I recently got a new student from other teachers. The parent evidently was not very happy and went to the superintendent about the teacher and principal. I have not met the parents but will have a conference next week. I used the school supplies differently than the other teachers. Their kids switch classes while I am not departmentalized. The list requested different colored folders which I used to color code our subjects. This child does not have them all. Instead there is a decorated folder that has a note written inside it by the mom. It says something to the effect of "if you or any adult have any problem with this folder, call xxx-xxxx." She did not have a certain color that we use several times a day so I made that decorated folder her yellow folder for that subject. She will still be using the folder but the mom had written homework on it and we use binders for our homework. She does have a binder and the child and I worked together to change her dividers to fit our class. The child seems willing to change over to the way we do things, but the other kids already do these things and I'm sure this child wants to fit in. I'm not drawing a line in the sand over school supplies, but I am not going to let this parent run my classroom. I hope there is no conflict over a folder and a binder, but I foresee a potential problem. What would you do?