Archive for October, 2015
written 2.6.14 – My car was pulled out of snow four times yesterday. New record. It was pulled out of the snow twice on my own street. The neighbors have been so nice. We have a lot of new neighbors and I haven’t met all of them, but…when they hear a car in the street spinning it’s tires, they all come out to help. Thank you so much!!! This winter has been so tough, but it has brought out the good in so many people!!!
I still haven’t mailed the Christmas cards. Is it too late? Call college. How much will it cost if I have two kids in college next year? Need to find out when Maggie graduates.
2.7.14 need to make weekly checklist for me. All jobs I do each day, week, month.With all of our energy going to helping Maggie change her schedule, or… hyperventilating as she tries to change the schedule, and dealing with all of the snow, and trying to think of things for Beth to do at home as her school is cancelled day after day because of the snow and the cold, I am loosing track of what home, and bill paying things I have done. Maggie still has not dropped all of her classes.
2.10.14 need to do FAFSA paperwork
2.11.14 Maggie e-mailed the lesion that her class schedule is wrong. She sent the e-mail wrong. Asked to drop classes she needs and add classes she doesn’t need.
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2/14 – It would be really nice if when I went through a crisis…insert train wreck, tragedy etc. here…then I could write about it as we went through it. But, the moment that I start to hyperventilate, I can’t write any more.
Maggie and I went to her school to have the meeting and make sure that all of her classes were in order. She had signed up for extra classes because she had failed most if not all of her classes for the last two semesters. She was carrying a full time high school load and a full time college load. There was a lot of work involved, but she said that she was doing OK. We had gotten all of her books and all of the supplies and she did not have to do any chores at home this semester because she was having a lot of homework. She had everything that she needed. She was settled. Then we went to the meeting at the high school to make sure that she had signed up for the correct classes. The principal took a look at her schedule and said that it was all wrong. Lets all start hyperventilating now. We are at least a month into the semester, it is the worst winter that we have ever seen, and we find out now that her schedule is all wrong. I wanted to blame someone, but there were too many people involved to start blaming and she needed to get the right classes and pass all of them this semester if she was going to graduate with her class. That is what Maggie wanted the most was to graduate with her friends. I was so mad that Maggie had failed so many classes and had not figured out what the problem was. She is very bright and wants to succeed. I have given her all of my suggestions from asking the teachers how she is doing to asking more questions. The school knew just before Christmas break which kids had failed and could have rescheduled their classes that day, or they could have come in another day to reschedule classes, not all of the kids that needed classes scheduled..like the kids who had passed their classes, just the kids who had failed and were in danger of not graduating. Could they have had some time before break to un-schedule the classes that they had chosen and rescheduled them to make sure that these failures were covered. I know that this would have taken overtime for the teachers and it had not been approved, so I understand why they waited until after the break to re-schedule the students classes.
Maggie got a new list of classes that she needed to take and pass to graduate. Changing the high school classes was easy. Changing the college classes wasn’t. Maggie needed to go to the professors and get a signature to make the change. At first she thought that all of the teachers only had office hours on a separate campus that she could take the college bus to, but she knew that she couldn’t get over to the other campus, talk to the teachers and ride the bus back without missing classes. So she didn’t go over to the other campus.She knew that she needed the signatures, and she knew that she needed to go to her classes, and she didn’t know how to solve this. Days are ticking by and Maggie is in the wrong classes. Also, the snow is falling at an amazing rate and the temperature keeps dropping and school keeps closing a day here and a day there. I keep e-mailing the counselor to keep him updated. He says that the teachers all have office hours on this campus and gives Maggie the information. The school believes that the students are older and they should handle these things themselves. I can’t go to the teachers because Maggie is a high school student in college we have agreed that we as parents will not go to the professors and have conferences, like they do in high school. It is all on Maggie who is overwhelmed. The counselor says that there is a lesion or link person that can go to the teachers for the students if there are any problems. The counselor gives Maggie her email address. Maggie needs to email her and explain the situation and give all of the class codes and ask if she can talk to the professors.
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