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[ - ] I am on amoxicillin 2 grams daily for 5 days and on days 6-10 will take biaxin and flagyl. I am so scared of vaginitis. Anyone BTDT. I am being treated for ulcers caused by H pylori. Any advice 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:26 PM Flag
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Eat a ton of yogurt. Drink plenty of fluids. Stay away from alcohol (obviously). Otherwise not the WORST thing in the world to have a yeast infection, why so scared? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:32 PM Flag
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I always take Florastor when I'm on antibiotics. Prior to that, I always got a yeast infection so my doctor would just prescribe diflucan or you can just use the cream while you are on it if you are that worried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:36 PM Flag
[ - ] How often do you give 9 mo Emetrol? She has the stomache virus thats going around and keeps throwing up all the time. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 01.24.09, 03:50 PM Flag
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Is there any info on the packet? Did you ask your ped? So sorry she has a bug, what did ped say to do for it? At that age it is FINE for you to call the dr. after hours to ask how to manage. Can you even do that "kiddie gatorate" stuff, hm, what is the name, now I am blanking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:26 PM Flag
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pedialyte [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:31 PM Flag
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Whew, that's it! Thanks. Pregnancy brain.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:34 PM Flag
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My ped talks so fast plus dd was screaming in backround. I asked her to repeat but still didn't get it all down bc I am so stressed bc I am doing a catering party tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Wondering if we are going to qualify for FA? We have a HHI of 130K, and dh gets a bonus, but nothing like IB bonuses. The most it ever was was about 24K. We rent, have no car, no nanny and take 2 inexpensive vacations per year. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 01.24.09, 03:30 PM Flag
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Any type of diversity or special appeal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:42 PM Flag
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you could, but it probably won't be much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:43 PM Flag
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No. We are in a similar boat and looked into it. WE don't qualify, so I had to go back to work to afford the tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:50 PM Flag
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How did you look into it? That should qualify you for some amount in most schools. Absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:54 PM Flag
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NP: You could look at the sliding scale at Manhattan Country School. If you slide off the end, you can "afford" any private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:57 PM Flag
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That means nothing. I wouldn't stop from applying because of that school's scale. It's based on something very different and the money is spread around differently, they want a different demographic... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:03 PM Flag
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Do you work? If not they will add about 50 thousand to that income. Even with that you could qualify. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:55 PM Flag
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Do you work? 130K plus bonus of 24K falls into possible financial aid territory under usual circumstances. If you don't work (and don't have a young child at home), the schools will add at least 35K to your total hhi, putting you close to 200K. This year will probably be different from other years though, with schools stretching to aid families with children currently in the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:58 PM Flag
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I think the cut off is between 150K and 180K. If you don't work (+35K), you total 184K. Doesn't look good. Remember, also, that if some schools may use FA as a deciding factor--they don't have the extra money to pay it, so they will not even WL you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:02 PM Flag
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I've heard the cutoff is around 200K, with families usually expected to contribute 10-15% of their total hhi as their share of tuition. This makes sense, because 15% of 200K is about equal to one full tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:30 PM Flag
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op: I am a SAHM, have a 2 year old. I have a small part-time business but I am just breaking even, so no real $$ yet. Also no diversity or connections. FWIW, very high ERB, stellar school report, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:01 PM Flag
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With a high ERB, send dc to a G&T. If you can not afford private for one dc, you really won't be able to for 2 DCs. G&T is free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:03 PM Flag
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We were told not to bother applying for FA. We make 180K--AND we have racial diversity. I doubt you would qualify. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:05 PM Flag
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Who told you not to bother? Was it just one school? I'm very surprised anyone would do that, no one can speak for all schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:11 PM Flag
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op again: I should also say that the sss recommends that we should only pay about half of a private school tuition. Just don't know schools follow the recommendation, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:11 PM Flag
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Each school is different. They can offer you much more or less. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:12 PM Flag
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This is national scale. The schools norm it for NYC. Seems like your child is a strong candidate for many reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:28 PM Flag
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Do PSDs provide any insight into these issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:15 PM Flag
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definitely. despite what people here are saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:28 PM Flag
[ - ] What does Babby look like? I am fascinated by the postings here. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 03:17 PM Flag
