Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The purpose of the weekly homework packet and attached "parent memo" is to provide parents with regular information about the progress and performance of the students in my classes. This week, 24 out of 42 sixth grade students failed to return the signed parent memo from the homework packet. Certainly, this is a concern from the standpoint that students lose "participation points" when this simple communication loop is not closed. However, the much larger issue is that I fear many parents are not keeping up with the kinds of work their students are turning in. The potential for serious academic problems to arise without at least some "oversight" is fairly significant. Please help me to keep your students on track by checking for those weekly homework packets. Thanks!