With one week of school firmly underway, curriculum night is just around the corner.
Not to be confused with Parent-Teacher interviews (though they too are on the horizon), Curriculum Night is an open house hosted at your child’s elementary or high school.
Curriculum Night typically takes place during an evening in the first month of school, anywhere from mid to end of September. All parents are encouraged to attend, as it presents a great opportunity to be proactive at the start of the school year. Although this tends to be a busy time of year for parents, there is value in finding the time to go.
Here are some reasons why you should attend:
- Meet your child’s teacher, school administration and other parents
- Get a glimpse of your son’s or daughter’s timetable
- See firsthand what the students will be learning
- Understand homework expectations and evaluation practices
- Gain insight on graduation requirements
- Learn about various programs your child can take advantage of
- Be informed on school policies and rules
Most importantly, by attending, you send your child a strong message that you are interested in their experiences as a student as well as what they are learning. By starting a dialogue with the school and establishing a good working relationship with the staff, you can help your child have a successful school year.