Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh my what a wonderful day!

Plenty of sunshine heading my way.....

Today has been one of those days where things I have been stressed and worried about have started falling into place.

I finally got the meeting with Emmy's teacher, principal, assistant principal, and guidance counselor. For those that missed it Emmy's teacher wrote on her report card that she wanted to hold her back for 2nd grade. You can imagine how angry this has made me and no calling the school would get the teacher to call me or my ex husband back so I called the superintendent. He did get the teacher to call me but really nothing was accomplished. So I sent him a letter explaining in great detail my anger on the subject and how if it was my classroom my managers would have fired me. The principal called me and we set up this meeting to discuss scores and what we can do to help, which is what we have wanted from the beginning. 

As a teacher myself I understand that there are procedures that need to be followed I understand that there is a time constraint. I also know that there is always that one parent that is always "high-strung" about everything. The one you dread to see coming. I never wanted to be that parent. Up until this point I was always room mom. The mom the teacher went to get stuff done. I was the mom that could coordinate the parties with only a few days notice. I had constant communication with the teachers. This year it was a different story. You know the rooms you just don't  feel welcome in? The teachers that even though you leave your number for them to contact you about conferences they never call? Yup, that is what I was dealing with.

I hate that I had to become that mean mom. But i knew it was for the best of my child. After a very long conference today she is being put in 3rd grade, with the teacher I requested. She is a tough but fair teacher that really cares about her students. I am so excited for Emmy's 3rd grade year to start. We also have material to work on her reading this summer. It was a very productive meeting. I am so glad I was tenacious and demanded what I thought was right.

Teachers who read this, remember to look at the child and not the score when dealing with kids and try to have those hard conversations with parents. It may not be fun but you may be surprised at the dedication to helping you, help the kid succeed. Parents, don't be afraid to do what you feel is right for your child. If you pick your battles and don't throw a fit over every small perceived infraction, when something really important to you  happens you are more likely to get  results.

Second big thing......I got a second interview for my dream job. I have been jumping up and down and screaming with happiness. haha I'm easily excitable. Interview is Monday and your prayers are totally welcome. I REALLY want this job. It is such a great opportunity.

Third big thing? there isn't one. Abbey went to the orthodontist and she has to keep the braces on a little while longer. She has an appointment in 3 weeks to check again. She has a double power chain on her top teeth. Which means tomorrow she is going to be hurting pretty bad.

2 comments

  1. Yay for you for getting things done at the school! Esp with you being a teacher, you know whats best for your child.

    I will def. say a prayer for your job, good luck!!

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  2. Yay for Emmy! That's very exciting to hear, finally! Good luck on your interview :)

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