School Decision

I went to our local elementary school yesterday and picked up a registration packet for Ane. Kindergarten registration is this Thursday.

This was a hard decision, and I knew it would be once we made it. But after weighing all of our pros and cons, we finally decided to go with the public school. We have enjoyed the preschool that Ane has attended so much, and I do regret that Tad will not get to attend that preschool (though he loves his school and needs the special education program – something Ane’s preschool does not offer), and if something went terribly wrong at the public school, we would probably send her into the private school system that her preschool is a part of. But for now, the public school is what we are choosing. This decision was made before the Webmaster was laid off, but it does kind of confirm that we made the right choice for now.

We’ve already pointed out the school to Ane – we live only two miles away from it and pass it frequently as we drive around. She is very excited and is ready to start kindergarten NOW. I did remind her that she should finish up preschool first, and she was agreeable to that. But every time we pass by, Ane points and says, “There’s my new school, Mommy!”

Now I’m just hoping that she gets to be in a morning kindergarten class. We’re going to stick with the half day program, and the girl is just so much fresher in the morning than she is in the afternoon. For her sake and her teacher’s sake, I’m really hoping for a morning class.

And even though Tad will have to be reassessed for his special ed preschool program, it’s pretty much a formality. He’ll be back there next year. I have his parent-teacher conference today, and I’m sure I’ll get an earful of how well he is and isn’t doing. It will be interesting, I’m sure.

2 Responses to “School Decision”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    March 17th, 2009 10:08

    To have Ane placed in the morning class, don’t you have some chips to call in? Like, we’ll see you at the Compton-Tiller picnic if you’ll put Ane in the morning class!
    After all, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
    Then again, it might not be worth it.

  2. Cousin Shelley
    March 17th, 2009 15:16

    Will you be driving her to school or will she ride the school bus? Sometimes that determines the am/pm class.