Parent-Teacher Communication: Getting Off On The Right Foot

parent teacher communication

I take some time every year (usually around the second week of school) to send emails to the parents/guardians of all of my students.  It’s a good way to open the lines of communication on a positive note.  I don’t write lengthy notes, basically just a quick hello; something similar to this:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Parent,

Hello!  I’m Mrs. Teacher, your child’s math teacher this year.  I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself and let you know that I am enjoying having Betty Sue in my class.  (I write something personal about that student here, like “I am very pleased with her class participation already!”). I look forward to a wonderful year with her!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year.  I can be reached by email at email@email.com, or by calling the school at 555-5555.

I look forward to working with you this school year to help make Betty Sue’s 7th grade year a great one!

Thanks,
Mrs. Teacher

The notes are always well-received by parents, so while they are a little time-consuming, I think they are definitely worth it!

I’d love to hear how other teachers start their communication with parents each year!

Thanks for reading,
Christina

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