When One Door Closes…

This is B’s last week at his inclusive preschool. The one that welcomed us a year and a half ago with open arms. He’s made tremendous progress in such a short time. I’m forever grateful to his teachers and the staff who never tired in working with him.


As an aside – if you are in LoCo or the surrounding area and want more information, please feel free to contact me. 

Today, there was an air of bittersweet sadness at school. I won’t be picking him up so this the last chance to say goodbyes to everyone. I gave them their gifts – framed pictures of B that they can keep wherever, plus a card with his artistic doodles. There may have been a tear or two. Lots of hugs around.

We will go on vacation next week, and after Labor Day school starts. I’m still awaiting his teacher assignment. We should get the letter today, fingers crossed. I guess it’s normal to get the letters a week and a half before school starts, though for his ECSE classes in the past we knew at the beginning of August. As a kid, I pretty much knew who I got in each grade by mid-summer, but that seems like forever and a day ago.

We’re missing the Kindergarten Orientation because of vacation. I thought we were planning smart, but I was wrong. Even when we were in the transitional IEP meeting, we hoped that it wouldn’t be planned the same week we were gone.

Note for next year: do not plan a vacation for the last week of August.

Luckily, the Assistant Principal has graciously allowed us to “sneak in” the classroom early. I think we can do that tomorrow.

We’re still trying to prepare. We just bought the school supply list for “sharing”. Everything is communal property in the classroom. It’s even more comprehensive than last year.  Notebooks, pencils and crayons galore. Not to mention the amount of glue sticks I had to buy. I hope there is a lot of arts & crafts in class!

Today was definitely a “Magic Moment” for us, but nevertheless it’s sad to close a chapter on life.



About OneLoCoMommy

I live in Northern Virginia and and I look like the stereotypical suburban mom, for better or for worse. My son plays baseball and takes karate (albeit adaptive). My daughter is a gymnastics diva but rolls with the boys in T-ball. I've been a Room Mom and Playdate Coordinator. I work full-time, try to work out, and love my Book Club. However, I also blog on my experiences on our ASD, SPD and ADHD journey while trying to be a better parent advocate. All in a life's work.
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4 Responses to When One Door Closes…

  1. I sincerely hope this transition goes as smoothly as possible for all.


  2. Krystal says:

    Things will go smoothly – sometimes the anticipation and anxiety make it worse for us parents. ((HUGS)) Here’s to a great first day of school!!


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