Kids back to school already?!

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Registered: 08-25-2013
Kids back to school already?!
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Fri, 08-01-2014 - 8:24am

I don't have school age kids but I couldn't help but notice that the kids in my area are already back to school. Is this some new trend in shorter summer vacations? Is this really a good thing?

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Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
Sat, 08-02-2014 - 6:22pm

No school age kids here, but for the children in our town, school begins August 25th. I do think school starts much earlier now than it used to.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 08-04-2014 - 2:10am

My two kids are in their twenties...;)...
I am pretty sure the kids don't go back until September here.
My sister's kids are at camp and then home before school starts again.
What shocked me was I saw a Mom ALREADY buying for back to school...
Usually I waited until near the end of summer. Tried to make it an adventure for them.
I know my Mom shopped a bit earlier but she was big on catalogue shopping.
As a Single Mom it could be stressful but I tried to do my best by my kids.
They have some really great programs here where I live now, like a backpack program and Stuff the School Bus...

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 08-04-2014 - 2:10am

My two kids are in their twenties...;)...
I am pretty sure the kids don't go back until September here.
My sister's kids are at camp and then home before school starts again.
What shocked me was I saw a Mom ALREADY buying for back to school...
Usually I waited until near the end of summer. Tried to make it an adventure for them.
I know my Mom shopped a bit earlier but she was big on catalogue shopping.
As a Single Mom it could be stressful but I tried to do my best by my kids.
They have some really great programs here where I live now, like a backpack program and Stuff the School Bus...

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-06-2014 - 9:15am
Mine don't go back until the 25th, but I have a teacher friend in Louisiana that went back yesterday. But they were also out by the third week in May, so while it seems early, they have been out as long as the schools that go well into June and don't go back until September.
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