It takes a while to really get to know our new students. There are so many things we can learn about our students if we simply ask the parents.
These are some questions that I've generated based on my experience; things I would like to have known right off the bat!
I give these to parents at our Open House before school starts. If they do not make it to the Open House, I send it home with the kid during their first week.
I keep this form in PDF to preserve the font. If you would like me to send it to you in a Word Document so you can tweak it, I would be more than happy to do so :)
In my personal copy I have my contact information and signature at the bottom. You may like doing this as well.