I really need help with a situation that just recently occured with a parent. First let me start out by saying that this was my first year teaching and besides this incident I had a great year with the students and parents overall. The day before school lets out we have a kindergarten picninc instead of a formal program this year. The picnic was great after the picnic we return in the classrooms to distirbute kindergarten certificates and awards. The other teachers on the grade level were not doing any extra awards, just the certificates, but I went and got my kids some extra awards. For example Great reader, super helper, citizenship, math award, super friend. thats it!!! I had a parent approach me after finishing calling out the awards and ask why her son did not recieve one of the "extra" awards. On the last day of school, the student came in with a letter from the parent and it was very mean. In the letter she even accused me of not caring about her child all year. He is very smart and well behaved (sometimes). He is above average, but lacks self motivation sometimes. He did not stick out in my mind as I was writing the wards out (at the last minute). He may have been just an oversight, but honestly the other children stuck out more in mind. Should I respond at all or let it go, cuase the school year has ended.