My kid's started kindergarten in this school, my oldest is in his fourth year there. I Like this school, I like the teachers, well ok 1 I don't care for, but we won't go there, whole other topic. This is the way things were........................................ Anyway the principal at their school was awesome this guy really cared about the kid's. He was always planning fun things and challenges for them to meet or beat, and if they did he would have to dress up as whatever the kid's choose. One year it was Little Bo Peep, another year it was a Cheerleader, needless to say it was really fun for the kid's, encouraged them to try a little harder, just so their principal would have to dress up. Now we also every year had a Santa Sale, where the kid's got to go to a little shop, set up in the school, to purchae small christmas gifts for their family. Which was fun and the kid's looked forward to it. Then we also had a Bronco Store where we could purchase items with school name and Logo. Finally at the end of the school year I believe it is around the end of May The school has always (or at least the past 5 years that I am aware of) had a Right to Read Parade. Every child in the school Participated this is a huge event in my small town. The had diffrent themes every year For instance one year the theme was America and each of the classrooms represented a state, made flags, and banners, and minature floats. Ronald McDonald is there Clifford the big red dog is there the Baseball head guy from Cincinnati Reds is there. One of the local radio Stations is there, The veterans from the VFW come the highschool band plays. This is a major event! Once a month the principal would have a pizza party and eat lunch with the kid's whose names were drawn from the caught being good tickets. Oh hold on almost forgot this one. Every year when our pee wee football teams made it into the Superbowl, we would have a big pep rally for them at school. This is the way they are Now....................................... Our principal took another position at another school to further his career. understandable. The problem is the new Principal. I first met this guy the night of open house, my first impression was this guy's and A@#hole. Then I thought about it and said no that's not fair to him, it is going to be really hard to fill the old princaple's shoe's. So I gave this guy a chance, and here we are 3 weeks into the third quarter and my first impression was dead on. (my first impressions are 99% acurate) but I did give him the benefit of the doubt. So let's see where do I start, well for one there is no more Bronco store so if you want school related items good luck. Santa Store didn't happen this year either. Pizza parties no more, all they get now is a pencil with bronco Logo on it. Oh and the dressing up thing to encourage them to work harder. Yeah right not happening. The big Right to Read parade that they have at the end of the year, Not Happening. WHY? Because the new principal thinks it's a waste of time. As for the pep rally's that didn't happen either. I and several other parent's and teacher's requested this pep rally for our 8 and 9 year olds who were going to the superbowl. His response to me was well I won't be in the school on friday neither will the asst. principal, but if they win will see about doing something for them. Well if they win they get superbowl tropy's! hellllooo the whole idea is to support the team before the big game not after the fact. We could have done it on Thursady instead. He also made the comment that pep rally's are for middle school so they have something to look forward to. WTF! and here's the kicker everyday when you go to pick up your child from school you must wait outside in a line with all the other parent's untill they let you in to sign you child out. Ok not a problem been doing that for 4 years now. However I also make it a habit to go in to my children's classrooms about once a week or more if needed to speak with their teacher's make sure they are doing what they should be and handling any situations that may have arisen. Their teachers do not have a problem with this, I actually think they enjoy it, one less conference to worry about at conference time, because they are in regular contact with me. Not that my kid's are problem children quite the opposite. I am just a very involved parent and like to know what is going on in class. That is my job as their parent to know these things. Now in order to be able to go back to the classrooms you must sign in at the office and get a name tag. My fingerprints are also on file with the school for field trips and volunteering. I always sign in and out, I always get my name tag. This new principal however decided he didn't want me going back to the classrooms anymore, unless I was volunteering. I needed to stand outside and wait with the other parent's. Which I do. This is a public school that my tax dollars are paying for. These are my children, in this school. I feel that I should have every right to go back and speak with their teacher's. Needless to say I am very upset with this man and the way I believe he is using his position. I do not think he cares one bit about any of the children in this school, this is nothing but a power trip for him! So any suggestions on what I should or should not put in this letter to the Superintendent and School Board.