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[ - ] Gym: yay or nay? TIA! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Yay - you will be glad you did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Yay! Just got back a little while ago and feel great. Such a good way to start the week! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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op: thanks! yay it is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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I never regret going to the gym [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
[ - ] If an acquaintance (who's friends with your close friend) was planning to visit your city and e-mailed to see if you could share sitter with her for a night or two, would you think that's strange or would you be happy to help? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Happy to help. How else could they find someone they could feel comfortable leaving their kids with if they don't know anyone in the city. I would want someone to do it for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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I would be happy to help. Not strange at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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What do you find strange about this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have a summer bday and get a rejected does that mean dont bother to apply next year? If they liked your dc you get a "too young" letter right? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:28 PM Flag
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What is "summer" though? Late May and June or July/August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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no, not necessarily, my son got a reject last year, this year accepted. he got a too young last year and a waitlist this year (that I think is just a soft rejection because feedback was, he's great, no room) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you get selected as class mom? Assume most tiger/helicopter moms would vie for this position. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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no, i care very much about my kids well being but would NEVER want to be a room mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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no, i am none of those. I just wanted to do it, and expressed interest in the spring. Not sure why i was selected over someone else, but i can guarantee i am not a tiger or helicopter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Many vie for it in the younger grades. By 2nd grade onwards I think they are begging for volunteers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Yep! I was dying to be class mom in K, willing in 1st, and then ducking for cover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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This is astute. A good way to get to know the class, the inside gossip, and the administration in the younger years, but as they get older it's just busywork and collecting money. I'm doing it this year out of a sense of duty: I feel I should be involved in making the school a better place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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You don't get "selected". A person or two always just assume the position early on so no one contests it or even really questions it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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IME, the teachers ask. But it is not coveted position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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I would assume they are all for their own DC but not necessarily concerned with others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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I don't know about these people who are saying that it's not a coveted position. In my kids' school you have to apply via the PTA website in August and then they have a secret meeting where the PTA board selects the class moms. It always winds up being the moms from the same crew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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And yes, many people apply, which is why they had to go to a secret selection system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Your school sounds like it's run by a whole bunch of Tri Deltas. Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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Kind of, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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No one wants to do it at our school as it mainly involves forwarding emails and collecting money. I always volunteer because I feel bad. I am not a tiger mom at all, haven't volunteered for one other thing in the classroom (everyone always fill the slots before i remember to try to sign up) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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if you are spending your precious time forwarding emails and being the teacher's XXch, then you are THE ULTIMATE TIGER MOM, don't deny it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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in our school anyone who wants to be one can be one. we could have 4 class parents in one class and two for another. doesn't matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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I don't know why you would assume that. I WOH and I wanted to be class mom to help out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Why does anyone want to be class mom? I'm just curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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For some grades, they can't even get someone to fill the positions, and other grades it's a competition. There's a "Class Parent Chairperson" at school who receives all names of volunteers from the PA and chooses from there. So it helps to be in with her I guess. BUT.... your name has to get to her in the first place, so if the PA prez doesn't like you, your name might just accidentally get removed from the list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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+1 - although I have seen parents the PTO president doesn't like get selected, provided the selection committee feels the parent can do a good job. I do see the difficult to work with parents get weeded out year after year. And I've also seen teachers say absolutely NOT to certain parents (you know who you are...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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At my school the teachers choose. And it's definitely not all tiger/helicopter moms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] My parents live out of the state. My In laws live about 45 mins away and see us and DB all the time (MIL watches DB every Friday for us). My parents are coming into town this wknd to see us and DB. MIL is insisting on coming over and bringing my husbands grandmother who is 93 and barely mobile (DB's great grandmother) this wknd while my parents are there. My mom is pissed. I don't blame her but don't know if I should just tell her to deal with it to avoid drama. This kind of happens all of the time with MIL. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:22 PM Flag
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Yeah, screw those old people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:28 PM Flag
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tell your dh to talk to his mom and say, please pass on this weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Agreed. Forget about the old people - the grandkids deserve to have time with ALL of their grandparents. As your kids' Mom you need to stand up for them and their right to see the out of town grandparents when they have the chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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Why can't your DH ask his parents to wait for another weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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Yes, it's bad timing, and should have been scheduled for another wknd, However, DB's great grandma is 93 and her visit takes priority. This could be her last visit. Obvs your MIL is a handful, but you CANNOT reschedule a visit from Great Grandma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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Why not? Doesn't sound like this one we scheduled in the first place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Can you imagine if the great grandmother passes before the next visit. DONT reschedule a 93 yr old!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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why is your mom pissed? does she not like your inlaws? We always do a dinner when my parents come into town with my inlaws, nice for everyone to get together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] I have 2 hours to kill this afternoon. No work, no kids. What should I do? I already worked out. Not quite enough time for a movie. Could shop but don't want to spend money. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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Pedicure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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Massage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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Acupuncture or colonic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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Laser hair removal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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Yoga class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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I love to cook, so that's probably what I would do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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Cup of really good coffee and a book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Who is releasing what and for whom (DS/DD)? PLEEEAASSEEE release spots you aren't considering!!!! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:15 PM Flag