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She's not tall, but you can feel her presence. Always smiley and friendly. Good person to the core. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:22 PM Flag
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I can't quite remember but I sort of recall a version of that Everybody Loves Raymond mother except with very dark hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:18 PM Flag
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Petite, shortish dark hair. Her energy is positive/high, enthusiastic. She's probably in her 50's. On a separate note, she sells Dalton really hard & makes it sound like a truly wonderful place & then rejects you anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:21 PM Flag
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wrong, her hair is blondish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 03:50 AM Flag
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It doesn't matter. Power is hot! (that's for you Babby, if your scrolling.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:37 PM Flag
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I was curious too! Google image search... Babby Krents. http://intranet.dalton.org/alumni/photo_album/AlumniNight2001/index.htm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:12 PM Flag
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not what I expected [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:59 PM Flag
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I know. We are only applying to 2's programs now but I am very much looking forward to seeing her in person in a few years, and already curious about whether we'll be interviewed in the basement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:32 PM Flag
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a little bit like Joy Behar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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really? the google photo made her look more like mrs. kravitz on the old dick van dyke show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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^^oops, meant bewitched! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:25 PM Flag
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no way. she is much prettier. thinner. shorter. nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:20 PM Flag
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mrs. kravitz was very thin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 04:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Inside Info; Just got back from afternoon coffee with a friend who works at a TT. She said the rumor is that many TTs will be over enrolling/Wait listing more kids this year to pad enrollment. They believe MANY families will have to leave the city during the next 6 months and there will be empty seats in fall... Thoughts? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 01.24.09, 03:07 PM Flag
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Don't know. In our TT, nobody talks about it. It's business as usual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:23 PM Flag
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In ours people talk about it. It depends on who you mix with I think. I know many families who are not on FA but aren't super rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:56 PM Flag
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dh in financial career, he agrees the next six months will be beyond what anyone has seen in their lifetime (financial aspects of how USA functions), also think schools would be foolish to say "no" to any dc they might accept if financial circumstances made more than usual number seats avail for WL kids. Why in the world would the schools give a straight "no" and then have seats empty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:27 PM Flag
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I meant anyone our age (with dcs in private). Looks like we are headed into something like we had in the 30s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:13 PM Flag
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np: finance mom here and ITA. Still surprised at how many NYers who aren't close enough to whats happening on Wall Street are still in denial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:37 PM Flag
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There are still a lot of people applying to privates and in privates that don't rely on Wall Street income. There aren't that many seats to fill. That said, I would expect the schools to pad the WL just to leave their options open, that is just common sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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i think it will surprise people how many leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:44 PM Flag
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I will cry about the economy but LMAO at those private school bastards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:07 PM Flag
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I work in an university and I think this is pretty common practice with any admission process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:22 PM Flag
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Right. But where they might normally accept, say, 55 for a class of 50, they might now accept 60 to avoid having to go too far down the wl and diminish their cachet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:47 PM Flag
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I work at a private school & many are doing this because they need more students and more tuition, which is why it is a fairly good year to be applying for an off year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:13 PM Flag
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I work at a private school also, and am involved in admissions, and we are not intending to increase enrollment at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:15 PM Flag
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sure, but no post is suggesting a school would increase enrollment, just increase acceptances, correct? the idea being that yield might decrease based upon the economy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:59 PM Flag
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Exactly. Don't know where she got the idea that anyone thought schools would be increasing enrollement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:05 PM Flag
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Read above "need more students and more tuition" more than suggests increasing enrollment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Question about DOAs that talk to one another. I do not want to write a first choice letter - applying to threes programs with an unconnected doa at current program, so I have not asked her to get feedback from schools. So the question is, do the actual doas of the school talk to one another VIA the current director of your school, or would someone at Episcopal, for example, call HM/Horace Mann doa and ask if a particular applicant that they want has fc'd the school? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 03:01 PM Flag
