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Our elementary school just announced tentative dates to vax kids 5-12

It’s super exciting. Pending final approval from FDA my little one will be vaxed last week October or first weekend November at the school Anonymous poster hash: 7645b...adb ...

Venue for a 9 year old bday

Ideas for a great bday party for a girl turning 9?  Will be for 16-18 girls. Mid December. Prefer indoors ( kids will be vaccinated) Anonymous poster hash: c42f0...88f ...

SEES Entry Year Changes for 2022-23?

UPDATE (10/13): The application opened this morning, and there do not seem to have been any changes to SEES entry years. Looks like this was a false alarm!     So the CPS application pr...

Winnetka daycare/preschool recommendations (for 2yo)

Our family is moving to Winnetka and looking for full or part-time all day (8am -5pm) daycare/preschool programs. Looking for any recommendations either in Winnetka or the surrounding area.   ...

The truth about Oak Park(?)

After living in the north side (LP, LV, LS, NC) the past 25 years, we're considering moving to Oak Park. We love our school (Bell), but would like to avoid the high school drama. More significant, tho...

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