When schools go green, I will most likely roll over in my grave. My grave? Yep. I think it will take them that long to take advantage of a little thing called the Internet that most likely every person in our school district has in their home. Today was the first day back to school for my girls. It may sound weird, but one of the things I dread the very most about them going back to school is all the paper. Forms for this and that. Newsletters. Permission slips. PTO announcements. Market Day forms….you get the idea. These papers stress me out and make my life very complicated. Where do I put them? Are they important? Do I really care about Market Day? Maybe I really should, but I don't.
This is what came home in my girls' folders today.
I counted about 40 pieces of paper. I decided I'm going to do an experiment. From now until the end of the school year I am going to keep all the papers the girls get sent home in a bin. How many trees will be cut down to supply my two girls with endless forms to fill out and redundant announcements about How to drop off your kid in the morning and the new food policy at PHM? We'll just have to see.