Will I like my teacher?
Will I have too much homework?
Will I have friends in my class or classes?
What will happen this year???
Parents have just as many questions, wondering if they (the parents) will like the teacher, if their child/children will do well academically and socially, and if they will be able to afford all the related expenses (PTA, school supplies, foundations, new clothes, more school supplies,...)
Though I have said this before, I will say it again - talk to your child's teacher.
Teachers really are human, too, and will not either send you to detention or hate your child because you want to talk to her (or him). So ask the teacher how she wants to communicate, either email, notes from home, or phone calls, and then treat her as a participant in your child's life. I make a point of asking what is the teacher's preferred method of communication, even if the teacher says that all methods are acceptable. Why? Because the teacher either have 20-30 parents to communicate with (in elementary school) or hundreds of parents (in middle and high school), while I only have 1-8 teachers on my end.
Remember, opening the lines of communication now will help the rest of the year flow more smoothly.