It’s school picture time. Here are the pictures of my two monkeys:
Not bad, right? I mean these are typical school pictures…you don’t expect too much from them. I don’t think school pictures have changed all that much from when I had them done at their age.
But, once again at ASW, School Picture Pandemonium has broke out. Several parents are upset about the picture quality, saying that the pictures are horrible.
You know what…they’re SCHOOL PICTURES! Who really cares? Year after year, I place the new picture over the old one and I move on. (And that’s not even true in recent years. The photo packages get thrown in a drawer.) I don’t even buy the class photos because…guess what? The kids your child wants to remember and stay friends with…he/she will do that. He’s not going to spend hours pouring over old class photos reliving “the good, ol’ days of elementary school.”
If you want nice photos of your child…hire a professional photographer to take them. You will cherish those photos so much more than a school photo. Trust me. Those are the photos I have proudly displayed in my home. Not school photos.
And, to be 100% honest…there are bigger issues to worry about at school when it comes to your kids. Let’s be concerned with differentiated learning, how the implementation of PYP/MYP is going, the quality of teacher instruction, and making sure our students have the best technology available to them…just to name a few.
Not the quality of school photos.