Friday, August 15, 2008

Open House

Last night was Open House for Logan's new school. After being super lucky at finding a parking spot (it was raining), we went exploring. We bought a spirit shirt and then we found his classroom. I don't like that there's no roofed walkway to it though. Are they going to make them run thru the rain to get to the lunchroom? Or am I going to have to go find a rain coat? I wouldn't even know where to look! We've never owned one.

His teacher was very nice. We were the first ones there. Logan picked out his seat for Monday morning and we talked a bit. Logan explored his new classroom and seemed to get pretty comfortable. He started talking the teacher's ear off at one point. I learned that all gates are locked to the school during the day and the teacher's door is locked at all times too. Sounds like good security. She also carries her cell phone on her at all times.

Afterwards, we went over to the Media Center to take a look around. We talked to the librarian a bit and I was dismayed to find out that there are no strings(violin, viola, etc) classes anymore! I hate budget cuts! We also walked over to the music room where the kids- starting in 1st grade- can learn to read music, play the recorder (not looking fwd to that! LOL) and sing in a chorus.

Before we left for home, we stopped by the lunchroom so he could peek in the window. It's so small! Much smaller than I remember.

I'm so excited for him yet so sad that my baby is off to kindergarten already. Less than 3 days left....



Working Mama said...

Can you even believe it?? Wow...just a few days from now they'll be starting school! It looks & sounds like he's very comfortable with the class & teacher. Did he get to meet any children who will be in his class?? How many kids are in the class??

Melodie said...

You just need to get Logan a rain poncho that folds up into a pouch to keep in his backpack. When Limona went under construction last year and moved into portables, there were zero covered walkways, so they sent a letter home to the parents before they made the move to let them know that they needed to send rain ponchos to school with their children.
If you want to get Logan into a strings program, I saw a notice about one getting ready to start up at Music Showcase on Saturday mornings. I think it's $90 for the 6-week beginning strings class (for ages 3-7). They're also waving the $35 registration fee right now.

Jenn said...

I know 100% exactly how you feel.. I am going to desperately miss Carson when he starts K on the 26th.. For 5 almost 6 years he has been my companion, for almost 3 of them it was just the 2 of us, I know the same goes for you.

Debbie said...

I'm glad it went well. I am so happy that they had their open house on schedule this year...even though it was completely wet outside!!!

Don't even get me started on the budget cuts and what things they needed to take away from education and schooling...I always cared about those issues when they came up and now with children in school....its ten fold again!