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    10/13/2006
    Could be worse
    I could be talking about Christmas (which OMG do you realize we have less than 75 shopping days left! What am I going to do? I'm so not ready!!)

    But I'm not. I'm talking about Thanksgiving.


    Consider this an informal dinner invitation. Everyone is welcome. Football for the guys upstairs in the Green Room (big screen) Movies downstairs, and possibly video games for the older children in Jess's old room. Crafts and games for the kids.

    So think on it.

    I'll have official invitations soon.
    posted by Tc @ 5:14 PM   1 comments
    10/11/2006
    Kill me. Just. Kill me. I'm done.
    I can't bitch to the school so I will bitch to you. Play along if you will. If you won't just wait a few days hopefully we'll be off this merry go round.

    Shortly after my last post I got this lovely Gem. Count how many ways she spells Gabby.

    From: Owner
    Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 1:29 PM
    To: Marx, Teresa
    Subject: RE: Gabby (<-- note the spelling. That's me.)

    I am sorry that you are frustrated to figure out Gaby's tuition. Gaby was here Aug. Sep. and Oct. You paid $660+$50 totaling $710 for tuition and lunch. You paid four checks for month of Sep. each $165 totaling $660 which covered the tuition and You still owed us $50 for lunch. For Oct. you also paid four checks for $165 which totaling $660 still we are missing $50 for Oct's lunch. In Aug. according to our policy that you must have a copy of it we have $90 Non-refundable supply fee which has not been paid at the time and still part of your balance. Two times lunch money for Sep. and Oct. ads up to $100 plus $90 supp. Fee comes up to $190. You might want to have a third person to look at this and explain it to you because I really don't know how it could confuse or frustrate you. It seems that you understood the Month of Aug. very well that if you paid weekly you would end up paying five checks for $165 For five weeks in Aug. which would total to $825. Therefore you paid monthly because $710 (660+50) was much less than $825 (165x5). This shows how smart you are with calculation. I will place a coy of the policy as well as your ledger sheet in Gabi's cubby today. I do not recall nor Mrs. Teacher that we ever responded to you that there is nothing Good about Gaby. Maybe that is the impression that you got from suggestions that we were making. You need to except that sometimes hearing constructive suggestions regarding our child ,from people that care, is better than Harmful compliments from schools that important matter to them is keeping parents happy as long as they are pocketing Their money. I believe if it meant anything to you, I proved my good intention to Gabby when I agreed that you pay weekly, regardless To our policy that requires monthly tuition. As I told your husband, it was just because I was seeing improvement in Gaby and I did not want you to have to change her school at that point. You could make any decision regarding her schooling and we wish you the best of luck but as you see our policy requires completion of the month regardless If you collect your deposit or not. I will also appreciate to receive a check for balance $190 by tomorrow.
    Thanks

    I went and pulled all of our canceled checks. And concurcure. We owe $90 supply fee. It must have been picked up by Alex in August on accident when he went to go write one big check for that months tuition. I'm sorry this was an over sight on both our parts.

    But our math is still not matching. Pull out your calculators. Feel free to double check my math.

    Without lunch monthly tuition is $660

    660 x 12 = 7920
    7920 / 52 = 152.31 (rounded to the nearest penny)

    Monthly tuition for lunch is $50

    50 x 12 = 600
    600 / 52 = 11.54 (rounded to the nearest penny)

    152.31 + 11.54 = 163.85 weekly rate

    163.85 x 52 = 8520.20
    8520.20 / 12 = 710 monthly

    I'm still just not doing the same math. I'm paying $165 a week.

    I don't feel I owe her the lunch money.

    Please note I am behaving and not commenting on the out right bitchy and uncalled for math comment. Nope not going there. Not today. Not like I don't deal with math all freaking day long. Moving on.

    I understand and welcome constructive criticismsism. She is my first and I allow that I have no idea of the perfect way to raise her. But I did ask was there anything good Gabby was doing and Mrs Teacher may not have understood me since there does seem to be a slight language barrier, but her answer was no, then went back to telling what Gabby does to disruptrupt the class. That sure as hell rubbed me the wrong way. However I did take some of the advice given and put it into effect at home.

    I still maintain that as far as my child goes I am GOD. She goes where I want and when I want and how I want. The only way that power can be taken is if I am doing something to harm my child or she becomes an adult. And I am not and never will, and she is a long way from that.
    posted by Tc @ 5:12 PM   1 comments
    The Great, the Good, The Bad and the Ugly Bitch
    Now that the weeks 1/2 over lets get reacquainted.

