Monday, May 11, 2009

The Break-Up

To Whom It May Concern at Private Academy:
Re: Maddie

My daughter, Maddie, has been enrolled in your program for the last two years. Her teachers have done a wonderful job and I truly appreciate all of their hard work.

However, I regret to inform you that she will not be enrolled in Private Academy next year.

It's nothing personal. Well, it kinda is. You see, you keep raising your tuition. And were Maddie to attend Kindergarten next year, it would cost almost as much as our mortgage is each month. And, well, I really want to keep our home.

I'll be honest with you. We met someone new. It's a school less than 10 minutes from our home. It has won the same awards you have and has also gained national recognition. And while I know this word is taboo in the private school realm, I must say it. It's a public school.

There. It's out there. My child is going public. Please don't treat her differently during these last few days.

Can we still be friends? She's zoned for a terrible high school. Maybe I'll give you a call in 8 or 9 years.

Ta-ta for now!!
Chelsea

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5 comments:

Jacey's Mom said...

Where is she going?? Jacey is at La Petite!!

Heather said...

Too cute! Yay Public school. I went to public school my whole life and am now a public school teacher...don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds! :)

Terri said...

What sort of mother are you, anyway, prioritizing the mortgage over your child's education? :) Just kidding. Seriously, kids are tough and Maddie will manage just fine at the new school, I am sure. How does she feel about the change?

Dawn said...

Georgia registered for kindergarten last week and lost her first tooth! She is SO excited to go to school and I'm really happy that we live where we do and it's a fabulous public school.

We need to get together sometime soon!

Karen said...

We went public a few years ago and have never regretted it. Good move.

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