Today Is Parent Teacher Meeting AKA Compact

I don’t know why Title 1public schools in Florida call their annual parent teacher meetings a compact meeting but that’s really the name. I always thought it was a contract meeting because the teacher, Peanut and I sign a paper saying we all agree on what Peanut will work on during the school year. But I guess the school system didn’t want to use a legal term or one that might sound too severe for families.

Where did they get the name "compact". I’m clueless. But the good thing is that I get a chance to sit down for with her teacher and chat a bit about one of the most important people in my life. And about one of the most important things in her life, her education.

Her teacher is always available for phone calls and has been a very caring person. He undersands what children in the fourth grade are going through socially and mentally. I feel comfortable calling him with what seem like small issues. He realizes their importance and how they may affect Peanut’s performance that day.

This afternoon it will be good to hear his side on how she’s progressing in school, what I and Hubby can do to help support her and him in his efforts and to learn how she is when she’s not around us. That’s one of the most imfortative parts of compact meetings for us. We learn if what we’re teaching her at home is "sticking". So far, so good!

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  1. That is an odd term. Good luck at your meetings!

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  2. Ours are just called meetings, but they only changed the PTA to the PTO a couple years ago so I think we’re behind the naming trend here. Hhope it went well

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  3. What’s wrong with the parent teacher conference? LOL I love how everything is renamed now.

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