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Releasing AS today. Gl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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me too. will you email? where are you going instead (if I may ask) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Released HM and Riverdale on Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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Please don't rely on information you see here. There are people trolling these school posts, so you can assume that 90% is false information. Call the schools you want and ask them directly where you are on the waitlist. Express interest, and let them know that you can be there with a check asap if something opens up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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This. On UB, I have seen about a dozen people release Brearley and 10 more release Chapin. And that's just on UB. These schools must have had 50 people turn them down if you believe what you read here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone on this board ever been a foster parent? If so, what can you tell us about it. It seems like it would be a good way to give back & the only people who are foster parents are crazy & abusive. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:15 PM Flag
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My good friend does it (foster parent of the year in her state). She's had over 20 kids come through her home. She and her husband are very non-traditional, hippie types who have a home where it's comfortable for them to have a home that's in a bit of chaos. They do not have very nice furniture and live very simply. They always have only boys, since their own kids were boys, and once you have enough tween/teen boys in the house, introducing girls is not the best idea. She is very no-nonsense and her husband is very handy with projects and gets the kids involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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Do you know more? We live in the city but have been talking about fostering just one kid at a time since we have a small space. We have one child at home already. Just seems like a nice way to give back to a child in an unfortunate circumstance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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please be careful with bring a child into your home, the foster child should be younger than the child you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Totally agree. We have a baby, so thought another baby would be okay at this time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Here's some reading on certifying in NYS. http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/fostercare/requirements.asp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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I think there might be some rules regarding fostering children older than the child you have, and I'm almost positive there is some kind of privacy requirement where the foster child at least has their own private area. Your small apartment might work against you. GL anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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We have a 2 BR, our baby is in the second br. There is room that 2 babies could share. Again, we'd only do 0 - 2 years at the moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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i am a foster parent, what do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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really? how many kids do you take at a time? Do you ever just take one? For how long is the commitment? Do you have your own children? How does it work? The state calls you and says "We have a baby that needs a home..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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i don't foster babies, i foster teens, it all started with a school friend of my dc who came out to her parents and they kicked her out, then i found out this is all too common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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okay, tell more pls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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I just asked you a bunch above when you answered [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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+1 we didn't do "foster care" but son #2 had a friend with a very flaky, neglectful single mom. The second he turned 18 she moved out of their subsidized apartment to a different state with her "boyfriend." She left him behind to live on his own and basically get through the eviction process. We found out he was sleeping on couches and in cars outside of school, and we moved him in. He stayed with us a year. He's working on his own now, has a place to live, insurance, a car. Very proud of him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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aw this is so nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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Good for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
[ - ] 2016 Science Olympiad New York Regional Championship Top 5 Teams: Townsend Harris, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Collegiate, Dalton 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.08.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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How do you compete in science? Is the team made up of specialists in each branch of science? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:16 PM Flag
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there's a bunch of different areas of science and engineering that the kids compete in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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Wow, why do Hunter and Bronx Science lag so poorly in science. Why is their science curriculum so far behind privates like Collegiate and Dalton ;). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Do summer birthdays get accepted typically, or told to apply next year? DS is July birthday. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:09 PM Flag
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My friend's son as told to reapply [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:10 PM Flag
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from which schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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Mine was too. Maybe I am your friend though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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from which schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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It depends on the school. Hill schools follow the birthday calendar as do some other schools. The rest will just lie to you and say they will honor the birthday cut off but actually won't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:19 PM Flag
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I heard this too, but someone posted on here that she applied for K with an August DS, and ECFS asked her to move him to the pre-K pile. So... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:22 PM Flag
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Ecfs now considers both old and young summer birthdays. Unofficially Riverdale does too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] For those of you whose kids got into Hunter K: did you prep them? I was specifically told NOT to prep because the testers can spot this and disqualify the child, and that they look for innate intelligence. Needless to say, DC scored pretty low, but it seems like a lot of people did extensive prep. Just curious. Thanks! 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:09 PM Flag
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What do people do to prep? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:10 PM Flag
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No, no prep. But dc does go to preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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The ones I know who got in were prepping slowly for a full year prior. I think those have the highest chances. The 2 month prep in the fall can be notices, IMHO. the seriously tiger families who slowly prep bit-by-bit for a year have a lower chance of being "caught". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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How do they do it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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Yes, please let us know. interested for next year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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OR: Workbooks. The ones I know are all Asian, so are Very disciplined about prepping consistently over a very long period of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:23 PM Flag
