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  • in reply to: Airport parking #614840

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    The taxi fare depends on where you are in WS. I’m on Gatewood Hill and take a taxi to/from the airport several times each month. With a $5 tip it is usually between $32-34 dollars each way. I agree, it is usually totally worth it, even if it’s a few dollars more, because you don’t have to wait for the shuttle bus, wait in line to pay, and then drive home!

    Also, Yellow Cab will take a “time call” – reservation for pick-up – if you call in advance. I call the night before for an early morning pickup. They are very reliable in the mornings, but not very much so for pickup times later in the day.

    in reply to: Airport parking #614833

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    I think MasterPark (I use Lot B) is the best deal. Great service and reasonable prices, and they usually do have discount coupons on their website.

    in reply to: Anyone for a chuckle? #614452

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    Q: What do you get when you cross an insomniac, a dyslexic, and an agnostic?

    A: Someone who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a dog.

    in reply to: Let’s hear it for Sen. Clinton…or not #613704

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    Agree with Kayleigh on the media’s impact on Edwards as a candidate .. I wonder if he would consider another VP role?

    in reply to: Wa Dem Caucus #613624

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    Ken – thank you for your wealth of info and patience with all the questions. I’ll plan to bring my 13 year old but will stay tuned in case any new info emerges …

    in reply to: Wa Dem Caucus #613619

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    Ken – Are kids under 18 allowed to come to the caucus? The FAQ page on the WA Dem page said unregistered voters can participate but not vote, but it didn’t specifically say whether younger children can attend. My middle schooler is very interested and pretty informed about the political process, and is especially into tracking the presidential election process. I would love for him to be exposed to the caucus (first year for us to attend) and he is very eager to come. Thanks for any info…

    in reply to: Motels #613973

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    in reply to: School Donations….. #613857

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    Solstice – If Roxhill does not have an instrumental music program, our school’s music teacher also works at several different schools and I’m sure could really use your donation. Let me know if it doesn’t work out for Roxhill!

    Lattemom – if you can think of specific businesses that might be able to supply what you need, calling or stopping by (the personal touch) and asking usually works the best. Many businesses are being approached now (it’s school auction season), but I have found that a direct ask is usually the most fruitful! Good luck and lucky Roxhill to have a dedicated parent like you.

    in reply to: Class directory #613876

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    Girl Scouts is a great idea as is soccer – West Seattle Soccer Club is very inclusive. The teams my daughter has been involved with have included kids from several different schools, yet they have become friends and have non-soccer-related playdates. They do spring soccer, which is a little more informal, as well as in the fall. http://www.westseattlesoccer.org

    in reply to: Class directory #613872

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    It’s true that Seattle Public Schools are not allowed to publish family contact information. At our school (and probably others) the PTA takes responsibility for publishing the family/school directory. Perhaps you can ask Roxhill’s PTA if they would be willing to make this happen. It involves sending home a form asking for contact info and permission to publish for the school community only and then compiling/copying the info and distributing it back out. A tedious task, but definitely worth it!! You will only get those that opt in, but that’s better than nothing at all. I find that people need a deadline, lots of reminders, and then an extended deadline. :)

    Don’t get me started on the problem with lack of RSVPs. I don’t know if it’s the Seattle area or just diminishing manners in general, but it is really annoying!! People who do not respond to invitations must have never thrown a party or planned an event. It is really tough to plan, budget, prepare, etc. without knowing how many people are actually going to show up.

    in reply to: preschool recommendations from earlier WSB discussion #613812

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    I’m copying this from the post I made in the “list of schools & links” topic:

    Another resource for pre-school info can be found on the West Seattle PEPS website – it’s about 2 years old but still good at-a-glance info:

    http://pepswestseattle.org/preschools.html

    in reply to: list of schools & links #613790

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    Another resource for pre-school info can be found on the West Seattle PEPS website – it’s about 2 years old but still good at-a-glance info:

    http://pepswestseattle.org/preschools.html

    in reply to: list of schools & links #613785

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    Oh – and on the Seattle Schools page for each school you can also link directly to that specific school’s annual report, which provides all the data on the school (test scores, diversity/demographics, etc.)

    in reply to: list of schools & links #613784

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    You can go to the Seattle Schools website and get two lists: West Seattle North and West Seattle South. Click each school and get general contact info plus a link to their website.

    http://www.seattleschools.org/area/m_schools/index.dxml

    in reply to: Dry cleaners #613667

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    Checkmate Cleaners on the corner of Morgan & 35th does men’s shirts for $1.50.

    in reply to: High Fructose Corn Syrup #613535

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    Jan – I wonder if they still package them in that waxy paper? That was part of the experience, peeling each little cake very carefully off the wrapper so the icing didn’t get left behind. We used to eat them upside down so the icing wouldn’t stick to the roof of your mouth. Mmmm, my mouth is watering!

    in reply to: High Fructose Corn Syrup #613533

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    Tastycake … the butterscotch krimpets were the BEST!!!

    Non-HFCS soda .. try Jones Soda – they have many flavors that are made with Pure Cane Sugar.

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