Thursday, May 20, 2010

Conformist...I Am Not...

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!


  1. Agree w/you on the school thing. Why was it rescheduled so many times? I can see once, but 3 times is a bit much. Sounds like dance recital will be great - is that with the same group that did the contest?

  2. I agree with you. I don't think that you should lose a grade for something that is beyond your control.
    Rescheduled that many don't make sense.
    Hope that her dance recital goes well.
    I remember when my granddaughter was in dance and had her recital. It was so great.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Stick to your guns and if the teacher drops DD's grade...contest it. Ridiculous for the teacher to even use that as a threat considering they have rescheduled 3 times and unfortunately for them...the rest of the world goes on.

    Unless of course the school would like to reimburse you for all of your expenses incurred regarding the paid-for dance classes?

    Hope DD is not disappointed to have to miss that program.

  4. WSOS~ Yes it is the same group!

    I'm not sure why is was rescheduled so many times...I was told by another parent it was scheduling conflict for one of the other teachers LOL!!

    BEC~ My thoughts exactly LOL!! No she wasn't disappointed at all. She was annoyed that they wanted her to miss dance...She did say if the program was on a night that she wasn't dancing then she would have gone willingly..

  5. My mom has ran into the same situation with my niece. She's in band and sometimes it conflicts with her rodeo. Mom has gone round and round with the school. Good luck!

  6. I don't know how they expect to get an audience at all if they can't nail down when the event is. Heck NO, they should not be allowed to require that she participate, and especially not under those circumstances.