What is Curriculum Night?

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Curriculum night is an educational open house by grade, that takes place at the beginning of the school year for parents to receive critical information that will benefit your child’s learning throughout the year.


At curriculum night, you can expect:

  • teacher presentations on curriculum
  • teachers providing an outline for routines and expectations—a great help in getting students prepared for a successful school year
  • other resources you as a family has access to support your student


Why should I go to curriculum night?

  1. Connect with parents and participate in Q&As.

Use the occasion to meet the parents of your child’s peers and participate in a group question and answer time. Sometimes you learn the most from the questions asked by others.


  1. See firsthand what students will be learning.

Get the overview of the timetable, routine and curriculum breakdown of what will be covered this year. This will also include field trips, and other topics students will look forward to.


  1. Understand homework expectations and evaluation practices.

Learn about homework and expectations, as well as what students need to bring to school to be successful.


  1. Get familiar with your child’s learning environment.

Opportunities to get into the school allow you to see where your student spends a large portion of their day.


  1. Learn about the teacher’s communication strategy.

Teachers will explain how they plan to interact with students and parents throughout the year, whether by emails, agendas, or other digital sources.


  1. Be informed on school policies and rules.

Use this time to get information on school safety routines, as well as pick-up and drop off expectations.


  1. Find out how to get involved and volunteer.

If you’re interested in volunteering, use this evening as a chance to learn how to become involved in your child’s school.


  1. Send your child a message that you care.

This may be the most important reason to attend: You’ll show your child that you are interested in their experiences as a student and in what they are learning.