Today, both Jax and Dex stayed home from school because they were sick. Dex actually missed yesterday too but hopefully he'll be going back tomorrow. They both have (had) fevers and Jax woke up this morning and started vomitting. Ugh. This is the first day of school that Jax has missed in nearly 2 years! Anyway, we'll see how he feels tomorrow and if he can go back to school.
I will be taking them out of class early tomorrow anyway so if he misses it is ok (with me). I have to take them to have their passports renewed and the children and both parents must be present so we are heading to City Hall to submit the passports. By the time we are done, no doubt it will be just about time for them to leave school (early dismissal Wednesday).
They still have another 9 days left of school. Well, the 9th is the last day and it is a 1/2 day so Jax gets out at 10:30 and the other two get out at 11:30. Also, Dex gets to take a day off next week to go to a water park with the safety patrol team and there is field day and then 6th grade promotion so really they are just passing the time until they hit 180 days of school. Kind of a waste of time it seems to me. No more homework for the rest of the year for any of them either.
And one more thing to complain about...
The school is rearranging all of the classrooms to try to get all of the classes together (all of the 2nd, 3rds, etc). Because of this, they need to paint every classroom back to neutral colours (each teacher had personalized their classrooms). So the teachers took down all of the art work, posters, notices, etc and bunched all of the desks into the middle of the room and they've been painting the classrooms during the past two weeks while the kids are in class!! WTF?! Nevermind the huge distraction but my kids are in there inhailing paint fumes? You know what the principal said when a parent contacted her to complain? "Thanks for your input". I really dislike that woman!