Schools, parents grapple with snow da...

Schools, parents grapple with snow days and changing school calendars

There are 165 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Feb 7, 2014, titled Schools, parents grapple with snow days and changing school calendars. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

Every school district is running out of snow days, and with weeks of winter left to the season, they're looking for alternatives to extending the school year.

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iBinPharteen

Edwardsville, IL

#1 Feb 7, 2014
Not surprised, some parents that live in st. Charles and St. Peters were sent notes home with their kids stating not to make summer plans, or spring ones. The letter supposedly stated seniors may end up graduating in July.

These storms and temps for us Midwest folks were overdue,
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#2 Feb 8, 2014
Is grapple even a word? Now I'm going to look that up. The parents only crab because they really do not want to be bothered with their kids they consider if they are home it messes up their day they are too busy to actually deal with their kids for a full day unless it is summer sad really but it is true. The parents that do the b***-**- are the same ones who really don't have time for their own kids.
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#3 Feb 8, 2014
Note : grapple is a word but it doesn't mean to (complain) which is what they were referring to. They could have chose a better word to start the topic
Cherno

Granite City, IL

#4 Feb 8, 2014
tcozy wrote:
Is grapple even a word? Now I'm going to look that up. The parents only crab because they really do not want to be bothered with their kids they consider if they are home it messes up their day they are too busy to actually deal with their kids for a full day unless it is summer sad really but it is true. The parents that do the b***-**- are the same ones who really don't have time for their own kids.
What about the ones that have to work?
truth

Granite City, IL

#5 Feb 9, 2014
tcozy wrote:
Note : grapple is a word but it doesn't mean to (complain) which is what they were referring to. They could have chose a better word to start the topic
No, the weren't using that work to mean complain. Damn you're dumb.
Cherno

Granite City, IL

#6 Feb 9, 2014
truth wrote:
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No, the weren't using that work to mean complain. Damn you're dumb.
Lol! Ok, even though you`re a troll, can you give any examples to your claims? Ha ha.... i mean the wording....... come on, you can do better than that cant you? You`re a troll in training who isn`t particularly intelligent or articulate.
Cherno

Granite City, IL

#7 Feb 9, 2014
truth wrote:
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No, the weren't using that work to mean complain. Damn you're dumb.
GOLD!:)
Cherno

Granite City, IL

#8 Feb 9, 2014
Cant help but point out..... feeling like im beating a dead horse here, but the topic was not about "grappling" was it? A word? Ok, im gonna stop picking on this idiot. Buh bye.
IM Da Man

Edwardsville, IL

#9 Feb 9, 2014
Tcozy, are you serious? To grapple with an idea is to wrestle with it, to argue back and forth, to debate the issue.

For example: I grapple with the idea that you may be the most clueless person here.

On the matter of snow days they should be made up. Kids in failing schools deserve more education time. Teachers shouldn't get paid days for no work either.

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#10 Feb 9, 2014
truth wrote:
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No, the weren't using that work to mean complain. Damn you're dumb.
LOL!

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#11 Feb 9, 2014
tcozy wrote:
Note : grapple is a word but it doesn't mean to (complain) which is what they were referring to. They could have chose a better word to start the topic
To borrow a quote, "Damn you're dumb."
The thread title is concise (that mens "clear" in your vocabulary).
People are grappling with (dealing with) snow days........
Sheesh!

Since: Apr 12

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#12 Feb 9, 2014
It is paramount( means "most important" tcozy) that students get all their days of education in even if it requires a delay for graduation, start of vacation, etc. tcozy is proof of the importance of an education.
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#13 Feb 9, 2014
Look it up . it does not fit this topic whoever posted this thread is a dunce!
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#14 Feb 9, 2014
Grapple means to have battle without weapons really like it's that important, No..... but it is not a great choice. People on here are illiterate. Maybe when their is another snow day the parent should stay home and watch some educational television with their kids it just may do some justice!. Lol
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#15 Feb 9, 2014
shlisten wrote:
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To borrow a quote, "Damn you're dumb."
The thread title is concise (that mens "clear" in your vocabulary).
People are grappling with (dealing with) snow days........
Sheesh!
Did you even Google it? I think you just pulled that definition out of your ass.
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#16 Feb 9, 2014
shlisten wrote:
It is paramount( means "most important" tcozy) that students get all their days of education in even if it requires a delay for graduation, start of vacation, etc. tcozy is proof of the importance of an education.
Well the parents are being frustrated over nothing which would have been a better word then grapple lol the snow days are not going to interrupt the calendar year.

Since: Apr 12

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#17 Feb 9, 2014
Here you go.....
grapple |&#712;grap&#601;l|
verb
1 [ intrans.] engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle : passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack.
•[ trans.] seize hold of (someone).
•( grapple with) struggle with or work hard to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge): other towns are still grappling with the problem.
2 [ trans.] archaic seize or hold with a grapnel.
noun
an act of grappling.
• informal a wrestling match.
• an instrument for catching hold of or seizing something; a grappling hook.
DERIVATIVES
grappler |&#712;grapl&#601;r| noun
ORIGIN Middle English (as a noun denoting a grapnel): from Old French grapil, from Provençal, diminutive of grapa ‘hook,’ of Germanic origin; related to grape .

Since: Apr 12

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#18 Feb 9, 2014
Lol. Just noticed this in the definition---
"other towns are still grappling with the problem."
That could apply to this article about snow days.
Ahhahaha! Grappling about snow days!

Since: Apr 12

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#19 Feb 9, 2014
tcozy wrote:
<quoted text>Well the parents are being frustrated over nothing which would have been a better word then grapple lol the snow days are not going to interrupt the calendar year.
:)
tcozy

Kansas City, MO

#20 Feb 9, 2014
Its not an actual fight though are the parents really fighting over this wow I think not. They're frustrated yes but deffinatley not fighting!

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