I’m not going to lie: I’m more excited about the new Star Wars movie than my kids. I blame myself and the decision to let them see the three miserable prequel movies, but so be it.
When I was growing up, I only ever heard the words "special education" used in reference to a group of students in school with such severe developmental disabilities that they required full-time assistance in a single, separate classroom. What I have since learned in my experience as a Darien parent is that the term actually refers to "specially-designed instruction" for students with any kind of disability: physical, mental, temporary, or permanent.
They are EVERYWHERE: in our yards, in our houses, in our cars, on playgrounds, in parking lots - everywhere - and, apparently, until we get lots more rain, there's nothing we can do except spray and take cover.
It's no secret that we love Darien Library. When our kids were younger, the storytimes were a lifesaver, and now that the kids are older, there's a whole new range of programming for them to discover, such as Fall Into Art, which opens for registration today.
Life in Darien got a whole lot sweeter this summer with the soft opening of Chocolate Works in Goodwives Plaza (right next to Wine Port). We first heard about this magic place from our kids, of course, who had been hearing from their friends about a hot new birthday party joint in town. We finally got a chance to investigate for ourselves over Labor Day.
The first day of school for students in Darien Public Schools is Monday, August 31st. The 2015-16 School Year Bus Schedule is here.