New to iVillage, Need advice

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Registered: 08-11-2011
New to iVillage, Need advice
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 6:44pm

Hi-Nice to find this board.

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Registered: 08-04-2005
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 11:24am

I'm sorry things are still tough.

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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 11:11am

I will say that middle school in general is a little caotic. Staff don't really want to deal with parents at all whether they are religious or not. The office staff often don't have information on lockers and P.E. clothing. I suspect a lot of the information you are seeking will be available when they pick-up their schedules. I know in our district, P.E. clothing and locks are sold at that time. They fact that they don't have extended hours for working families is ridiculous. Do you have any family or friends who can take your kids? It seems pretty important that they attend this to get information.

As to activities, we found that it's entirely up to the kids to get information on this. It doesn't go to parents at all... not even on the email blasts we seem to get every week. Often, kids have to listen to announcements on the P.A. and get additional info from the ASB

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Registered: 12-20-2003
Sat, 08-13-2011 - 1:13am

I agree with Shay, document everything.

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Registered: 08-11-2011
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 5:59pm

Thanks! I wish I had a success story to tell, but the saga continues. I've taken the afternoon off to go to the school and get the necessary schedule and textbooks. I will have to try to find out about buying a uniform for PE and if they will get a locker for their things.

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Registered: 08-04-2005
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 9:16am

Welcome to the board Kristi!

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Registered: 12-20-2003
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 12:46am

Welcome aboard!

Wow, I was born, grew up and still live near New York City, it is hard to for me believe such nonsense happens, but my wife who grew up in Nebraska and spent early adulthood in Utah says it does.

Is there anyone on the area with kids in the school remotely sympathetic?