"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Some Really Wonderful News

I don't think I posted much--if anything--on here about the kerfluffle we had with Katya's school back at the start of the 2016/2017 school year. It wasn't pretty, and no matter how well meaning their intentions may have been, the end results stunk, and badly.

I fought and partially won after some time, but I assumed we were going to have a lovely little smash-up this spring to make sure Katya's best interests were met for the fallowing school year.

A few weeks ago, I got a call from the school wanting to discuss Katya's summer services. And in this call they informed me that they were going to completely pull her from the "Life Skills and Job Skills" track they had placed her on at the start of the school year and transition her full-time to the more rigorous academic classroom that she has been attending part-time (that was my partial win), "if you are OK with that". Am I OK with that?? You had better believe I am!! I'm MORE than OK with that!!

Score 1!

And Score 2?? "Well, we just thought if you were OK with that for the summer, we'd just keep her there this fall too! How would you feel about that?" "Oh I think that sounds like a very workable idea! Katya really LOVES the time she spends in the academic class room and I think she has made a lot of progress there."

YES! Thank you, thank you, Jesus!!! God took on the fight for me!

In other news, our lovely Miss Katya is learning to like her hair in a bun!

AND she is learning her multiplication facts!