I know that many school districts have separate schools for elementary, Jr High and High
school, but there are a few (as in my case) that there are only 2 schools attended. Elementary and then into Jr/High School.
There really is no prep time for the change over, but what does work well around here (small town living) is that these kids (most of them) have grown up with ea other and have friends/siblings in the higher grade school.
Now the problem is, is that some of the parents are walking into this higher school blind folded, there is one intro day and that is it. There are no more notes, information sent home, no more anything, we are now dependent on our child(ren) to remember what they are told or write down notes to inform us parents. Those of us with only 1 child are the ones who are dependent on other parents for help bc some of them have been thru it before.
Case in point, "Homecoming" yep the 7th & 8th grade Jr High students are involved in this event (remember 1 school for 6 yrs).
My 12 yr old was elected 7th grade Prince for Homecoming, cool right, yea, I think so, but does information about what is expected of his roll comes home?, nope... in fact a week before (our Homecoming was mid Sept, kids given 2 weeks to prep) I had to call the school and get information. Just 3 days before we finally get information, but that is after they had a dry run of the crowning... really... 3 days... TG!!! I went on line and purchased his suit he wanted as soon as we found out he won... but to only find out that if you drove an hr to this Men's Wearhouse on the day of, you could get a free rental, not happening...
So now that the entire Homecoming event, parades, photo shoots, football game, more announcements and then dance with more pics, is done, and the knowing that he can not be chosen again until Senior yr (yay!!!) is over..
Does any of your "Tweens" have functions like this at their schools and how informed are you of them???
There are 2 more dances, Snowcoming and then Prom (Prom he is not allowed to attend)
Then you have sports events, pics (if they are in the sports) and of course the yr books.
How about other information? Does your child(ren) Jr High give it out or as we are dependent on the child to try to remember to let us know what is going on?
I think I am not going to like this Jr/High school yrs... and we have 6 of them...
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:43 AM on Sep. 28, 2013
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Answer by funlovinlady at 11:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2013
Why is there no PTA??? Maybe you could start one & address the issues that you are having difficulty with. Maybe volunteer to be Class Mom.
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