When I met with the teachers on Tuesday, the French teacher came in after..she had class at the time of the meeting. She said she has never had a single problem with difficult child in 3 years. She said if he comes in (later in the day) and she see's he is having a bad day, all she has to do is put her hand on his shoulder and he snaps out of it. That is good. I wish I had that touch. He loves that class and he does very well. It is full year French 101. This class takes a trip each spring to Quebec. She, the counselor, program director, principal all stayed and asked me if difficult child would be able to go. It could be a goal. No OSS. I asked the price. $1200 I said there is no way we could come up with that. She then told me about the fundraising. (that's a lot of fundraising!) I was then told about businesses that sponsor kids who couldn't otherwise afford to go. I spoke to difficult child (didn't mention the sponsor's) He wants to do this, and wants to do the fundraising to make the trip. I think working for his money would mean a lot. I also worry that he would work and then something would happen and wouldn't be allowed to go. Then I panic when I think of him going on an airplane, to another country...without me.