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[ - ] where is a good place to get a small bookcase for my ds' room that is nicer than ikea but cheaper than pbk? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:32 PM Flag
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West Elm [ Reply | More ]
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landofnod.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:42 AM Flag
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Agree with the other suggestions as well as JCPenney. (West Elm might be more expensive than PBK, but the shelves aren't as childish so you might want to keep them longer). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone received feedback from Friends or Spence? Thanks. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 07:30 PM Flag
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my psd doesnt give out feedback at all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:36 PM Flag
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Same here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:41 PM Flag
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np That would seriously piss me off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:41 PM Flag
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Had this experience at MAPDS a few years ago -- maddening! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:49 PM Flag
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We got a no for Spence [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:41 AM Flag
[ - ] This show "Trust Me" sucks. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Kissing Jessica Stein is on. I love that movie. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:19 PM Flag
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What channel? I rented it from iTunes last month -- that's how much I like it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:25 PM Flag
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lead is the girlfriend of Jon Hamm so wonder why she had any thoughts of being a lesbian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:30 PM Flag
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in her defense they have not always been together... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:31 PM Flag
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for 9 years... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:47 PM Flag
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this has to be the dumbest response i've seen in the history of ub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:53 AM Flag
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Love that movie as well. And responses are silly. Who cares who she is dating in real life. It's a movie and it's called acting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Best public school in Manhattan? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:16 PM Flag
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There are many. Are you looking for opinions on zoned schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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Yes. My dh and I were both raised in public school systems (not Manhattan) and want to send our dc public. We need to settle on buying an apartment in Manhattan but not sure where to do it - and want to consider which public school we would end up sending dc. Any thoughts on the better schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:27 PM Flag
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love 41 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:28 PM Flag
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What do you love about it? West village right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:31 PM Flag
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Do you know anything about UWS schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:33 PM Flag
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PS 173. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:43 PM Flag
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Sadly, you either believe the 173 stuff or are wasting valuable time you could be putting into trying to build community, family involvement and enrichment at 173. GL, it's been a poor school for a LONG time and it's such a great neighborhood(grew up down the block). I feel for you- but if you're not mistaken, you're misinforming, in hopes that this would be a good way to improve the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:43 AM Flag
[ - ] I think we just said no to a school through our psd (along the lines of "they're interested are you?"). I'm torn b/c I love the school, but I feel it won't work for our family. Feels weird to shut the door before knowing if it was really even open...I hate all this pre-decision day wrangling and strategizing. I wish the schools would just take who they genuinely wanted and let the chips fall where they may. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 07:10 PM Flag
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Why would they do that? All schools care about yield. Do you have another school interested in your kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:16 PM Flag
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Oh, I know the reason too. I just wish it were different b/c I feel like we're being asked to make decisions without full information and based on all sorts of theoretical situations. I'm also just anxious b/c the schools we really want haven't given any feedback so there's part of me that thinks "a bird in the hand." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:21 PM Flag
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hopefully, you have had near definite feedback from elsewhere. btw, we did something similar, and the school accepted dc nonetheless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:20 PM Flag
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Were you asked to FC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:27 PM Flag
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basically. I said we weren't ready to commit and asked if that would mean a rejection. psd said she didn't know but it would probably be high wl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:03 AM Flag
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at least you have feedback. my connected psd doesnt give out any and advises no first choice letters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:27 PM Flag
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np That's very odd. We knew which schools were planning to accept dc by the end of Jan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:28 PM Flag
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I think its odd too, but its true. She doesnt tell anyone anything,(as far as I've heard) and we are at a connected UES preschool.Any clue why this may be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:35 PM Flag
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Maybe we're at the same school! Same deal. Nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:42 PM Flag
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She's basically deciding behind the scenes who will go where. Sure, the schools have their lists of who they might take, but they also have wl people. And if a family is big donor or a psd favorite, she might very well tell the ongoing that another kid (who might want a school) won't be coming, so they should take wl kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:45 PM Flag
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Is your preschool on lexington? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:49 PM Flag
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not, but very close [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:03 PM Flag
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BROKERING [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Ok let's set the record straight; for each school below,please confirm acceptance envelope dimensions, i.e. Oversized envelope or regular no. 10? Thick or thin? 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 07:07 PM Flag
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HM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:08 PM Flag
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Acceptance - large envelope (8 1/2 x 11), Thick and I think the outside said "Contract Enclosed". But this was a few years ago for Nursery School. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:14 PM Flag
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the first real response! bless you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:56 PM Flag
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Trinity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:08 PM Flag
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oversized, for upper school at least, I assume similar for K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:56 PM Flag
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Brearley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:09 PM Flag
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acceptances are in personal size evelope (some people call it executive size) and have a few sheets of paper so it is pretty jammed in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:18 AM Flag
