Loweeeee! Selia (AND Nicki, in particular) is SO lucky to have you.........you are an angel to them, whether it is realized or not. .
We're having car troubles, too......and, again, NOT the battery..... ... . .. .....so I hear ya, Leeeeesargh.... ...
Thanks for the sweet words. Sorry about the car trouble. I keep needing tires. Perhaps I should avoid curbs .
Our schools use Youth Friends for school volunteers. The organization does background checks on in school volunteers that may be alone with a child. Then our school districts use these volunteers for one on one reading help, etc. it takes some of the liability out of having someone working with kids. Maybe the school district has something like that?
I'd be willing to be fingerprinted again. I brought them my NJ Teacher Certificates for Elementary & SPED. I'm also certified in RI and had my fingerprints taken when I applied for reciprocity. When I mentioned helping with their homework club they brushed me off. I think they need to see me a few times before they will realize I'm looking out for Selia and not protecting the mother. I just spoke to her and she told me that the 3 bags full of Selia's work over the past 3 years weren't dated. I told her I knew she meant well but she just gave them an enormous amount of stuff to sift through. They're not going to be able to glean anything from undated work. Thankfully the kids were already tested this year so my previous hunch about Selia and her brother pulling test scores down did't apply. In NJ we always did standardized testing later in the year.
Well.....I guess I was a minute too late. Sounds like a tough situation. I am sure that achool feels they have all the resources necessary to take care of Selia. I have learned from experience they don't like to bring in outsiders, or pay for more help. I was surprised they let you sit in on the conference.
Btw......can somebody fix this screen issue created by SOMEbody's oversized picture?
I'm included in the next meeting in a month. The social worker is concerned about absenteeism because of her elder son's track record. They were meeting with the reading teachers after our meeting and I decided that if they wanted me there they'd extend the invitation. Nikki wasn't included in the second meeting either. I'm sure it was to discuss our meeting and what to do next. By law Nikki can have an advocate with her. I just have to tread really lightly. As you all know by now my personality can make people really like me or really dislike me. I'll give them time to trust and like me. He##, I'll settle for trust. Right now I'm going to have her bring her (Wilson) reading work over here when I tutor her (principal's request). I guess I did break the ice a bit. I also did get to talk to the superintendent after the meeting with Nikki and he was more personable. They didn't know what to expect from me. Now they just need to determine if Selia has a leaning disability or if her mom just taught her improperly. I don't envy their task and hopefully will be able to eventually volunteer. I told them I was a semi-retired teacher (my personal story ain't their business). The good news is that I feel more alive today than I have in 4 years. I'm exhausted but hey, three month ago my life was literally in another's hands. I'm so grateful to have another chance.
DH & DS just went to an Italian Restaurant. My celiac's too wonky right now to deal with CC.
DH has interview with HR tomorrow. The salary's low to start but it's a salary and there's benefits. It will be weird not to have Superman around all the time but a much healthier way for us to live. Once my AHEM "issue" clears up I'll be out and about (it's finally getting better) .
You folks continue to be the best!!! I just wish we could somehow all get together. Maybe someday...
Love & (((hugs))),