All parents receive a copy of the "Parent Handbook" which outlines policies & procedures, as well as curriculum and goals. The parent & child attend a scheduled "Meet & Greet" time the week before school begins, with just a few of the other families, so the children are not overwhelmed by the entire class on this first visit to the classroom. Within the first month of school, our parents attend a "Getting to Know You" conference, where parent & teacher can visit informally to discuss each child's adjustment to school. A fall evening "Open House" is held, so working parents can visit the school and meet the staff. Multiple times each year, we invite our families to join their children in special extra activities, such as a Spaghetti Supper or Carnival Day. On-going communication via email, written notes, phone calls, and additional conferences as needed keep home and school connected. In the spring, a traditional conference time is scheduled for each family, to discuss the child's progress and plan for the next learning experience.