Busy First Term at School

Our youngest started Senior High this school year and although we expected at first that there will be a lot of adjustment on his part (especially since he transferred to a new school), he has been doing well during their first term. Their report card has been released this past weekend and we’re happy that he has gotten high marks on all his subjects. He has also been doing well in all the extra curricular activities that he has participated in. He was part of the dance group that has represented the whole of the senior high school batch and has competed against groups from the college department. Their group won third place which is a great achievement on their part since they have only practice for a few  weeks compared to the other groups who have been together for a longer period of time.

I am really glad about the fact that our youngest has adjusted well even though they have been really busy with a lot of projects. They are currently practicing for a paper for their philosophy class and a short play for another class. It’s a good thing that they only have classes in the morning; they can practice and work on their other projects in the afternoon. We just keep reminding him to manage his time properly so that he will be able to set aside ample time for each project and focus more on what he has to do. It great that they are encouraged to always keep in mind the tradition of excellence that they would have to put into all of their projects regardless of how big or small they may be. We, as parents, are fortunate that out youngest is learning important positive values that will help him not just in his studies but more importantly, in his life.

Productive Summer

In a little over a month, summer vacation will be over and a new school year will start in mid-June. Our children are making the most out of their school break. It has been a productive couple of weeks for them and we’re really proud of what they have accomplished so far.

Our youngest was part of the service team of the recent Youth Camp in our parish. He has also been accepted to the SPES (Special Program for Employment of Students) Program of the government. He has been assigned a summer job at our barangay. Our eldest has applied as a student assistant at his school and we’re still waiting for an update on that. He has also been making some advance readings on the subjects that he’ll be taking this semester. He’s in his senior year in college and he knows that this will be a particularly hard year for him especially since they will be making a lot of projects and programs (he’s taking up Information Technology).

And since they don’t get to spend a lot of time online when they have classes, they have also been spending time surfing the web or just catching up with their friends and classmates on Facebook. Our youngest has even been looking for a musicians friend store locator online because he’s planning on setting aside a portion of his earnings from his summer job to buy a guitar.

Anyway, we hope that they will manage to stay productive and enjoy the rest of their summer vacation and be ready when school starts again.

Schedule Change

Classes here have been suspended since Friday because of the typhoon which is why it is most likely that the school activities that have been scheduled for this week will be postponed. Our youngest is supposed to have his exams today and tomorrow and their whole 9th grade class is supposed to go on an educational field trip this Wednesday. The same goes with our eldest, whose exam week was also scheduled for this week. It’s a good thing that their schools have Facebook pages that post updates and announcements. We just look into it several times during the day so that we’ll know if they have any updates regarding the suspension of classes and any other changes in schedule. Hopefully, when the weather improves in the next few days, they will be able to finalize their schedule so that we can also make all the necessary preparations.

For now, we are making sure that we have every thing that we will need during this time. Typhoon signal #3 has actually been raised here, which means that we should expect heavy rains within the next couple of hours. We are also expecting that there will be power outage. I just hope that the typhoon would weaken and that we wouldn’t be affected that much.

The kids are keeping themselves busy while school is out. I give them time to use the computer and talk to their friends or just surf online. My son is actually looking for gift ideas online since their school Christmas party is next week. I do hope he finds the gift items that he likes because we still need to find out if they are available at the mall nearby. He said he also wants to look for items that he will buy for himself (using the money that he will receive from his aunts and uncle). I think he may buy a guitar this time because he’s been saying that he wants to learn how to play the guitar. He has been looking at this website that sells different musical instruments and other accessories such as music stands and headphones. He said he wants to have an idea of how much they cost so that he knows how much he would need just in case he actually buys one.

Anyway, I hope that this typhoon wouldn’t be as devastating as what has been expected and that it would weaken as the day progresses. Stay safe and vigilant.

Impressive First Term

It’s already the second week of October and like most students nowadays, our children are already looking forward to their sem break. But first, they have to prepare for their finals  next week. They have been doing well so far and have been getting good grades.

Our eldest is adjusting well in his new school and has been included in the shortlist of students on the dean’s list. If he is able to maintain his good grades and do well in his finals, he will be eligible for a scholarship next semester. We are glad that he continues to excel at school particularly in his major subjects (he has actually been named programmer of the week for four consecutive weeks, if I’m not mistaken). Our youngest is also doing well, he is the top 3 student in his class.  His teacher said that she is impressed by how well our son is able to balance his studies and his extra curricular activities. She also acknowledged his leadership abilities. As parents, we’re very thankful that our children remain focused on their studies. We can only continue to guide them and pray for them so that they continue to excel in whatever they do.

This early though, we are already thinking of what to give them for Christmas. We want to give them something special. We want something that they could really appreciate and something that they could use. We are considering a number of things – like a guitar or a compact digital camera. We still have time to look around for appropriate gifts and of course, enough time to save for them …haha. I have actually been looking at different shopping websites to see the latest gift items (I am also looking at Christmas decors at this site). Hopefully, we can find what we want just in time for the holidays.