Before READING - Know the Issue!!!
|From Note sent home to parents 09-03-2009|
MY RESPONSE - - The Letter to my child's principal.
Apollo D Loose
Hi, Mr. Loose,
I hope you had a relaxing weekend!
I just wanted to thank you for emailing me your sentiments. I hope you realize the half sheet that was sent home with our students summarizing the district’s position on the matter, not my own personal position. We received a number of phone calls late Thursday and wanted to be proactive in distributing the district’s decision.
Again, thank you for emailing us. It’s important we hear parent input.
Have a great day!
Thank you for replying to my email - KEEP in MIND - The hardest part of this issue is we are dealing with the CHILDREN - - Ellie, voted for OBAMA in your MOCK Elementary School Election last year, and she was sad when he lost at her school.
It was a real parenting moment, when I had to tell a 7 year old, that everybody gets a vote in America, and that her choice did WIN in the REAL Election. Barrack Obama is the President.
I do understand that the note was not your personal position. BUT - - How did the DISTRICT get calls from concerned people, "NOT" to show the speech - - when those statements were posted on the government's education site at NOON Thursday - the same night the message was sent home.
I guess these extremists live in my backyard too, eh? SCARY STUFF!!! I really thought, I was just being pro-active by emailing FRIDAY morning. It appeared to me the President was being CENSORED before the speech was even made available?? I had no idea there was any controversy, until the note came home.
These few skeptics CRITICIZE everything this President does, and I know the district cannot make everybody happy.
In the future, I would hope the School District would try to CENSOR those that CONDEMN, and PRAISE those that EMPOWER our children.
Finally, my "apollo"-gies to Dr. Hollister for not including him in the original email - his Email address is not in the DIRECTORY SEARCH, and I found it on another spot on the website only this morning.
Thanks again for the reply, and HAVE a GREAT SCHOOL YEAR
Apollo D Loose