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[ - ] i have no idea what my dc's (any of them) apgar scores were. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 12.17.08, 11:41 AM Flag
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I don't even know what the apgar score was/is for [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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do you need them for hunter application? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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I know b/c my son's were as low as they come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:50 AM Flag
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so do they only tell you when they are not within normal range? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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It was on the yellow health/vacination card we received. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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We were told ours and they were also on the sheet we were given immediately after his birth with his stats and footprints [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:58 AM Flag
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^^and they were 9,9 so not abnormal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Russian speaking moms on? How do you maintain language once DC is at school for most of day? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.17.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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my nanny speaks russian to her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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not Russian but dd goes to Sunday school in our language [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] would you support a law that forced people who leave p on the toilet seat at work to either clean it with their it tongue or immediately be fired? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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oh yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:42 AM Flag
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i'll have to think about that one. would you mind demonstrating toilet tongue cleaning for me? i might vote for it if I saw how you do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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you must be a habitual offender [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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I think that often the powerful spray of water from the flush leaves us with the horrific impression that pee is sprinkled all over the seat, when in fact... that said, I would support such a law for true violators. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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np: spoken like a true squatter who leaves p on the seat... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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So, wipe it off; I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 05:08 PM Flag
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ewwww, you sit on public toilet seats??? what kind of sicko are you? do you think there isn't any pee on them as long as you don't see it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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look, you, just stop p'g on the seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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not as bad as the people who leave tons of toilet paper on the seat to sit on it, and leave it THERE. Yikes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] nanny bonus this year one wk cash, and you ? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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1.35x - was shooting for round number. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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1/2 week, but she has only been with us 3 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:46 AM Flag
[ - ] What are you tipping your building staff this year AND how many staff members are there? I have 20+ and can never figure out if I am giving appropriate amounts. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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1 super $50; 1 manager $40; 1 doorman $70; 3 doormen $50 each; 1 handyman $50; 1 handyman $30; 10 porters $30 each; 6 package guys $40 each. $930 total. OK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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omg. 1 super $150. done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:47 AM Flag
[ - ] DD at Brearley K and not getting any homework outside of reading with her 30 miutes per night required. I am hearing that other schools K have homework? Is this true? Am I reading the posts wrong? Thought all schools were gentle about homework to about third grade? Anyones K kids getting homework outside of reading? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.17.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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all the selective publics do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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The two schools I know. Hunter - no hw at K, then about 20 min per night per yr. Dalton no hw until 3rd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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St. BErnard's has worksheets starting after Christmas break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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Friend whose DS in K said they already have homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:13 PM Flag
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I've noticed that the better the school, the less homework in the early years--which is developmentally appropriate. If DD is at Brearley you are in good hands. I'd relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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that's a silly response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 02:59 PM Flag
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Oh Gawd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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I agree with this. the good publics cram because its all they have going for them, and no one is sure of the resources the kid will have later on. they hope to push it early in case the kid gets no good education later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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uninformed. and your english sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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I am from mexixo. probably speak englis better than you speak spanish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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you're definitely right about that. nevertheless, if you're going to completely trash good public schools, you should at least do so with eloquence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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np; not the above poster, but eloquence? please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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it was a facetious comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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I don't know if it's a matter of pushing it in, but I simply cannot believe the transformation in dd since starting K a few months ago, and it's largely due to the homework. As long as she's happy and feels unpressured, I don't see the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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yes, but I do believe it is thought of as being more necessary in public because they are working against other forces...like uninvolved parents, lacking resources later, etc. if the parents aren't doing a lot with the kid, at least they can try as much as possible to get the academics to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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you are not describing a "good" public then, are you? good publics in NYC are generally those with involved parents, plenty of resources via fundraising, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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You're describing a head start type situation, not the reality of the good public schools that typically have, if anything, hyperinvolved parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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K children who haven't learned to read and write can't do homework without an adults help. there goes your theory [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.08, 05:31 AM Flag
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Please. Doubt the 3rd and 4th tier privates give homework in K! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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Actually, yes, some of them do. Some of them are more focused on early reading and homework than the TT schools. Not sure why, but we did notice this on the tours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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My dc did not get homework until 2nd and no homework on weekends -he's at Packer in brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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Spence doesn't give HW until second grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:14 PM Flag
