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Seriously cannot stand my DD's teacher. AGHHHH! WTF!?! EDIT #2

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Sent an email to my DD's 1st grade teacher last night giving her a heads up for today letting her know that I would be checking her out today early at 1:30 because she has to be at the gym for a private lesson due to the fact she had to miss hers yesterday because her sisters were sick and I couldn't get her there. Mind you this kid doesn't miss school, is a top student, yada, yada, yada. 

My dd has a meet tomorrow morning and this is her last private before the meet, otherwise I wouldn't bother. Not a big deal right? 

I get this response... 

Dear Mrs. ....

I think this is ridiculous. She is not being checked out for an academic reason or a Dr's appt. There is no excuse for her to miss school for a private gymnastics lesson. If I had a say in this, it would be unexcused and she would not be able to make up the work she will miss. I assume this will not become a habit.


are you friggin kiddin me?!?!?!? It is only a half hour early! 

I have a response for this woman! Is starts with an F and ends with a YOU!!! 

Who on earth is she to talk to me like that? My kid never misses school, has never been in trouble a day in her life, is on the principals honor roll, WTF?!? I haven't liked this teacher from day one. She is great with the kids but is socially awkward  with adults. I don't even know what to say other than AGHHHHHHHH! WTF ! 


  • ****Edit******
  • My email response...
  • Dear Mrs...
  • Thank you for your kind informative words. I wasn't looking for opinions about my descision   to take ....out of school early or permission to do so. I was simply trying to give you the courtesy of prior notice in the event that you needed it. I am her mother and I will do what I deem necessary. I will not be needing any more input from you in reference to my parental choices. In the future I will simply go to the front office to sign her out without sending you notice. Have a lovely weekend.
  • Sincerely,
  • Mrs. ...

*****Edit #2 the Final KICKER!!!*******

So when I went to check my dd out I noticed the secretary said someone else's name when they called the classroom. I just assumed it was the new college intern they have who I haven't met yet this week. I just asked my 3rd grader who this Miss so and so is and she says oh, that's the new Music teacher intern. WHAAAAAAAT THE WHATTT! After ALLL this bs she was is in friggin Music class anyway!?! Meaning she was all packed and ready to go and NOT DOING ANY CLASS WORK!!! I want to punch this woman in the neck. At this point all I can do is laugh and get through the next four months. My daughter loves her. That's all that matters right? Oh.ma.Gawd! 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Replies (41-50):
Lalalie
by Gold Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

That is a rude email! Sheesh.

I wouldn't leave it at that.

Aleta775
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM
I would never let my kids participate in things that took them out of school. If it is not after school, then it is not happening. I think you are putting sports before school, and I think that is a mistake. The teacher has a good point, but I think she could have stated it in a much nicer way.

Quoting Anonymous:

Well I respect you opinions but I disagree. Sometimes it just works that way. My other daughter will miss an entire day of school in March for a cheer completion, that however has been approved for a few months by the admin. Work will be completed ahead of time. But this is a half hour early on a Friday. To me it's not a big deal for a student with the kind of grades she has. 

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by Anonymous 14 on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

My dd is a competitve dancer so I get it with the private lessons and stuff.  However, school does come first.  Have you read the student handbook as to what constitutes an excused absence?  I schedule things around school for my daughter.  She is fourth grade and the only time she was "pulled out" because of dance was when her dance team performed at the high school day time dance review....and it was approved through the school board for all the kids to participate.

1boy1girlmama
by Silver Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Hmm I would forward that email to the principle.  There was a much more tactful way she could have put that. 

I can't stand my DS's 1st grade teacher either, I thought I was the only one. Turns out nobody else likes her either. 

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

at my ds's school, taking a child out of school 1/2 hour early counts as a full day absense

CotterpinDoozer
by Gold Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Honestly, she should have worded it better, but I agree with her. To you it may just be half an hour early, but to her that could just mean an extra thing she has to help your daughter catch up on come Monday. Personally, the excuse of "appointment" always seems to be the best way to go.


SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I think your priorities are skewed 

Trixi.VonLace
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM
If it was more than half an hour early I would agree with teacher ( however, her response was rude and unprofessional) but seriously only 30 minutes early for a kid who never missed school, I don't see the big deal.
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by Anonymous 15 on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

my children have perfect attendance. after the sandy hook tragedy i decided to take them out to breakfast and just chill.  i walked them in late and they asked me why? i said "we decided to go out to breakfast".....then gave me a "knowing" look....don't question me about my child/children! if they were consistently late or absent I could see....other than that, mind your business!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 16 on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:59 AM

i would print it, and talk to the principal. wether or not, she is right.she ahd no right to tell you that it is ridiculous. I would also point out to the principal, that the teacher blew it out of proportion, because your doughter will not be missing a WHOLE day, it will only be for 30 minutes, aand that you were not asking for permision. it was a courtesy notification

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