Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BRAND NEW SCHOOL WELCOMES LAUREL

The photo editor left her equipment at home, but imagine a beautiful new brick facility in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. Now imagine little Laurel Cupit attending school here. Her mother received the surprise phone call on Monday morning that Laurel had been accepted to the new academic magnet program provided she pass the screening on Wednesday. Laurel has now completed and passed the screening and is officially registered. She'll start kindergarten here in about 3 weeks. This has been a long process. Laurel's parents have applied for her to go to several good schools over the last year, always resulting in rejection letters. Finally, the family opened a piece of mail that began, "Congratulations...." instead of "We regret to inform you..." The family has prayed for a good school for what seems like years. Prayers are sometimes answered at unexpected moments. Maren offers one bit of advice to parents in the Baton Rouge area seeking acceptance to a good school, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again (and again and again and again!)"

5 comments:

Jessica said...

that is so exciting for your family! a good school is so important in so many ways.
have fun with a kindergartner!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I got your message this morning. Sorry I missed such an exciting call! I was loading the kids up in the van when you called. I'm so happy for you! I bet it feels great to finally have that stress lifted after all of this time.

Lexi said...

That's so great! Finding a good school you like {and getting in} is so important but a not-so-easy task. I'm glad you stuck to it and now can rest easy knowing Laurel is in good hands.

Margo said...

Yay, great news! We finally got into the charter school too. I do love the wrap, and will send you an email soon.

Meredith said...

Yeah!! What a great end to all your efforts. I hope Laurel loves it.