7:58 pm March 24, 2011, by Maureen Downey
My sixth grader is at his middle school this evening because he’s part of the open house for parents of fifth graders. His official title is student ambassador, and he and 17 classmates have been preparing for this night for several weeks.
I think he is taking the ambassador’s role as an emissary of good will to heart.
In the car earlier today, he explained to me that his topic is after-school clubs and activities. “Make sure you tell the parents that it is not easy to keep up with after-school events or sports and that the calendar isn’t always updated to reflect club meetings that are changed or canceled,” I told him. “And tell them to make copies of their children’s sports physicals in case the school loses them.”
He responded that he had already practiced his presentation and he couldn’t change anything now.
Besides, he said, “Do you think I am going to get up in front of the school administration and tell the parents that our school does some things badly?”
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog
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