A new record

Parent-teacher conferences were last week. I wore a killer cute outfit (if I do say so myself) and had all of my progress reports and work samples ready to go for my first grade and kindergarten parents.

Now. I'm no newbie. I know that my students are part of a regional program and are bused in from up to 40 minutes away. I know that most parents both work. I usually get about a 20 to 30 percent turn out.

This year?

Not. a. single. parent. came.

I stayed at school from 4 to 8pm waiting and working. And I don't know which is more shocking: the fact that no one came, or the fact that I stayed very busy for four hours after school and never ran out of things to do!!


mirash said...

in malaysia some of school held parent-teachers conference(open day) on saturday or sunday(holiday)..to overcome problem like you faced.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so hard to imagine! But at least you looked great while you were doing your work :s love!Brenda

Randy et Jan said...


Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Definitely does not surprise me that you had plenty of things to do and never ran out! But, it is shocking that not a single parent came. My school is different, most parents do both work but they live pretty close to the school and education is a big priority so I always get all the parents.

malia said...

that is wild... totally weird

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