The entire staff at Smithville Elementary are amazing people! They work hard every day to make sure that the students are taught in a safe, nurturing environment. The principal, Mrs. Julie Vincent, has high expectations for both the staff and the students, and has transformed Smithville Elementary into a school to be proud of in her time there.
I think the principal and assistant principal are wonderful people. The are very approachable when you need to some advice on a problem. I love my school because all the staff works together. The parents are always welcome for any activity or event that is going on at school. I have worked here for 18 years and still enjoy working with the students and staff.
The students are taught that honesty is the best policy. It helps the students to look at problems in different ways instead of bulling, or fighting. Our schools has wonderful teachers that teach manners and how to respect the other person. Fairness is a number one objective to all students.
I think any parent permitted to buy favoritism should be reported to the principal and then if the principal cannot recognize the problem, go to the school district. The field trip is in appropriate if one parent is being told she cannot go...especially if it is supervised by staff and the father is attending as well. Sounds like he is thwarting her efforts to be an involved parent so he may use it against her in court. she should report the school and the trip should be canceled or parents should pay just like they always do. Its not expensive to go to the zoo,.
I was appalled to learn that the school allowed a parent to influence the teacher and principal to allow him to pay for a end of year class field trip he gets a discount as a zoo membership allows), My daughter is going to be on that trip and my ex (the father paying for this trip) has said I am not allowed to attend. The school is allowing it. Since when do teachers and principals get to ban parents from a field trip that not only the other parent is present but other parents and staff.