We picked LilZ up from his family reunion last night to take him to his new school orientation. This was MrZ’s first time inside the school and he agreed with LilZ and I, as a building? It’s very nice. His teacher seems cool too, and as LilZ put it “She make a couple of jokes no one laughed at but she didn’t seem to care!” Which, you know, says a lot about her.
There have been a few changes in the City of Huntsville policies regarding attendance this year. For example, after ONE unexcused abscense, a letter is sent home from the principal explaining what truancy is and how you can end up paying fines and even in jail if your child does not go to school. After THREE unexcused abscenses? A SOCIAL WORKER will be sent to your HOME. We were a little shocked and decided we should probably refresh our memory about what defines and “Unexcused Abscense.” I’m fairly certain it is simply one that does not end up with a note from the parents explaining it, but I don’t want to find out I’m wrong when the social worker comes knocking at my door. Attendance has NEVER been a problem for us because LilZ likes school, but I’d hate to forget to write his sick-note and end up in jail. That would kinda suck.
They aren’t messing around this year, are they?
MrZ and I have decided to try not to be so scared of things like the PTA this year. I may even try to get involved. It’s just, well, other parents kinda intimidate me and I’m all worried about fitting in and whatnot. How silly is that? But, we are going to try, and we even signed up on the chaperone and volunteer sheets. They are going on an all-day field trip to the recycling plant, wastewater plant, and humane society, and both MrZ and I want to go on that one. Which means we’ll have to fight over it. I could totally take him in an arm wrestling competition if it comes down to that.
We made ONE MORE school supply trip last night (Cant. Stop. Buying. School. Supplies.) and I’ll take LilZ back to his reunion sometime this morning. I am feeling good about this year, we all are. Now, if I can only get LilZ to stay AWAY from my PENS.