My 10 yo dd has a presentation today right after school and it lasts for 2 1/2 hrs. This isn't w/her regular teacher it is a accelerated reading program. I had emailed the teacher and asked if the parents are to be there. She didn't answer the email. I had asked my dd to ask the teacher the question and she kept saying she forgot. I asked her to ask other kids that have been in it before and she said she asked two of them and they said yes. My dh has to take off work for this and our school is 14 miles away which makes this much harder. We have had 3 things to go to already this month in the evenings. Isn't 2 1/2 hrs a lot to ask of parents? Do you have trouble with your kids finding out things or is it just me?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Apr. 28, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:45 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by Jademom07 at 10:45 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
"Isn't 2 1/2 hrs a lot to ask of parents?"
You're kiddin' me, right? I'm not trying to be rude... but these are YOUR kids. You send them to school to be educated 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week, 9-10 months a year. Asking the parents to come to the school for a couple of hours a couple of times a month to showcase what they're learning & make them feel proud & special doesn't seem like too much of a burden to me. I've never heard parents complain about having to sit through a 3-4 hr Friday night football game.
As for finding out things... yeah the school should be sending home notices & returning emails & phone calls. I would bring this up with the principal.
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