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Fieldston [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:10 PM Flag
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:10 PM Flag
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never got an acceptance but the w/l letter somes with a post card to send back so it is not that thin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:19 AM Flag
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Fat big envelope with folder inside. Very comprehensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:49 AM Flag
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The acceptance letter is personalized with a listing of some of the things the school loved about your child (which looks like it came from the playdate, PSD report, personal essay and interview with Babby). I saved the letter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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Acceptance letter is a regular letter envelope size so don't expect a thick one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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Friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:12 PM Flag
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Thick. Contract inside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:45 AM Flag
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Saint Ann's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:15 PM Flag
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It's an urban legend that these even exist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:58 AM Flag
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Normal-size, thin envelope. Accept letter says contract to follow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:55 AM Flag
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Okay. I'm obsessed too,but this is over the top and hilarious. We ae now talking about envelope size...for god's sake, by the time you see the envelope you'll be 2 seconds away from an answer!!!! Some perspective, please.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:16 PM Flag
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ita. I'm pretty obsessed with schools as well, but OP is a nutcase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:20 PM Flag
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Maybe this post is by a mailman/woman who is nosy about where the kids on his/her route get in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:20 PM Flag
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Op here: yes I'm a nutcase--so what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:28 PM Flag
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We're all nutcases in some sense by this point! I'm on your side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:55 AM Flag
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np. ITA. And I'm LOL, so thanks for the comic relief, OP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 09:46 AM Flag
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LREI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:17 PM Flag
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its white with a picture of an aa, asian, gay man,& lesbian on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:07 PM Flag
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that is so wrong . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:14 PM Flag
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thick. contract inside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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Grace Church School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:19 PM Flag
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it is white and has a big diamond on the envelope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:31 PM Flag
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best answer of the night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 08:00 PM Flag
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And signature Burberry trim [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:32 AM Flag
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But....I REALLY want one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 09:38 PM Flag
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Thick. contract [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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At this point, I think you should just wait for Feb 14. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:20 PM Flag
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Op: geez, this night crowd is tough. Lighten up; I've seen way more neurotic posts here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:30 PM Flag
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No--I'm sorry to offend you--but this post gets my vote as craziest. Any seconds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:31 PM Flag
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You are insane. Truly insane. And deep down I kind of want to read the answers but my own sense of self-respect won't allow it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:30 PM Flag
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I don't think you're crazy at all and I'm not even really obsessed with the school thing. I think this is a good one and I'm actually vaguely curious. Post next year and I'll tell you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:45 PM Flag
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I have to laugh because last May-June, when us public moms were obsessing over whether to mail our G&T rankings to DOE via regular first class mail versus certified mail, the private moms mocked us (yes, that debate was very mock-worthy!). But this thread rivals that for absurdity. Just pointing out that the process has a way of making fools of all of us, whether it's the private process or the public one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:08 AM Flag
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touche [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:53 AM Flag
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This whole thread is hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:44 AM Flag
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Chapin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:45 AM Flag
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Grace. Grace. Grace. Please. Please. Please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 10:14 PM Flag
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I'm almost like the guy at the end of the Paper Chase: when I get the envelopes, I'll be tempted to stand on a beach and rip them up and cast to the wind. But I won't. All fat overstuffed large envelopes, the @#$%^&s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 10:23 PM Flag
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Packer: Thick, with contract. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.09, 02:33 PM Flag
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Berkeley Carroll? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.09, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] For purposes of ethnic "diversity," do you think schools are pretty much just interested in AA families or do they actively seek out Asian and Latino families, as well? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:55 PM Flag
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all. it's partly about the visual, but certainly about broadening the experiences of all the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:57 PM Flag
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All count & it depends on the schools make up. Some have most of their diversity come from African American families & thus they seek out Asians and Latinos - Some have their diversity come mainly from Asians and thus seek out Latinos and African Americans. In general, coed schools are more likely to have more African American diversity & SS Asian. Very few schools have more than a handful of Latinos for K to 12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:58 PM Flag
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to be honest, they want a certain amount of Asian families (both Far Eastern and South Asian) in their communities, but i'm pretty certain they get TONS of applications from Asian families, as well ... i doubt they have to "actively seek" them out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking about Special Music School for DC next year...do they even care about scores or is it just audition...also, how are their academics? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 06:53 PM Flag
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Academics are great. It is just musical aptitude - the testers are a bit inconsistent, but it is worth a try. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:54 PM Flag
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kauffman is supposed to be amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:59 PM Flag
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do you really want to put your 5 yo in the hands of a bunch of crazy, cranky Russians who will scream at her for years to come to teach her the cello or violin or whatever? and what future is there in that anyway? I cannot see doing this to a kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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np: Kissin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 09:38 PM Flag
