Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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Parent Conferences

Monday, November 28th.


Hi Parents.

It's almost time for our conferences on the progress of your child in our first term together. Hopefully, you will be contacted about scheduling a conference soon by the Classroom Coordinators, and will  know the date and time of your appointment by the end of next week.

I'll be starting conferences on Monday, December 5th.

Here's what you need to know and what you can expect at the conference:

  • Students can attend the conference if you want them to. I'm not going to say anything to you that I wouldn't also say to them. If you would prefer them not to attend, that is also fine. The focus of the conference will be acknowledging strengths and weaknesses, and trying to find focus areas for the students efforts in the upcoming term. The conferences should be about 30 minutes long.
  • At the conference you will receive the report card. We will go over the highlights together. Grade scores are:

4 - well above 'grade level'

3 - grade level

2 - working towards grade level

1 - well below grade level

My interpretation of the Medford system is that 3 means, 'comfortable with the skill' and 2 means, 'working towards mastering the skill'. 1 means, 'the student is having difficulty mastering the skill'.

  • After looking over the report card, we will try to find two or three areas your child should focus on for the next term.

We will not have time to make detailed judgments - we will make 'ball park' calls - we can edit them later, if we want to.

Hopefully, this guide will be helpful for you.

See you at the conference!




Final Conference Schedule

Monday 12/5

4-4:30  Francesca /Kevin
4:30-5  Moe and Marie /Miranda
5-5:30  Lauren Gomez/ Maya
5:30-6  Rebecca Feldman /Ben

Tuesday 12/6

3-3:30  Betsy Murphy /Emily
3:30-4  Natalie Perreira/ Nathan  

Wednesday 12/7

2-2:30  Heidi Winter /Michael O.
2:30-3  Monica Bolanos/ Andrea
3:30-4  Monique Candee /Jane
4-4:30  Juan and Kari Perez /Katrina
5-5:30  Elena Morgante/Sofia 
6-6:30  Carolyn Whiston /Francesca
6:30-7  Melanie McLaughlin /Ryleigh
7-7:30  Katrin and Alan Peterson/ Emma
7:30-8  Laurie Southwick/ Izzy


Thursday 12/8

3-3:30  Dawn Palmer/ Michael P.
3:30-4  Elizabeth Dowey/ Luc


Friday 13/8

3-3:30  Stephanie and Jim/ Mia


Monday 12/12

3-3:30  Lisa Van Winkle/ Maddie
3:30-4  Lisa Tognarelli/ Hunter


Tuesday 12/13

3-3:30  Maria Rodrigues/ John H. 

Wednesday 12/14

5-5:30  Johnsons/ Daniel  
5:30-6  Jean Diskin/ Erin  
6-6:30  Creamers/ Harrison    
6:30-7  Tracy/ Derek 
7-7:30  Paul Egan/ Jack