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(61,784 posts)
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:41 PM Aug 2012

First week of Catholic school done: My thoughts.

1. Uniforms make life easy for us, but I don't know what they accomplish at school.
2. A huge difference between this school and our public school can be seen before class starts. No fighting, no pushing or kicking and a lot of supervision.
3. The teacher is not fond of parents wandering in the classroom. Last year, some of us would stand around and chat while our kindergarden teacher tried to take attendance. I plead guilty on this one.
4. On the third day of school last year, someone slapped my son in the face during recess. So far after a week, no incident.
5. The school expects us to be very involved. If a child gets a "red" or "yellow" card for the day, we have to initial their homework folder and return the next day.
6.PE is not something to be thrown away if there is not enough money leftover. It's an essential part of the school week.
One thing I am not thrilled about. They take the kids outside as soon as school is over. I liked how the last school made kids stay in the room until a parent or other designee showed up.
7. The building is definitely "no frills".
8. I already see the diffrence in academic standards.
9. I like how Spanish is part of the daily curriculum in keeping with it's historic founding by the Spanish missionaries.
10. Both public and Catholic schools have a lot to learn from each other.

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(150,360 posts)
1. The uniforms are to keep the kids from competing with one another over clothes.
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:45 PM
Aug 2012

You know, stuff like who has the newest, the most trendy, the most "in" stuff.

Wearing uniforms just eliminates all that. It makes them all equal.

I hope your child thrives!


(38,484 posts)
3. Where I live uniforms protect kids from gang violence.
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 02:03 PM
Aug 2012

A kid could get beat up or shot for wearing the "wrong" color.

Parents here support school uniforms even in our public schools.


(51,122 posts)
2. I went to Catholic school mostly. Sadly, there were a lot of Mitt Romney types...
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:50 PM
Aug 2012

...(overprivileged rich little bullies) in the schools I went to.

We were expected to 'police ourselves,' which was stupid.

Otherwise, it was a superior educational experience to the few years I went to public school.

Frankly, public school was easy. Too easy.


(38,635 posts)
5. Recess. When the nun rang the bell once to signal the end,
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 02:24 PM
Aug 2012

everyone had to freeze. On the second ring each class would line up single file. Quickly and quietly.



(47,675 posts)
6. When I drive by one of the local Catholic Schools in February, I feel like smacking someone.
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 02:24 PM
Aug 2012

The boys are out there in long pants playing whatever activity they're involved in and the girls are all in heavy coats, mittens, and hats, shivering together in a group while they're fucking legs freeze off. What the hell is wrong with letting them wear pants?

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