Some of us are more challenged then others, but today the U.S. Postal Service in Rogers Park delivered! For those who know, this is the week when you learn whether your child will be accepted to Decatur Classical or any other Magnet School in the Chicago Public School System. We received no mail for the first time in a year. This means when no mail comes in for the first time in a year during CPS selection time, we surf the net for local USPS phone numbers at www.usps.gov and dial.
We depend upon the U.S. Postal Service for the thrill of victory or the agony of test and lottery registration next December. Our undelivered mail was faithfully delivered at 9:30 p.m. by a dedicated Rogers Park postal worker on his way home from work.
Folks you may want to try this at home, when you don't get your mail!
For us, on Saturday the USPS brought in the news that our daughter will be at a good magnet school. A school that tests better than most suburban schools. Yet, we are still missing the lottery results for three other magnet schools. CPS has great schools; it is the best kept secret; check the ISATs! When we 'politely inquired,' we got service. If you ever don't get your mail in 60645, then call 773-463-1211, even at night! The post office might listen!
For all of those who condemn Rogers Park as limbo looking for Lincolnwood, don't give up on the neighborhood that quickly.