17 August 2010

First Day of School - Trinity-St. Paul

10 comments:

MDR said...

Crazy Illinois people...school doesn't start until September!!! =)

Pr. H. R. said...

You got that right, MDR! But when we were in WI it was even worse. Sure, school didn't start until after Labor Day - but then we didn't get out of class until JUNE 13. That was terrible.

Sue said...

One year due to snow days, we hit June 17, my son's birthday. He was MAD! There shouldn't be school on your birthday, right?!

Past Elder said...

My kids started Monday the 16th, which was the last of the metro area school systems to start.

When I was a kid, every school started after Labor Day weekend. What is this snow day crap now? I grew up in Minnesota and don't remember a "snow day" ever.

William Weedon said...

Where I grew up we also started after labor day, but we did regularly go to late in June.

Sue said...

This is western Oregon - we faint if there's snow! And too many drivers on the road who have no idea how to drive in snow.

Past Elder said...

It ain't snowed until it's measured in feet, not inches.

Anonymous said...

Minneapolis public schools start next week (and it's still August)!

Anonymous said...

no school uniforms?

Past Elder said...

OK here goes.

"Summer" comes from the Norse god Sumarr, "Winter" from Vetr, and even Wotan (Odin, Oden) had to ask where they came from and called them the first of the Wise Powers.

There is astronomical Summer and meteorological Summer and Summer Vacation Summer.

The one extends from Summer Solstice (20 or 21 June) to Fall Equinox (22 or 23 September. The other is based on average temperature and is June through August in the northern hemisphere. Summer Vacation is whenever in the hell your school board, true heirs of Sumarr, says it is