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why not write a fc letter anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:34 PM Flag
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I still don't know what I really want to do if offered that choice. I am between two schools and want to get into both. I guess I should just decide and write the letter - but if that school doesn't pick us, I don't want the other to somehow know and not offer us a spot... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] How much time did dc take for OLSAT? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. It depends on the child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:41 PM Flag
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took my dd about a little less than an hour (she got a 99) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:44 PM Flag
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about 40 mins. no results yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:55 PM Flag
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did you apply there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:00 PM Flag
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sorry. meant for another post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:01 PM Flag
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23 minutes. either went terribly wrong or really well. tough to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:19 PM Flag
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ditto here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 06:46 PM Flag
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50 minutes; 99 (this was last year) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:50 PM Flag
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np: ditto here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 08:05 PM Flag
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almost an hour [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 09:33 AM Flag
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45 minutes. no results yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 09:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone done camp downtown (McBurney, Friends, LREI, Chelsea Piers), can you give feedback recommendations? How is the Y camp? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 01.24.09, 01:43 PM Flag
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Done most of them. For Friends its been awhile but my ds really liked it. It was very low key and kids had lots of flexibility about what to do each day. LREI (recent expeience) is very nice, also low key but more structured: the kids select a couple of classes that they see through for 2 weeks so they experience something more fully and over a longer period. Chelsea Piers was fine but my kids aren't really interested in doing sports all day so a week or two of it was really enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:59 PM Flag
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lrei is nice for dcs who are less interested in sports, cp is obviously for athletic types (my ds loves it), friends seemed a little pricey for what it was to me, though some people love it, mcburney is lame imo, but, again, you get what you pay for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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my dc did friends and at least in 1st, no WAY they can choose what they want, besides choosing btw chess and cooking for a 40 min period. dc and his friends were annoyed and bored with it 3wks in...trying LREI this year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:59 PM Flag
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LREI is totally sweet, but short on sports. Kids do a two week stretch of two chosen classes. School does theme days. Teachers totally enthusiastic. We've also done CP. It seems pretty exciting: you do one sport all morning and then alternate in the afternoon with other activities including bowling. I found it short on supervision and personal attention and super pricey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:41 PM Flag
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chelsea is awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:45 PM Flag
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Ds went to lrei at 4yo and 5yo and loved it. This year we are sending him out of the city to day camp just because we want more outside time, but for a city camp loved Little Red [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 04:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Just came back from !4month old ds's appt at the dentist, he got his 2 bottom teeth at 6 months and he is now cutting molars dentist said to get rid of all bottles binkys and sippy cups b/c that is stopping him from getting his top teeth, has anyone experienced anything like this? I understand about bottles and binkys but the sippy cup too??? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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I've never heard anything like this but I guess the dentist should know. I can't see how a sippy cup could stop the teeth coming through unless the child had it in their mouth constantly (and even then!!!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:44 PM Flag
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that's ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:12 PM Flag
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I think you need a new dentist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:22 PM Flag
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that is what i thought too< i can see getting rid of binky and bottle but not sippy cup! thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] My 13 week old breastfed DS recently started feeding 12-14 times a day (5-8 minutes each time). I thought it was a growth spurt, but it's been going on for almost a week now. He previously ate about 8-10 times a day. He nurses to fall asleep as well, but does eat during that time instead of just nibbling. My ped says to cut him back to every 3 hours, but I don't want to deny him if he's really hungry. Has anyone experiences this? My inclination is to continue to feed on demand, no matter how inconvenient. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 01.24.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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OP: He has also started eating 3-4 times a night when he had previously been sleeping 5-6 hours straight. TIA for any advice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:59 PM Flag
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My ds #1 was like this from birth until he was 6mo or so. It was very tough but I kept on with demand feeding and eventually it all settled down. Ds is now 98th % for height and weight so I think he maybe needed all that milk for growing. I found it really exhausting and thankfully #2 ds was totally different. Do what you can cope with and what feels right for you and ds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:28 PM Flag
