November 7th, 2008
11:05 AM ET
6 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. ladymack

    Handle your business, MR. PRESIDENT!!!!

    November 7, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. Arielle Yanaba

    He's the President and a Dad!

    November 7, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. we need something new- from OH

    what a good dad :)

    November 7, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Mystrunner

    Dear God.

    Knowing how nervous some teachers get about parent-teacher conferences... I pity that educator...

    November 7, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. Voter

    I think we American don't really care about this. We all got the message about what a good father he is.

    Let's move on to something a little more relevant.

    November 7, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. Dannette

    God bless president Obama! Michelle is really beautiful and elegant.

    November 7, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. YoungGrad

    he's awesome

    November 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. PATTY IN KENTUCKY

    A MAN WITH PRIORITIES.....AMERICA, WE HAVE, INDEED, MADE A GOOD CHOICE.

    November 7, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  9. ???

    first goes the family than the work = country and us? I hope this will not a pattern when in office...

    November 7, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. ran

    This is too great. This is what this country has been longing for for so long a real person in the white house.

    November 7, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  11. DJ in TX

    Good job! Being President does not relieve you of your duty as father. This is a good lesson for all fathers who work hard everyday. Always make time for your kids, especially at school.

    November 7, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. pm in nc

    The Obama's have thier priorities straight! I am looking forward to having this beautiful, solid couple in the White House.

    November 7, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  13. N. S. Huntsville, Al

    Thats great. Obama so many people are counting on you exspecially proverty stricken areas that are not funded properly in the area of education. Obama you have alot on your plate, but all things are possible through Jesus.

    I will be praying for you, I think the world will.

    November 7, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  14. Rob Johnson

    One of my favorite moments from this campaign was when McCain cut off that lady who said she couldn't trust Obama because he was an Arab, grabbed the mike from her, and said..

    "No, no, he's a decent family man."

    Obama truly loves his family and gives them top priority, and I think a lot of conservatives will warm up to him when they see that he shares a lot of the same "family values" they do.

    November 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  15. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa it is interesting how the media is so quick to announce the girl's school location but then again, many in the media see AMerica as everyone singing Kumba Ya

    November 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  16. 58 old ladies

    PARENTING SHOULD BE OUR

    MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN LIFE.

    NO DO-OVER ON THAT ONE !!!

    November 7, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  17. Jocely

    I just went for parent-teacher conference on November 4'th after I vote.

    I understand is tough enough to be a parent. It's tough to be the president of United State and it is very very hard to be president in this difficult time. I will pray for him the president elect Obama to be successful in help the american people to get out of this tough time.

    Jocely

    NY

    November 7, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  18. S

    Ok I am an Obama/Biden supporter, but why is this news? He is still a parent, I guess I should just take this as a slow news morning.

    November 7, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  19. Purple Nurple

    Well, that will be a crazy parent teacher conference!! I am excited to see young kids in the WH. No longer do we see the old grey haired croney, but yet we see a young and ready to get some work done Obama.

    November 7, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  20. Donkey Party

    Whatever your feelings are toward this man, whether you are a Republican, Democrat, or Other, it is essential that we all stand behind this man and support him throughout his Presidency. As with Bush and prior Presidents, when he does something good, we let him know it, just as we let him know when he does something bad. The point is, we are all Americans, he is our new President, who has the support of a hopeful world, now we must offer him the support of a hopeful nation.

    November 7, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. Wilson, GA

    Typical good parent. Those lucky kids!!!

    November 7, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. azindie

    Thank god they actualy go, so many parents in america could learn from this.

    November 7, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  23. HouseDiva

    Obama's a good father with two beautiful girls.

    I just hope more young black fathers follow his example. Maybe there's some hope in that now.

    November 7, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  24. REPU

    WHAT A ROLE-MODEL

    November 7, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  25. lucy

    That is funny. I don't think he can keep on doing that. However, his wife can afford to maintain the status quo.

    November 7, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
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