Monday, February 18, 2013

Summer Camps: Part I: For Soon To Be Kindergarteners

What are some great summer camp options for the soon to be Kindergarteners?  
Meaning - Many camps are for elementary, after a child has completed K.  Which ones are for youngsters entering K?  

Part II will deal with academic summer camps for all ages so stay tuned!  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Parochial School / Private School Acceptance Letters

Have you received your acceptance/rejection letters from parochial or private schools?  Please post!  We have heard that letters have started to go out from Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV) and St. Brigid School.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

San Francisco Community School Event - 2/9

The San Francisco Community K-8 School is hosting a Pancake Breakfast!

Fun for all ages:
-  Saturday, February 9th from 9-11:30 am
-  At SF Community:  125 Excelsior (1 block east of Mission, between London and Paris)
-  All you can eat breakfast $7 per adult, $4 per child or $20 for family of 4
-  Live music with Paul Griffiths and Friends
-  Jumpy house
-  Valentine's chocolate sale
-  Garden craft activities
-  Great breakfast, great choices:   Whole grain buttermilk pancakes, wheat-free, dairy-free, banana pancakes, bacon or veggie sausage, fruit salad, OJ, coffee and tea
-  Chance to win a new iPad

All welcome - Great way to meet SFC families

All proceeds benefit SF Community public school's outdoor education, project-based learning and other alternative programs

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Nearest Ice Cream to EPC?

Tomorrow, we go for the EPC language assessment, followed 2 hours later by a CAIS "playdate." I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow I scheduled the EPC language assessment AND 4 private school kindergarten assessments all in the same week. Potential parental stress pales in comparison to how my quiet 4-year-old going to feel over the next week, heading into 5 unfamiliar situations with strangers and no parent in sight.

This is the child whom I had to carry in my arms to our first kindergarten visit, with the weak assurance of "It'll be fun! You'll get to make a necklace." After insisting that it wasn't going to be fun, said child emerged with a beaded necklace, a drawing and a solemn look that said, "I held it together, Mom, for this intimidating experience that YOU made me do."

Fast-forward a month. "Why do we have to go to another school? I like the school we went to last time.  It was fun."

It was??? "What did you like about it?" I asked.

"We got to play."

Some parents promise their kids ice cream after each kindergarten visit, and I've decided that my slow-to-warm-up kid deserves a reward for braving it out. Since I don't know of any ice cream parlors near EPC, I'm settling for a visit to the main library between the EPC and CAIS assessments, with a promise to check out as many Captain Underpants books as we can carry.  Who knows, maybe in another month I'll be getting requests to go on more kindergarten visits.