Saturday, April 30, 2016

Just an update.....

Mason is doing well, BUT he has been dizzy.  No headaches or fatigue (but he is sleeping more than normal), but dizzy.  We are moving forward CAUTIOUSLY.  The school has been AMAZING.  I finally talked to the Recess Teacher that called it in.  She was so clear, "Ang, I saw it happen and his head folding into the other boy and I called for 911 and a nurse."  No question, no evaluation, no anything.  THANK GOD.  I love my school.  I love the care they give to each child.  SIDEBAR:  So, this is how I feel and I KNOW that they apply the same care to all students, yet in the election for a new school in the "Kent Valley" it was stated that, "Why should I invest in Kentistan?!?!?"  And something along the lines of they are not "real" Americans.  PAUSE.  I invite ANYONE to my school.  I challenge ANYONE to our education.  Let me take you on a tour and show you "Kentistan" and see if you do not fall in love with us......real or not.  Needless to say, our bond in failing.  The first in years to fail and I can only attribute it to the hate.  Shame on you.  Really shame on you.

I ran the last of the fundraisers for the year last week......Clothing for the Cause.  I hope we did well.  Funny thing while I was hangin' out at school, I asked the sixth grade teachers, "Is there a sixth grade camp this year?"  Quickly they answered with, "Not unless you are running it?!?!?!"  "Nope!  Thanks - I just wanted to ask because remember, I am leading Student Leadership since no one else would (at no charge) and they were really upset.  Just wanted to check to see if it was true."  They went on about how I should do sixth and fifth grade camps.  Sonia chimed in with some borderline comments, but it was all in fun.

Maybe people still do not understand....I would love to send the kids to "real" sixth grade camp, or even fifth grade camp, but PTA has supported so many things it is almost impossible to imagine.  We are the, and I have researched, the only PTA to pay for Scholastic News etc., snacks during testing, scholarships to special programs, etc.  We do so much "operational" stuff, there is no time for extra.  In addition, my team is leaving me because their kids are graduating Elementary and I will be left with less than three volunteers.  My term is over and yet no one, seriously, no one has come forward to help (other than Box tops! - YAY!).  I guess I am sad so sad, Lara and I really tried to make a PTA that was solid, accountable, and ready.  Now, our terms are over, and we look to shutting it down because we may not have the officers to run it.  Sure, I would do sixth grade camp if I did not have spirit wear for two schools, budgets for two schools, yearbook, BBQ, open house, PASA, bookfair, Scholastic News, Teachers Meals for two schools, Teacher Appreciation for two schools, Math Night, Movie Night, Bingo for Books and Student and Regular Leadership.  BTW, I get paid zero pay.  Zero.  And I used to have to pay for child care to attend meetings.  I guess the joke is on me.  I thought I was contributing.  I thought I was building towards another reign, but I guess I was not.  It does not matter anyway.  I will probably have to go back to my real work.  I have been well for a while.  Cancer seems to be a bay (still have to the two spots, but they are not doing anything) and Grant may need my help.  He loves me home, but if the business is slow, I have to put food on the table.  That is the trouble with a one income family.  So, I will resign my positions, I will go back to work, and I will be like all the rest of the parents.  Too busy.  Overworked, and well, unavailable.  That makes me sad, but at the same time, I should get paid for my work - my parents invested a lot in my education.....but still, I morn it...I love hangin' out at my school - working together.  I love being the parent that they can call last minute, but that comes at a cost and maybe with all that is happen in my family, we just can't do it.  It is funny, I was looking at jobs and my boys were like, "You can make that much?!!?!"  I was like, "Who did you think I was?!?!?!  I chose to work at a non-profit, I had offers twice a month for double my salary, but I wanted to work there and I wanted kids.....meaning you.....so it was not fair to start something I could not finish."  This may have been a good exercise for my boys......

This was a tough week.....things will be determined in this week......I hope I like it......

Love, Ang

1 comment:

Linda Porter said...

Keep the faith, Angela. And even though I'm not in your school district, I appreciate your PTA toils, being one of those single working moms with no time to do it. Thanks, too, for hating racial slurs. I stand with you.