Gilbert H. Hood Middle School
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Friday, 12/7/12 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dear Parents/Guardians,

We believe strongly in the need for a well-developed relationship between the home 
and school. As a result, we have structured our conference night to take into account 
the developmental needs of early adolescents by engaging them in the learning and 
communication process. In addition, this model is supportive of our comprehensive 
middle school philosophy that values the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical 
aspects of each child. 
We are asking that you call the school at 432-1224 to make an appointment to meet with 
your child’s advisor on Friday, December 7. In addition, we are asking you to bring your 
child with you to this conference. He/she has been working with his/her advisor and 
classroom teachers to prepare for this meeting.
This meeting will be focused on the academic and social/emotional development of your 
child. Academic reflections will be prepared in advance in order to give you a glimpse 
at some of the learning that has happened so far this year. In addition, advisors will 
share NWEA test results so that you will have an update regarding your child's current 
instructional strengths and weaknesses. Your child will also share the results of some 
personal goal setting that has been conducted with the help of his/her advisor.
We will be sending home a pre-conference questionnaire via email on Wednesday, 
November 28. Our hope is that you will respond to these questions via email to your 
child's advisor by Monday, December 4 so that we can be aware of any questions or 
concerns you may have in advance of conferences. As always, if you have an immediate 
question or concern, please contact the individual classroom teacher or your child's 
advisor via phone or email. All of our teacher's email addresses and phone extensions can 
be found at our school website.
Conferences will begin at 1:00 p.m. on December 7 and will continue until 7:00 p.m. In 
order to schedule a conference, please call the GHHMS office at 432-1224.
Just a reminder, on Conference Day (Dec. 7) there is NO SCHOOL for students.
We look forward to seeing you on December 7.

Sincerely,

Austin Garofalo
Principal