Today was enrollment for preschool at Piedmont! We are technically not in Piedmont school district,....yet! We are putting our house up for sale tomorrow, and are going to try to sell it by owner. We don't really have plans yet as to what to do when it sells. We are just praying that it sells...and sells quickly. We will probably just rent for a while until we find a house we want to buy or build. I am not in a huge hurry and don't want to feel rushed about our permanent residence yet. I also don't want to be stuck with two mortgages. So please pray that our home sells and that it will be a blessing to whoever is the new owner. We have had wonderful memories here! People have asked why we are moving to Piedmont. Halle and Noah both stay with their Aunt Lala. That is such a huge blessing to me! Since I am unable to be a stay at home mom, I love that they get wonderful loving attention from her. I also trust her completely with Noah and his monitor situation. When school starts, I won't be able to pick Halle up everyday at 3pm or take her at noon, so the best situation is to have her in Piedmont schools where her aunt can do the taking and picking up. This has been something that we have been planning since I was pregnant with Noah. We have just been dragging our feet a little bit thinking it would be too hard with a newborn. I think it might be hard with a new walker too.
Back to my enrollment story. I have heard how people almost practically camp out to enroll their kids in pre-k....and that it's first come first serve. However, when I spoke with the secretary, she told me that they would allow parents to line up at 3:30 and enrollment begins at 4 pm. So I pull up in the parking lot (which was full) and see this loooong line of parents. I finally get parked in a muddy field and walk to the line. I just kind of stand there and a guy (in a bright orange sweater) tells me where the back of the line is (in a not so friendly tone). So I make it to the back and meet up with my friend Stacey. Well this wasn't a "real" line and the guy was crazy to think we would walk in single file fashion to the front doors of the school. When the last bus left and we were able to cross the street to get in the real line a lady starts running and then I see an orange flash (psycho eager dad) running to the door, I grab my friends arm and we book it to the door. Crazy dad still beat us and claimed position #1. I am proud to say that we were #8 and #9 in line! It ended up being first come first serve so I am hoping that Halle will be in the afternoon class. They are now offering full day pre-k and I felt kind of pressured to make a decision. We were taken in by groups of 25 and had to make a decision right then giving our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice out of full day, 1/2 day a.m., 1/2 day p.m. I wasn't aware that there would be an option for full day. I feel right now the best option is 1/2 day pm. Halle will be able to spend time with her brother in the morning, eat breakfast and lunch with him, and then go to school from 12:10 to 3 p.m. (Also, the thought of me having to get her to school at 8 a.m. for 1/2 day a.m. kind of freaks me out. I run late every where I go!) I think she would be fine in all day, but had to make a decision right away. To my friends of preschoolers and teacher friends.....what did you choose or do you recommend? I am hoping that I made the right choice. And it's not the end of the world if I didn't. I didn't even go to preschool when I was little and we didn't even have all day kindergarten. Times are changing!
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