Best Back to School Gear 2021

With the last year and a half being either all remote or half remote my kids are so excited to go back full time this year for school (with fingers crossed 🤞! Last year the most important item for going back to school was finding a laptop or desk for remote learning, but this year…

CPS Schools: Deadline to Opt-back-into In-Person Learning is Extended

The deadline to opt-in (intent) for in-person learning at CPS schools has been extended until December 7th! Having all 3 kids learning from home this year plus a full time job has been challenging to say the least. This year has been definitely interesting and tough for all parents and children that are learning remotely.…

Pre-school, When Should You Apply?

Did you know that many of us already missed the deadlines to apply for Pre-School for the upcoming fall school year!  How crazy is that, but it’s true.  It’s hard to imagine the the minute your child turns 2 you have to start thinking about pre-school.  We all want our kids to have a jump…

CPS 2016-2017 School Year Registration Begins Tomorrow!

Don’t forget!!  Registration begins tomorrow and runs through December 11th. If this is your first time enrolling you must request a PIN beginning tomorrow, Thursday, 10/1/15. Go to the CPS website and follow the instructions: CPS 2016-2017 Registration If you are applying to schools outside of your neighborhood, remember to apply early! Also, if you are…

To PreSchool or Not to PreSchool

I follow a blog called CPSobsessed and the topic of pre-school was on the agenda.  Even though it is only March, now is the time to start researching the schools in your area where you may want to send your child for the 2014/15 school year.  CPS starts taking applications for children that will be…

Chicago Pre-Schools & Elementary Schools – Is it Time to Start Planning for your Child?

Well since the CPS strike began I can’t stop thinking about schools and where to send our son.  Now I’m not one to see a strike and start counting my pennies in order to send my kid to private school.  I’m still pro public school and I know they will figure out the contracts and…