School Teacher Sends Ridiculous Note Home, Parents Have the BEST Response Ever
A school teacher in Missouri sent a letter home to a student’s parents to inform them their child did not have a proper lunch. Presumably the lunch failed to the meet nanny state standards of First Lady Michelle Obama.
The letter, which was written by a substitute teacher at Kirksville Primary School, reads: “Dr. and Mrs. Puckett, The cafeteria reported to me that (student’s name) today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow.” It even had a line drawn with a request for parent signature. The Puckett’s declined to sign.
Here’s how Dr. and Mrs. Puckett responded:
“Unfortunately, the letter didn’t have what she had, correctly. She had four pieces of ham, a whole protein meat, she also had some pickles, which we admittedly cheat on pickles every once and awhile as a vegetable, because some fights just aren’t worth having. She also had four marshmallows in a Ziploc bag and then she had three very small pieces of chocolate, of which she ate one for lunch and then she also gave her brother and another friend one at an after school program,” Puckett said.
Dr. Puckett said he was mainly frustrated about the incident because he felt his parenting skills were being questioned.
“The issue isn’t what happened at the Primary School and with my daughter because she is very independent and going to be completely unaffected by this. But what does bother me is that it just seems that we are constantly being inundated with the inability to be parents of our children,” Puckett added.
Puckett goes on to say being a good parent and role model for his four children is his top priority, and wouldn’t pack a lunch that was not suitable.
“I’m responsible for them and for the choices that they make and do whether it’s at school or not. I have the ultimate responsibility to raise my children and I take that role very, very seriously and so maybe I took it bit more personally that there was some offense that maybe I wasn’t doing a good job in that duty, something that is my number one job,” Puckett said.
took it upon herself to send a note to a student’s parents to let them know their child did not have a proper lunch.
The letter was sent home on Tuesday afternoon to Dr. Justin Puckett and his wife. Dr. Puckett posted the letter on his Facebook page.