Today was The Day: I had the meeting with the batallion of teachers at J's school today.
And it went..... GREAT!
The teachers thanked me for being a "proactive Mom" and for really caring about my son (it didn't dawn on me that there are parents who truly don't care, and who truly don't want to be bothered..... but that's for another post, and another day. )
Each of the 5 teachers present (the Art teacher couldn't come) told me, quite clearly...
"J is a GOOD KID. Lots of kids just starting 6th grade are going through these 'adjustment woes', and it's reflected in their grades. The majority of these problems are due to poor study skills, lack of organization, and being overwhelmed due to the massive transition from elementary school to middle school." (Those weren't the exact words of course, but that's the gist of the meeting....)
We came up with several specifics to help him (which I won't detail here), but suffice it to say, we worked together as a TEAM and I feel MUCH better. Everyone is VERY positive about J., and about his ability to succeed.
I left the meeting feeling even more positive than I did when I went in (which was already pretty positive.)
I was ready to jump up, click my heels together, go into the cafeteria and order a round of Chocolate Milk for everyone! :-)