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Archive for August, 2009

Gianne and Elyssa will be starting school again this Monday and they are full of anticipation to see their old friends and to learn more things about nature, science, history, and whatever subjects their schools offer. Elyssa is going back to Ysabel Barnett Elementary School for third grade, while Gianne will be attending a different school: James L. Day Middle School.

Gianne is now in sixth grade. She is part of the DMS student council and beginning band. Elyssa, on the other hand, is expected to excel in third grade as her sister did at YBES.

We are equally excited for the kids’ new adventures and academic challenges this year. As always, we’ll give them our full support and enable ourselves as trained teachers; to help them with all their home works, to encourage them when tasks are difficult, and to make them understand that life is full of possibilities–good ones will always prevail over bad, if one is willing to give his or her best in each endeavor to achieve definite success.

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We got a chance to visit my mom and sister in Orange County at the beginning of the week. The kids really enjoyed their time there with their grandma, especially when they went shopping.

Before we left on Tuesday, we dined at a Korean restaurant. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food, including the girls. I, for one, enjoyed the conversation because we seldom visit my relatives in O.C.

Well, school will soon begin and that’s the last trip we’ll make to O.C. for a while. The girls are ready to meet new friends and to see old ones again, but mostly, they just want to get back to school and learn a lot more.

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