Saturday, December 6, 2008


I swear, before this is said & done, I am going to choke out Ms. X (that is MM's teacher). As I posted the other day, she was sick with a UTI. We sent her to school, with a note, stating she would need more frequent bathroom breaks. My mom picked her up Thursday and she was soaked. Not just a little wet, soaked all the way down to her socks in her DAFOs. My mom immediately asked Ms. X if she knew she was wet. Of course, Ms. X was surprised stating she did not know. My mom then asked if she got her bathroom breaks. Ms. X stated she refused. I have told her and put it in writing that she still must go & sit on the toilet. She doesn't really understand potty all the time and she must be made to go. Then, here's the clincher, in her usual Ms. X style, she said she was at speech and probably did it there. She still has to go back to the classroom, get her things and be picked up. ALSO, if Ms. X did her job, she would have to zip up MM's coat. Ms. X is always so quick to blame everyone else and does not take responsibility for things. I was LIVID to say the least. This is starting to border on neglect. I could not even address it on Thursday cause I would have made a complete a$$ out of myself if I had gone to the school. I tried to call the principal Friday morn and she was not there.

I guess I am going to have to call an IEP and get these things, which to me seem to be common sense, addressed. Don't let a five year old, who is functionally around 2.5-3 years, refuse the potty. Zip up the coat. Put on the hat. Help her eat. I am going to threaten to come over during the school day and take her to the bathroom, feed her and get her drinks. My mom would do it on days that I work. It is ridiculous & neglectful. I am also about ready to file a formal complaint with the state. She goes the whole school day without eating or drinking many days. She also does not go to the bathroom at all cause she lets her refuse. NEGLECT!



Ally in Wonderland said...

What did this woman learn in school? Nothing? Cuz my professors made it pretty clear to me that this is...expected. As in common sense.

I think you should make this a public issue. Other parents should know that she's neglectful of her student(s) and is unfit to be in charge.

Other than that, I hope you're having a great holiday season and a restful weekend!!

Melanie said...

Don't you just want to sometimes go up to the teacher and smack her on the back of the head an say "WTF?" I can't stand ignorant unresponsible people!! Gets under my skin a little can you tell? :)

Ellen said...

I'm with Melaine, WTF?! Can you email the principal? Because if so, I would send a very strongly-worded email asap, then follow up with a call. And, yes, then call an IEP. Sigh. This is just intolerable. Ms. X is a disgrace to teachers. Why don't you give her a potty for Christmas?

Angela said...

I am so sorry! I cannot believe this! I would call that IEP meeting as soon as you can and until then I'd come in to the school as much as possible and make it known that our Miss M WILL NOT be neglected! :( :( :(

Christine said...

Wow, That is insane! I hope you can figure it all out with an IEP. By the way i tagged you with a fun meme if you want a looks like you could use it.

Tammy said...

Oh goodness me. That sounds awful. Poor thing. I think you know exactly what to do.