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Vickie44

68 months ago

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

  68 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

  68 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

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

  68 months ago
My kids never wanted to go to open house but I always went to the parent teacher meetings.
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2rallan

  68 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

  68 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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SweetBeulahLand

  68 months ago
When my kids were in school, I always attended their open houses.
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mildredwarf79

  68 months ago
I use to always attend the open house at the school my children attended. It is a fact that parents that need to come see about their children do not. They are too busy doing whatever. But those children that are making the grade and know how to behave those parents faithfully show up. But I am the mother of a 34 year old and a 20 year old. All of their teachers knew their mother.
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mecbesant@aol.com

  68 months ago
Always, always, at least one of us attends. I realize it's not the time to ask about individual children, but it is a good time to meet the teacher, hear about the program and expectations for the year and what we are to expect in terms of homework(time and type).
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serkins@cinci.rr.com

  68 months ago
My son is now in the 12 grade so we have a close relationships so i really dont need to go not like when he was in k-9.
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