Sunday, April 4, 2010

Welcome Meeting for Flynn's New Families - Monday April 5, 6-7pm.

We'd like to invite you to a Welcome Meeting for all incoming families on Monday, April 5 at the school from 6-7pm in the auditorium. This is not a mandatory event but it is a great opportunity for you to meet other incoming and current families, as well as Principal Lepe, the kindergarten teachers and members of the PTA. You may bring your child, and we are providing food as well.

There will be also be a school tour on Monday, April 5 at 9am. Meet by the school office.
LR Flynn - 3125 Cesar Chavez Street at Harrison.

Queremos invitarles a un conjunto en Monday, April 5 desde las seis de la tarde hasta las siete en el auditorio de la escuela. El conjunto es una oportunidad concocer al Director Lepe y los maestros de kinder. Tambien se puede conocer a otras familias nuevas a Flynn, y las que ya teine ninos en la escuela. LR Flynn - 3125 Cesar Chavez St. en la esquina con Harrison.

21 comments:

  1. Off topic, but does the EPC post the waitpool numbers today on the web? I saw this http://portal.sfusd.edu/data/epc/WP%20Key%20Dates.pdf
    but can't find the numbers on their website. Someone please post the link if you see it. THX

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  3. Here is the link to the waitpools. Good luck!

    http://portal.sfusd.edu/data/epc/WP_Cohorts%20FOR%20WEB%20%204_5_10.pdf

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  4. http://portal.sfusd.edu/data/epc/
    WP_Cohorts%20FOR%20WEB%20%204_5_10.pdf

    Ok. This is the correct link to the waitpool. (You need to delete the return to make it a single line.) Blogspot keeps cutting off the end of the link.

    Lauretta

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  5. Sloat only has 4 people in the total wait pool! Something for the 22 people in the West Portal wait pool to think about. Same for the 36 in Miraloma and the 22 at Feinstein. Sloat is near these schools and you'll have much better odds. You can change your WP school b/f April 9.

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  6. Kate - Please start a new thread on the waitpool data!

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  7. I am really depressed seeing the high school waitpool numbers. We've been thinking of moving out of SF before HS and this sort of confirms my worst fears.

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  8. After reading about the zero movement on waitlists last year at certain schools, this is depressing.

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  9. Yeah, I just don't get it. Why do people say there is so much movement at Grattan? 5 people got in off the waiting list last year! That's it, 5.

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  10. 12:30, what grade is your kid in? Things change. Galileo and Balboa have improved a lot, taking pressure off Lincoln and Washington. SOTA also has offered an outlet, and there is always Lowell for those who qualify. And while some of the high school waitpools are large, they are smaller as a percentage of spaces available than some of the K waitpools. There is the same interplay going on with private and parochial schools that is happening at the K level. Things have a way of working out--lots and lots of families have graduated their kids and sent them on to college from this town.

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  11. A few schools that look okay for 0/7ers: Francis Scott Key, Milk, Junipero Serra, Moscone, Ortega (both programs), SF Community, Lafayette, Monroe (both programs), Flynn (both programs--no waitpool at all in GE), Robert Louis Stevenson, Spring Valley, Yick Wo. Those are all over the map--and good schools all.

    If I were really needing a decent option right now I would avoid all schools with waitpools of more than 4 or *at most* 5 families in a cohort ahead that is higher than mine.

    Obviously--if you have a decent backup and you are waitpooling to get your higher choice, then it doesn't really matter--you hope you win the waitpool lottery between now and August.

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  12. Yes, I would also avoid any waitpool with more more than 4 families in a cohort equal to or ahead of my kid's cohort, if I really needed to find a school at this point. Being in a waitpool that is trending to double digits is insane, unless you already have a school you can accept. Look for the low single digit numbers! There are some fine schools in that group--and they will pretty much disappear as options after Round 2.

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  13. what do the numbers under the different cohort groups mean? does it mean, for example in the o/7 column, the number of students who went 0/7 that were then assigned to the school in round II?

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  14. We tried for Moscone and for Yick Wu and got 0.

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  15. Yes, we need a separate WP thread.

    Yick Wo may have only 1 "0/7 cohort" but last year's data shows no one was assigned from the WP at all. Hard to believe there was not one person who got in off the waitlist last year.

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  16. You just can't know, but usually there is very little movement in Alice Fong Yu, among others. Yick Wo generally has a *little* movement; I guess last year they didn't even have that. I know they opened at least one spot the year before. It's a terrific school, a real gem, near Chinatown, a neighborhood unlikely to send many kids to private. Same with some of the Sunset schools. Unlike, say, Sherman, where the applicant pool contains a lot of Marina families shooting for private. But you can't really know. Hopefully this list helps people. The advice to avoid the larger waitpools (greater than 4 or 5) unless you have backup is pretty good. If you need a spot, and you're in a pool where 24 other families have an equal or better chance than you means you have only a 4% chance of getting one spot that opens up--and look at the data--very few ES schools open up more than a handful: 2-5 is the norm for most of these, with the exception of the Mandarin programs and a few others.

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  17. Who translated the word "meeting" as "conjunto" in Spanish?

    Isn't Flynn a Spanish-immersion school?

    Hope the teachers' Spanish is better than this...

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  18. 9:13

    My guess would be a volunteer parent did the note, since the event is sponsored by the PTA. Teachers are busy doing other things right now, such as teaching the kids in their classrooms.

    For what it's worth, I have heard the term "conjunto" used colloquially and informally to mean "get-together" in just this way .... and I'm sure there are plenty of Oxbridgians out there who would fault the flyers put out by my kids' school's PTA for bastardizing the Queen's English. What's a BBQ, after all? We tend to a certain informality over here in the colonies, whether in English or Spanish usage.

    One last thing, just so it's clear for everyone, Flynn is half immersion and half general ed (with International Baccalaureate being developed as well).

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  19. "who translated the word "meeting" as "conjunto" in Spanish?

    Isn't Flynn a Spanish-immersion school?

    Hope the teachers' Spanish is better than this.."

    My guess is by your attitude is that your child is isn't even going to this school so why are you even commenting on this thread?

    The constant nitpicking and bashing of public schools and their students on this blog is truly sad.

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  20. FYI, Yick Wo is on the top of Russian Hill at the base of the curvey part of Lombard Street.

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  21. Re Yick Wo, my daughter is in K this year and there was no movement at the beginning of the year, but one child did move in January and a new child was admitted. I remember reading on earlier threads that a family with twins was moving and had to give up their Yick Wo spots for Fall 2010, so that means there should be two rare spots open now.

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