Today, we made our annual pilgrimage to the Haley school's yard sale. It got rained out yesterday, so I hope they still did a lot of business today. It was slow when we were there. (If other parents arrived later to find the slides and playground equipment miraculously dry after yesterday's downpours, it's because my son soaked up all the water with his pants.) This year at the sale we scored a new bike, snow pants, a game, two kids' shirts, 10 books, and a cup of coffee. Total spent: $9. The Haley sale never disappoints. Really nice parents too. I highly recommend it. And this comes from a certified yard sale expert.
Later in the day, we wagonned our way to the Roslindale parade. Several Rozzie schools were represented -- students from the Philbrick and Mozart played instruments aboard a float, while students and parents from Haley and Bates marched and chanted. There may have been other schools, but we left before the end.
In other news, the West Zone Parents Group has set up their meetings for the year. Thanks to the organizers! The meetings will be held at Curtis Hall at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 19, Nov. 4, Nov. 19, Dec. 1, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17. I also entered the dates into the little calendar on the right-hand column of this blog.
I went to a couple of these meetings last year and found them incredibly useful. Parents from different schools give fairly candid appraisals of their school's approach. I work most nights, so getting to a WZPG meeting is often a challenge. In other words, I won't be blogging every single WZPG meeting. I hope someone will post notes on the WZPG email list. Please.