I am trying my best to be organised this year and part of my organisation project is to keep in close contact with the kids teachers.
DS1 is in grade 5 this year and has had his teacher also for prep and grade 3. He was diagnosed with ADD (no H) in grade 4 and is now on Ritalin which is helping heaps. While he doesn't go to learning support, he is closely monitored by them.
DS2 is in grade 3 this year and has had his teacher for grade 1 also. I have him booked in to see a paed but not until April. I believe there is something "wrong" but am hesitant to put a label on it at this stage. He receives learning support through the school for reading and writing.
DD is in grade 1 this year and has DS2s grade 2 teacher! DD has no learning issues and is very keen to learn and soak it all in.
As all teachers have taught my children in the past, I was going to email each teacher individually and just let them know where they are at, how their holidays were and just a run down on any concerns I have. I would also CC in the head of learning support for both boys as I am in regular contact with her as well.
Would you, as a teacher, welcome such correspondence before term begins or not? I always feel for teachers in the first couple of weeks of the school year when us parents bombard then morning and afternoon with questions etc so wanted to bypass that if possible. I wouldn't expect a response unless the teacher felt it was warranted.
I was going to send the emails either this week or next with school starting back on the 27th.
Any feedback or advice is appreciated, thanks in advance.
PS - Not sure if this makes a difference but we are in QLD and are at a Cath Ed school.