School Events Scheduled During the Work Day
Q: My daughter's preschool frequently organizes school events in the middle of the day. I'm a working dad who really wants to participate. Is there anything I can do?
A: These days, with so many working parents wanting to be active in their kids' schools, you're most likely far from alone. Ginsberg suggests raising the issue at a parent meeting or organizing a group to meet with the school director. "If you complain by yourself, the school may not pay much attention," she says. "But it's tough to ignore seven parents who go in together and say, "It's hard for us to attend at 1 p.m. Could we have some events in the morning or evening?"