November 7th, 2008
11:05 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama starts day with parent-teacher conference

Barack and Michelle Obama leave their daughters' school Friday after a parent-teacher conference.
Barack and Michelle Obama leave their daughters' school Friday after a parent-teacher conference.

(CNN) – He meets with his team of economic advisers and then holds his first news conference as President-elect, but for Barack Obama, the day started with a more personal duty, that of father.

The Obama Transition Office announced this morning that the President-elect would start his day, along with his wife Michelle, by attending a parent teacher conference at his daughters' school in Chicago. Sure enough, the soon-to-be first couple were seen exiting his daughters' school with papers in tow.

Daughters Malia and Sasha are students at the University of Chicago's Lab School.


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soundoff (209 Responses)
  1. Rob indetroit

    The first family are real role models for all of america.

    November 7, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. G

    I love this man as a person and I think he is just wonderful. He not only shows he cares about his family and friends, but he cares about us American people as well. Obama, I am so glad you were elected to be our president. We needed a change from the last 8 years and I know you will try your best to do the things you said you would do. Thanks to all the great people who voted for him.

    November 7, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. Faith, hope and charity

    Sen. Obama is the President-elect in case the news has not yet reached you. You will be hearing about him for the next four years, and especially now since the since crucial topics have to be addressed while the current commander prepares to demit office. If you don't hear much Obama in the news then obviously there is nothing worth talking about and that would be bad news. Please clean up the puke now!

    November 7, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. RW

    The man's minding his own business and taking care of his family. Some of you haters should try the same (look after your own kids and go near a school)

    November 7, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. Jessie Jay

    Wow! A First Family who understand the REAL meaning of "family values". Perhaps more parents will follow the example they are setting. The change has begun in a way we can all play our part..

    November 7, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  6. Kennya

    Uncle Fester you sound bitter. He is the president now or did you forget to take your confederate flag of the window to see that?!

    November 7, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. worriedmom

    With all the serious things going on in the world and CNN decides to report this????? Come on CNN, give us real news. We understand the man is human but you guys act like every thing he does is amazing! Ok we all have known he loves his wife and kids but CNN is getting a little sickening on their journey of this man. Time to get back to real earth CNN

    November 7, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. Bazz

    I think our country has a prez we are in love with. We all are in awww of this man like a proud parent because most of us know we had something to do with him being in office.
    Go on Barak....make us proud.

    BAZZ

    November 7, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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