Just before LG entered first grade, we stretched our budget in order to move into a public school district that is among the best in the state. Not only do they have excellent teachers, but they have really cool after-school programs. LG just enrolled in an after-school language immersion class — French and German, this semester. After the first class, I received the following email from the coordinator of the program, a former president of the PTA at “Cool School.” We scrimp and sacrifice so that our Cool School kid can learn, among other things, how to communicate effectively:
The dismissal process at Cool School was a bit hectic last week due to so many wonderful after-school activities. Talks between the PTA and the Cool School administration have established a way for teachers to easily view which students go to a particular PTA sponsored after-school activity on a daily basis. This should help to prevent confusion for teachers, staff, and for students. Parents do not need to write a reminder to teachers for after-school activities weekly. I suggest that you send a note to your child’s teacher to inform him/her of your child’s participation. If your child is enrolled in other after-school activities, you may want to include the day and that activity as well. Please remind children who normally take the bus home from school that they have an after-school activity. Bus riders are dismissed prior to children for after-school activities. If a child is missing from the language class, I would first check with the school office to make sure the child was not absent that day. If the child was at school, I would then start to call the emergency numbers provided on the registration form. I will not stop calling until I reach someone! You may want to talk to your child about a plan if this ever occurs, for example what neighbor they could go to for help.
Um….alrighty then. Maybe I’ll go to a neighbor for help in figuring out what this email says…
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