Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Getting My Money Back From This Crappy Excuse For a School

Remember when I blogged about The Princess going to summer camp? Well it didn't go over very well. The following letter explains why the school is crap.

Dear Preschool Director,

Per your request, I am sending this email to you to formally request that the "two weeks notice" policy be waived. I feel that it should be waived because I don't think my daughter is being provided the kind of preschool program I thought she would be getting based on the policy manuals that were given to me and my visits to the school. I do not wish to have my daughter exposed to an environment with the following things that my daughter and myself have experienced:

  • Candy was provided to my daughter as a reward. I have several problems with this: 1) In the handbook it states that the parents are not allowed to bring candy to school and I feel that it is hypocritical to not expect parents to be allowed to bring candy but the teacher can give it out. 2) Lying by omission because I was never told that my daughter would be given candy as a reward. 3) It was given to her without my express permission. 4)These are four year olds and they don't brush their teeth very well. They shouldn't be given candy and this is the only preschool that I have ever heard of that gives Candy as a reward.
  • When I confronted the front office person (not K, but the blonde woman that fills in while K is out and about) on 6/28 about the candy she said that there is a no candy policy and that someone would talk the teacher about it. When I told her that my friend caught her child's teacher (a different one) giving her kids M and Ms she said that sometimes the teachers do give candy out as a reward. Basically -- this woman LIED to me and then took it back.
  • My daughter sat at a table all by herself on her first day of school because there is assigned seating. Assigned seating at 4 is ridiculous to me and I don't think it should be at the price of isolation especially on the first day of school.
  • My daughter sat watching TV while eating lunch. 1)This is disrespectful to her food. 2)She can watch TV at home. 3)On the Summer Program Calendar, Monday is reserved as Movie day-- which is precisely why I chose Tuesdays and Thursdays. But she was still watching a movie...on a Tuesday.
  • On 6/19 Before I gave K my check for the entire summer's tuition, I asked her if I would get a refund if my daughter didn't like it there and she said yes with no mention of the two week notice.

I really just don't feel comfortable sending my daughter to a school with this kind of environment and she has told me that she doesn't want to go. I have pre-paid the tuition for the entire summer and would like a refund of my money without the two weeks notice policy. Which would be $508.


Cherann Translation: YOU GUYS BLOW!


Anonymous said...

Go Girl.

I would be afraid of you.

I hope you get your money back.

Jackie said...

Good Luck!!

Brillig said...

Holy crap. Yikes. They sure as heck better give you your money back!!!! How infuriating!

super des said...

Wow, I hate that place.
If they don't give your money back, firebomb them.

Shauna said...

You go, girl! They better give you your money back.

Butrfly4404 said...

From a damn-near-professional Letter Writer: That was excellent. Bomb them with details, tell them exactly what you want. The only thing you forgot is giving them a deadline in which to respond. I find that helpful because it lets me know when they are planning on blowing me off.

While I know it's hard any time someone besides you is caring for your kids (I did daycare for a long time) - they gave you their rules and didn't follow them, themselves. GOOD FOR YOU for calling them out on it!