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where do you get these workbooks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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NP: I think that you don't know what you are talking about. Or you are the racist who trolls on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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No, I am Asian myself. Sorry if I sounded like a troll or racist. I am assuming the majority of the non-asian parents prep for hunter as well-- but I just know the people from my "community". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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Where is your "community"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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I'm a different poster, and am not Asian, but there are prep courses available in Chinatown. If you Google, you will see that some of them are very blatant about prepping for te SB5 with test material. It's not hard to find this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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Chinatown in Manhattan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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^I found one through a google search for g&t workbooks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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Funny but when I google, the first one I see is Manhattan Edge on the UES - not Chinatown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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The 2nd one is Aristotle Circle which is near Herald Square - not Chinatown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Like preschool workbooks or maze workbooks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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I saw a whole group of hunter round 2 kids in a round 2 prep session at bright kids. You know they had also prepped for R1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:19 PM Flag
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for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:23 PM Flag
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Were you there prepping your own kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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No, but DC gets Highlights magazine, and likes to do those hidden picture and "that's silly" pages. When he came out of the test, he said that they did "that's silly", so get a subscription to Highlights. I'm not sure if it really helped, but it's a cute magazine anyway ;-) We also have about a 15 minute walk to school every morning, during which we talk a LOT and he asks lots of questions. Maybe that helped with the vocabulary section. We read a lot, go to museums, etc. I think that all helped. However, we did all of this with older DC who is very very smart but took the test at 3, and he didn't make the cutoff his year (he would have made it this year though:-(). Younger DC seems more focused,and actually enjoys structure and homework, etc. I think it depends on the child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:28 PM Flag
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How is that possible? I thought this year was lowest ever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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Yes, it was 143 this year. The year older DC took it, he didn't make the cutoff (it was 148) but he would have made the cutoff this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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she means her DC got, say, 146 a few years ago when 148 was the cut-off - this year a 146 was in. I think they changed the test though. My DC got 158 a few years back and I think that would have been more like a 148 today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Are you a fan of chef Danushka? UWS & food network personality. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:08 PM Flag
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No. She's arrogant, and stupid about food. I work in the food industry and she comes off as a know it all and not a nice person to work with. She makes the rounds to every competitive show only to make a living and has no real cooking skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:19 PM Flag
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Is she successfull as a private chef. It seems like she is very expensive & in high demand., [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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^*^^***I meant that as a ?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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Never heard of her and I live on the UWS and I watch Food Network constantly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:37 PM Flag
[ - ] So happy that handwritten thank you notes are back. Love them. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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Didn't know they went anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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They never went away. I hate them though, both writing and receiving. Wish the world would just shift to email. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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Having learned from Mom, I insist that our kids always send thank you notes. None of this email shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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Me too. I am actually offended when I get a thank you email. It shows lack of manners, thought and care. If you need to send a thank you, it is because someone went out of their way to do something nice for you. Take the 5 minutes to put pen to paper and stick a stamp on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:19 PM Flag
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NP. This obsession with form over content is bizarre to me. Are you also offended by a thank you phone call? It's an expression of gratitude either way. Why is only one format acceptable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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Ive never stopped sending them but I notice they are less and less common now. Very annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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whatever, does not bother me if it is email or hand written. but since i don't keep thank you notes, it does seem like a silly waste of paper when they could easily email me the thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:23 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:28 PM Flag
[ - ] How are you working the wait list? I called FC 2x today & am getting no where. Hold back ? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:04 PM Flag
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yes hold back, you dont want to be a PITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:05 PM Flag
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What do you mean getting nowhere? No one answers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:05 PM Flag
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No. They spoke with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:12 PM Flag
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you now can't call until Wednesday afternoon. Did you actually speak to someone twice today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:08 PM Flag
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Yes. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:12 PM Flag
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I would only email or call every 2-3 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:10 PM Flag
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Do you mean call a third time? Are you insane? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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No. I know I can't call again now. But when would it be ok to call? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:12 PM Flag
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You should have asked them that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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When I would call, I would always ask, when would be a good time to check back with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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Should I call back and ask this ? Or maybe just email this? I don't want to be seen as a pita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:19 PM Flag
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You are already a PITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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do not call or email again today. at the very earliest you can reach out once on Wednesday afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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Thanks. :( ok I will wait till Wednesday afternoon. Ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.08.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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