Hyer Asks Parents to Each Supervise Their Own Children. During School Hours.

This e-mail went out to all Hyer Elementary families. People, again, I don’t make this stuff up.

Dear Hyer Families,
 
We are so excited about Field Day which will be [school day].  Please make note of a few changes that will happen that day.  We are having an all family picnic which means the lunch times will be slightly staggered so that all grades will be together for a little while.  The children will be escorted to the back playground out the kindergarten doors so please meet your child there.   If you are not able to make the picnic please let your teacher know.  The picnic can only be a success if you, the parent, helps by watching your child. We are asking that you do not let your child be unsupervised during the lunch hour.
Question: What if the parents work?

15 thoughts on “Hyer Asks Parents to Each Supervise Their Own Children. During School Hours.

  • May 5, 2010 at 11:58 am
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    “If you are not able to make the picnic please let your teacher know.”

    If the parents have to work, the teacher will watch their child. If the teacher has to watch too many children, those children will be more constrained than their friends.

    We could have a whole ‘nother conversation about what “watching your child” means to some HPISD parents.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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    Excuse me while I take advantage of Hertz’s white van/surgical gloves combo pack.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm
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    Sue Ann Reeves will be there to snap candid photos!

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  • May 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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    Question: What if the parents work?

    Answer: PC Mothers don’t work

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  • May 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
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    matt’s on a major roll this week…too funny! Good one, A.B.! Between this and the Bradfield yearbook conspiracy, our fair town appears to have some heavyduty helicopter parents hard at work. Lordy, life is complicated for these little ones.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    I’ll meet the nanny there.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm
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    The school year just can’t end fast enough, can it? School officials are getting loopy and demanding, parents are pretty much certifiable – the City might consider putting some Prozac in the water supply to get us thru to the end of May. Oops, that won’t work – the only thing water coming from our taps is used for is showers, pools and lawns. The bubble needs a giant chill pill.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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    My third-grader informed me that, after the TAKS test, the teachers don’t really teach any more through the end of the school year. Why do third-graders know this?

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  • May 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm
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    Kids have been saying that since the TAKS tests began – that’s nothing new. It’s not really true, it’s just that in elementary there’s that flurry of TAKS studying – then when it’s over it’s over. ENJOY the end of the year slow down in grade school! You’ll miss the h$ll out of it when your kid hits high school and they’re writing papers right up until they cram for finals! Although, in the AP classes, once they’ve taken the AP exams it gets a lot slower. We welcome that, too!

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  • May 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm
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    The schools don’t seem to care one whit that parents have lives, and for many, lives that include working. Maybe some of us are seeing a patient, or in the middle of a jury trial during this important school lunch. Aaargh.

    This “supervise your child during lunch” demand is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. And as Dem Bones points out, if you’re not there, your child will be constrained. That’s a diplomatic way of saying “ostracized.” Or maybe “stigmatized.”

    You won’t believe how things were run when I was in school. Take a deep breath and sit down for this: no yearbooks until 5th grade; no 5th-grade “graduation” and certainly no dances; the school disciplined the children; school employees supervised carpool drop-off and pick-up; and . . . wait for it, wait for it . . . school employees served the children lunch.

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  • May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm
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    I’m thinking it might be a great day to play hooky. I mean if I have to supervise…might as well be fun for me, too.

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