Facebook: Fair Acres has recently joined Facebook. We will be posting announcements, weather related closings, and occasional classroom updates on Facebook. Be sure to “like” our page.

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