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[ - ] Anyone else wait listed at the 92Y? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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sure, we are as I am sure are tons of kids. I wonder if they have a priority WL- no indication of that on ours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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Good luck to you and your DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 03:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm majorly STUCK in a repeating loop. Any words of wisdom or strategies for how you snap out of a rut? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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There will be a coat check [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Do something new/different. Commit to hosting a dinner party a week for the next month. Change your exercise routine. Go somewhere you have never been before for a weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:58 PM Flag
[ - ] iTunes is some sucky software 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Husband and I are considering buying in Williamsburg. We love the apartments but can't sort out where our 3 year old son will eventually go to school. What is the situation with young families and schools in Williamsburg? Are there charters? Neighborhood schools? Anyone BTDT? OR is it all a big pain, with subways and busses, etc. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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When weather gets nicer go to local playground and chat people up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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OP: We found a few that we may have to bid on soon, but need to know the nitty gritty. Any, uh, we don't see a ton of playgrounds in Williamsburg. Does that portend bad things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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Well... Get the to a Starbucks and talk to moms! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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OP: All due respect, that's why I'm on UB. At work, trying to get the info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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There are ton of kids in Wburg. I had my DS there, but moved when he was 2 to another neighborhood in Brooklyn. There's a school consultant lady who specializes in Brooklyn. Do a call or a meet up with her and she'll give you the full low down. I think there's an ok elementary in Wburg. There's a fantastic one in Greenpoint. But I'd talk to the consultant lady before you buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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OP: Great! Do you know her name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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OP: Why did you move when your son was 2? If there are great schools, etc., why not stay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 03:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Yes! Broke into the 150s (pounds) this morning. Was 175 last week. :-) 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Did you amputate a limb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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How did you manage this in a week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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gave birth to a baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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That is amazing! I have been there! Keep using weights and eating mostly veggies and meat. You will slim down in no time! Get it, girl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Congrats!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] My adopted father recently passed and left me with $250K as I am his only living relative. I do know that he has two biological children from whom he has been estranged since their birth. I am not sure how I would go about contacting these children, but should I split the $250K three ways? Also, he has a sister who is after me for money now. Am I obligated to give her anything? Thanks. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Other siblings...that would be very nice. Sister can bite it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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You are not obligated to do anything, but if he was estranged from his biological kids since their birth he is a real shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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op - I agree. Apparently, he had these children as a teen.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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If he left it to you, it goes to you only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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You can keep it. You can give 2/3 away. You can give any portion away. You can contact these biological children and see whether you like them well enough to hand each of them $83K. I'd imagine they'd be appreciative of anything, though anything less than 1/3 might inflame old wounds. Or just you being a reminder of their father's choice could make them hate you as his representative. Or they might welcome you into their loving family, regardless of the money thing. I think this is one of those things where you get to help make the reality happen, though you are also dealing with long-buried wounds that might not make for happy reunions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Lawyer here, and I'm sorry for your loss. Legally, you are under no obligation to do so. May I suggest that you wait a bit until you can think more clearly, and not make any rash decisions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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ok, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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This. Sister can go scratch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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You are not obligated to give anyone anything. Only you can know whether or not it will make you 'feel better' - but I guarantee you, as soon as these people have the money from you, they will not have a continuing relationship with you. You'll probably regret it later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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This!!! Run. Hide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Hmm. I would say to ignore the sister. Does she know how much you got? And then I would do nothing for about a month and just think about it. How would you find these estranged children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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op - all $250K came from the sale of a house that he inherited when his parents died (it was their weekend beach cottage), so his sister is especially upset that I am receiving the funds from that sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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What did she get from the passing of the parents? Seems to me either she was taken care of at the time and received her due, or there was some reason they didn't want her to have anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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She is an alcoholic and has some other issues. She received 1/3 of their cash assets when her father died. My father was given the major share - the primary residence, beach cottage, cars, 1/3 of cash assets and all objects within the home. His other sibling is a total nightmare and totally unaware that my father has died, otherwise I'd be dealing with him as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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You are not obligated to give anyone anything. I would be hesitant to contact his children regarding money. If you must do something, arrange for some cash to arrive at each anonymously but nothing more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Keep the money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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? He intended it for you not for them. You decide what to do with it. Maybe you should give it to sister maybe she needs it more than you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Np: Are you the auntie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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no but I could be if you want to send me the check ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Actually, he had three living relatives besides you (2 children and sister.) He chose to leave the money to you and your first obligation is to abide by his decision. If he had wanted the others to have money, he would have provided for them in life as well as in death. Enjoy the money, it is yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know a real estate broker who rebates the broker fee? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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I was a broker for years and getting a discount depends largely on the apartment, in you are renting. If you are selling, most brokers will go down to 5% or so, but that discount is reflected in the system all brokers use. And yes, there are shadey brokers who won't show listings if the fee is reduced. Have you seen StreetEasy.com? That's a great place to find legit rentals and sales. It's the tool brokers use with a different interface. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Yes, Keith Burkhardt- website is theburkhardtgroup.com He's very nice and not slimy or pushy at all. I went into a process with him though we didn't consummate a deal. He didn't give the help on pricing that he claimed on msg boards he would, but that was fine with me- he was a fine conduit to the listing agent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Still haven't received notification from one nursery (ISAAGNY so Feb 26th was the date). Should I call today or wait till tomorrow (to see if in the mail today). Only a few blocks away so can't image mail takes more than two days. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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call [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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well, call if you would take them over your other option(s) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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I would wait for today's mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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Yes, you don't want to hurt your prospects if it turns out to be WL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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I would call. The schools want to settle their lists as quickly as possible so that they can stop answering all of their WL calls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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I am in the same boat - called the school and they said to wait another day or two... so frustrating since I just want to be done with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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ughg, thanks! Got to wonder, if they are playing games and did not actually sent the letter on Thu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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we are still waiting for one (10 block away) and know other families who have gotten all but 1-2. wait for today's mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:55 PM Flag
