February 5, 2009

Honor Rolls all around!

Brooklyn told us that she was supposed to get an award at "today's" assembly, but she didn't know what kind..."because my teacher didn't tell me." So all we had to go off of was a time that her teacher gave her.

So Phil and I go to the school and while we're checking in, the office attendant asks us which one of our kids is getting an award. We tell her Brooklyn is...but pray she doesn't ask which award...because we have no clue...yet we don't want to ask ??'s because that might make us sound like crappy, uninvolved parents! (I said SOUND LIKE) So we smile and continue to walk to the auditorium.

We walk in...and find out that it's the K-3rd grade award ceremony for Honor Roll Students and "super reader" awards for 2nd quarter. After they explained the criteria for being on the 3 different Honor Rolls (Superintendant's List, Principals List, and just plain Honor Roll), we were thinking all 3 better be included! We were happy we showed because Paris made the Superintendant's List, Brooklyn made the Principal's List, and Boston made the Honor Roll...which we actually think he should have made the Principal's List too...but hey we're not complaining! I know these things tend to get harder...the older you get:(

The funniest part was the "super reader" awards! I'm not bragging about my kids, but Brooklyn and Boston are at 5th and 6th grade reading levels in their classes, so I thought this "super reader" award would be in the bag...but neither of the two got the awards. I just shrugged it off and thought what all parents would think...they probably already got their awards some other time! Anyhoo, the best was when I picked them up after school! Boston ended up having the "super reader" award in his hand. I was all excited and asked why they didn't announce it in the assembly and he said "maybe my teacher is a little confused." Then Brooklyn brought my attention back to a conversation we had a month or so ago. "Remember mom, I told you, we log into a computer at school using the first letter of your first and middle names, then our last name"...well the school did not plan on two kids having the same initials and last name apparently, so Brooklyn and Boston were both logging into the same account to be tested! So Boston finished it on his time, so he got all the credit of Brooklyn's work too! Since the teachers couldn't go back and reset it...they just told them both that they could retest in the spring! Total crap! Brooklyn was so ticked off! I felt bad...that would totally suck! I thought it was funny so I had to share!


Sara said...

That's awesome! Hopefully they keep it up and don't turn in to Phil in High School when all he cared about was sports and computers. Although, he works his butt off now, so I guess it all evens out!

hillari said...

So I'm really wondering which school your kids go to...is it the same one as the Beck's and Poulsen's?