So, this is more of a vent, but you know . .. (summer can't come soon enough) So, every year I reward my classes who pass our EOC tests with a pizza party. This year, I had 100% pass rate in all 4 of my junior classes. Since I have 4 classes on two different days at all times of the day, I planned the party for last Friday during last block. It was supposed to last for 30 minutes. I sent out an email asking the staff to kindly release students at the end of the day for the party, with the proviso that if the student was taking a test or a quiz, they DID NOT have to release them--it was ultimately the teacher's discretion. I get an email from my P asking if I had had the party approved. I did not - but in the last two years, I have not had to get it approved. I just did it, I just gave the secretary a heads up that pizza's were being delivered. I apologize and told her I had never had to have it approved before, and I would never let it happen again. Her answer - cancel it. I get it that for whatever reason she suddenly wants something approved, but really, if you cared about the students, she could have said, "In the future, please make sure you get it approved," and let me have the party anyway. Now I have to have 4 separate parties this week, which will cost more money and will be ridiculous for our secretary. Plus, I have kids missing this week for other tests, so some won't get their party. God I hope she leaves this year!