Parent Night is an event you host in your own classroom to share information with the parents of your students. They are not the same as Open House night where parents drop by and speak with you. Parent Night meetings generally last about an hour and give you time to explain your policies and procedures. Parents will also have time to ask questions, although this is not a time for individual conferences. Parent Nights are easy to arrange, and they save you a lot of time later in the year because your parents understand your expectations right from the beginning. I’ve organized some tips in this free booklet, and I also included a sample letter to send home to let your parents know about the event.
Parent Night, Parent Communication, Laura Candler