Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mexico - Schools back!

Well actually the kids have been back in school for two weeks now. I’ve just been too busy resting to write about it. Let’s see what does going back to school in Mexico involve?

Well first we need to go to the school about three weeks before it starts to get the list of school items needed. Who wants to take the whole summer for holidays anyway?

We need to buy the uniforms from the school and they have the school text books required available at the school for about a week. If you miss this opportunity you need to go find the books on your own – not fun! So remember not to stay on holidays too long.

They also offer packages for the general school supplies needed (papers, notebooks and pens etc) but I find it cheaper and fairly easy to shop for things individually there. I mean it only takes visiting five or six stores.

The parents also need to supply the school with their year’s supply of photocopy paper and masking tape. I always thought that they should use it to decorate the kids instead – but they seem to deem sending home notices as more important. Go figure.

We also need to get pictures taken at the local photo shop (in uniform) as they are used as ID at the school but for those you are in and out in about 15 minutes with your pictures in hand.

Oh and don’t forget to wrap all the text books with clear plastic and identify your child’s name and grade. Thank goodness my son is old enough to do his own books. He doesn’t want to of course but I make him.

Once school is in, they start at 7:00 so we are getting up before it is even light out! It does mean I get to watch the sunrise through the palm trees though.

Yep, school is back can you tell I love it? Ah, it’s not so bad. The fun is when I get to add in American Football practice.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

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Tulum Living said...

YEAH! I totally know the feeling. I am loving the kids being back in school. This is my first year doing the book though. I am needing practice.

Suzanne Marie Bandick said...

Yes, you can tell the newbie moms and kids by the book wrap job! :D

Leslie Limon said...

Your kids' school actually offers a list of school supplies. I usually have to guess at what they are going to need. There are maybe 3 "papelerias" in town and it's nearly impossible to buy anything the first week of school. The first 2 weeks were hectic. Because the kids are in 3 different schools. "Secundaria" starts at 7:25, "Primaria" at 8:30 and "Kinder" at 9:00. As soon as I got home from dropping off the last kid at school, it was time to leave because "Kinder" was letting out at 11:00. Things seem to be getting back to normal this week. Saludos!!!

Suzanne Marie Bandick said...

Wow! My hat is off to your Leslie! You are Super Mom!