Today was the first day of school here in Bydgoszcz, Poland and guess what? We survived our first day of Polish school!
As you know we were not over impressed with the International School here in town so this school year we pulled our 2 youngest from the school and put them in a private Polish school here in town, SOKRATES. This school is taught in mostly Polish with some classes taught in English. So will it be a challenge for my kids? YES but “E’s” Polish is good enough for a basic conversation and “A” knows more then she lets on as she does not like using it. There are about 20 kids that moved from the International school to this school so my girls know a few other kids here so it makes it a bit easier for them. Then during opening ceremonies my girls ran into other friends that they know from swim lessons and art class that they took last school year. So I think the transition will be easier on them since they know a few friends at the school.
Today school was only about an hour and half. They had an opening ceremony for the kids and parents. Then we meet the teachers and went over the school year, locker keys and other fun school stuff.
Now if the rest of the school year is like what I saw today, it is going to be an AWESOME year for my 2 girls! I getting more and more impressed with this school. For after school activities/lessons they have karate, cooking classes, handball, chemistry, computers, dance, chess and few other options for the girls. They even had someone translate during the opening ceremony for all the non-native Polish parents (there several of us this year). They even hired one of the teachers who was fired from the International school to teach English at this school and to be the “guardian angel”(direct Polish translation) for all international students this year at the school. She is AMAZING and I am so glad she is at this school to help with the kids as she was “E’s” saving angel this morning when she was unsure about the new school.
Here is how our day went…
No, I did not forget about my oldest. She officially started her Senior year today too. She is doing online high school with Laurel Springs again this year. This a perfect for her! Yes doing online high school she is going to miss a few things but we are going to try our best to have some of the fun experiences that go with your senior year available for her! First up, senior pictures and class ring. And no worries she will be experiencing Homecoming as well.
This is going to be a good school for all 3 girls, I have a hunch!
Did your parents take first day of school pictures? I have for the last 15 years with my kids!