Friday, August 7, 2009

A busy week


I apologize for being away. School starts here on Monday and the PTO has been gearing up ~ providing me with lots of work. In this county, every year, even though you've already registered for school ~ you have to come in and prove your residency and get your schedule the week before school starts. Tues and Wed were those days. Both days the PTO sold T Shirts, car magnets and foam fingers proclaiming we are #1! We also provided lunch for the teachers and staff on Wednesday which I was in charge of. Yummy pizza, salad and garlic knots for 100. Oh and some snacky desserts as well. There was also a run (by me) to Sam's Club to pick up 1000 paper plates, cups, bowls, cutlery & napkins for the staff for the year and somehow in there I managed to run over to Nate's middle school to get his schedule and sign him up for the school bus. I seemed to miss the part where you had to bring in updated immunization records though so I got turned away. Fortunately I actually had gotten the shots he needed, just didn't get the record printed out. Managed to convince them to print out the records immediately (they wanted a week to get them done) and ran to the Pediatrician's office and then back to the school. Both kids are now officially registered. Julianne got the teacher she really really wanted so hopefully she will have a better year this year. Nate got a really good schedule as well. And I can finally breath (and blog).
Well we still have a few last minute supplies to get for school and a bit more school clothes shopping but I'm taking today off ~ maybe getting in a little pool time and definitely some sewing time.

3 comments:

Bella said...

oh yeah, school starts....crap

Sandra :) said...

I'm SO glad I don't have to go thru all that STUFF anymore! The never-ending paperwork. The non-stop demands for $$$. The shopping lists for supplies we're told are mandatory. (Come on - the kids aren't allowed to use their locker locks for more than one year? That's ridiculous!) Then there are the parent/teacher interviews, where we're allotted 5 minutes per teacher per student, but the parent before us ALWAYS runs into our time, so we're faced with the choice of using up someone else's time, or cutting short our appointment. Then there's the homework, and the teenage angst and hormones, and buses that run late, and detentions (ok, the detentions were mine, not my kids, LOLOL), and the "absence" calls from the school that were incorrect EVERY SINGLE TIME (and which I had to get corrected EVERY SINGLE TIME) ... nope, I can't say I miss all that stuff at ALL!!!

Monnik said...

Back to school... it's so much work! I'm behind on my registration details and I just realized that I need to get the kids to the dentist before school starts to have a required form showing that their teeth aren't about to fall out.

That is annoying. I get the physical thing, but why do I have to get them into the dentist BEFORE school starts? It's not like their teeth are endangering anyone...

But enough of my rant. Glad you will have more time to blog when Back to School stuff is taken care of. :)