Leave the leaves

This was in my child’s newsletter this month 😞


I have asked for all children to leave LEAVES on the ground. Many dogs have done their business in them, broken glass is a reality at the school and often remnants of weekend partygoers and the homeless population are found in the leaves. In the name of safety for all- children are asked to leave falling leaves on the ground, just like snow and rocks.

Parents please talk to your child about the dangers with the leaves in a public community place like a playground…much different than

your backyard.”

I’m sorry but no I will not be discussing “the dangers of leaves in the community.” with my child. I will however be discussing the joy of leaves, things that hide in leaves and ways to play in and with leaves.

Sigh….public school just never fails to disappoint.

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