Not sure what to expect at Parent Night? Here are some common questions and answers:
Q: Will all parents attend one event or are there others?
A: There is a separate parent night held for each school division (Nursery, Kindergarten, Primary School, Middle School and High School.) The schedule is as follows:
Kindergarten & NK classrooms (Kuzel, Roche): Tuesday, September 8, 6:00-7:45 p.m. (Refreshments begin at 5:30)
Nursery School Parent Night: Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Refreshments begin at 5:30)
Primary School Parent Night: Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. (Refreshments begin at 5:30 pm, program begins at 5:45 pm)
Lower School Parent Night: Thursday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. (Refreshments begin at 6:00 pm, classrooms opens at 6:15 pm)
Middle School Parent Night: Thursday September 10, 6:00-8:30 pm (Refreshments begin at 5:00)
High School Parent Night and Dinner: Thursday September 24, 5:00-8:40 pm (Dinner begins at 5 pm, presentations begin at 6:30 pm)
Please refer to the school’s website and calendar (ucls.uchicago.edu) for the most up to date schedule and location information.
Q: Are kids allowed at parents night?
A: Unfortunately no, we want to ensure everyone can pay full attention. We regret that the Parents Association is not able to provide babysitting at the parent night events.
Q: How long should parents plan to be at the event?
A: Please see the calendar for the estimated length of the presentation.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Depending on the Parent Night, light snacks or dinner are provided by the Parents Association
Q: What can you expect at parent’s night?
A: This is a great opportunity to understand what your child will experience during their school year, as well as a chance to meet other parents and learn how the Parents Association supports faculty and parents. Detailed itineraries are usually provided either by email or sent home with your student in advance.
Q: Will I be able to ask questions about my child’s progress?
A: All Parent Nights differ in the content presented and the amount of time alloted for questions. Parent Nights are typically not the time to ask questions about your child in particular; instead, discussions about individual children may be handled by contacting the teacher separately or during conference days.
Q: What if a parent cannot attend, is there another opportunity to interact with the faculty?
A: Yes, conference days are held in October and November, depending on the school. Please consult the calendar for the exact days; your teacher will provide more detail about how to sign up.