The PORTA District will alter its normal schedule for Parent/Teacher conferences in February so that parents will have more opportunity to meet with their teachers during the evening hours. It is our hope that holding conferences two evenings in a row will allow more parents to visit their children's teachers. Goal #3 in the PORTA District's Strategic Plan is to encourage, support and facilitate honest transparent communication to inform and engage the community. By offering more convenient opportunities for parents to visit with teachers we hope to increase the number of parent/teacher meetings, which will lead to better communication between our families and the School. We believe that education starts at home and a partnership between home and school is imperative if we want all our children to succeed.