Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Big Day!

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Today was Jackson’s first day of PreK (free here in NYC!), which we have eagerly been looking forward to all summer. Jackson hopped out of bed this morning at 5 am, saying, “Mommy!! I’m so excited for pre-kindergarten!” The past few weeks have been a test of patience and endurance as excitement reached a fevered pitch and we counted down the days to “big boy school.” And now it’s here, and Jackson will be in school six and a half hours a day, five days a week. Someone pinch me, I’m dreaming.

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    Sunshine Brite September 9, 2015, 1:22 pm

    Yay! He looks so happy 🙂

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    RedRoverRedRover September 9, 2015, 1:37 pm

    I remember when you were pregnant, and now he’s in school! It seems to go so fast! Good luck Jackson!

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    Bubbles September 9, 2015, 1:43 pm

    He is such a cutie!! Wow, congratulations! That is a big deal to have him in FREE pre-k for 6.5 hours. Here in SoCal, no such luck. You pay through the nose for any education prior to Kindergarten (unless you fall below certain financial guidelines, then there is assistance). Even our Kindergarten is only half-day (8:00 -11:30 -OR- 12:00-3:30) so if you’re a working parent you still have to find/pay for after school pick-up and care. We ended up paying for full-time private Kindergarten school since it cost less than having our kids picked up from the public school and transported to KinderCare after school.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy September 9, 2015, 2:01 pm

      Universal PreK is new here and very awesome. It was one of our mayor’s big promises when he was running for election and he delivered right away. This is the second year for it, so we lucked out, timing-wise, especially since full-time private prek runs close to 20K here (!!).

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    Regina Chapman September 9, 2015, 1:46 pm

    He couldn’t wait to get started, could he? Have a great day, Jackson!
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    Also, I’m jealous of your shirt.

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    Jane63 September 9, 2015, 1:46 pm

    Have a fun year, Jackson! Learn lots!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy September 9, 2015, 2:01 pm

      He’s in a dual-language class, so he’ll definitely be learning a lot of Spanish this year. He’ll have to teach us at home!

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      • othy

        othy September 9, 2015, 5:11 pm

        I love that dual language classes are a thing now. I would have loved to have been in one when I was a kid.

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    Taylor September 9, 2015, 2:20 pm

    ¡Que bueno! What a cutie =)

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    snoopy128 September 9, 2015, 2:41 pm

    Ah. So cute. Love the shirt

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  • MaterialsGirl

    MaterialsGirl September 9, 2015, 3:53 pm

    hooray! and cannot believe he’s ready for pre-k already. Growing up!

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  • Skyblossom

    Skyblossom September 9, 2015, 4:45 pm

    He looks excited and ready to go!

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