I just love Reidville Elementary School. I swear we have found a jewel in a haystack of yes, public schools. Yesterday Emma forgot her baggy books at home so I dropped them off at the office. When I walked in, the principle and the vice principal and office help all saw me and said… “Hello Emma’s mom.” There is no reason for any of them to know my name but they do and of course they go on about how they love Emma.
And this morning like most mornings…. our principal is out in the car line opening doors and knows my child by name and always enjoys the hugs she gives. Not to mention her amazing Godly teachers who are teaching her so much this year. And the best thing of all…. It’s free! and Emma is getting to have a posotive experience in the real world in which we all live.
Our situation could be so different. We know many who have terrible schools that they have to attend. I hope to be in this area for many years to come. And if you are ever looking for a great place to live… may I suggest the little town of Reidville to you? It really is a wonderful place to raise your family.
Sarah Hayes said:
It is great living in a “small town” isn’t it?!?! I am glad you are having a good experience. I enjoy reading your blog, Kim!
Oh Kim, we heart Reidville too!!! And I’m so excited for Jake to be starting at Reidville Elem next year. I had some questions about holding him back this year and the principal herself called me this SUMMER, on a WEEKEND, and gave me her CELL number to call her back to discuss it. She even recommended that I hold him back!! In my book, she is the BEST!! 🙂
Kim – thanks for the positives on Reidville. It’s amazing how many great public schools are in this area and I’m tired of all the negative stereotypes that surround public schools. My wife dedicates at least 12 hours a day during the week and then some on weekends to her classroom and grade level at Roebuck. There are so many dedicated teachers and administrators like her in this area teaching in public schools that deserve thanks and recognition as you have done for Reidville. I’m so thankful for schools like Reidville and Roebuck that help make a positive difference in our kids lives!