Dana - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )
My son got in the car fri. after school and said he was told in school he needed to finish his lunch. He had part of a soft pretzel left and he said this was not the first time it had happened. To top it off it was the janitor that told him this! (not that I have anything wrong w/janitors, but I thought they were there to clean and take care of the school. That is what the tax dollars are for if I am correct?) He also has gotten in trouble for standing to open his lunchable, standing up to fix his shorts, not raising his hand (one time first week of school) to empty his garbage. He is not a kid that gets in trouble and when he does he gets very upset and is hard on himself.
I went in right after he told me that to talk to the principal. He has intussecption, even noted on medical records there. (means his bowels get irritated very easily and he may not eat) Well she was VERY snotty like I was one of the kids a school. Which did not fly with me. I was nice at first, but then basically told her the Janitor has no right or any of the staff to tell my kid this and I think most parents would agree with me. They did not go to school to be a nutritionist. I was told they tell all the kids that so they do better in school. My opinion is someone there is a little power hungry with these kids. Anyway he is scared to death to go to lunch now! He is in first grade and I feel that it should be at the least of his worries. I don't know if I am taking it a little hard because he is my child and I feel his pain!? I am almost half tempted to go to the superintendent. Do you think that is to harsh? Or am I over reacting?
Her cure to it was to write a note to the cafeteria manager. So I did and it was on the border line very mean so maybe they will get the hint they are not nutritionists. Any input would be very helpful!!!