Things like this are the sunshine on a grumbly day, telling you that your job has its moments of brilliance.
Backstory: If a student misses chorus, I send them a little note. Students and parents know that if the kid is unexcused for three rehearsals they will not remain in chorus. I stress the importance of notes from home. One girl wasn't able to go to chorus yesterday. She came to me and told me, and I reminded her to bring me a note today. She remembered to bring it to me today. I decided to post it here, as it was written, with names changed to protect the innocent. ;)
March 18, 2008 Note For Miss President
Dear Miss President,
I'm sorry that I miss chorus on March 18, 2008 because my cousin wanted to go home, and my mom was outside. And my mom want me to go home too!
I hope you don't take Petunia out of chorus?
yes OR no
(Mom's signature below)