Math Finals are next week at our school. I was pulled out of classes on Friday for a Math Dept. Development Day (great timing, huh?) and we don't have school tomorrow for MLK Day. I've been concerned with not feeling that we've had enough time to review for finals, and I know that some students really want to be able to go over more things, so I decided to offer a tutoring/final review session tomorrow morning at the school. It's not at all required, just something I was offering. I sent out an email to all my classes yesterday, reminding them about the session, and I got this email this morning: "Frankly Ms. _____ I am concerned with what, if any regard, you hold for MLK day- you have no concern with addressing that rather important event?" That was all. I don't even know what to respond. I've met with this parent before. She is a teacher at a different high school. She knows it is my first year and had previously offered helpful suggestions about things...so I was really caught off guard with this email. Any suggestions? Should I respond? What should I say? It is really that bad to hold a tutoring session on MLK Day? Why would a parent have sent this?