Parent Forums are usually held one evening each quarter. These hour-long meetings are typically scheduled on a PTSA night so that families can come in for both meetings in just one evening. Students sometimes attend if they are part of a presentation; typically, these meetings are planned for parents.
What Parent Forums are:
…a time for parents to hear information from teachers about curriculum, upcoming events, procedures, etc.; a time for parents to share conversation with other Phoenix parents (often in a small group setting); a time for parents to ask questions and express thoughts / opinions about the Phoenix program.
What Parent Forums are not:
…a time to have a “mini-conference” with your child’s teacher(s); a time “just to chat” (we cover important information and have meaningful discussions); a time to express individual concerns to the group about your child’s experience that would be better-suited for a parent / teacher conference.
***Parent Forums are very important to your child’s success at Phoenix Middle School; parents need to know what’s going on in order to fully support their Phoenix student at home. Please make attendance a priority. Meeting dates and times can be found on the Phoenix website calendar.***
Examples of topics in Parent Forum -
- Mastery Grading
- How to use MAP Gradebook
- Digital Safety
- High School Scheduling
- Mental Health Support Ideas