My daughter is finishing up her first year of kindergarten. She has loved every second of it and is looking forward to 1st grade. I, on the other hand, am not.
I have decided that Kindergarten Orientation just isn't enough. For those of us putting our children into public school for the first time, there are really some things that we need to know. And as kindergartners don't go to school all day long, I guess they just expect us to learn the hard way.
1. How do we send lunch money to school? Do you take cash? Checks? Do we give it to the office or the teacher?
2. How long is lunch? Where? What time? And is there any food I'm not allowed to send with my child? (i.e. peanuts)
3. What time does school get over? Are there specific pick up locations for the first grade like there are for the kindergartners?
Maybe I am just overreacting. Or it could be the fact that my daughter will, sadly, miss the first day of first grade, due to a family reunion. Coupled with the fact that I am almost positive that back to school night will also be held the week that we are gone.
Oh, well. I guess I still have 3 months to figure this stuff out. . .
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