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Old 05-20-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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This doesn't even take into account how bad all those wet kids STINK when they come back inside!
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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This doesn't even take into account how bad all those wet kids STINK when they come back inside!
I was thinking about all those soaked, $150.00 leather sneakers...ewww.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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What elementary school kid is wearing $150 sneakers???
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Isn't inclement weather why schools have indoor gymnasiums?
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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What elementary school kid is wearing $150 sneakers??? :eek:
Ah, you've never been to South Florida, have you? ;)

(No idea how old OP's daughter is...)
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Ah, you've never been to South Florida, have you?
Nope...so I'm not sure if you are saying folks there are ridiculously wealthy or ridiculously lacking in common sense...?

ETA - I guessed elementary aged due to her phrasing of the question, as well as other posts of hers. I could be wrong though....
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Some, both, either/or. Silly status thing. (OK, maybe only $100.00. Same difference. It was a joke, except it isn't.)

I think the higher grades still have PE...there was some controversy over the curriculum being modified to exclude that period, but I haven't heard anything about it lately.

Back to the rain - what kind of rain are we talking about?

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We have been having heavy rain where there is flooding in the surrounding areas. In fact tomorrow two schools in the county are closed because of flooding. There has been on and off tornado warnings since last night yet today they sent them outside in the rain for PE.

I know how the flooding goes in our area, I almost drove my daughter to school myself because I know where the bus has to drive through and the water gets pretty high in some of the areas.

There have been times of lightening but I know of no lightening detector. We always check out the news, they can tell you if there is embedded lightening. However as I said, a storm that is 10 miles away can put down lightening where you are and harm you.

It just seems like this school lacks common sense on alot of things.

My daughter will be in middle school next year and they have a gymnasium at the school so I won't have to worry about this anymore.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Highlandville
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when I was in jr high we had a gung-ho PE teacher that would take us out rain or shine. my dad complained to the school, to no avail, but when he wrote a letter to the editor with a picture of us out in driving rain, I was given a PE waiver. (everyone else still got wet) that guy pretty much ruined sports for me, and makes it difficult today to enjoy my kids sports activities. (my kids likely dont know it though, I coach, and show up for other events for my kids, I just dont enjoy the sports)
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My daughter is in Elementary school. We live in central Florida where the rainy season is in the summer but we have been having a run of pretty bad weather that is so notable its been on the National News.

I should imagine if this remained a problem a note from her doctor might change things but like I said before, my daughter will be in middle school where they have an indoor gym.

This school does NOT have an indoor gym so the kids end up getting sent out in the rain. There are times my daughter comes home looking like a homeless child from how wet she got, hair straggly.
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