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[ - ] Do you think the NYC Dept of Ed is going to take back the wrongly-awarded pre-k slots? If so, can you imagine? With all the crap you have to put up with in this city, you actually luck out for once and get a mistake IN YOUR FAVOR and it gets taken away? No way. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.30.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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Nope, i don't think they can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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They have to. They just have to. They've got to follow their own rules, that everyone has relied on in making their plans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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They can't give people spots and then take them back. Nobody was guaranteed a spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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Yes but if the DOE guaranteed a certain order of priority - sib, zoned, unzoned - and if they didn't follow it, those parents who weren't given the promised priority have the basis for a lawsuit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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Maybe, but what is the point? Besides, a lot of people will turn down their spots so they may well be able to accomodate at least the siblings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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What is with this lawsuit stuff. They will deal the best they can. Have you never made a mistake at work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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Hey, I'm not suing. But if I were the DOE I'd be worried about the liability issue - seems like it would a slam dunk case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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You would have to be a complete jackass to sue the DOE because of an error placing a child in prek. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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i am so freaked out about the whole school thing. my building is not zoned -- am wondering if i am making a mistake by not considering private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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You mean not zoned for a school that has a pre-k program? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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np, there is a zone where they closed the school and all of the peoplle in that zone (151) are sent to neighboring schools by lottery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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Its not easy to get a preK spot from the 151 zone. But K spot in 6, 158, 59 or 198 guaranteed. I think PS 198, 158, and 59 have preK programs, but last fall the 158 principal said there were not enough preK spots at her school to accomodate 151 folks. That leaves PS 198 and 59 for preK options - I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 02:18 PM Flag
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NP: 198 preK is great, and full day, and less likely to fill because of 198 elementary rep as sub-par. I know many parents whose kids attended 198 preK and they were very, very happy, most ended up at LL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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You should consider private. Go to some open houses and tours and see. We decided on public, but you may find a private you can't live without. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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Hijack: How do you know if you are zoned or not for pre-k? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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no one is zoned for perk. What I think you are asking is does your zoned school have a prek program. You find that out by looking on insideschools (which is not alwlays up to date) and calling your zoned school and asking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:19 PM Flag
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Oh,ok. Thanks! I am new to all of this... Can you try for a school that's next to your zone as well? Or are you stuck with the local school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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if you are talking about prek, chances are you will not get in a school different from your zoned school. But you can try for anything in your district. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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DOE seems in fact to be withdrawing acceptances: re one Brooklyn pre-K, this was posted pn Inside Schools forum (copied from local listserve:POSTING HERE FROM ANOTHER LIST: They have the list of acceptances, but are refusing to register anyone who is not in zone or siblings. If your kid is a sibling or in zone, and was rejected, please contact the PS10 office to put your name on the list. They are sending a list to DOE of kids who got rejected. By last count today 9 siblings and 3 zoned kids were rejected, that they know of, but there are doubtless more. On the flip side, there were many kids who were accepted that shouldn't have been--out of zone, out of district even, with no siblings, and even kids who didn't have PS10 as their first choice. They are not going to register these people until all the siblings and zoned kids have been accommodated. The DOE has agreed to this. I am passing this info on because PS10 wants to make sure they get everyone on their list to the DOE who was wrongly rejected. Please pass this info on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:50 PM Flag
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^^^continued They are not going to register these people until all the siblings and zoned kids have been accommodated. The DOE has agreed to this. I am passing this info on because PS10 wants to make sure they get everyone on their list to the DOE who was wrongly rejected. Please pass this info on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:51 PM Flag
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Could someone explain the situation on wrongly awarded pre-k slots? My DD got into 158 but we are torn over pulling her out of private school, however, the $ savings would be great. Did they award to outside of zone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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It is pretty clear that they rejected sibilings. Other issues have been mentioned, check out the blog at insideschools.org to see what others are asserting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 07:08 AM Flag
[ - ] If I didn't get hangovers I would drink more often. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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seriously! Me too. Had to get a Big Mac for lunch after I got into the wine last night! I should know better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Any WOHMs able to do without nanny once kids are school aged. Also I will have one kid in private and one in public so totally different vacation schedules. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.30.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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not yet -- dc in 1st grade. but i could get away with having someone less than two hours per day, as my work schedule is such that i can be home pretty early. as is, our nanny works part time now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:43 PM Flag
