Back to School Questions

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Sun, 08-24-2008 - 10:00pm

How substantial are your supply lists? (I have heard of them including tisues and paper towels for the classroom)


When do your children start school?


Did you do back to school shopping? (clothing)


What grades are your children in?


What was your favorite grade as a child?


Did you ever throw up on the school bus?


How long does your child ride the bus to school?


How much does hot lunch cost for your child?


Is it worth it?


Are your children excited or bummed?


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Sun, 08-24-2008 - 10:51pm

When do your children start school? Tomorrow

Did you do back to school shopping? (clothing) Not yet.

What grades are your children in? Dylan's in 5th.

What was your favorite grade as a child? Don't remember. My worst is tied between 2nd grade (the first semester in Iowa) and 8th grade (specifically my English teacher)

Did you ever throw up on the school bus? Never took the bus.

How long does your child ride the bus to school? Dylan walks. It takes about 15 minutes walking; less than 5 if he rides his bike.

How much does hot lunch cost for your child? Less than $2 a day for both breakfast and lunch.

Is it worth it? Yes. I can't send even a pb&j sandwich lunch for that price.

Are your children excited or bummed? excited

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Sun, 08-24-2008 - 11:10pm
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Sun, 08-24-2008 - 11:50pm

"How substantial are your supply lists? (I have heard of them including tisues and paper towels for the classroom)

Surprisingly, nothing. But that could change after the first week of school and all the parent letters get home. In the past, in another school district, we had to bring about $25 worth of supplies for elementary grades! I like the way my daughter's kindergarten class did it on Friday (meet your teacher day) where they had a "wish list". I'm more than willing to help out when I'm asked. It's the demand letters that I never much appreciated.

When do your children start school? Tomorrow

Did you do back to school shopping? (clothing) A little.

What grades are your children in? 7, 6, and K

What was your favorite grade as a child? All of high school.

Did you ever throw up on the school bus? Nope

How long does your child ride the bus to school? About 10 minutes in the morning and about a half hour on the way home (we're one of the last stops).

How much does hot lunch cost for your child? $1.50 for elementary, I'm not sure what middle school is...$2 maybe? Tops.

Is it worth it? From a convenience stand point, yes. From a nutritional stand point, no. They took out all the sugar...but replaced it all with what I think is high fat instead.

Are your children excited or bummed? The big kids are totally excited. The kindergartener has mixed feelings.

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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 7:28am

How substantial are your supply lists? (I have heard of them including tisues and paper towels for the classroom)


We won't know until Wednesday.


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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 7:54am

How substantial are your supply lists? (I have heard of them including tisues and paper towels for the classroom)

Our's includes tissues. I have never paid attention to the school supply lists before this year. The school's PTA has always done a fundraiser that took care of it all- I just had to write a check. This year, ODS is going to a different school and they don't do it. We had to get it all ourselves and it cost more. Whomever does the shopping for the PTA at the "old" school is a great shopper and kept the cost to a minimum despite the $10 PTA add on.

When do your children start school?

Tuesday after Labor Day. Commonwealth Law sates that school systems cannot start before Labor Day unless the school system proves they need more time.

Did you do back to school shopping? (clothing)

No. But we did a fall assessment. We haven't ordered anything yet.

What grades are your children in?

4th and 6th.

What was your favorite grade as a child?

Late Elementary school.

Did you ever throw up on the school bus?

I never took the bus, all my schools were within walking distance.

How long does your child ride the bus to school?

If they take the bus, it is 5 minutes one way and 10 minutes the other. At ODS's new school, we have to provide the transportation.

How much does hot lunch cost for your child?

$2.50something? I don't really know. They don't buy it.

Is it worth it? Not in my opinion.

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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 8:02am

DH started a graduate program, and Samantha started daycare.

How substantial are your supply lists? (I have heard of them including tisues and paper towels for the classroom) No supply lists. Gabe bought some pencils, a notebook and several hundred dollars worth of books. Samantha had to have three full changes of clothes, diapers, a pillow, blanket, soft soled shoes and sunscreen.

When do your children start school? They both started on 8/18.

Did you do back to school shopping? (clothing) Yes. Both of them needed clothes. DH is teaching 5 days a week and needed new dress shirts and pants. Samantha needed new fall/summer clothes.

What grades are your children in? n/a

What was your favorite grade as a child? 3rd or 9th, probably.

Did you ever throw up on the school bus? No, but I threw up at school a couple times.

How long does your child ride the bus to school? n/a

How much does hot lunch cost for your child? Samantha's lunches paid through her tuition.

Is it worth it? I guess. The lunches are supposedly nutritionally sound, but they are pretty processed from what I've seen.

Are your children excited or bummed? Samantha loves daycare. DH is having fun, too. They were both sick at the end of last week though, so that tempered the excitement a little.

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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 8:52am

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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 9:08am
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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 9:12am
Wow, your DD spends over 2 hours a day on the bus? Bummer.

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