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Old 05-24-2004, 12:55 PM
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Field Trips

I am a room parent and will be chaperoning the 6th grade field trip this week.

There were some people who were upset that the note from school said there was only room for the room parents on the bus.

Field trips have become "mandatory attendance" for all parents, it seems like, not just the room moms! I don't mind helping to chaperone the trip, but my child is there to be with his class and to learn something as part of a class (hopefully that will be carried over into the classroom)--NOT to spend "quality time" with me. It has gotten to the point where the teacher sends off the child with the parent on the field trip and says, "Be back for the bus at 1:30."

What do the rest of you think?
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