Friday, May 21, 2010

April and May!

For my birthday (the big 30!) J brought one of my best friends up from UT and I had a party with my other best friends daughter who turned 14, fun weekend!

J and I took our 1st cruise! The cruise was from LA to Mexico, 7 nights of awesomeness! We loved it all, the food, the shows, visiting Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. We did some shopping, went on a zip line through the forest, and spent the day at an all exclusive hotel resort.

The end of April and the beginning of May we planted our garden: Peas, beans, blackberries, broccoli, onion, lettuce, carrot, radish, cabbage, corn, tomatoes and squash.

Our little L turned 7, crazy! For his birthday we went to Lost in the 50's. It was fun seeing all th hot rods, and seeing friends & family.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Know Your Rights!

I have always known that bullies exist and that sooner or later my kids would have to deal with them. I didn't anticipate big problems with this though.
I have come to realize that bullies are very real and they are not always other students.

I strongly encourage all who read this to know their school districts policies on harassment and bullying. Know exactly what your teacher, principal and superintendent are in charge of. Know who works on the school board. Know what they are legally responsible for.
Also note that your state will have a state superintendent who is in charge of your states schools. There also exists an education ombudsman who can help you if you have problems that your school is not addressing.

If there are any problems record everything. Make a note about it. You may need to remember all the things your child told you, any conversations you had with the teacher or any other school staff.

Parent's and students have rights, know them, don't be afraid to fight for them.