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only if you get home in time. I don't think you can leave kids by themselves after school until they are least in 6th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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what happens when they are sick? doing after school every day is a long day, having the different vacation schedules is tough. we've made do without one, but it is a struggle. haven't found someone we liked yet-have one pt but not enough for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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When they are sick, you take a sick day too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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I know plenty who do. They key is either "after care" at the school and/or being able to coordinate your work schedule with your spouse and trade off the pick up/drop off duties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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np: The thing about aftercare is that unless you go to a school where it's subsidized (which are generally only schools in lower income nabes) afterschool is more expensive than babysitter even for one dc, and most definitely for two. Plus it is a really long day for the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:54 PM Flag
[ - ] how many pieces of flair are you wearing? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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LOLOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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not enough obviously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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I'm comfortable with the minimum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a croc hater. I HATE CROCS--THEY ARE BUT UGLY SHOES. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:17 PM Flag
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butt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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BUTT UGLY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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actually, it works either way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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I love my crocs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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My kids love them. Never thought I would say they would get money's worth out of 30 shoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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Your kids have no taste. My DDs hate them and think they are ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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Good lord. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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Everyone hates how they look but once you get some for your kids you will realize how magnificent they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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I would never intentionally ruin any of my daughter's outfits or ensembles with crocs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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who cares about how attractive or ugly beach shoes are (whether for adults or kids). They are comfy, don't cause blisters and a 18 mos can put them on himself. I am sold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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Sadly, most people dont limit wearing them to the beach . . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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So what is it to you? At least my feet are comfy and I walk around all day long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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I don't think they should be worn by anyone over age 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:26 PM Flag
[ - ] DH here, any questions? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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No one cares what you say. Jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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op: wow, I really get you worked up. why is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:18 PM Flag
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Because you aren't a real man. Real men don't do UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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op: is everything ok? you seem to have a lot of aggression. any family problems? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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Get a life dumpy old man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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op: wow, listen to you. you keep responding. sorry to hear about the family problems. hope they get better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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when did you grow breasts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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It was interesting as a novelty, not a regular thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Mimi's mom from Hoboken a bitch? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:14 PM Flag
[ - ] DH here, any questions... 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Book Mom is the bomb! Yeah, I know I'm late. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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Thank you. If you post/watch on that thread, I'm here for a short time. Easier for me to keep track. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I am having a problem replying to posts. What am I doing wrong? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 05.30.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.30.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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Try replying to this. But really, come on over to YBM - no one is here anymore! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help me with my decision about going back to work. I really need thoughts of both sahms and wohms. Should I quit my fairly well-paying job in education that gives summers/school holidays off and stay home w/my 3yo and 1yo? in order to do this, I will have to depend on getting freelance editing work and trusting that I'll make enough money and find enough time to do it. wwyd? I hate to leave the kids in daycare every day, esp. because 3yo has a medical issue. Please help! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:06 PM Flag
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i have been there. woh f/t, woh in education with a school schedule, and also was a sahm. for me, i think if you have a well paying job with the school schedule, it's worth it to keep. sure, i'd love to be a sahm. but if you are going to have to get a job anyway, might as well stick to what you have. at least, that's been my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:12 PM Flag
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thanks very much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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I WOH full time though with a relatively flexible schedule, and have been SAHM, and my two cents would be that even though it is hard at first to leave a little one in someone else's care, in the long run I'm so glad to have a career now that DS is in school. Yes, I could SAH and serve on parent-teacher things, but I like also having an identity that's all my own and not just being "mom". Being my DS's mom is, of course, to me the most important role, but I like having lots of parts of me that are not defined by being his mom. I tried work from home, and I never found it worked well -- I wasn't able to give DS or my work full attention when I was home... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 03:17 PM Flag
[ - ] what is YMB? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:06 PM Flag
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your mama's booty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 12:10 PM Flag
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