Monday, August 23, 2010

Side by Side Community School here we come!

Scarlett got something in the mail a few days ago. It's her new backpack for her new school. You see, Scarlett will be attending a Pre-K program at Side by Side Community School starting September 2nd. The school is right down the street from where I work. There were about 10 available spots in this particular program and there were TONS of applicants. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have gotten a spot. And the program is free which, as I'm sure you can imagine, will be a huge financial relief to Joe and me after the cost of daycare...about $600 a month of a relief. Whew. On top of everything, Holden will also get to go into this same program when he turns three thanks to their reserved sibling spots.
This program runs Monday through Friday from 9-3:30 for the length of a typical school year. Scarlett will get report cards and "hot lunch" and will have to wear a school uniform and Joe and I will have to attend parent/teacher conferences. And Scarlett will be continuing on to elementary school at Side by Side as well, so this "first day of school" really feels like her first day of school. It'll be hard to get excited about her first day of kindergarten when she'll have been going to this school for two years by then!
So look out, Side by Side! Here comes "SHA"! Be sure to check back for the first day of school pictures.


Pokolodi said...

She does not look so happy in this picture. Please don't tell me you made her pose for this during her bout of the stomach flu. ;)

The Duarte Family said...

How exciting! First days of school! I actually used to teach at Side By Side! Can't wait to see how it goes!