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about a month ago I forked over $80 for a fundraising event, getting my kids in return coupons for a hat day School starts at 8am and my son and daughter (1st grade and kindergarten) didn't get to school til a little after 9 since we let them sleep in (had been in E.R. til 1am after urgent care transferred us there)
My daughter had chosen to wear her Minnie Mouse ears she got from Disneyland over spring break. They are Minnie pirate themed and have a a small skull and crossbones with a tiara and sparkly rhinestones. Fast forward to the school bus at the end of the day and her mouse ears are in her bag and her eyes are full of tears. She had not been allowed to wear them all day because the skull and crossbones violates the dress code. I called the school pissed because I was backed into a corner with the $80 pasta feed event tickets... if I hadn't forked over the money my kids would have been excluded from the hat day party events. The school said sorry, dress code violation but she can TOTALLY wear the mouse ears again if there's ever another hat day party. Just stick a little piece of masking tape over the little tiny skull/crossbones. I was so furious I couldn't even process it (til now) I feel like the principal and/or kindergarten teacher should have made a 5 yr olds day by putting the tape on themselves. She was excluded and she blames me, since they told her that the her parents should re-read the parent handbook. I am 5 alarm angry..... wyyd?
Answer by booklover545 at 4:32 PM on Apr. 25, 2012
sorry but its not the schools responsibility to make sure your child follows dress code, they were sending YOU a message that YOU allowed her to break the rules. Do I think they handled it right? NO, they should have called you and given you the opportunity to bring a different hat. But schools ahve rules for a reason and they apply to ALL ages.
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Answer by shay1130 at 4:51 PM on Apr. 25, 2012
I'd demand they apologize to my daughter for that! A small skull and cross bones are not going to jump out at most parents even if it's in the handbook. All you saw where the pretty rhinestones and Mickey ears. Seeing how sad the child was, they should have called explained the situation and gone from there. You could then have requested they cover it (as they suggested), bring a different hat, or suggest the school allow her to make one, etc.
I just can't imagine a school doing that to a 5 year old. Clearly, she is the one who suffered.
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