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[ - ] Can someone be kind and tell me what the issue is with center and 199? 25 words or less. (i'm ignorant to the point where i'm just guessing these are two schools in the same building but i don't know if center is public or not). 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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you should actually read the resolution. it includes not only moving the center school but also rezoning some blocks to ps 187 and some of the trump buildings to ps 191. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 08:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Who do you use for homeowner's insurance? first time homebuyer and i don't even know who to call. tia. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 11.20.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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I use Allstate. Barbara Grimaldi Agency. they've been terrific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:07 PM Flag
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chubb. it's pricey but the best-rated [ Reply | More ]
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op: thanks. i'll call them both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:13 PM Flag
[ - ] As we were leaving the SB test, tester indicated DD had scored high enough to make round 2. Just got the report, which gives a score of 135. I'm so confused. Do you think there's a possibility DD's test scores got mixed up with another child's? WWYD? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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1) sb testers aren't supposed to comment AT ALL. 2) the scumbags who break the rules tend to say something nice that could be construed as "we're goin' to disney world!!!" your dc got the right score and is not going to round 2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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What did the tester say to indicate that? That's not normal, at all. One thing to say dc did a good job or whatever, but to say dc will make the cutoff? No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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You must have misunderstood. A tester would never do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:07 PM Flag
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they can't say that... because they don't even know what the cutoff is... the cutoff has changed over the past couple years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:07 PM Flag
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and given the new scoring system, I really don't think they know off the bat where the score will end up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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You misheard him/her or interpreted the way you wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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np DING DING DING. She probably got the old "she finished her work" comment and some nice remark about dc being bright. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 08:44 AM Flag
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Who was your tester? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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I tested with Dr. Jackson and got very positive feedback after the test. Haven't received scores yet, but I've heard on UB that she gives lots of people enthusiastic feedback and it doesn't necessarily correlate to a very high score, so I'm trying not to put too much stock in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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I've heard that many testers give vague positive feedback that is easily open to misinterpretation. To allay your confusion (and guarantee that there was no mix-up), you might want to pay extra for the consultation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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That is why i was so happy when our tester said nothing except expect to receive the score in 3 weeks. Better not to have to worry about the nuance of the words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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FWIW, I was told, thank you for bringing DS and nothing else....I thought why bother to attend the open house.... SB 154 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:09 AM Flag
[ - ] DF was telling me that her ds comes home daily asking what various obscene words and gestures mean. Other kids are saying and discussing the words apparently, and her dc is intrigued, but often gets blamed for participating in the discussions. How to handle? The kid still has no idea of the meaning. She wants to ban him from playing with these kids, but seems a bit harsh to me. WWYD? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.20.08, 06:01 PM Flag
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how can she ban him from playing with kids in his class? i'd suggest she speak to the teacher to talk to the kids about appropriate language. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.21.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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My DC is 4, and going through this. Knows it is wrong and exciting, but has no idea why. Lighten up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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who are you telling to lighten up, OP or OR? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:20 AM Flag
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General Topics 11.21.08, 09:33 AM Flag
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OK, that is me. I was assuming the kid in OP's post is older than four. But I think this is a realistic reply. My son did this at that push the boundaries age. "Nobody ever told me I wasn't allowed to blow chocolate milk out a straw." "Billy said it first..." I think it is important to teach your kid to take ownership for their own behavior. (The "cut the shit" part was supposed to be funny.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:56 AM Flag
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i gave mine an explicit list of words that were inappropriate for her own use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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at what age? I think one question raised is how much to explain to a young clueless DC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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"explicit list" pun intended? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 09:44 AM Flag
[ - ] What are your rules for naming a baby? Everyone complains that our name choices are too long. I'm worried the name is too popular. Others are turned off by the hyphenated surname. What are your most important rules for choosing a baby name? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:58 PM Flag
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the only rule for naming a baby is not to ask anyone else's opinion. just pick the name and surprise everyone later on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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Hope that rule worked out well for your little Ebner and Isla-Rae. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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come on. people are complaining that her name choices are too long. she can use a nickname if she wants to. but stop looking for people's approval b/c you'll never get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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I agree with this. I don't care what other people think of my children's names. We also have the supreme court justice rule... Justice Brayden... I don't think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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I suppose most important is not naming the child something that will obviously make him or her a target of hostility, but that probably varies depending on the community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Help - How do the bus services work for private schools? I have heard there are free bus services from certan spots to schools -- and private services. What are the costs, details? TIA!!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.20.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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A lot will depend on what the DOE does with Altantic Bus Service for it's students what with the budget cuts (that's the free type). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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^private school kids can get bus routes to private depending on the # of kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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is there any info on the routes, etc.? tia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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That's hard to get but where are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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Not depending on # of kids. The bus stop may be farther than you'd like but your child is entitled to yellow school bus service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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Private vans cost anywhere between $2k-$3k for 10 months and not all areas are covered. For the private van routes, you should contact the schools. For the free yellow buses, DOE handles that and all the private school kids are entitled to use them. Some kids get picked up as early as 7:15am and some as late as 8pm. As far as I know, the yellow bus doesn't mix private and public school kids. 2 private schools in one bus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:56 PM Flag
