In my life I tend to always find myself a little over opinionated, of course this causes more conflict than I would like but I struggle because I am just not a conformist! My Hubby likes to just go with the flow and not rock the boat, well with others that is LOL!! I on the other hand am stuck in this thing if I feel like something is wrong I must win the battle! DD's school has had a music program on their calender that they had changed the date for 3 times! Now I am all about participating in my children's education and school functions and we most typically attend everything school related! However this music program has really gotten my feather's ruffled! When they set the final date which was Tuesday night, I told DD she wasn't going. Most all of you know that aside from rodeo DD also really loves dancing. Tuesday nights are dance & gymnastics night, she does ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics! This takes up our entire night but we love it! As the dance year comes to an end they are preparing for their BIG dance recital. This week was their last "official" practice, they will have a sleepover next week and practice some but no dance class, then recital is Memorial weekend. All of this not only takes a massive amount of time but also costs alot of money, so to me this music program was just not on the list of being a priority. I have always had an issue with them trying to say my child is "required" to come to any event outside of school hours. I just don't feel like they have the right to enforce something like that! So DD comes home and says that if she is not at the music concert she will get a failed grade that counts as her "final" for the class bringing her "A" down to a "B". Needless to say I bucked the system and didn't take her!
I have emailed with the teacher and have currently requested her to show me anything that states they can require my child to be at a function outside of school hours and grade her on it!!
*Stepping off my soapbox now*....What do ya'll think about this?! Do you think schools should be allowed to require this?!
TOP Dance Competition from a couple of weeks ago!