Might seem like a silly question, but I'm genuinely feeling "lost."
Last year my son went to a private pre-school. They were VERY well organized. We received a family directory, as well as a class directory (parents voluntary gave this info, of course). Over the course of the year, there were many opportunities to interact with other parents - we were encouraged to come in and help in the class, etc. Got to know a few moms there. Having the directory was great because it helped me, as the parent, get to know who my child was going to school with. If I had a question, I could call any parent in his class, etc. A lot of people made friends that way.
Now that my son is in public school, it seems like a whole different ballgame. There are no kids his age on our block, so it's not like he can get to know the kid down the street. The school as well as the class does NOT offer out any sort of directory, even on a voluntary basis. I don't even know who most of the kids in his class are (name-wise!)
We went to "Open House" - and there was a whopping 3 other sets of parents there. This is for a classroom of 18 kids!! I did a quick # and email exchange with one of the moms, but we haven't been in touch since.
I haven't gotten anything regarding the PTA, volunteering, etc. Nada. And actually the teacher made mention that although we are welcome to come "visit" anytime, she would prefer it be kept at a minimum so there are minimal disruptions to the class.
Anyway, so maybe a stupid question... maybe one without any real good answer... but how am I supposed to get to know the parents?? I feel like at this rate I'm never going to get to know any of them (we've been back to school since 8/24).
Sorry that this turned into more of a vent than anything else, lol. I'm just feeling frustrated. Not only do I want my son to make friends he can play with OUTSIDE of school, but ::waves hand:: hi, I'd like to make some friends too, lol.