As I am typing this, I am VERY sad, VERY unhappy, VERY disgraced, UTTERLY disgusted,ok, is there one
word for all of this??
This is the next version of SCHOOL X!! I really need comments on this one, advise, whatever is needed to make up my mind, I have until MONDAY morning at 7.
It was the prize giving on Friday evening.
On Wednesday Megan was handed a invitation to attend this "ceremonial event."
The teacher did not have the list anymore, so she could not tell Megan what she was nominated for. Ok, Thursday comes, she still does not know.
Friday comes, they need to rehearse the whole show, shown where they need to sit, etc.
They actually call out her name, to be seated with the kids that is ONLY receiving Honoree Colours, you know, where you buy the "special" blazer, etc?
After school, she gets in the car, confused, telling me what is going on, STUPID me, telling her that maybe she is after all, getting Colours for her making the NASFED hockey team to France, at the beginning they told her, that the school does not give recognition to this sporting body.
She said, that she needed to apply, and she did not. STUPID again said, maybe your hockey coach nominated you.
I told my husband about it, he said something smelled fishy!
Ok, at 4 'o' clock Friday afternoon, I went to the school, to see whether there are some teacher that can tell me what was going on, should Megan attend this thing, what for, etc.
First teacher, which is the art teacher, very nice lady, she took me to the office, where they were busy typing all the certificates(can you believe it, still doing that, 2 hours before the event?) ok, no this lady does not know, she only has the grade 10 list, please go to so and so. Right go to the next one, no she only has the grade 11 list, please go to so and so. . . RIIGGHHT, so and so hits the computer with Megan's name with the following news: Mam, your child, Megan, is actually not invited to tonight's event, she is getting her diploma at the "dry"event at school, in school time, next week! Pulling up her shoulders with a sigh of "sorry"
SORRY, sorry for what? What if I did not went to ask, what if Megan had sat there between all the kids getting their COLOURS and her name was not even read out?? What a shameless embarrassment for my child??
The Head of Department, busy with the things in the hall, looked at me, as though I were from another planet, when I asked him about the situation.
The result, me and Megan,(sorry, I am an emotional type of person, cry VERY easy)sitting in the car, crying, out of madness, embarrassment, again no ONE word, to describe this.
Megan does NOT want to go back to that school on Monday. Although the deputy head phoned me, telling me NOT to make an emotional decision, I feel this situation is inexcuseable. I want my child out of that school, she is always giving her everything for this school, you know she even gave up provincial athletics trails, to play hockey for her team on that particular day, because this school has the ability to let their different sports overlap in such a matter, that the kids cannot make a decision in which one they should participate. I mean, goodness, it is the end of the year, in January when school starts, athletics is suppose to kick off and guess what, they are already busy with "WINTER"sport training.
You know, this school gives COLOURS to children achieving international goals in karate, which is NOT a school sport, by the way, but they wouldn't give to Megan who achieved this great goal of actually competing internationally in France in Hockey, which is a school sport, her hockey has improved so much in that time, she was actually the team's Bonus, because she came back with so much new and improved skills. She shot about 14 goals for her team this season. A father from France actually bought Megan's shirt after the one game:) Don't you think that is something to be proud of, that the school can be proud of, after all, she was representing her school and country. And she gets NOTHING for it!!
They could not even save her from embarrassment, my goodness!
So, what should I do, take her out to another school, or demand COLOURS AND a FORMAL excuse by the incompetent person, making this stupid mistake?
I feel at something like a prize giving there should be a ZERO error of mistakes.
I am hoping to get some scrapping done, this weekend, I have such nice goodies that I bought at the Polka DOT event.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, thanks for reading.