Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sign Up Clarification

Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry if my double communication was confusing. If you sent back the paper sign-up for conferences, that is all you need to do. I have highlighted the time I'm planning on seeing you and have written "see you then" in the yellow highlight.
If you would prefer to sign up online, follow the link in my last blog post. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Thanks,


Monday, November 18, 2013

Electronic Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You are now invited to sign up for your child’s conference.  Use the following information, to go onto a secure website to schedule your conference.  Please reserve the night times for families who are unable to attend during the afternoon.

Please remember when choosing a time online that the conferences are for 40 min from the start time listed. The site doesn’t allow me to book conferences on a staggered start. If you choose 1:30-1:50 please know that you will actually be conferencing from 1:30-2:10 as listed on the form sent home on Friday.

To pick a time slot:

1.     Click the link below or enter the URL into your browser: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Windham_Primary_School_1
(please note the “underscores _” in the address)

2.    Select a teacher from the list.

3.    A window will popup asking for some information: the child’s last name, first name, parent name, and the email you want all correspondence to go to.

4.    Submitting this information will generate a confirmation notice sent to the parent’s email (Please check spam, junk folders, it might end up there).

5.    In the first confirmation email will be an individualized code number and a new web address

6.    Going to the new web address it will ask for the individualized code number (this is a different code from last year).

7.    Once you fill in the code number it’s then the time schedule will appear so the parent can select the open slot they desire.

8.    After hitting the done button on the bottom of the page a second confirmation email is sent.  Confirming the date and time of the conference.

This is first come first serve, so please be timely so that you can get a conference time that works best for you.

I look forward to seeing you!

Beth Earle

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Growth Mindset

I will be at a conference on Friday (tomorrow). The class had a discussion today about how they could have a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset when tackling a day with a sub. They all spent about 10 minutes reflecting today and wrote out some ways they can adopt a growth mindset to help them have a successful day. I was impressed with what they came up with. Feel free to talk to your student tonight about how they plan to tackle the day tomorrow.

Info coming next week about conferences. This has been a very hectic week and I haven't had time to communicate much. Sorry. I promise to get you information shortly. Thanks for your patience.