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Vickie44

31 months ago

If you are a parent, do you attend your child's open houses for school?

I always try to attend my children's open houses. I feel that teachers don't really get a chance to meet the parents of the kids that they teach unless the parents show up. This helps the teachers feel confident that if they need to contact parents that they can talk to them if there is a problem with their child. In each class that I went to yesterday, there was only 5 to 6 parents at the most out of 20 or 24 children that are in the class. In one class that I went to (health), I was the only parent there with my son. In another class that I went to about technology, there were only 2 parents there with their son and me and my son. I attended an earlier school function for new students into the high school which is 10th graders and the same thing happened. It seems that not even 1/4th of the parent show up for these functions and the teachers take note of this if there is a problem with the child. I think that this is very important, what do you think? Do you think that it is important to see who is teaching your child in school?
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first gold

  30 months ago
I always attended when my kids were in school. My kids all went to country school and all of the parents showed up when there were meetings or open houses.
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daddymock

  30 months ago
I attend every open house or school event, like class plays, for my two younger children. I even volunteer to help with school carnivals & class parties. My oldest daughter is in high school now so she no longer as open houses. But I try to attend her other events, like track meets, band & choral competitions, football games where she's cheering, etc. It's easy for me to be so involved because I'm a stay at home parent. I don't judge other parents, however, because I too was once a working mother who had to struggle to make arrangements if I wanted to attend a school function. I don't know if the other parents are meeting with the teachers on a regular (more convenient) basis. (I have a friend who stops in & talks to her daughter's teachers every few weeks right after school.)
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MGStam

  30 months ago
Kids are grown up and have kids of their own now.
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Nightwind45t

  31 months ago
My kids never wanted to go to open house but I always went to the parent teacher meetings.
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btnanny

  31 months ago
my kids are grown and gone but I always did attend when they were in school.
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2rallan

  31 months ago
I have never had kids of my own; but I remember my parents attending open house night at our school.
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compoopie

  31 months ago
Our youngest is in college but I remember what the open house days were like. I always thought it was important to lay eyes on your child's teacher and to let them see that you are concerned parent.
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shashi71

  31 months ago
I'm not a parent, but if I was, I would attend my child's open houses for school.I would get to meet their teachers.
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Jessica4062

  31 months ago
I do not have children, but when I was in grade school my parents, at least one of them but often both, came to my open house things, conferences and anything else the school provided. I am glad they were so involved.
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SweetBeulahLand

  31 months ago
When my kids were in school, I always attended their open houses.
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