Miranda, Thank you! That is a wonderful idea!! I think something like that will be more important to her than a generic paper from the school anyway.
Mylie, There were awards given out for receiving all A''s on a report card, an award for earning A's and B's on their report card (both well deserved awards in my opinion). There were awards for the best students in art, music, PE, a citizenship award which was given to about 30 kids, attendance awards and I know there had to be a few others but by the time the ceremony was over I was pretty upset and didn't really take note of what they were. Nothing stands out as an award my daughter should
have gotten but didn't. She is a shy, quiet girl and is an average student so (as her teacher said) she didn't really fit any of the categories. I definitely find fault with the teacher knowing one child will be left out and refusing to take steps to correct that problem. The teacher knew ahead of time who would be getting awards.This was another huge blow to my daughter because she idolizes her teacher.
Twinning002, Thank you for your advice and reassurance! Had to laugh when I read this part, " she is so special that they weren't creative enough to come up w/ an award for her. "...that is exactly what one of our friends already told her!
Tigerle, I agree, it was public shaming for my daughter to sit there in front of everyone and be made feel so terrible. She even insisted that her dad take a half day off work (which is pretty hard for him to do) so he could be there to see her. We were both upset to see her so humiliated. I hadn't thought to call a formal meeting...excellent idea! I'd really like to hear what this principal has to say in front of one of her superiors. I hope I can get them to agree to meet with me.