Secondary Conference Information for Parents

We hope to see you and your child at the parent-student-teacher conferences on Friday, November 8. The event is an important opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers, discuss their quarter one reports and get feedback on how your child is progressing so far this year. Please ensure that your son or daughter attends this conference with you and that you bring a copy of their report to discuss with teachers. If your child is unable to attend for any reason, you are advised to list the names of their teachers in preparation for this event.

Teachers will be available in the MPR, Black Box Theatre and the secondary library between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted below. Parents do not need to make an appointment as the meetings are held on a drop-in basis.

Please be aware that the following teachers are chaperoning our students in Almaty at the Central Asian Soccer Classic and will not be available:
Arif Akhundov – Physical Education
Andrey Kavun – Physical Education
Hilary Allan – Math

The following teachers will be attending their child’s conferences in the elementary school and will only be available to meet with secondary parents during these specific times:
Siobhan Buckman  – Arts – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jarrod Dale – Physical Education  – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Robert Wild – Science  – 1:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Svetlana Akhundova – Physical Education – 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Brett DiMatteo – Design – 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Richard Reynolds – Design – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Alexandra Reynolds – Design – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Richard Kennedy – Arts – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Renee Kennedy – Humanities – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Carrie Becker – English – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Scot Becker – TOK/EAP – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Jay Kuhlmann – English – 12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

There are a few documents available to help you prepare for Parent-Teacher-Student-Conferences. Click on the links below.

Tips for preparing
https://docs.google.com/a/tashschool.org/document/d/1AmHxAoVNBuiDH-HgXqGxx4TPOtlDnDwXw3JWCOEVkK8/edit

Ways to reflect with your child prior, during and after conferences
https://docs.google.com/a/tashschool.org/document/d/13xkfYAy556w1NNxF1N4bbOh2px9PN4EidHjC1XtFn8I/edit

“The Fear Equation” (full article)
http://204.200.153.100/ebeling/FearEquation.pdf
Written by Michael Thompson, a well-known educator and psychologist who specializes in adolescent development, the article describes the anxiety that both parents and teachers may experience when attending conferences and outlines some strategies to address these anxieties.

“The Fear Equation”(summary of article)
https://docs.google.com/a/tashschool.org/document/d/1x22VK2CGtLytNZQefCDZoASXk3JUJ0BYDgzJ8cJ91jg/edit#heading=h.gjdgxs

 

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