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  • in reply to: Tablet recomendations Please #781245

    mom2boys
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    I have a xoom I love most the features but was suprised that it can’t load flash video which means no amazon prime movies or most home videos on facebook. It does run the netfix app. But not well. The shows and movies play fine but the menu lags so the touch screen is useless. You have to type into the netfix search engine each selection to really get what you want. Sound is good. It does multi app task well.

    in reply to: Diet for MS/Neurological Disorders #780574

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    If you flood your body with meat and toxins you will be sick. If you flood your body with organic plant based nutrients you will not…pretty easy to live by. I have a genetic caused cancer I treat with a plant based diet after watching my mother and aunts die in their 40s and 50 s after years of poor diet and chemo. The SAD : standard ametican diet, is to blame for MOST of our so called disease.

    After dumping the SAD, going veggie and juicing several times a week im in remission. That’s something generations of women in my family never achieved with conventional medicine.

    in reply to: Looking for infant care recommendations… #781120

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    Have you considered a nanny? Care.com is a great resource.

    in reply to: Good Massage Therapist #780909

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    I’ve been seeing veronica hildebrandt for over a year in her new home based space. She is very diversly trained and can work out my very tight shoulders without leaving me in pain. I love her online schedual system but she is also good about working me in if there doesn’t appear to be an opening. You can find her info at http://www.vhbodyworks.com she’s takes insurence and offers very reasonable packages for self pay. Her home business is located off 47 the and admiral. Plenty of parking!

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733536

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    King 5 news just did an interview with me and they plan to air it at 6:30 tonight ( tuesday) about this issue

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733532

    mom2boys
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    Mr. Sundquist just got back to me.

    I let him know things worked out for our family but there is still something very wronge with this system and that the community would like him to read this thread.

    Dburns- totally agree. I’m sure this grandfathering is great for families who are in their choice school that they are not being forced to move to thier neghborhood school but what about folks like us whos choice school was always our neighborhood school. Now they make room for new kids but not us??

    I’m going to cont. emailing people and pursing this policy I will update if anything sig. happens.

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733529

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    Per the suggestion here I did send an email to steve4schools. After a brief overview of what our family has tried so far to get my sons placement at Alki I did say very clearly that there was a thread in the WSB forums about the issue.So in my mind yes he has been notified. And to date no I have no recieved a reply.

    Although this has been “resolved” for our family I still would like to have this ridiculous “grandfathered placement” policy demolished. Why are we open to discrimination just because our kids enrolled before the new placement plan was put in place.

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733524

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    It is very very very hard for me to take time off of work given my position that is why I have not been down there in person.

    As far as private school. There is not one in our neighborhood…thats the whole point my son wants to make friends with the kids he goes to school with in his neighborhood.

    Sept 2nd update-

    Yesterday after the last phone call with the specialist where she basically said we are screwed due to the grandfathering enrollment policy I sent an email to my sons school counselor at West Seattle Elem, the school board member suggested here and kiro, king, and komo news. In the last 4 emails I mentioned I will be seeking legal council.

    No one returned my email except the school counselor who said she would try to get ahold of the superintendant.

    What do you know today I got a call stating that my sons turn had come up on waitlist and did I want him in Alki. Of corse I accepted!

    But I find it very strange we sat number 1 on wait list last year ALL year AND I was told not to expect an opening and if one did open it would not be untill at least 8 days into the school year when they take anyone who hasn’t shown up off the roster.

    I believe the school counselor is still going to pursue this horrible loop hole which is keeping some families who want their neighborhood school but are grandfathered into their 3 year old placement from being placed in the neighborhood school.

    Thank You all for the ideas.

    I have a VERY excited little about to be 5th grader to get ready for school now.

    in reply to: Not going to Arbor Heights Elementary? #733552

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    I care! I’m very frustrated too! Were supposedly number 1 on the list for Alki…oh yeah just. like. last. year.

    I hope it works out for you.

    in reply to: Senior Disabled Couple Homeless #733597

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    If they don’t have care needs and the have SS plus a up to a 1000 a month hmmm…. have they looked at Arrowhead Gardens? Its a low income Senior housing unit in White Center run by Shag. Maybe call them…also try calling the Senior Center and see what they say. I work in the Senior Housing industry but in the upper private pay sector …my heart also breaks when I see people who really need our service but cant afford it :(

    in reply to: Senior Disabled Couple Homeless #733595

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    I believe if he is a citizen over, 65 and medically needy he should qualify for medicaid and due to not having resources possibly be able to find long term shetler and medical help in either a medicaid assisted living ( not easy to find) or a medicaid skilled nursing facility. I hate to suggest this but if he were to go to an emergency room ( I know I know I know over worked, understaffed, using state dollars I know) but should he go complaining of some ailment and explain he can no longer manage his disability it SHOULD get the ball rolling with the hospital Social Worker to find placement.

    Is she ill? Need care?

    You could also call Park West and Life Care explain the situation and see what they suggest as far as placement. They would need the medically sign off of a Dr. to get in but maybe they also could help navigate the system.

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733519

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    Bonnie- Yes West Seattle is a “failing school” I sent in paperwork saying I wanted him out during this last open enrollment. He was still placed at West Seattle. When I finally got to the rep for no child left behind enrollments after many holds, mistranfers, hang up ect were talking over several days of calling she claimed they never got his paperwork and I had to talk to someone else. Left that person a voicemail, never got a call back but did recieve a physical mail stating that the 2 schools in the district meeting their test score with room were 1 in Queen Anne and 2 in Columbia City. So I did not choose those.

    Apparently no child left behind only require a child be placed in a school meeting scores WITH SPACE not the closest school meeting scores.

    I am seriously considering a lawyer. So if anyone reading this is in law I would love your advice and recomends. I think there could be a case of discrimination here given that if my neighbor moves here and enrolls their child gets placement yet mine does not. So they will make room for no bus kids, new kids, but not my kid.

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733516

    mom2boys
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    So I ended up with time to call today afterall.

    After hold and tranfer to a specialist…my son is still attending West Seattle Elem.

    We are grandfathered into the system.

    If I unenroll my child and reenroll my child during the same school year he will be reassigned to his previous school.

    There is nothing they will do to help us.

    If he had lost his bus then he would go to Alki.

    If we were new to the district then he would go to Alki.

    Every school which would make him lose his bus thus forcing him into Alki has no space available.

    I just want to cry I’m so tired and frustrated and he is going to be crushed AGAIN when I get home.

    in reply to: Wits end with Seattle Schools placement/transport #733513

    mom2boys
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    Thanks for the replys…sorry to those also in a struggle to meet the families needs and education needs.

    @ Rudy…I’ve considered unenrolling and reenrolling to try to get placement but was scared he would end up further away.

    @ WSB and Stringcheese…you would think that yes but the answer I get everytime I ask whats going on is that we are grandfathered into the old system…which protects those not wanting to lose their choice school… But backfires on our family as West Seattle was not our choice school by any means.

    I work the same hour the enrollment office is open which is why I have not gone down in person.

    Tomorrow I will be able to sit on hold again for some extended hours while multitasking at work so I will be calling back.

    I am going to pose the what would happen if I unenroll…reenroll question to whoever I end up transferred to this time.

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