Parent Conference Day was turned into a regular work day to make up for some of the snow days.  Now we have to do parent conferences after school today and tomorrow.  Work ends at 2:30, we have a break from 2:30 to 3:00, and then have conferences from 3:00 to 6:30 today and tomorrow.  Including travel time, I’ve got 12 1/2 hour days today and tomorrow.  NOT something I’m looking forward to.

The irony is that we work a trimester schedule at our school.  We can conference with parents whose kids we only have for two more days or we can conference with parents whose kids we haven’t even met that will start in our classes on Monday.  Go figure….


Joy says 16th February @ 7:20

Hey Patty,
It looks like you have a long rough day ahead of you. Yesterday looked like a bear of a day. I hope it goes quick for your sake.
I am sorry to do this to all of you. But I was still having problems with my old addy on here so I had to delete the Butterfly one and change it to this. Sorry for the changes. Here is the new one.

susan says 16th February @ 22:06

Hope by the time I post this comment, you are soaking in the spa, howling up at the beautiful moon 🙂

Joy says 17th February @ 7:50

How did it all go?
How are you holding up?

Joy says 18th February @ 7:42

How are you holding up?
I hope that you have a nice weekend.

beerab says 4th March @ 11:39

HELLO?! I am looking for Sistah Pat- have you seen her? :p

brseay says 5th March @ 17:22

If you’re still in the spa it’s probably time to get out 🙂 Seriously, though, is everything ok? I miss you.

optimismconfidencelaughter says 6th March @ 13:15

Howdy howdy. It’s been a while since I posted. Any fall out from tellling Tiffany to shut up? I can’t recall what grades you teach, but I tell my students to shut up all the time. They tell me I can’t say that and I tell them to show me where in the Education Act it states as much. I further tell them that according to the Education Act I am deemed their parent in the classroom so I can do anything their parents do. Granted I do not do it often, but that does keep them from freaking out.
I can feel your stress. Come Sept I will be back in the classroom again. Can you apply for any central board positions? Secondments to the university Faculty of Ed (do you have secondments in the US? Where you go do another job for a year – three years but your original job is held for your return?)
You might want to look at options to give you a break. At least March break is coming up.

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