lucylee wrote:PODA:[x] School
-- Yes, no holiday here -- although neighboring counties ARE celebrating. We
have to be different and difficult... after this one week into the second grading period, we then will be out NEXT week for Fall Break, w/teachers having parent conferences on Monday. ALSO, next week is Homecoming week for us.
How stupid is that? Coach didn't want to change it (hoping for big $$ gate, I think, vs. opponent that will likely beat us anyway) and it was set before calendar came out w/Fall Break. Kids are dressing up and decorating halls, etc. THIS week, but parade & crowning of the queen will be NEXT week.
We all think it is a little bit ridiculous.
BTW, the reason we are so far ahead of many of you is b/c we start the first week of August! There is a proposal before the legislature, I believe, to make it a law that no schools in Alabama can start before Labor Day. The state tourism board is really pushing for this b/c they believe early starting dates take away from tourism dollars. However, I'm afraid they are just cutting off their nose to spite their face. If we do not have a legally mandated ending
date, as well, we'll probably be starting after Labor Day and having final exams after the Fourth of July!
Boy... I'm on a real gripe session, aren't I? [x] Grocery store
-- dh & ds delivered to dinlaws... thank goodness![x] Typed minutes for church meeting
[x] Read the paper
[ ] Church Meeting
[ ] Laundry
-- in progress[ ] Grade some papers