Deadlines everywhere for summer, spring and fall activities
I wrote a few minutes ago about my struggle with Portland Public Schools' registration for kindergarten, and the knowledge that I just didn't have (must. remember. for next child!). For many popular programs, classes, camps and activities in Portland and elsewhere, if you're a mom you just really should know that you have to be (a) in the know and (b) extraordinarily prompt. I've heard tale of moms and dads in business suits standing in line in the wee hours of the morning to get coveted preschool spots, or calling a registration line over and over on the appointed day until they get through, just like when you were in junior high and called a radio station to be the 10th caller and win a Bell Biv Devoe album.
Well. I may have missed out on my chance to get Everett in full-day kindergarten (please, oh please, let eight people find spots in other districts) but at least I haven't missed registration for the summer pre-ballet program at OBT. Registration for that is due today, February 16, by 5 p.m.
I also haven't missed registration for spring and summer classes at Do Jump, the popular "physical theatre" school. Registration starts February 26 at 10 a.m., and forms are available now -- get your forms [pdf link] printed and filled out and be ready to submit early on the 26th, as classes (for young children especially) fill up in the first day or two of registration.