Manster's grandma was pretty upset about the incident. We've both decided to let it go and help him figure out some choices for dealing with this and to help empower him to know he can handle himself. But in the meantime, wow, just read her letter. I cut out the names to protect the innocent . Thank you all for your continuing support. Principal I would like to bring to your attention a situation that needs to be addressed, as I believe this is serious enough that it is a form of bullying, as stated in the K Elementary handbook. Exclusion of a child is a form of bullying. I am the grandmother of a 5th grade student, _____. Yesterday, manster came home from school and described his experience as the worst day of my life. Apparently, there is a group of children who are involved in a school production of a newspaper. Only the day before manster was so excited about being part of this group, and was pleased to be the delivery boy. He said he also would be writing articles for this paper. I encouraged him and was so proud of him. He was not the least bit embarrassed about being the delivery boy and was so happy to do this. As manster described what happened, he told me he was excluded from the group by a boy named N, whom manster considered his friend. Upon further questioning, he said that N excluded him from the little meeting because he was not part of this group; he was just the delivery boy. This is an issue that caused tremendous hurt and embarrassment to a child with a good heart and no maliciousness in his soul. I would hope that as a leader in education that you would use this situation as a teaching tool to halt this form of bullying by exposing this incident (names need not be used) to bring this kind of behavior under control. Also, I question the leadership of this little group. Is there a teacher at the helm, or are these children allowed to run the show on their own and include a child one day and exclude him the next day? mansters mom and I will continue to teach him that it is not okay to hurt another person with words or alienation and I am sure he will get passed this in time and learn from his experience that all is not fair in this world . Innocence lost. I have written this to apprise you of the possible bullying situation present at K elementary with the sincerest hope you will consider this as a teaching opportunity to let the children know that their actions have consequences and that other children will most certainly feel the effects of this type of behavior. I also believe that Ns parents should be made aware of his unkind behavior.