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sadie728 March 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm
I think cursive should be taught, simply because it is a faster way to write than block letters. HowRead More are you supposed to take notes in a high school or college class without it? You need to be able to jot things down in margins that you can't do using an iPad. And writing notes to school about why your kid was absent--you're going to print that? I just scrawl it--in cursive--on a piece of paper. There are so many uses for cursive. And yes, they still need to learn how to spell!
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sadie728 October 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm
This is tough for parents and kids. We quit Little League because the games were too late at nightRead More for little kids. They're 8 and 10, and I get them in the shower by 7:15 and in bed by 8:15. Some days my husband doesn't get home until 7:30, but the kids are definitely better behaved with early bedtimes. We manage on his teacher's salary and my very-part-time work during school hours, but we make sacrifices to do that--get movies on Netflix instead of at the theater. We don't go to Disney, we don't go on cruises, we go to MOSI and the zoo on $5 days. It just means prioritizing their needs.
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sadie728 September 24, 2013 at 07:35 am
I think child beauty pageants should have be watched for child abuse. Forcing a child to get anRead More eyebrow wax while she screams (there was a video segment on TLC about that) shouldn't be allowed. But how would that be enforced? Maybe more educational material for parents. As for Honey Boo-Boo, her family seems nice enough. They care for her and wouldn't force her to do something like that.
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Jassen Sanders August 16, 2013 at 10:30 pm
A person is, between all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended. Bullying isRead More difficult to define, because in today's society it extends much farther beyond someone taking your child's lunch money or pushing him or her around on the playground, and the affects of this type of behavior go much deeper than a black eye. Teasing, taunting, ethnic slurs and sexual harassment is all forms of bullying. Bullying behavior is generally repetitive hostility and aggression directed toward a victim who is physically or mentally weaker than the bully. Thus, being a parent I've learned to be vigilant and more particular on the safety of my teens especially when it comes with bullying cases. Then I found this cite that provides a protection for children from a safety mobile protection that can access family, friends and 911 in times of emergency. I just downloaded their service on their iPhone. Here’s where you can find it: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/
Cindy Harrison White August 18, 2013 at 01:16 pm
For Pasco County School Superintendent to say that bullying won't be tolerated is laughable. I haveRead More reported several instances of bullying to Pasco principals and school resource officers and got ZERO cooperation or action against the perpetrators. The victim was re-victimized all over again. The bullying that goes on in our schools and communities is pervasive, appalling and severely detrimental to our youth. Pasco schools and law enforcement don't have a handle on it at all and need to stop pretending like they do.
David Periana May 26, 2013 at 03:07 pm
I have been following this entire fiasco and I am disgusted at the vindictiveness and nastinessRead More displayed by some parents. What a wonderful example they are setting for their children. If they believe that they are the reason why Mrs Falcone was removed from the school they are sadly mistaken. Mrs Falcone was used as the fall guy. She was given a job to do when Sanders and Connerton merged. Her asking to know the names of the parents giving a negative review could have been her way of contacting them to see where she can fix the problems. The misreading of her intentions by the school superintendent and the evil displayed makes me wonder about the future of the Pasco school system. To those of you who now have a new principal I wish you luck. One or two things will happen. You will use her as a puppet and she will be stressed trying to keep you people happy or she could turn out to be your worst nightmare. Remember it's better to have the devil you know than the one you don't and the grass always seems greener on the other side. As far as I am concerned nothing will make evil miserable people happy.
Peggy Lopez August 7, 2013 at 03:25 pm
Now that some time has gone by it is possible to say that neither of your predictions have comeRead More true. I am not surprised. The wonderful staff at Connerton Elementary has no desire to use anyone. Principal Boltze has done wonders for raising morale so she must not fall in the devil category. How wonderful that you were wrong.
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