I'm a Father of two girls at this school. For one, our 2 year old, this is her first school or childcare experience. Our other Daughter is in one of the Kindergarden classes at this school. This is our first year at this school and it is only 2 months into the 2011 school year. I first want to disclaim that I have no ties or affiliations with this school and this review is real and uninfluenced (because I have read other school reviews that I was highly suspicious of both positive and negative). I'm very happy with the school class sizes. Our 2 year old daycare has as many as 3 teachers for less than 20 children. Kindergarden is less then 20 kids for the teacher. Maybe it's the uniforms but the kids just look better also. Theres no troubled looking kids (scraggily dressed, messy hair, unhappy etc). All kids have a smile and get along etc. My kids come home happy also. Flexibility is awesome, I can drop off my kids as early as 6:30 am and pick up as late as 6 pm. Fortunately we don't have to leave our kids 11.5 hours but it's a nice option and the cost is the same. Value is evident; daycare is cheaper here than most other locations we checked and potty training is included. For this review I now have more space to address other websites poor reviews. I noticed another review stating this school was intolerant and even went as far to say they were racist. I was shocked to read this in my research of this school. Now that the school year has begun I can say with first had experience that this school is extremely kind, tolerant and wonderful.. I was was also pleasantly surprised to see the diversity of culture at this school. I had a preconceived idea of the breakdown simply based on this being a private school, and was thankful to find a great mix. If you have any questions about this school just do what I did back in the Summer when I was checking a few of them in my area out. Make an appointment and visit the school. I was able to meet in person with the principal as well as the head school secretary (who walked me through everything and answered tons of questions by my Wife and me.).
I have been shopping @ Thrift Town for about 5 years, and over the past few years,the store has improved tremendously. The store is always clean, bright, and well organized with a friendly staff. The merchandise is carefully sorted and the prices are good. I shop there for my son's school clothes, and have gotten new and nearly new clothes for him. Everyone thinks I spend a lot on his clothes, but most of his stuff costs less than $2.00. I just recently purchased a pair of nearly new jeans that would normally retail for over $60.00. I paid $1.99 and they were'nt even on sale. They also give senior discounts on Monday's and have frequent sales. The key to thrift store shopping is patience. You can't just go one time and give up. You have to go frequently because the merchandise changes daily. I will continue to shop at Thrift Town because I can always find a deal and the staff is excellent...better that some really expensive department stores!!!
Goodwill tells you they put people to work -- but they don't train them to respect grandma's treasures. Here you will find an overload of glass, kitchen items, collectibles, all mashed together because they simply have too much stuff. Stay a while and you'll hear the glass crash. Why is is crowded? -- they price items so high, they break before anyone will buy them. They haven't learned that a good price moves merchandise. How expensive is Goodwill? What other thrift store has "Outlet" stores to get ride of unsold and broken items? Still, we all go back, searching for treasures..