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To think less than a week's notice for a school play isn't enough?

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BusStopBetty Wed 16-Nov-16 20:59:57

Grr, letter dated today. Show next Tuesday. Can't have the time off due to short notice. Neither can OH. Dc very upset.

Also have to find a bloody costume.

WIBU to raise this with the school? Fed up of everything being last minute. Especially infuriating when they must have known for weeks when it was likely to take place. (I did try asking.)

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Wed 16-Nov-16 21:01:15

Yes, raise it.

Because I'm ready to bet good money that the staff haven't only just been told, and they need a rocket about timely communication.

Comedyusername Wed 16-Nov-16 21:01:23

YANBU. Can someone video it for you, and then you all watch it back together?

Butterymuffin Wed 16-Nov-16 21:02:58

Definitely raise it. It's the same with my DC school. Less than a week's notice of some things.

wasonthelist Wed 16-Nov-16 21:04:07

YANBU - totally stupid.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Wed 16-Nov-16 21:05:12

YANBU of course.

School staff however are likely to stare at you in amazement. Yes, they did know exactly when the play was happening. No, they didn't think you should know more than a week in advance, even when you asked. What? You have a job? You have to make arrangements? How very dare you shock

So infuriating.

MrsJamin Wed 16-Nov-16 21:05:29

That's not cool. We get about 2 months' notice.

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 16-Nov-16 21:05:52

Raise it. Our school give at least a fortnight for events, generally much more. Surely they'd know that the majority of parents work and have to juggle/book time off in advance.

Biking007 Wed 16-Nov-16 21:06:48

This happened us to last year and parents raised it. This year we were given dates in September for the various Xmas shows smile much better allowing parents to book time off.

megletthesecond Wed 16-Nov-16 21:07:10

Raise it. Surely they want an audience? Then they need to tell parents at least 4 weeks ahead (what the dc's school does).

BusStopBetty Wed 16-Nov-16 21:10:31

Super. I feel a polite but firm email coming on.

I'm sure someone there thinks every child has a mum or grandmother (not a man, the menfolk will be at work) sitting at home waiting to be called to action for costume making, bun baking, or play attending.

UterusUterusGhali Wed 16-Nov-16 21:11:26

God yes raise it.

Most parents work these days.

My school gave 1 month notice which wasn't enough, and that's in an area where most children have SAHP.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Wed 16-Nov-16 21:12:05

Surely they want an audience?

In my school they must be wondering why it's always the same people attending everything! SAHP, PTA regulars, flexible self-employed and those with relatives willing to babysit at the drop of a hat. The rest of us sometimes find out about events afterwards when they get discussed on Facebook!

user1468539146 Wed 16-Nov-16 21:12:39

I agree that it is incredibly short notice but please keep in mind that it may not be the fault of the class teacher, instead the management not being organised enough.

BusStopBetty Wed 16-Nov-16 21:21:51

They have a website with online calendar, a Twitter, a pta Facebook, a text service, as well as letters home. But still everything is last fucking minute.

BusStopBetty Wed 16-Nov-16 21:23:29

There are at least three class teachers involved. They are all lovely, but I think one of them could have got the message out a tad earlier.

BusStopBetty Wed 16-Nov-16 21:24:24

I'll make it a general complaint though, because it is a general problem.

allowlsthinkalot Wed 16-Nov-16 22:12:07

The staff at our school only found out the date of the Christmas play today, with less than two weeks to go! One of them read it in the newsletter after it had gone out to parents! !

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