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my 14 week old is doing the exact same thing. it used to be every 2.5-3 hrs during the day and every 5-7 at night and now it's every 1-2 hours during the day and every 3 hours at night. I'm chalking it up to a grwoth spurt and the need to increase my supply. I sure hope it ends soon though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone gotten feedback from schools yet? Don't need to know what schools but wanted to know if anyone heard anything. Our PSD said to wait until this week or next. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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Someone posted earlier that even accepts via PSD are not 100% certain as things can still change. Best to wait until you have a contract. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:45 PM Flag
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We did, from 2 schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:36 PM Flag
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same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:39 PM Flag
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four schools; two ding, one w/l, one interested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:55 AM Flag
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we got no feedback yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Should we send a first choice letter even though people say not to or do it thru our PSD? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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yes yes yes. do it now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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Letter, fax and e-mail-use everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 02:46 PM Flag
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Can anyone give examples of getting into threes program w/o a fc letter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:06 PM Flag
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Not know of anyone doing FC at that stage. Do you mean 3s at a school that continues to 12th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:50 PM Flag
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OP: PSD said to get some feedback before sending FC letter because your FC may not want you and then you have blown it - make any sense? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:52 PM Flag
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I say if that happens, you can then send another FC letter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:21 PM Flag
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But feedback is often vague. Can you really send a 2d FC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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If we had last year (PSD said not to) we'd not have been SO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 05:08 PM Flag
[ - ] DC entering 6th grade. We have a clear FC and they expressed great interest in DC in interview. Do we write a FC letter? We aren't sure if FC has spots and worried we'll hurt ourselves with other schools if we write a FC letter and DC will get shut out of all. Thoughts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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Will the other schools even know? I don't know I'm just asking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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How would the other schools know you've written a fc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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OP-Yes, I guess that's what I'm asking. Would the other schools know? From what I've read on here it seems that the schools talk to each other. We need FA so that will be a huge factor in our decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:43 PM Flag
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np. If fc school knows you need fa I would carry on and do the fc letter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Just did the sample OLSAT test with my dd and all her answers were correct. Do you think she'll do well on the actual test or is it different? Any experiences? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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maybe she'll do well ,maybe won't.because the tester is a stranger,and also there are lots of different questions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:17 PM Flag
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Mine did that last year & answered very quickly - did well, but not fabulous - 94. For this test a lot of it depends on the tester & there is much more variation in quality than for the other tests. Try not to stress about it & make sure she gets enough sleep & is well rested. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 06:19 PM Flag
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I think it is a good sign FWIW. wishing you the best of luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 09:34 AM Flag
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Where did you get a sample of the test? Thanks GL to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 09:42 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm just back to UB after a long hiatus -- WTF happened? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:33 PM Flag
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Format changed very slightly - people couldn't cope and ran away. Now much slower but better than it was believe it or not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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np: Not really, other than the school board that is. The other boards are so slow that they can be run by trolls, as they have been in the last few days half the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 01:27 PM Flag
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Are trolls posters hired by UB to stir up posting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 03:04 PM Flag
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UB is sooooo slow. Visiting after months and headed back to ybm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:28 PM Flag
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format changed a lot. you can now post to up to 3 boards and dredge up posts that are days, weeks, even months old. making for slower, more boring board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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You could always dredge up old posts in the old UB, but wouldn't have to see them if you selected "most recent." This new UB has most active as the default. You might want to change your current default selection to check "sort by recency". You'll only get current posts that way. (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:37 PM Flag
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check "sort by recency"; click "update filters"; click "save as default" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 04:39 PM Flag
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