I promised Rosie's mom I would call her any time Rosie was not in class. Friday afternoon I was forced to make my first call.
Surprisingly, Rosie answered the phone and when she realized I was on the other end, she put her mom right on. Rosie's mom was quite upset with Rosie. She thanked me for calling and asked for my e-mail address, which I readily gave her. Imagine my surprise when I opened an e-mail from her a few minutes ago and saw this:
Rosie's mom wants to stay in better touch using some of Google's coolest new products.
If you already have Gmail or Google Talk, visit: (I am omitting the website)
You'll need to click this link to be able to chat with Rosie's mom.
I replied with this:
Thank you for your e-mail. I do not chat on line but will be happy to address your concerns in an e-mail or on the phone.
I don't mind answering the e-mails. I don't mind the school phone calls or even an occasional evening phone call, but this one hit me by surprise.
I am not a KIPP teacher and I do have a life outside of school. Chatting online with parents is not something I want to do or care to do. Talk about stepping over the line.