Back To School!


alarm clock, bought from IKEA

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It’s that time of year when we start thinking about back to school.  When this time of year rolls around I often have mixed feelings about it.  I realize that the summer season is coming to a close and the Pacific Northwest weather change is approaching quickly.  There is limited  “sleep in” mornings.  I come to terms that I will have to share that treasured time I’ve been able to spend with my daughter all summer with her school teacher and school activities schedule.  There is a realization that my pocket-book is going to take a hit with new school clothes and supplies.  My evenings are  spent doing homework and my baby is another year older!

On the other hand I look forward to the last day of summer vacation breakfast in bed I prepare for Tomi.  Just like the first day of summer vacation, Tomi enjoys breakfast in bed on the last day of summer vacation.

It’s fun to see her tastes and choices change through the years as we go clothes shopping  every summer. I remember a time when she didn’t care what clothes I purchased for her school year.  Have you gone shopping with a new 5th grader lately?

I look forward to the first morning when I hear the alarm clock in her room start singing and knowing that in about 10 minutes I will go in, turn it off and wake her.  Once she’s up though she will be ready quickly not being able to  wait to see which friends are in her new class and what is her teacher going to be like?  I also know those get ready quickly mornings are not going to last for long.  As the year progresses the 10 minute alarm intervals will increase. We will be grateful for those holiday’s off.

Even now, I anxiously await to hear all about her first day of school adventures.  She will be the oldest on campus this year.  Remember how it felt to be the big shots in school?  Everyone looked up to the 5th graders!   Yes, I will have the pleasure of hearing the funny stories, the drama stories and the “I already have homework” exclamations as she jumps into the car and we drive home.  My phone will be in “off” mode.   With the new school year will come new goals, new growth, new experiences, her last year of elementary school and eventually the first day of summer vacation!

Since my daughter is now a 5th grader I’m positive I will not be allowed out of the car, so I’ll see you in the parking lot!

To help you get ready for the 2010- 2011 school year I’ve included some local school district information.

Generic Back To School Supplies List (Check with your school district for specific lists)

Edmonds School District School begins September 7, 2010

Everett School District School begins September 8, 2010

Marysville School District School begins September 7, 2010

Lake Stevens School District School begins September 8, 2010

Granite Falls School District School begins September 8,  2010

Snohomish School District School begins September 8, 2010  (tentative? Education talks continue)

Monroe School District School begins September 1, 2010

Stanwood School District School begins September 2, 2010

Arlington School District School begins September 8, 2010

Mukilteo School District School begins September 1, 2010? (Education negotiations taking place)

Debbie Atwood is Making A Splash In Snohomish County!

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One Response to “Back To School!”

  1. adamp Says:

    it is good article………Education is not very Aashne. Have to work.

    247 Class

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