Saturday, March 7, 2015
Officially A Dragon
I can't believe I am getting ready to write this, but in exactly one month (on April 7th), I will attend a mandatory meeting for parents of incoming kindergarteners. And then in five months (that's only one hand of months - ack), it will be time to purchase school supplies and send you off to kindergarten.
And while I am all sappy and Mommy-ish about my baby boy starting kindergarten, I am thrilled. You, my little kiddo, were randomly picked out of a lottery to attend The School of Arts and Sciences. SAS is a rockin' charter school right down the street from our house and a stones throw away from Advent.
But. To attend SAS, you have to put your name in a hat. Maybe not literally, but yeah. The school is filled by lottery. Parents fill out admission forms and then wait. Our current school zone is for Gilchrist Elementary, which is a great school, and I was going to be ok either way. But deep down, there was this hope that you'd get called. And we did. And I practically did a cartwheel.
So, in August of 2015, you will start kindergarten as a dragon. And if you read the last letter, you'll probably guess how very excited you are about that part. Dragons, knights... you get me? Yeah. You're thrilled about that part. Kindergarten? Meh. You're rather blase' about it. According to you, big school "will probably be fun." But you're going to be a dragon, and that part just makes your day.
It makes my day, too, little boy. But for majorly different reasons. My boy is going to kindergarten soon!
Love you lots and lots,
*Random weird fact: back in the day, the campus that is now SAS used to be a church based preschool through Epiphany Lutheran Church. Your Grandma Brooks taught there when it was Epiphany in the same classroom that Mommy taught in few years later. So yes. I have taught at Advent where she taught and SAS where she taught - even in the same room. I'm trying to make sure that doesn't sound creepy.