I should note that last Friday we registered Vivian as an incoming kindergartner in the PPSD. They've started the process early this year, which is probably a good thing. Days are assigned by first letter of the last name. I wasn't sure how many people would be aware of the early start, but the office was certainly busy. Nonetheless, please don't spread the word because the less competition for the selection lottery the better. Thanks.
It is crazy how many "neighborhood" (within 1 mile) elementary schools we have here. Six? I don't even know where some of them are. I bring this up to aggravate my friends on the West End.
So we have one longshot lottery PPSD school, one longshot lottery neighborhood charter, a "might as well apply" longshot charter, and a fallback neighborhood school which would be fine for at least the next two years. Whether or not I think this is a good system depends on whether or not we win the lottery.