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Dalton K kid has no homework at all. I don't think homework starts until much, much later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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None at Chapin in k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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And your point is.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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Same as DS's school (MSC). I am surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] So who gets notified first - siblings or legacies? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.17.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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whoever donates the most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:02 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC preschool Q: anyone start PUBLIC kindergarden in NYC for a boy very young like 4.10 (dec 1 DOB) . was it ok ? any advise ? private nursery now BUt to be in NYC public school system DC would HAVE to enter v v young. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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sorry, pet peeve - advice not advise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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Dec bday boy here. It was fine, except exhaustion factor. He was still napping over the Summer and only in school until noon the previous yr. For the fi9rst 4-5 wks he was beast at night. But he was fine otherwise. Is actually very socially mature and got strong marks on report card for all the social stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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thought that to. now school is 4 hrs a day. kindergarden longgg day. ps what public is he at ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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citywide [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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could enter in 1st grade instead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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that option confuses me. so does 3rd private yr at 4.9 and when he is 5.9 he goes straight to ist ? sounds scarier. no ? bigger expectations ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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no firsthand experience or advice, I just know that that is an option (since compulsory attendance begins at 6yo). I'm sure it depends on a lot of factors, including dc's personality. We actually plan to homeschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:58 AM Flag
[ - ] My visible diversity isn't visible. DD is half African-American but except for the hair, looks white. Is there a separate category for white looking diversity? Figure there can't be that many in the city.... 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.17.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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My half African-American son looks Hispanic. Maybe we can start a new trend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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My half Asian dh gets mistaken for middle eastern and Italian :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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My half-Black niece gets "Puerto Rican?" all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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Part of your diversity is that dc is growing up in a multiracial family (ours too). I'd put that in essays or letters...GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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yes. make sure you get all of your points. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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You make it sound like it's a bad thing. If a school gives points for having a multicultural family and we happen to have a multicultural family, you bet I'm making sure we get all our points! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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ahh...the mercenary in all of us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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OR: And proud of it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:41 AM Flag
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that is apparent! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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You need to go through Early Steps to "authenticate" your dd's diversity credentials. I've heard from admission people that they look at the hand and hair. Some schools really do want VISIBLE diversity but some schools just want to improve their official numbers in which case they don't care if you look caucasian or black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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hand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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Yeah, not sure why. I guess some kids actually wear makeup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:12 PM Flag
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LMAO... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 12:14 PM Flag
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no, it's actually the ears they look at . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 01:52 PM Flag
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well, you can't really discount the hair. what's it like? If it's on the kinky side, you're all right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 01:59 PM Flag
[ - ] The only way to see a heartbeat early on is by doing it vaginal? Right or not? TIA. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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before your uterus grows beyond your pubic bone, vaginal ultrasounds are the only way to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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until about 9 weeks can only do the dildo cam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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np: thanks for the laugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone heard of Corbins Crusaders?? Someone told us about it. It is an after school sports programs. Any info appreciated. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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Friend's son is happy with the program. They pick the kids up at school and then drop them in a bus at your home, but it goes 2-3 hrs. The same friend also used them for a few weeks of Summer Camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know the Hunter cut off? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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97 for girls 95 for boys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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thanks! looks like we made it - YAY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I will apologize in advance that this is a stupid question but it's on my mind so I feel i have to ask - starting 3 yo dd in either ballet or gymnastics and both require she wear a leotard. While that is adorable - what happens if she has to go to the bathroom during the class? She is not great with taking down her regular pants to go to the bathroom let alone tights and a leotard. Do you just stay outside the room during hte class? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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When my dd went to those classes, usually a teacher would take them to the bathroom. But they always tell you to go before class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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Does she have to where tights at this time? I know they have the leotards that snap between the legs but they may be hard to find. They use to have tights that snapped between the legs (telling my age) back in the day, but I think they went out of style because they were a little uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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where else would you be? My 3 year old takes both and all the parents/caregivers stay outside the class at both classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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Hadn't really thought about it since we have never done drop off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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They usually refer to them as "separation" classes, not drop off, b/c while the adults aren't in the room, most places do expect you to stay on premises, or leave another adult "in charge" of your kid. For example, if your child has a friend in the class, one parent might take both kids, or you might tell your child "mommy's going to run an errand, but Susie's mom will be here if you need her." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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Makes perfect sense. thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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you're welcome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know the name of the PTA president at PS 199 or how to reach him/her? TIA 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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No, but I bet the parent coordinator has that info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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website www.ps199pta.org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Can't find much info. on this, so need guideline. How much per hour for New Year's eve babysitter? And is it hourly or just a flat rate? We plan to have her from 7 to about 1am. Two little boys, asleep by 8:30. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 12.17.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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$25+/hr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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whatever you neg. I frankly never got more when I sat for New Years but I wasn't in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:24 AM Flag
[ - ] 6 yo dd birthday party ideas: 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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3-5 friends at the bowling alley followed by pizza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:15 AM Flag
[ - ] 6 yo dd birthday party ideas: 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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