Kids Awards Day

So, it’s the end of the school year and tomorrow is awards day for my 5th and 6th graders. This momma isn’t very excited. Tell me if I’m wrong,  but why do schools schedule awards day’s in the middle of the afternoon?  Do other middle schools do this? Can anyone explain to me why?  I get the pleasure of looking at my sad children’s faces because this mom has no choice but to work, instead of attend an awards ceremony. I do realize that some employers may allow their employees to request off in advance, however many do not allow this without consequence. Can we not have awards programs after normal working hours? Why do we even have awards ceremonies for 5th and 6th grade anyway?   It’s not like they are graduating high school or college. I’d love to hear other average mom’s opinions.

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