Friday, January 9, 2009

Acceptance

The charter school accepted Nicole - wooohooo!

We had to go through an interview process. It was a bit grueling for her, but it was a good experience.

Afterwards, we got to tour the new school. It took about 4 minutes - it's THAT small. I love it.

There is no time between classes like in the big schools. You walk out of one door into another. The classes are so small. There are two school sessions - mornings, which are 7:00am - 11:45am and 10:30am - 3:00pm - the last two classes of the first session overlap with the first two classes of the second session. Since Nicole will be in the second session, her first two classes should be the largest - possible 12 - 15 kids per class. After that, class size dwindles to 8 or less.

I am SO ready for this! I hope she thrives here.

Gotta' go to her current school today to withdraw her. It's kind of sad in a way. I wish she were a kid who could handle the bigger school - with a big prom, football games, clubs, and activities, but my child is too social for her own good and cannot handle peer pressure as well as we would like.

We're certain this is due to the circumstances of her background. If we could undo what happened to her prior to our adoption, I would move heaven and earth to make that happen - it colors the filters of her life - her choices, her feeling, her expectations.

We need emotional Windex.

But, but, but... we move forward. We pray. We do all we can to create new options and new filters.

More as we go!

15 comments:

Betty said...

I hope she likes it there and meets terrific new friends!

Jan Ross said...

You are doing such a great job of trying to meet your daugher's needs. I know she will thrive in this new school!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OK, fingers crossed!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I know what you're saying reagarding the clubs and activites and such from a larger school, but I just know this is the right move for her. All those opportunities won't mean anything to her in the long run if she's just miserable. I think you are making a VERY wise decision and I pray that it will be successful!

Debbie Y. said...

When you locate the store that sells that "emotional Windex," I would like a bottle please.

Ronnica said...

Yay! I'm sure she's going to love the new hours. They are much more conducive to a teenage sleep schedule.

When does she start? Monday?

blueviolet said...

I hope it works out really well in the new school. I'm stopping by from SITS. You were in front of me in line today!

momma said...

stopping by from sits - commented below you :)

congrats on your daughter being accepted. i hope that the new school is good for her (and you, too)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

another new journey that sounds that it is set up for success. good job momand dad

Veggie Mom said...

Here's hoping that everything works out great for you and The Kid. We've got our fingers crossed for you!

Melissa B. said...

Oh, I hope Nicole loves her new place. I know I love your nifty new metaphor...Emotional Windex. A lovely touch! BTW, don't forget Sx3 tomorrow...it's a 3-parter!

Minnesota Matron said...

Great! I'm so glad!! If you can control her choices of friends at the get go, who she's around, she'll have a better chance of making better choices for herself. At least that's my strategy :-)

LaurieJ said...

I would purchase a box of that magic windex :-)
It sounds like you really doing what is best for your family! I hope things work out well for you. It sounds like a great school

Ritch in Love said...

Lynda you are a great mom! I am sure she is going to do great at this new school! My parents were really involved in my schooling and I thrived from it SO much!

Wanted to tell you I left you an award on my blog.

tara @ kidz said...

I think we could all use a little emotional Windex. Where do they sell it? I'll buy it in bulk. ;o)

Good luck with the new exciting adventure! I'm sure this will be a great fit for her!

 
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