PARENT-TEACHER NIGHT Leave early, Beat traffic. Sit at your desk, Grade. 6:00: A few parents in the hallways; None come to your room. 6:15, 6:30, 6:45. Much grading. 7:00: a woman enters, Along with a girl— One of your students. The mother asks How she’s doing; Fine, fantastic (she has an 81); Love having her in class (she barely talks). 7:15, 7:30, 7:45— Over the P.A.: Parent-Teacher night will soon end; We hope you had A productive evening. 7:59: stand by the door, 8:00: lock it. Driving home, Remind yourself To tell Melissa That it was nice Meeting her mother.