Friday, October 7, 2011

Help at Central High School's Parent-Teacher Conferences

by Ann Abbott

Helping Spanish-speaking parents communicate with their children's English-speaking teachers during parent-teacher conferences is both important and rewarding. My students always learn a lot, gain confidence and understand better the challenges that both students and parents face within the educational system.

Again this semester, Central needs our student volunteers. Use this opportunity to ensure that you get 28 hours of work this semester. Students from past semesters are welcome as well, and no one needs a criminal background check to do this work.

Be sure to read about the vocabulary used during parent-teacher conferences and about one student's experience.

Here is the note from Central High School's Ms. High:

"My name is Janet High. I am now scheduling parent teacher conferences for Central High School. We were hoping to again get your assistance with translators.  Our conferences are scheduled for Thursday the 27th of October from 5pm through 8pm and Friday the 28th of October from 8am through noon.  If you know of anyone that might be interested, could you please have them email me at  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Hope you are having a great day!"

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