Cape Elementary Student-Led Conferences

Thursday, January 18th   ~    3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


What is a Student-Led Conference?


          A student-led conference is a time for students to talk to parents about their work and their report card. Students plan, implement and conduct the conference themselves. It is a time for students to share goals and celebrate their growth in learning during the quarter. It is a step towards becoming a self-directed lifelong learner.


Why is a Student-Led Conference important to students?


          Students have an increased commitment to schoolwork because they must present work samples to parents. Students are held accountable for their learning. Students develop leadership skills and increased self-esteem and confidence. They are improving organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students develop ownership of their work.


Why is a Student-Led Conference important to parents?


          It is a time for you to actively participate in your child’s learning. The child has your undivided attention to review their educational goals and progress. You supply immediate feedback to your child in a positive and caring environment.


What do you need to do?


          All parents are asked to participate in this conference with their child. Your child has spent a considerable amount of time and effort preparing for this conference with you. Your child will showcase his/her work and growth in learning. This type of conference requires your child to be present because he/she is conducting the conference with you. Please remember, this is not a conference with the classroom teacher; he/she is only there as a coach or facilitator. You may request a conference with the classroom teacher at another time.           


            Please fill out the information at the bottom of the page and return that portion to the classroom teacher by Thursday, January 11th. You will receive a confirmation letter from your student’s teacher(s).

            Special Area teachers will be in the library to monitor school-aged children during siblings’ Student Led Conferences.


   Please print


Student Name:__________________________________  Teacher:____________________


Name of family member(s) attending: ___________________________________________


 List Siblings at Cape Elementary below:   


 Sibling Name ___________     Teacher ____________     Sibling Name ___________     Teacher ____________


Teachers will work together to coordinate times.


Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for a time.


3:00-3:30 p.m. ______      3:30-4:00 p.m.______         4:00-4:30 p.m. ______     4:30-5:00 p.m. ______     


5:00-5:30 p.m. ______        5:30-6:00 p.m. ______     6:00-6:30 p.m. ______           



I am unable to schedule a conference for Thursday but will reschedule for another day.________________

Please return to school by Thursday, January 11th

A confirmation letter will be sent home with your child.