Basic Math Facts.

Days until school starts: 55

Number of children requiring new uniforms: 3
Number of different school logos: 3 (middle school/lower school for boys; middle school for girl)
Colors of uniform shirts:  4
Shirts per child: 4*
*Number of stained shirts per child: 4
Pairs of Pants per child: 3*
*Number of ripped knees per pair of pants per child:  greater than or equal to 1
Number of kilts per child: 2 (but there’s only one girl…phew)

Number of boxes from Lands’ End:  greater than or equal to x, where x is the number of shipments that LE will use to deliver the boxes, based on a complicated algorithm of monogram/logo time.
Dollar amount on the invoice from Lands’ End:  greater than $600 (and this includes $0.01 logos and free shipping)

Number of days in the school year when a child will announce, just before the bus arrives, “I don’t have any uniform _______” (fill in the blank: shirt, pants, kilt):   **

**This is actually a trick question. The answer will depend on several variables, including but not restricted to:

  1. The degree of uniform required: is it a field trip day? a Mass day? a casual day?
  2. The amount of “hurry up” expended that morning: did alarms go off on time? Does Mom seem particularly crazed this morning?
  3. The number of stained/ripped/otherwise out of commission uniform pieces that have not yet been shown to an adult in charge.

The learning never ends.

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(I may own part of that company by now.)

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2 Responses to “Basic Math Facts.”

  1. joann mannix Says:

    Your post makes me feel my first bit of yearning. This will be our first full year without anyone in Catholic School. we have gone on to public high school and I will miss our old stomping grounds very much. And I certainly already miss the uniforms. It is so much easier with girls to stick them in a uniform day in and day out.

  2. Maria Says:

    Dear Herbert, What are your comments on other ESF & scoolhs that offer IB sylLabus, esp. how did you finally decided to choose CKY instead of others? To me, good Chinese & discipine is very important, does CKY fit me? budget would also be a concern!thanks, Edel

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