    So much has happened since we last spoke.

    Sunday we all got together to celebrate Dina's birthday, and since she wasn't here we called to sing her Happy Birthday!

    aprilandlizzy lizzy
    lizzy2

    hotstuff paperhats

    patycake bakemeapie

    Guest of Honor!
    Dina
    Dina darling you looked wonderful in that new pink frock of yours!
    Lets see....
    I decorated my desk for Halloween
    scarywork7 scarywork6
    scarywork4 scarywork5
    scarywork scarywork2
    Talented no?
    a
    And now we come to the Bad and the Ugly Bitch portion of our blog.
    Alex and I spoke with the owner of the daycare. She sat down with us and did the math. We only owed her $40.00. Never once mentioned that we were not paying for Gabby's lunch. Acknowleged the fact Gabby's last day is the 13th. This Friday.
    a
    Fine whatever $40 and we can leave no problem.
    a
    Yesterday I get this lovely e-mail. Names changed to be polite.
    a
    From: Owner of Daycare
    To: Gabrielle Marks
    Sent: Monday, October 9, 2006 12:11:48 PM
    Subject:

    Teresa,

    It seems a very simple calculation and I don't understand why you are confused and upset. You paid four checks for September and October both months tallying to $660.00. Leaving your balance at $100.00 for two months lunch and the $90.00 supply fee that is unpaid from August totaling a $190.00 balance.

    Unfortunately your checks can not be refunded as they are already considered one month's payment of which we require. Had we not made an exception by allowing you to pay weekly your tuition would already be considered paid. According to our policy if a notice of withdrawing receive after the first of the month the tuition will be forfeited.

    We require that Gaby continues attending our school through the end of the month, not dropping in the middle. We need to receive a check for $190 immediately. Please understand our policies are set in place to protect the well being of our school.
    a
    I think we should be Caty first don't you? First learn to fucking read. My last name is Marx not Marks, and Gabby's last name is neither of those. Also it's fucking spelled G-A-B-B-Y. How HARD is that and how many times do I need to tell you and spell it?
    a
    Moving on to the points that are important
    1.) Yes simple math for those who like to rip people off. Pick a story and stick with it. None of this was mentioned when we spoke face to face and you showed me our ledger and we did the math together.
    2.) Fine give the two checks you won't be cashing back or don't either way they will be canceled.
    3.) Show me this policy. The only policy I found regarding withdrawing my child is that if I do it before the academic year is up I lose my deposit.
    4.) Require all you fucking want, but since I am her mother I am the law when it comes to my child. She is not staying arrangements have been made.
    a
    Personally I think she sent this because Gabby was not at school Monday. She stayed home with me, I had the day off, and they were worried she wouldn't come back.
    a
    Now I was a bit nicer when I replied. See...
    a
    I am frustrated to say the least. Gabby's last day is Friday, I'm sorry arrangements have already been made.

    Now we are back to owing lunch money? Please tell me how that is. When we sat down and talked with you last week, you never mentioned that we weren't paying for her lunches. As a matter of fact I showed you the math and we are paying for it. I would like to know how it is we went from owing $40 when we spoke with you last week to owing $190 today. I would appreciate it if you would fax me a copy of our billing and payment history to 555-555-5555. Alex and I will go back and review our canceled checks and if there is any discrepancy we will bring you the cancelled checks to support.

    I would also appreciate a fax copy of the withdrawal policy because all I was ever given or told was that if we remove her before the academic year we lose our deposit.

    We have been making arrangements for her withdrawal after we had the parent teacher conference. When I flat out asked if there is anything Gabby was doing well or was good at we were told no. This is not the type of environment I want for my child.
    a
    I have not heard back yet. I sent a follow up this morning.
    a
    I would appreciate a response to my e-mail yesterday. I would like to have this cleared up as soon as possible.
    Please fax a copy of our billing/pay history as well as a copy of the guidelines that says we need to give a months notice for withdrawal to 555-555-5555
    a
    Now we wait.
    a
    Oh also yesterday Alex was told Gabby can not wear her boots to school. Something about them not being safe on the playground or some stupid thing like that.
    Now I ask you, what is worse. Gabby's knee high closed toe boots, or her open all over sandals.
    I myself think it's the sandals. Open toes = stepped on toes, and splinters from the wood chips and how often do you find sandals with good gripping tread?
    Some one was being petty I believe.
    posted by Tc @ 11:53 AM   1 comments
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