This is the first year my daughter is in pre-school (she's 3). I am involved in the PTO and am the head homeroom mom for DD's class. I really want to be a part of her school life and pretty much volunteer for anything as long as it's when she's in school.
I've found out that the PTO is nothing but a bunch of women who sit and gossip about other people. The officers are the worst at it all and single people out by either giving the good jobs to their friends or giving the bad jobs to those they don't like. There is so much drama and backstabbing going on that 2 of my friends have already pulled out completely swearing to never come back (one is a mom from DD's class and other was a head homeroom mom for another pre-school class). People have went to the principal, but it's obvious she doesn't plan to do anything about it.
IS THIS NORMAL? Am I to expect this for the next 14 years (another year of pre-school then K-12)?
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 5:59 AM on Dec. 8, 2009
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 2:05 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by hypermamaz at 9:44 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
Can I just say that I'm SO glad that I'm not the only one that feels that way. I swear it IS just like being back in H.S. Ours is so full of fluff & ego that I'm surprised everyone fits in the door of the meetings-there's one tonight & I decided I'm not going, it's easier to be in contact w/ some of them through e-mail.
I've resigned to the fact that all I can do is throw my name in there & volunteer to help w/ my kids teachers-both present & previous, because they've all been helpful. I know that I'm helping them & they know I appreciate the hard work the y're doing w/ all of their students.
I have found only a couple moms that I can associate w/ & not be put off by, I get to co-room parent w/ one of them this year.
Answer by JeJaNi_MaMa at 2:04 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:01 AM on Dec. 7, 2009
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