Friday, September 24, 2010

Private School -- The Story Continues

First, I want to thank all of you SO. VERY. MUCH. for all your stories and suggestions and advice.  I've taken them all to heart and have talked to my husband about them and thought long and hard about things.


Earlier in the week, Rick and I had our school visit and interview, and we were enchanted by the school.  We got to see the classroom Zack would be in, and a girl that Zack went to preschool with would be in the same class.  They were good friends so that's such a great bonus.  We also got his class schedule, and it's got so much more emphasis on art and music and computer skills than he's getting now, plus ample time for recess to blow the cobwebs out.





Yesterday was Zack's assessment tests and tour, and when I picked him up, I asked him what HIS thoughts were.  He loved it and was ready to go.


Today we got the call -- he's in.


So, Tuesday he starts.  I feel like I'm in a whirlwind!


Time will tell if this is truly the right decision, but my gut tells me it is. The class size is small, the headmaster is visible and hands-on, and the opportunities and teaching methods are up Zack's alley. 





All anyone wants for the children is the best they can give them -- of themselves, and of the world.  I know I'm already giving Zack the best of me.  Now I hope I'm giving him the best schooling opportunity.  Who knows where this will take him?




Lori Anderson creates jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs and also writes the blog Pretty Things.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

28 comments:

  1. congratulations on Zack getting into the new school..more hands on teachers has got to be a good thing.

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  2. Yay!! Congrats to Zack! He sounds like a wonderful little guy, with a very energetic and questing mind--may this be a stimulating and nurturing place for him! Kudos to you for "breaking trail" for him!

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  3. Congratulations, Lori! This is very exciting! I am so happy for your family!

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  4. Awesome! I have been thinking of your family as our our family has been going through a public vs private schooling situation.

    Had the one person on the school board voted differently last night I would have been looking at my business footing the bill for 2 kids in private school. It is quite a lot of responsibility. I am thinking of you and wishing you the best.
    Big High Five to you! Go Girl!

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  5. Congratulations! I have found that I am usually never wrong when I follow my gut instincts and I'm sure you will be glad you followed yours. It sounds like everything is falling into place!

    Cheryl

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  6. I am so glad it went well for all of you. Good luck and I hope it works out for the best.

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  7. So great to hear that you can now keep moving forward. I am sure that Zach will thrive. And you will too.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  8. Oh Lori, that are great news! Congrats!

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  9. how wonderful! I am so happy for ya all.

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  10. Congrats to Zack and to you! What fun he will have in such a stimulating environment!

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  11. Best of luck for Zach and his whole family! Hugs to you for giving so much!

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  12. Congratulaions!! I hope Zack thrives there and it all works out for you.I like the more art and music part. In so many public schools they are the first to be cut.

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  13. How exciting! Zack will have many new adventures!

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  14. Congrats - it all fell into place so quickley and easily it seems ment to be !

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  15. Both of my children went to private school and I have never regretted it. They got an excellent education and the involvement of the parents was welcomed by the school. The teaching staff and parents worked as a team to raise our children. It doesn't get any better than that. Life is all about reassessment and staying fluid. I'm happy for Zack and his parents! :-)

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  16. That is absolutely wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!

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  17. I am happy and excited for Zack and is Mom and Dad. Congratulations.

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  18. I'm so excited for all of you! Zack will thrive...and you will see him blossom even more right before your eyes :) I am happy inside with you! (Kristin)

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  19. Oh that is just great news, Lori...congratulations! The best thing is that Zack is excited about his new school! Sounds like he will absolutely thrive :-) Happy days ahead! -xo-

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  20. Lori Im so thrilled for you!! I know you are over the Moon. I see him as Really excelling as he is so very smart. Wonderful parents you are. I know you are glowing with Joy and I truly rejoice with you.

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