[ - ] My co-workers are always showing signs of hostility, through seemingly joking comments, due to my pregnancy. We are a small group where everyone has a full plate. I understand they are annoyed by the fact that I will be gone for 3 months after my child is born. But, this hostility is stressing me out. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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grow thicker skin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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She's growing a human - that's enough growing going on :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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You can't control other people. You can only control your reaction to them. So in a word, stop stressing about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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op. thx. should i just ignore them? or, say something sarcastic back? a childless co worker in her 50s is borderline harrassing me - she always said "lucky you!" or "look at you!". ugh. so annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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oh please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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Ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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No. Don't say something sarcastic back. And, btw, how is "lucky you" harassment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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op. it's the tone, facial expression and the context. it's always about how lucky i am that i don't have to work as hard as she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Did it cross your mind she thinks you are lucky? Perhaps she is infertile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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Yes, you should just ignore. I don't know the specifics of this coworker...but if she's just trying to get a rise out of you, then she'll eventually stop if you ignore her. Just smile and change the subject. Btw, you work with assholes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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op. yes, it is BigLaw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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You sound delicate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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THIS. Great advice for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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could you just be imagining it? your hormones are wild right now and I sure your stress level is also [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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Pregnant as well. I just remind myself that I get three months without the junior high mentality. They aren't worth the stress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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op. love the analogy. thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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This is harassment. Document and discuss with HR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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I am an almost 50 year old in an office full of women having babies. My dd is in college, so I'm past all of that. No offense, but it's annoying. No, we can't stop you from getting pregnant and taking maternity leave, but please understand that the rest of us have to take up your slack. See things from our point of view - we do our best to see yours, and although it's annoying to both sides, we'll get through it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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But do you say things to these women like 'wow, you're so lucky getting vacation for 3 months.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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I don't understand this sentiment coming from another woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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op. will you think twice next time before you hire (if you have hiring authority) a women in her 30s, married, and not done having kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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or - honestly? my boss said he's never hiring another woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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I don't remember anyone saying stuff lime that to me when I was pregnant, but many women do talk about how great I will be to be 'off' and away from work for however long. You can give that attitude some f the blame for your coworkers. And I do agree with poster above with older child...there is nothing in it for anyone else that you're pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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Yeah, get a thicker skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I run a small business and I told my friend I am having my first staff meeting. Mentioned Id order pizza and hoped it would be somewhat fun for them. My friend invited himself. So weird. I'm trying to subtly let him know I can't have him there. Why are men so weird?? Why not ask me on a date if that's what he wants? Any insight? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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explain that he has misunderstood, this is a staff meeting and he is not your employee. Make a date for coffee or something with him another time. Does that sound right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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I will see him on Thursday. Meeting is wednesday. So freaking weird. Maybe he has a crush on one of the other women? But they both have boyfriends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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yeah like the poster below says, stop being subtle "Sorry Joe this meeting is not for you. See you Thursday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Stop being subtle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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+1. Why on earth didn't you tell him immediately when he invited himself that it was a work thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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This is really weird. Why would he think he should come to your staff meeting? Does he work for you sometimes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 03:00 PM Flag
[ - ] High School applications: Does anyone have any updated info about when the public school placements will come out? Per prior UB postings, could be anytime this week or early next week. Sounds like the LaGuardia Open House might be 3/12, not 3/11 as reported on UB and Inside Schools. Would appreciate any info. Thx. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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My guess is not this week. Next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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LaGuardia's open house is scheduled for 3/11 on their calendar. They may have to change it because it conflicts with the middle school evening parent/teacher conferences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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My child's middle school doesn't have P/T conferences then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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If you go to LaGuardia's page and their calendar it still says 3/11. So most likely they will have to change it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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I can't see this on LaG's webpage (just seeing performances, etc.). Would you mind posting the link? Many thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Scroll down to the black box at the bottom of the site's home page. It's under Upcoming Events. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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Don't know but last year they moved open houses when results came out a few days late. Last year they were on a monday morning around march 10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD: offered a PM spot at favorite preschool UB TT, offered AM slot at second choice UB TT. They are comparable in in cost, distance, exmissions, etc. pros and cons? DC currently naps in the afternoon. Which would you choose and why? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Naps change. Take the school you like best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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IME naps wouldn't have changed enough to make PM slot work. It sounds like 1st choice isn't so much better to warrant dealing with PM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Right. Pm classes are full of sleeping children @@ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Those kids may have dropped their naps early. My three kids did not. OP has heard both sides and it will be up to her to decide based on knowing her child best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Yes ma'am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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I agree with OR. Naps (and schedules) change. Go with the school you like the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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In the same situation and several people have told me to take the PM program because it really is our first choice school and DC will adjust. Clearly these schools make it work with the PM programs and the kids aren't all disasters or maybe they wouldn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Exactly. My child napped in the afternoon (like most children) and we got pm spot. It took a tiny bit of manipulation from me - but mostly dc adjusted. Op, one thing I wanted to say is once the pm spot - always the pm spot - so don't think it will be easy to switch. That's the exception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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At least one school I know of only have PM classes for the first year. Then all attend afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Nap should not be the issue. Which one you like best, followed by lifestyle you want (nanny coming late, you and dc getting up and out of the house...) should help you make your decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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