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I attended the original Russian school back in Odessa, USSR thirty years ago, would love it if DD could go there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 09:30 AM Flag
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My kid was there. I would very strongly NOT recommend it. Agree with the crazy Russians poster, and academics were very sketchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:08 AM Flag
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my dc goes there. the teacher does not scream at dc...ever. they are a bit more strict than the average music teacher and they definitely expect more of their students. dc is learning stuff about 10X faster than I ever learned it. In the first year, dc covered the music I learned after 8 years of playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:54 AM Flag
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Op here: what do you think about the academics? What grade is your child in? Do OLSATs matter or is it just about audition? I have an older DC who takes piano lessons at Lucy Moses and he doesn't scream at my child; couldn't apply for him because too old (long story). Do they use same teachers from Lucy Moses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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You don't need OLSAT for SMS. For K there is no audition. It's an onsite evaluation of K's music potential. No, Lucy Moses and SMS share the facilities but have entirely separate teachers and administration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 09:26 AM Flag
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What kind of things do they do at the evaluation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 09:32 AM Flag
[ - ] i am sooooo happy the t&g deadline was extended. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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Is that just for kids going for K this fall? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it true that once your dc is in zoned school at K you can move away to another nyc school zone and they can still continue to legally go to original school? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 02.02.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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unfortunately yes. I wish they would change this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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wow - I didn't belive it when told. Does seem very unfair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:48 PM Flag
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it is, and has been a problem at some schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:55 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] how much severance pay should we give our nanny? My husband is likely going to be laid off soon, and once he's not going to the office, he'll be the stay at home parent until he goes back to school in the fall. Our nanny is wonderful - has been with us 2 1/2 years. She knows that our situation may change soon. When/if the axe falls, our plan is to tell our nanny the bad news, ask her to finish out the week, then pay her 3 weeks of severance. We can also put her in touch with a couple families who will be looking to hire soon. Is that enough $$? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
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yes, but can you scope out the families now (know the date the will need someone) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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ITA except i would tell her the same day that you are letting her go. let her hang out with the kids while you are there at end of day when you tell her, but do not tell her mid week and then have her keep coming with this knowledge for next few days. not a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:52 PM Flag
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if you are letting her go for reasons that havie nothing to do w her work, i don't see why this matters. i coud understand if it was on bad terms, but otherwise, i think it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:05 PM Flag
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You never know how someone will react. If you do decide to have her work after you tell her, be prepared for the possibility that she leaves and doesn't come back (however wonderful she is - I have known this to happen). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:11 PM Flag
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layoffs are supposed to be better handled by having them early in the day and early in the week. tell person, let them wrap up quickly adn leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:11 PM Flag
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OP here - our nanny is terrific and has a great relationship with our kids - I know this is the typical advice, and i don't want her to have to keep coming in if she doesn't want to - but it seems too abrupt to end a long working and friendly relationship with a check and a boot out the door . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:09 PM Flag
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I agree. Treat her the way you would want to be treated. Maybe you can help her by giving her more time to look for a job? 3 weeks is not a lot of time in this economy...there are so many nannies looking for work... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:18 AM Flag
[ - ] when will packer send out notifications? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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^^^^for k admissions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
[ - ] connections, use them? we have many but have not asked. can't a school just love your dc without all the strings? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:37 PM Flag
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They can, but the strings help. Don't use the connections - at least a strong one - unless you are positive you would go. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:38 PM Flag
[ - ] So if DOA asked us repeatedly at our interview if we had any questions about the process, am I to assume we were supposed to bring up FC? Didn't occur to us until the next day that this might have been what DOA was after. What else would there be to ask about at this point. Hope we didn't blow it. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.02.09, 06:36 PM Flag
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Why not just call her (or him)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:38 PM Flag
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PSD said she let us know if anyone needed to hear something more from us. Feel like I should play by the rules, but it's so unclear what the real rules are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
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why not just phone up to 'check if the application was complete and if they needed anything else'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:48 PM Flag
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if OP writes an FC, wouldnt that prompt DOA to contact PSD to say that they are interested but there is something incomplete? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the top three private schools in boston? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:36 PM Flag
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harvard, mit and boston u? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:38 PM Flag
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middle and high schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
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roxbury latin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:44 PM Flag
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why don't you ask on the boston board? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:46 PM Flag
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I did, Einstein. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 07:06 PM Flag
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BB&N, Park, Fesseden [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:50 PM Flag
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In Boston, or around the Boston area? I am from there, and I would say Boston Latin (public) and BC High (private, Jesuit, but still open-minded). For Boston area, I would say Andover and Deerfield. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:51 PM Flag
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incredibly smart people I know went to Commonwealth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.02.09, 06:57 PM Flag
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my DH went there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.27.09, 06:59 PM Flag
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buckingham brown... [ Reply | More ]
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winsor for girls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:32 AM Flag
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Roxbury Latin, Winsor, BB&N [ Reply | More ]
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