News Article
Fall Conferences at O.H. Anderson Elementary

Dear O.H. Anderson Families:

Please join us for our upcoming parent-teacher conferences.

Thursday, Nov 14 from 4PM to 8PM

Friday, Nov 15 from 8AM to 4PM

Thursday, Nov 21  from 4PM to 8PM

O.H. Anderson is again offering online scheduling for parent-teacher conferences through PTC Wizard. Online scheduling will reduce the amount of paper shuffling between home and school and will provide families the opportunity to schedule their conferences in “real time.”

When scheduling your conferences for your student, please note the following:
LINKS:
PTC Wizard Directions
PTC Wizard Link

Conference sessions are in 5 minute increments.

For 3rd grade conferences, parents can schedule 3 (5 minute) conference sessions with the homeroom teacher and 1 (5 minute) session with the math teacher, if it is not the same as the homeroom teacher.

For example, if the homeroom teacher is the same teacher for math, you would schedule 4 (5 minute) sessions with that teacher with a total of 20 minutes with that teacher.

If you child has a different math teacher you would schedule 3 (5 minute) sessions with the homeroom teacher and 1(5 minute) session with the math teacher. You would then have 15 minutes with the homeroom teacher and 5 minutes with the math teacher. 

For 4th grade conferences, parents can schedule 1 (5 minute) session with the homeroom teacher, 1 (5 minute) session with the math teacher, 1 (5 Minute) session with the literacy/writing teacher, and 1 (5 minute) session with the science/social studies teacher. 

For example, if the homeroom teacher is the same teacher for math, you would schedule 2 (5 minute) sessions for each with a total of 10 minutes with that teacher. 

For 5th grade conferences, parents can schedule 1 (5 minute) session with the homeroom teacher, 1 (5 minute) session with the math teacher, 1 (5 minute) session with the literacy/writing teacher, 1 (5 minute) session with the science/social studies teacher. 

Parents are encouraged to build in “transition” time from classroom to classroom, rather than scheduling the sessions always back-to-back.

Parents can also schedule conferences with our specialist teachers (Art- Chad Halsten, Music- Rob Pontious, Media- Beth Erlenborn, Spanish- Heather Passofaro, Math Intervention- Chris Carlson, Reading Intervention- Cassie Gralish or Lorie Kaehler, Special Services- Tom Cappelen, Lisa Channon, Barb Connelly,  Amy Finden, Bree Sorum, Maija Stellmach, Amy Turner, Stacy Triplat,  EL Services- Holly Packard

If your student receives special services and you will be having an IEP meeting within the next month, it is not necessary to schedule a time with your child’s case manager unless you are interested in doing so. 

The following teachers will have limited availability as they are part time staff:

Heather Passofaro (Spanish) will have limited time on Nov 15th. She will be here full time for the Nov 14 and Nov 21 dates.

Holly Packard (EL Serivces) will only be available on Nov 15th to conference.

Bree Sorum (Special Services)  will only be available on Nov 14 and Nov 21. 

If you have a 3rd or 4th or 5th grade student and wish to meet with Cynthia Sherar (GT Specialist) to discuss your child please choose 1 (5 minute) session to meet with Ms.Sherar (GT Coordinator for Mahtomedi Schools.) She will be conferencing on Nov 14 and Nov 15 only. 

If you are part of a two household family, please coordinate the conferences. Also, if your schedule allows for flexibility, Friday conferences generally have more openings. 

To access online conference scheduling, click the link under “Latest News” on the O.H. Anderson website or use the following link. PTC Conference Wizard

For your convenience, I am including a link for directions on how to access and use PTC Wizard. PTC Wizard User Directions.

Online registration will be available beginning Friday October 11 at 8:00AM and will close two days prior to the scheduled conference date. 

If at any time you have questions or issues with the online scheduling, please contact the office at 407-2300 or Beth Hennen at beth.hennen@isd832.net.

Thank you

Susie Prather- Principal of O.H. Anderson Elementary

   
Author: Beth Hennen   E-Mail: beth.hennen@isd832.net