Thursday, March 06, 2008

Kindergarten orientation--Next week?!?

kindergarten memories
Originally uploaded by torontofotobug
While catching up with my neighbor Diane on the phone this morning, she absentmindedly mentioned that the orientation for Rosie's kindergarten is in one week. Whaaa?? School starts in September! What's this March stuff?

Now, you might say, Orientation? Pshaw, big deal. But, no. I've been trying to get ahead on this Kindergarten thing for a while now. I've been to the school's well-populated homepage, I've checked all through the "info for Kindergarten parents" section, I've downloaded registration forms, I have her school-physical documentation, I even joined their list-serve to get emails, and as of a month or two ago, there was nothing about orientations! There is a small note on their webpage today that I missed last time I checked, I'll have to admit. (Scroll down, scroll some more, and there, see? upcoming events list in light green? look for the 4th item in the 10-point font. That's it, "Mar 13: kindergarten orientation.")

You might laugh here, but my efforts haven't involved me actually visiting the school. I only have a vague idea of where it is even though it's only a little bit more than two miles away from our house.

I'm just kind of angry at myself as well as the school's advertising functions (if they have any) for not knowing about it sooner! This is one of those "slipped through the crack" moments.

I called the school to find out how they were advertising this and learned that there are signs up at the school (? great.) and they distributed information to all the local pre-schools (read: churches; Rosie's in a Bright Horizons childcare center in a different county). Our house is at the edge of the school's boundary; in fact, we are so disconnected that the kids Rosie and Dash usually play with live two blocks away and will go to different schools.

All that to say, Rosie, Grandma Sheila and I have plans for next Thursday morning. I'll let you know how it feels to be oriented then! And I'll try to remember to bring the camera...


  1. Do. Or do not. There is no "try."

  2. Okay, Mr. Monkey! Are you taking this on? Nah, I didn't think so. Thanks for the encouragement. I'll be "doing" on Thursday.

  3. Let me know if you want me to show up with a baseball bat and a torch.

    And don't forget to charge that camera.

  4. WOW. That all seems a leetle excessive for kindergarten, doesn't it? I see my future and am afraid.


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