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  1. General Chat
    So the weather is real bad right now lots of freezing rain, turning to rain, then turning to snow. They have canceled all school buses. The police are reporting lots of accidents, the 401 is closed. But the schools remain open! I don't understand that I am not walking DD to school in this it...
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    Schools around here are shut down tomorrow.My daughter gets herself up she is 15. So she is all excited about sleeping in. It will be one of those lazy days of winter. To cold to even be outside by morning wind chill will be -25 below.
  3. General Chat
    So that my gk's classrooms would get a free book I told them I would do their Scholastic Book Club orders online. Luckily there are only two of them in elementary school! Finished up their orders online this morning and figured out that the kids could get a free book too. But, the trick is...
  4. Blog
    GreatSchools.net – The Parent's Guide to K-12 Success GreatSchools empowers and inspires parents to get involved in their children's development and educational success. We offer preschool, elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools nationwide.
  5. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    My question is; do you think children should be given sex education in schools, or should this be the responsibility of the parents to teach? How would you see that it should it be taught? I know when my kids was little I wanted to be the one to teach them and let them know about sex. I felt...
  6. General Chat
    I homeschooled for 5 years. I would have more except we were trying to keep peace with the ex-wife. The first 4 years I belonged to a local homeschool group. The 5th year I was President of the group. People who don't know the ins-and-outs of homeschooling are against it. I was told many times...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I dont know if things have changed but when I was in high school we werent taught anything about personal finance and that kinda bugs me now that I had to learn the hard way. I cant understand why schools dont have required classes in dealing with personal finances, even just basic things like...
  8. General Chat
    I am going back to school online and I have narrowed down to two different colleges. One is AIU and the other is Phonix University of AZ. Has anyone gone to any of these schools? I was going to go to our local college but they wanted way to much to go there. Does anyone have any feedback on...
  9. General Chat
    Schools out for the Summer. Today was the last day and were the kids wound up and loud. This means that I am off for the next 10 weeks. Time to do some major decluttering and cleaning.
  10. News you can use
    USDA: More than a third of recalled beef went to schools More than a third of the 143 million pounds of California beef recalled last week went to school lunch programs, with at least ... </img>
  11. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I just found out that at my dd's middle school their is a christian fun club. I realize that it is a club and is not something that everyone has to join. But I do find offense in the fact that their is a club for christians. At first I thought if the school is going to accomodate clubs for one...
  12. Family
    Whats your input on Montessori schools? We're thinking of putting DS to one in a little over a year (he should be 2 1/2 then) but I keep second guessing myself if it really is the best choice. He is hyperconcentrated (sp?) like my husband, in other words he is impossible to get out of his own...
  13. Education
    anyone do them? What's your experience? Know anything about low cost clases, or any kind of scholorships? (I have a fastweb "account" so i do know a teeeeennnyy bit about where scholorships can be found)
  14. Freebies
    Promise Reading I believe in providing the tools needed to succeed. If you would like to try the Better Bookmark for free, submit a request today and I'll ship you 1 bookmark to and you can see for yourself what it looks like. Once you've decided that the bookmark would be a good tool for your...
  15. General Chat
    Today I went to the school to give my son(almost 10) eye drops for his pink eye, and the school was in lock down.. They almost did not let me in because of it. Since it was medical, I did get in... There had been some sort of robbery in the area, so since they could not find the suspect, they...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    How difficult it is to get paid off once in debt?
  17. Green Living
    Schools work to reduce cafeteria trash Great article in today's Yahoo news!
  18. Support
    Propaganda of US Military through our Schools 02/18/05 Introduction The US Military has turned itself into the greatest tool of the US Weapons Industry, the largest and most lucrative business enterprise in the world. For this deadly business to remain successful, there must be struggles and...
  19. Family
    Due to the flu and various illnessess school has been canceled again, school was out last week on Thrusday and Friday, out again tomorrow and Friday. Josh came home doing the happy dance:dancing: Has schools in your area been canceled?
  20. Health and beauty
    SALES OF SODAS AND JUNK FOOD BANNED IN SEATTLE SCHOOLS (from Patti Spencer, Seattle Public Schools, Sept. 3, 2004.) The Seattle School Board has unanimously approved a comprehensive and far-reaching set of nutrition-related policies designed to provide students with healthy food and beverage...
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