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BIG Decision for my son. What to do????? **UPDATE**

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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My son was born 15 days after most schools deadlines to start school so he had 2 yrs of HeadStart and even there he was ahead of all the other students. We tried for the last 3 yrs to either have my son moved up in grades or get him into a charter school. He has so much trouble being good when he is bored to death. The teacher has given him plenty of extra work to do to keep him busy.  He always seems to get in trouble.

I finally get the phone call this morning that there is an opening at the Charter School. Now Hubby and I need to decide to take our son out of school in the middle of the year. There are a lot of factors to decide. It IS the best thing for our son to go to this school, he would be bussed to and from school so we would have to find out where and time the bus would pick him up/drop off. His sister, in Kindergarten, would still be going to the other school and I am the one who picks up my kids and my neighbors kids after school. There is NO garantee that she would be "Sistered in" next school year.  There is so much to think about but I know the most important is what is best for our son and to work around what is best for him.  He is not shy at all so I know he will make friends fast.

Oh man what to do????

**UPDATE**

We are going for it. We sat Tripp down and talked to him last night. He is kind of reluctant to go but we explained how it would be better for him, read to him reviews of the school of how happy kids are and he said he would be willing to give it a shot.  We also told him if he doesn't like we can put him back at his old school but feel he will do a lot better academically at this school. I am going to buy him an address book so on his last day we can ask the teacher if he can pass it around and get all his friends phone numbers. Tripp was kind of upset about our decision and did start to tear up, which made my heart break. Then on his way to CCD Class I said to him he can still play with his friend Ty (across the street) and he was like "What??? I thought we had to move?" I said "No silly we will stay where we are at you will just be at a new school"  That made him feel a lot better. We are just waiting for everything to come in the mail now and get everything situated. I am so nervous and anxious. I just hope this will change his behaviors if it doesn't then we do know it wasn't boredom. I have to go up to the school today to put Lexi in for the Lottery for next year. I really do hope she get Sistered in but that will suck for my neighbor because she will need to find someone to pick up her kids.

Rayna (Pronounced Renee)



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by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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Cindy18
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Sounds to me like you already know what to do. Just get the logistics worked out and CONGRATS!
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mom22tumblebugs
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Try it out. If it doesn't work out, can you bring him back to the former school?

auroragold
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

 Yep - what Cindy said!

Quoting Cindy18:

Sounds to me like you already know what to do. Just get the logistics worked out and CONGRATS!

 

Clouise
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I would go ahead and move him. Think of it as a trial run. If he doesn't do well at the school, or you find it to be too much having the kids at different schools, he can go ahead and return to your neighborhood school in the fall.

hepmommy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Quoting Clouise:

I would go ahead and move him. Think of it as a trial run. If he doesn't do well at the school, or you find it to be too much having the kids at different schools, he can go ahead and return to your neighborhood school in the fall.




I like this idea.


Barabell
by Barbara on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Yup, yup - I agree with these ladies.

Congrats to your son being accepted to the charter school!!!

Quoting auroragold:

 Yep - what Cindy said!

Quoting Cindy18:

Sounds to me like you already know what to do. Just get the logistics worked out and CONGRATS!

 



kmrtigger
by Kandice on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM

 I third this!

Quoting auroragold:

 Yep - what Cindy said!

Quoting Cindy18:

Sounds to me like you already know what to do. Just get the logistics worked out and CONGRATS!

 

 

LuvHugs429
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 6:26 AM

BUMP!

jacobsproudmom
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 7:03 AM
im glad your son is willing to try it out and glad he got accepted. i hope your daughter gets "sistered" in.
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