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Posted on: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 4:13am
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

Thanks, I took that advice and told my son the same thing. I think that is a very good moral thing to teach him, what you suggested. That way, I am not creating more animosity.
I have recommended the boy who witnessed it be commended and I will do the same.
On another note, first, how do you all feel about the letter having been sent home to parents of all 3 first grade classes? I think since the kids from all 3 classes eat and play together, that is why the principal decided to do that. What is your opinion?
Second, how do you all feel about the principal having referrenced the incident in the letter, (not naming the boy or that he was suspended), what will happen (suspension) if it occurs again? Do you think this singled the boy out at school? (Apparently the word spread quickly of who it was, via the kids on the playground, I imagine.) I'm asking this because a mom friend has expressed this to me.

Posted on: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 6:19am
Greenlady's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004 - 09:00

I think that the child would be singled out at school whether there was a letter or not - that's what is supposed to happen when you violate society's rules.
In the incident at my school, the child was not suspended, nor was a letter sent out, but he still ended up getting isolated to the point his parents asked that he be moved to another classroom.
As far as rewarding the nice boy - FAAN has a certificate that the principal can sign:

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 4:39am
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

I am definately going to take Carefulmom's advice and get a $15 gift card to Target. I figure he'll get more for his money there rather than Toys R Us. I am going to try to talk to his mom, if I see her or can get her number.
I thanked him personally and asked him if he saw the peanut butter on his hands and he said he had the sandwich in his hands and he saw the PB on his fingers and then wiped it on my son's lunch box. He told him to stop and he wouldn't.

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 10:43am
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Quote:Originally posted by Jimmy's mom:
[b]In school suspension? ..... But I also think part of the reason to suspend a young child is to also make the point to the parents that thye behavior will not be tolerated. [/b]
A conversation I had previously with a principal was that sometimes they chose an in-school suspension because when the child gets the suspension at home they just sleep in and then watch tv or play video games. In school, sometimes means they can make sure the child is not enjoying the suspension.


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