This Week in Comments
What people are saying around Patch.
We don’t know about you, but we love to talk. We think you do too, based on the comments we see growing in Patchland. We thought you’d enjoy a selection of highlights from some of the comments you posted on our sites last week. Join in and respond if something catches your eye.
“Just thinkin'. If schools all went to iPads, what would they do when the electricity goes out? Of course everyone would be home anyway if an ice storm was predicted. I guess one could still check their FB on their cell phones until there is a major area wide outage.”
- Joan Brannigan, Ladue-Frontenac Patch, on Carrie Selman’s take on Facebook in her column Teen Talk With Carrie.
“I support the original design proposed by the architects. I am not interested in any changes. I love the design and I'm really excited about it. The board hired professionals who are experts in their field and I hope that the board moves forward with the designers' vision for our school.”
- Soledad, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch, on Clayton Middle School’s design project.
“Best Crab Rangoon in St. Louis!”
- Diane Harrison, Eureka-Wildwood Patch, on Panda Chinese Restaurant.
“Three snow days this week - just a ridiculous waste of snow days. Today, the kids should have gone to school, bottom line. Why do they keep doing this? We had another useless-unnecessary snow day in December. Don't get it at all. Why can Parkway, Webster Groves, Clayton have school more consistently & Rockwood just continue to cancel? I know they talk about adding days at the end of the year -- those will no doubt be days spent “watching movies,” like always at the end of the year.”
- Kara Gammill, Chesterfield Patch, on Parkway and Rockwood’s snow days this week.
“As a new mom, I appreciate all of these great ideas! This is the first winter with my son, Jack (8 months), but we have enjoyed sledding down the hill in our front yard, walking around the Missouri Botanical Garden, and making last minute trips to Whole Foods (infants find the simplest things amusing) on snowy days. We have even found swimming at The Heights is a nice treat – nothing beats watching the snow fall while swimming in a pool!”
- Katrina Sommer, Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, on tips for spending snow days with your kids.
“Worrying never ends, unfortunately, but as the parent we have to learn when to hold on tight and when to give our children the space they need to grow up. I have to admit at times I wish I could lock my daughter in her room and protect her from all the scary possibilities out there but know I have to allow my child to experience, learn and grow. It’s finding the balance that works which can be the most difficult thing to do.”
“I'm sure it is tough for the districts to figure out the best way to use social media and there will be negative things that happen, but I'm glad they are at least trying it. Now if they would take the time to teach kids about using social networking responsibly and about cyber-bullying, being a safe online shopper, etc.”
- Robyn Wright, St. Charles Patch, on schools using social media to spread message of snow days.
“Leanne Delosky was my daughter's second grade teacher. She did an awesome job; making math fun, teaching students to be citizens and enjoying school all around!”
- Natalia Motola, Town and Country Patch, on Parkway School District selecting its teachers of the year.
“Mr. Ruesing has been a lifesaver to our family with our computer issues. Thanks again for fixing our stuff, and he is very reasonable on his pricing... go home Geek Squad!!!”
- Tarae Skurat, Hazelwood Patch, on Joe Ruesing’s transition from morning DJ to IT entrepreneur.