Just before school begins in September, we have Open House of parents so they can meet the teacher and teacher assistant, and go over everyday issues such as field trips, snack time, etc. and also the curriculum. We also invite the children to come to school for a short play session, so they can meet the teacher, the teacher assistant, and the children who will be in their class that year. The parents will be given a class list so they know addresses, phone numbers for carpooling, birthday parties, etc. Each month the teachers provide a monthly calendar and newsletter, informing parents of what they will be teaching that month, information about field trips, upcoming events, etc. Anytime a parent has a concern, the teacher or assistant will be happy to return a phone call to discuss issues. Parents of Four-year olds are invited to schedule a conference in late January to discuss the child's progress and development and any concerns the teachers or parents may have. Each classroom has a hall bulletin board that displays the calendar for the month, as well as information about events in the classroom, party sign-up sheets, etc.