for those of you i've been talking to about registering and waiting to get courtney into the multi age school program in september...i just got off the phone with the principal of the school and courtney did not get in. they only take 8 grade 4 students into the program and 7 of them were already guaranteed to the class coming from the grade 3 multi age program. so that left only 1 person to fill the quota and they chose a student already in the school regular class program since this would be an out of district and school of choice for our family.
you have no idea how much this is bothering me. i'm so totally bummed out now. and since this is MY JOURNAL afterall, i decided to vent and let it out here!!! the principal told me to register tyler for kindergarten there in september and then he'd 'pretty much' be guaranteed a spot in the junior multi age program starting with grade 1 the following year. but what about courtney now? i don't want to take tyler there with the promise of what's to come for him and then feel like i'm settling with regular classes for courtney when i know what she could have had...i need a couple days to figure this one out...any advice? (LIZ....help!!!)
i know i'm not the only one who's very disappointed that my child didn't get in the program as several other children were turned away too, but it's almost personal, ya know? i'm so competitive that i think i'm taking it on a different level than it really is, the fact that, well, there was only 1 spot to fill and my kid didn't get it. it's like just because we are not in that district we were already at the bottom of the totem pole.
disappointment is tough, but it's also reality. but it seems to sting more when it happens to your child.
man, i need a hug!!!
on a happier note...tyler's preschool went on a field trip to visit the firemen at the Kimberly Fire Station yesterday! what a great bunch of guys there! they were soooo good to and with all the children and tyler LOVED it! they showed them a fire safety video and then took them into the garage and showed them all kinds of tools and cool things on the fire trucks...but, not only showed them, they explained what things did. like the 'jaws of life' and all the big fans in the truck, their rescue scuba suits and so much more! i didn't know that this station is the home of winnipeg's technical unit too. these are our tall building rescue repellers too! they have their own mascot there...since they feel like Spiderman repelling down tall buildings, they have a stuffed Spiderman attached to the front of their technical truck! i got a real cute picture of tyler standing in front of it! i found the whole thing extremely interesting myself! the kids all got to walk through, touch and explore on 2 trucks and sit in the driver seat of a pumper truck! of course, pictures galore..( but they're all on my cell phone camera...can you believe I, ME, yes I forgot my camera??? BAD KIM.
it was a great visit and we're grateful for the help and safetly of the Winnipeg Fire Dept. and all their dedicated committment to us all! and many thanks to tyler's wonderful teacher for arranging such a great visit!