8/12/09

T minus 1 day

We are now on final countdown to the launch of the new school year tomorrow.

We have been on in-service for the past week, with various meetings and alot of preparation. I have worked late everyday this week in an effort to be ready and I think I will be - just! I still have a fairly long list of things to be done, but have them prioritised and a plan of attack. And I am all about 'the plan' people, in fact the Hubster often teases me about my obsessive planning!

The teachers rooms are all looking good and there is a general air of excitement about the place. I think we are all looking forward to having the students back and getting underway again. We are also starting the year with a healthy increase in enrollment.

Thursday will be crazy busy in the office, I know that from last year. There are always alot of parents coming in to pay lunch money, lots of calls or questions and occasionally new students roll in too. But this year I have a lovely lady who subs for me helping. She popped in today and just volunteered to help, it was such a big relief to me, as I hate to make people wait too long.

So this is me saying over and out for now, my Skywatch Friday post will be up as usual Thursday afternoon. But what with work and an article I have been asked to write for a a magazine on our love/emigration story, I'm going to be a tad busy.

22 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

SuperPizzaBoy starts school tomorrow. Yesterday we had meet the teacher day. SPB had big smiles on his face as we went around greeting everybody. His new teacher seems very nice and I suspect she is going to be a great teacher.
It was fun. There are only 54 kids in grades 1 to 6. SPB will be in a class of 8 boys, a teacher and an assistant.

Yummy Mammy said...

Ohhhhh good luck xx

P.S. Did you hear that Robbie is releasing a new single in October, followed by an album, followed by a tour :-)

Mary said...

Sarah, here's to a wonderful year!

Troy said...

The kids certainly go back to school early where you are now. We've still got three weeks of the "summer holidays" to go before school restarts here.

JennyMac said...

Hope the first day is a big success!

Strange Mamma said...

Hope you have a great Day One.

Daryl said...

I am sure it will all go smoothly .. see you when it calms down!

Pat said...

I know you're busy, but when you have the time, could you respond to this? What are some of the biggest differences between elementary schools in the UK and here in the USA? No rush.

Kay said...

Just reading your terrific post made me feel the excitement of getting ready for the school opening for a new year.

I wish you much fun and happiness to a new beginning year.

Brown English Muffin said...

Are you a teacher, or work in the school office? I had no idea!! Hope you have a fun day back.

Flea said...

Woohoo! Mine all start tomorrow and I'm SO EXCITED!!! Enjoy!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I just can't believe that it's time for school to start again. Where did the summer go?
Hope all goes well for you during the big rush. Will see you once things settle down.

George said...

Schools started up here in Tennessee this week. I hope your new school year begins smoothly, even if it will be busy. Have a great school year.

Sherri said...

Enjoy the students flooding the building tomorrow! Try not to work too hard!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Sherri LOL!! Flood was not a good choice of word, on the first day last year our cafeteria kitchen flooded! LMAO

Thanks for all your well wishes everyone, today I did an 11.5hr day and am ready, I think!

Vickie said...

I like how you just slide that tidbit about the magazine article......
Have fun tomorrow! You will be fine and that is one sweet volunteer you have!

Gaelyn said...

Seems hard to believe that kids are going back to school already.
Don't get too crazy. And good luck on the article.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Best of luck with first day back and for the article.

Jill of All Trades said...

I can't believe it is that time again and I'm glad I am through with the hoopla that goes with it all. Have fun my dear.

The Factory said...

Best of British, so to speak.

Sandi McBride said...

Arianna had her tonsils out last Monday, school starts next Monday but she's ready...so she says! Good luck with the school beginnings and never fear, we'll be here waiting on you you!
Sandi

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh, good luck, Friend. We're two weeks in here. It never feels as bad when we're in the middle of it as I think it will feel beforehand.