I will give a brief overview of my DD's school issues. DD is 5yo and in Kindergarten at a Catholic school. Due to financial reasons and the fact I could care less about religion I was going to send DD to Public school but Grandma agreed on tuition so we sent her. Catholic school is full day and public was not, in the past I needed childcare so it worked out. We have no Montessori or Waldorf schools in the area-NONE!
First, all is good when school begins but class is overcrowded-35 kids. Teacher ok, nice to us.
Second, fellow Kindergartener boys on her bus are nasty kids. The boys are lifting DD's dress and so on. It is supposedly stopped but still happens on occasion, steps have been taken.
Third, Kindergarten girl on the bus makes sudden, not normal, comments to my DD telling her "I wish you were never born", "I wish I was Dead so I wouldn't have to see you" and finally "I don't like people of different colors and you are weird cause you and your Dad are different colors". I contacted the school and as of now the kids are getting their final talking too.
Meanwhile DD begins struggling with schoolwork and teachers attitude changes, Gets nasty towards me, I feel as if I am being talked down too. Incidents happen, begin considering taking her out but battling whether or not to wait until next year being a sudden change may be too much beingin general she loves school but DD sees alot of the wrongs happening.
Now we are in fancial difficulties. I borrow $$ to buy food for DD's lunches. She was not eating most of what I sent so we have come to what she likes. Tuesday I send in homemade peanut butter crackers and some other cracker snack, being I had nothing else, she ate the planned snakc at home . It's better than all junk. I send her with 2 100% juice boxes, one for snack one for lunch. She returns home with the food and I ask why with no reply. SO today, Our dog stole her sandwich which was on the LAST piece of bread I had so we agreed on a bag of dry cereal which I have sent before, snack, and the drinks. Odd, but better than bummed candy from a friend or a thrown out meal. The schools "hot" lunches are food I'd never feed her like hot dogs, mac & beef, etc. with choco. milk. She is allowed these on occasion (well veggie dogs at home) but these are less nutritious than what I've sent anyway.
So today I get a letter saying the Aide checked Shoannes lunch yesterday and today it was just crackers so they gave her lunch, grilled cheese (which she refuses at home
: ), vanilla pudding, and chocolate milk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that I owe $3.50 (which I actually DO NOT HAVE!!!!!) for this unrequested crap! Now how is this more nutritious than a serving of cereal and juice or peanut butter crackers and juice? I wrote a long letter to the Aide and spoke to the Principal already, who did apologize, I said if this had been a lunchable which contains 4 crackers, 4 cheez type slices, 4 lunch meat type pieces, and a mini candy bar, she would have NEVER questioned the lunch, correct? I stated I was insulted and if today was the 2nd day they should have contacted me by phone. I stated that I do not feed my family what they serve for lunch (ok, I do make grilled cheese, but you know what I mean!!!!) and monitor DD's milk intake (not a dairy fan but do eat it, but straight milk makes her awfully gassy, etc.) I mentioned as 5yo's are, DD is picky and she came home many times w/o eating her luch yet this was never realized by an adult at the school. I finished it by saying if anyone finds DD's lunch inadequate again, to call me immediately.
This happened the day following my 2 page letter regarding previously mentioned issues and the fact that DD accidently (Understandably this time) got left off the bus! I am so fed up the public school will be calling me back by Monday. I am NOT going to attempt to pay for the food but I don't want pity by saying we are flat broke. Am I right to be insulted? Anyone think I am over or under reacting? Since when is a hot dog and canned pudding more nutritious than peanut butter crackers...Oh I am still fuming!