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Back to School

It takes a lot of time, effort and financial resources to get ready for first day of school...

I am always amazed of Maria’s ability to find on time everything the kids need. As she says “I want my kids to look pretty the first day of school”. And she does it!!

Maria has to shop for: School supplies, i.e. Notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. and of course a back pack to carry all the supplies and books. Black dress shoes and a pair of tennis shoes for PE. Socks and underwear for both boys and girls. White slacks and shirt for boys and white with burgundy strip for skirts and blouse for the girls, now this is only Monday uniform, khakis and jeans for the rest of the week. Multiply that for 85 middle school students. Then add the Elementary School uniform for 67 boys and girls and of course, school supplies as well, and then add the clothing and supplies for those in Technical Schools, High School… Well, you get the picture, every one of the 206 gets new school uniforms.

Now, some “shopping” days have been difficult. More than once Maria has called me from the store to tell me that the credit card has been rejected. "Call the credit card company and ask for a credit increase because I really need to buy these items, they are at very good price”. Needless to say the items have been purchased!!

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