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former flinn parent

Hurricane, WV

#61 Aug 16, 2012
#1 All principals will back up their teachers whether they think they suck or not. They have to.

#2 All schools will consider your request- if made in March when they start making lists.

#3 communication! Email, phone, or In person! They know you care and mean business even if you work and cannot be there!

# 4 Try the grass on the other side! I have requested a teacher... And my daughter totally clashed with this amazing teacher. Made me question requesting teachers. I still love this teacher, but she was wrong for my daughter.
KDA

Madison, WV

#62 Aug 16, 2012
Im a parent of 3 kids out there n my 4th one has went to the middle school.. Iv never done nothing to help out, out there and all my kids teacher has been nice to me and my kids. It's all about how you go about it and if you are involved in your child's life and about there schooling!! You can't just blame it all on the teacher!
this is funny

New York, NY

#63 Aug 19, 2012
My child currently goes to Flinn I am a mother that works 2 jobs my mother ( my child's grandmother) is at the scoop everyday making copies poping popcorn filing books whatever they need and not just fir my childs class or teacher the whole school and sometime she is there the whole day my child has never once got the teacher I wanted her to have!!! And furthermore 87% of the teachers are brand new so how can anyone say that they picked the best teacher most of them nobody knows... So with that said I throw the BS card!!! Somebody is just trying to stir the pot with these postings!!!!
Too bad

Charleston, WV

#64 Aug 20, 2012
It seems to me that alot of people have plenty of time to spend on the computer griping...but they don't have time to volunteer at the schools. I don't have kids at Flinn but I do understand the importance of the parents who spend their time trying to raise money for the school and kids . Alot of the kids don't have much of a home life and the volunteers can sometimes touch these children's lives. Sometimes it's just a smile at the right time or helping a child who is struggling with their reading. I just don't think that you guys are being fair in your assessment of what volunteers mean to your kids. So what if they get the teachers that they want....life is never going to be fair. Everyone's time is valuable and you should be thankful that the mothers who don't work are there at the school...they don't have to be...they choose to be!
Oh great

Akron, OH

#65 Aug 20, 2012
Oh great, Im new to flinn also (in a way older kids in high school, now have a kindergardener)...looks like I get to deal with same crap all over again....was hoping things had changed.
yes

Charleston, WV

#66 Aug 22, 2012
Too many non-employees w/all-access pass to classrooms, politics are at work-but denied like everywhere else, there is not only one good teacher, kids will come across many types of teachers/bosses- as long as you are involved in your child's education via commmunication w/teacher/ homework, no one teacher is going to ruin your child, parents should not be attending grade school along with their children behind the veil of volunteer... there is alot of truth being said here.
Vill mom

Charleston, WV

#67 Aug 22, 2012
yes wrote:
Too many non-employees w/all-access pass to classrooms, politics are at work-but denied like everywhere else, there is not only one good teacher, kids will come across many types of teachers/bosses- as long as you are involved in your child's education via commmunication w/teacher/ homework, no one teacher is going to ruin your child, parents should not be attending grade school along with their children behind the veil of volunteer... there is alot of truth being said here.
. That is sooooo true .
vill mom 2

Parkersburg, WV

#68 Aug 23, 2012
thank you : )
TNT

Charleston, WV

#69 Aug 27, 2012
The famous word used by parents these days is favoritism. Suck it up and stop trying to find an easy out.
Flinn parent

Dunbar, WV

#70 Aug 31, 2012
I have found that the smarter kids get sent to the better teachers because they know they have a better shot at making it in life. Ususally the volunteers are the ones with the smarter kids because they are the people who put time into them.
Sissonville12345

Charleston, WV

#71 Aug 31, 2012
It happens and always will we all saw it when we where students in school .., it will not change it will be this way when are grandchildren go to school. And I have a child in Flin that gets All a,s and he still gets sucky teachers sonetimes
mar1

Charleston, WV

#72 Sep 6, 2012
Why don't you all stop being jealous of the volunteers and put your time into teaching your own child. I have found that my children don't learn any more or less based on which teacher they get. This is because I take responsibility for teaching them. Your feelings of hatred toward the volunteers obviously stem from your perceived inadequacies in your own life. These people are lucky enough to be able to do things for the school and you have obviously not managed your life as well to be able to do that. Deal with it!
flinn mom

Bronx, NY

#73 Sep 7, 2012
I have 2 kids. One is in 3rd grade is flinn and one in middle school. The oldest one has had several horrible teachers and a few good. Last yr his teacher called me everyday because she didn't want to do her job. My youngest had had good teachers from the beginning. The school I have no complaints about teachers yes but that is just part of life and let me make this know I have never volunteered out there. People grow up. Some teachers are meant to be teachers and some aren't. It is just a part of life. Mrs miller has done nothing but been helpful when I needed to talk to her.
Not my experience at all

Charleston, WV

#74 Oct 9, 2012
Last November my son and I moved to Sissonville. We were going through a divorce and having a difficult time, especially my son. The staff at Flinn were wonderful to us. They listened to me talk about my concerns for my son and worked with us to make his transition as pain-free as possible. It was NOT easy but they were a wonderful support for my family during a difficult time. I am also lucky to be a mostly stay-at-home mom who began volunteering last year on Thursdays popping popcorn. I have never felt anything but welcomed by the moms/grandparents who are there. They have been a great group of women to be around. And I know many of those volunteers have not received the teachers they wanted for their children so I'm not sure how anyone could say they "know for a fact" it happens.
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mom of 1

Sycamore, OH

#76 Oct 10, 2012
Sissonvillemom wrote:
What does anyone know about Carl McClanahan that's my daughters teacher and she gives her a hard time
If you feel there is a problem communication is the answer talk to your child's teacher.

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