I am completely shocked myself. I was shocked the first time and now this is the 3rd. Yes, it is a catholic school so I can go to the diocese who is over all catholic schools in our area. I am planning for that with the attorney but thought I'd try the conference thing as a last resort before going there. We've had a conference with her before but it was at the very beginning of school. The yelling had not begun yet.....to me anyway, there's no telling if she was yelling at the kids. Maybe I'm a fool to give it another chance. But that's also why I'm going to have everything lined up already in case this doesn't work. Well, I know a lot wouldn't agree with it but DH and I have talked and feel that we are being put in the position to tell DS that it is not okay to hit first but that he needs to start taking up for himself and protecting himself. We will not reprimand him if he comes home with yellow after defending himself. It's just not right. I don't want to switch his class now because he has so many friends in the class that he's in already. Some of the hitting is coming from kids in his class but some comes on the playground from other classes too. I just feel that if I switch him now it will do more harm to him than good.