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There are some routes with only one private and there are others with more than one and still others whoch may combine public and private schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 08:49 PM Flag
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don't know what the arrangement is between the school and the DOE but we get bus service. we don't pay for it. i think they have to approve the bus stops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] This school process is making me feel very lonely: two of my closest friends aren't going through it (one in public and wanted to apply but dh said he wouldn't pay for private), another already in at a tt at PK, and a third there is too much tension surrounding this. DH travels a lot and doesn't really like to dwell on it. I really want one good friend who is doing this with whom I can vent without it being a competition, instead of sitting here with my thoughts. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.20.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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Well it should hopefully be resolved in what - 12 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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I had a friend who has an older dc who went through it before so that was really nice. I couldn't really talk about it with other friends who were going through it with me. Even when dc got into our top choices, couldn't celebrate with anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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It feels terrible, doesn't it? While I know that this will be over soon, that there are far more important things in the world than this, I find it all so isolating. My one friend who is in already only did 3 schools and her kid sailed through so hardly comparable. And my other friend who did this actually got into not one or two schools but SIX. Including three tt. It's hard to discuss with her because I don't think she can truly understand my struggles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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precisely why UB exists. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So I might be pg. this month, ok with 1 to 2 glasses of wine ? Period expected or not in 1 week or so... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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More important than alcohol consumption issues, if you think you may be pregnant, take some folic acid daily, starting now. Folic acid is proven to reduce neural tube defects that happen during this crucial period of early pregnancy. Folic acid is found in most prenatal vitamins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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After folic acid, as long as you are not an alcoholic, my second concern would be caffeine intake. 2 cups of caffeine per day increases risk of miscarriage. I'd knock off my daily coke with lunch before worrying about a weekend glass of wine or two. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Having had a dc who came from a solid school in another state to NYC gen ed touted to be "good" I am appalled at the mediocrity of the DOE's curriculum. No wonder so many people here will struggle to pay for private! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What grade did your dc move in? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At what schools are the parents the most ecstatic? I know at our nursery school every is thrilled beyond belief with the quality of the program. Which ongoings do people feel this way about? Boy, BTW. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ditto, dalton boy K. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which do you think is better when trying to conceive - sex every day or every other day? what worked for you? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 11.20.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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Sex during ovulation days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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every day leading up to and including ovulation? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can anyone recommend a day camp program for a four-year old they have really liked on the UWS? Any suggestions welcome. Thanks! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We loved the JCC. Ds really liked the swimming, counselors are young but fun. Good facilities because they get to use the huge gym, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Ultimate diversity: Lesbian couple, one black and one Native American, with an adopted child who is Eskimo. The black mom is a world famous entertainer/athlete and the Native American mom is an activist poet. How's that! 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what's not boring about this post is that OP is outing a family and invading the dc's privacy. shame on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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OP: this is a made up case. You dont' really think such a family exist, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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well, then you are a bigot. making fun in this way is really thinly veiled racism/bigotry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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Hello, are you new to the private school scene? I guess all the schools are bigots and racists then to promote diversity this way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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You might want to save big words like bigotry and racism for when it really is appropriate. Hate it when people throw it around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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how would you feel if someone made similar jokes about jews? or some other group? I happen to think it is a joke at the expense of others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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oh puleease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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back in the days when jews felt discriminated against, even in nyc, believe me, they would not have appreciated a joke like this about them. I happen to be AA, and do not appreciate this joke. sorry if you cannot see what is wrong with it, but please respect my sense of being offended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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You assume I'm Jewish which tells you something about your bigotry perhaps. BTW, AA friends joke about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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I am not assuming you are jewish. just picked it at random. btw, your AA friends who joke about this with you do so to alleviate the anxiety they feel about being thought of as undeserving of special status, which they must feel coming from you. doesn't surprise me given your attitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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Oh please. You are really projecting. I feel sorry for you. [ Reply | More ]
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np: these are real people? who are we talking about? i thought this was just a trigger from the diversity post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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sure beats our white lesbian boring job family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:22 PM Flag
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finance or law? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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education and social work. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't you like, though, that you're considered boring? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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That's INUIT lady. lol [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it crazy that I need my parents approval to stay home with my kids? My father has totally expressed disdain at the idea. why do i care soooo much? Damn. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 11.21.08, 02:49 AM Flag
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You care b/c you want them to support you (emotionally). It is sad that your parents don't. That said - at least they are communicating their honest feelings, in many families that doesn't happen. I would tell them you respect their opinions but this is the right thing for your family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.21.08, 03:38 AM Flag
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^^ my sil just quit her job and knows in laws don't "approve" but they don't say anything to her which makes her equally uncomfortable. fwiw - she didn't ask my opinion or advice and i didn't offer any - just support and excitement for her new life. (and a little sadness and worry at the potential financial risk they are taking). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Moms over 35: how long did it take you to get pg (assuming you didn't need to see a dr)? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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