Happyland PTA is going to next month's school board meeting to advocate for new & improved playground equipment. We're on the agenda and ready to pack out the room with supportive parents. Meanwhile the principal is peeved with us because we a) didn't get her permission to go to the school board meeting and b) doesn't think it's necessary to go to a board meeting because there are committees to deal with these issues.
Yes, I can totally see why a principal would be upset that parents want to advocate for her building. NOT!
And last I checked? It's anybody's right to come to a school board meeting and present. Here's how it works: the principal and superintendent serve at the pleasure of the board. The board serves at the pleasure of the town's citizens (moi). I? Serve at the pleasure of NO BODY.
On the exact same days this was playing out, some naturalist from an area nature preserve took 600 kids (every single student grade 1-5) through our prairie, fields and woods on a nature hike--2 days in a row. Without my or Mr. D's permission. Without even mentioning it to us. I'm not blaming the naturalist. She clearly thought our property was more "Nature Center" than the actual school nature center. I'm not blaming the classroom teachers because I assume they assumed everyone had permission to collect grasshoppers and butterflies in their nets. And the principal? Had no idea this was going on. Let's talk about what a person needs permission for, shall we? Then we'll discuss job performance.
And when Mr. T mentioned to his teacher that we were "in his yard?" He was called a liar. I guess a fair amount of staff don't know the school's property boundaries either.
But let's talk about fun stuff. Out-of-stock shower curtain aside, the boys' bathroom turned out wicked cool without needing new paint. Photos tomorrow, I promise.
I dusted off Jan the Bowling Ball and took her to league Friday night. My series score was 446. This tremendous score is because I picked up nearly every spare and only had one split all night. Bowling goddess--something finally clicked because my game was ON!
I'll spend tomorrow on an all-day field trip with Mr. B's kindergarten class--a fall farm pumpkin hayride sort of field trip. 'Tis officially fall now so I can look at pumpkins and smell cinnamon.
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