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Parent Nights offer important info to parents about child’s classroom experience

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“Parent Nights” are a valuable opportunity for early childhood and elementary parents to learn important information about their child's classroom experience.

View the 2019 Parent Night Schedule for dates and times. Some school sites have specific grade levels at different times due to the sheer size of the site. 

“Parent engagement is important to everything we do here at Broken Arrow,” said Jennifer Peterson, BAPS executive director of elementary education. “Research shows that if parents are engaged in their child’s education, student achievement is sure to follow. We truly hope our parents take the time to go back to school for a night and learn all about what their child’s site has to offer.”

During “Parent Night,” teachers will share their daily and weekly schedule, their teaching style and methodology, how they grade and their classroom requirements.

Many teachers ask parents to sit in their child’s seat, which gives parents the opportunity to see the classroom from their child’s point of view. It also gives teachers the chance to mentally match parents with students. There will also be many opportunities to sign up for volunteer activities, either for schoolwide programs or in the classroom.

In addition, each elementary site often has a PTA meeting that evening in conjunction with Parent Night, so that parents can easily get involved. However, depending on the school site that meeting may take place before or after the teacher’s presentation.

Below are some basic questions parents may want to ask during Parent Night:

  • What is the policy on late work and make-up work? How does it affect the student’s grade?
  • How do absences affect the grade?
  • How can I check on my son’s or daughter’s progress in school? Do you give weekly progress reports?
  • How can I find out about my student’s homework?
  • Should I call or email the teacher?
  • Are there field trips?
  • How can I check on detentions or behavior issues?
  • Is there anything you’d like me to do?
  • May I volunteer in the classroom?

For more information, please contact the district's instructional team at 918-259-7725.