Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dear Noah......we have decided to withdrawal you from public school for the rest of this year.......

it is not worth it. It takes you 2 days to emotionally recover from overwhelming days at school...only to go back and experience it all over again. The teachers and staff have a DEFINITE attitude even though they keep saying they DO NOT......and are unwilling to even meet me halfway. This has ultimately caused me to have a bad attitude. If we all cannot be on the same page and work as a team for you.......we fail you. I cannot accept this or allow this.

I talked to you about it....about the stresses at school.....how you felt about continuing or not.....our options.....and we have both decided to withdrawal you immediately and begin homeschooling but enroll you in the Ohio Virtual Academy for the rest of the year.

Then next year if you would like to try school again......we can discuss it then. Who knows.....we may be in a different school district by then and have better options than we do now.

I can tell you feel better already. My stomach is still knotty as I have to continue to deal with the school to pick up the rest of your supplies.......pick up your book order and school picture....anything pertaining to your stuff at school and also get the withdrawal forms done and enrollment started...etc. I have to also tackle cleaning this office area to set it up for your school work and computer and supplies again.

I am hopeful this will be good for you and you will again blossom and thrive as you have done in the past.

I love you very much Noah.

Mommy
XOXOX

9 comments:

kristi said...

I am sure you are doing what is best for Noah and that is what matters.

Betsy said...

I'm sorry it's come to this, but I think you're making the best decision! Aren't you thankful that you work from home and can actually make homeschooling work!? Big hugs to you...I see a bright, happy school year just waiting to be had! :)

marie6 said...

Looks like you've made a very good decision, good luck to both of you, it'll be hard work but at least you will know Noah is happy and you'll both be more in control of what's happening around him.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

This sounds best for now. Perhaps in another year, there will be different teachers, or like you said, you may live in a different school district. I'll have to check out to see what the Ohio Virtual Academy is. Love you both.

Anonymous said...

it will be fine. just fine. he needs to be where he is loved. did you ever hook up with other home schoolers when you had him before? I know this must be so stressful-just get it all done and move on from those people.

Melissa said...

I know you're doing what's best for both him and you. I'm sure it will work out just fine. If there's anything we can do to help you clean up the room, just let us know. Love you both bunches!!

motherofanothernoah said...

They seem to not have the time patience and resources for him. Better if he's not subjected to that. He is so very sensitive. Life can be hard on us that are so very sensitive :)

Wanda said...

I think you are a wise and brave mother. You have Noah's best interests at heart... and who knows him better than you.

It sound like you already have a good plan in place, and I applaud you as a person and a mother.

Lots of Love
Wanda

Osh said...

My very best to you and Noah. I know you have prayed about this, and this wasn't an easy thing to do. Noah is so lucky to have you as his mother, and you to have Noah as your son.