Monday, July 23, 2007

School Stroll

We looked online to see where the local elementary schools are for our area. We wanted to get an idea of where our foster child would have to go for a few months at least. There are three schools all practically beside each other about 1.5 miles from our house. So we decided to walk there.

With Kevin in the stroller and the girls in the wagon we made the trip. We crossed through a huge park on the way and went up and down a lot of hills. When we got there we found two of the schools look like something from a bad prison movie. One didn't have a playground at all and on the other all the equipment was broken and dangerous. The playground in this picture is from the one school that didn't scare us on sight. It's called Clayton elementary (Toni I knew you'd get a kick out of that).

The system is first come, first serve, so we don't know if we'll even be able to get our child into the school we prefer by the time they are living with us. We're just going to pray and hope for the best. We looked in some of the classroom windows. Their classrooms are about the same size as our homeschooling area in the basement, but with alot more desks and kids that will be packed in there. It was actually very sad overall. God willing, they won't have to go there long.


Glenda said...

It sounds like there is a clearly better school. I pray that you get your new children in that best. How long will they have to attend public school? Have you thought up your response to the question "Are they all yours?" You are going to hear that a lot.

Jess said...

How long they have to attend depends on when they are placed with us (actually living here), and how long it takes until they are legally free for adoption. Probably between three months and a year from the time they move in with us. Of course, I hope that it wouldn't be much longer than one semester of public school, but it could be this whole school year.

Jess said...

As to the "are they all yours" question, I was thinking about saying, "Actually, they are all God's, but He lends them to us."

Daniel likes "No, we rent a few."