Hello there mamas:
Just thought I would ask around to see what other people's experiences have been with the lottery system here in NYC. I've been taking the tours and in talking with parents, hear stories of how they didn't get into any of their selected schools but had friends who did, etc.
Does anyone know if its better to indicate a school that may not be at the top of your list (but has more slots open and is a decent school) as your 1st choice, than take the chance that you're not going to get into any UPK program (if your first choice has almost no slots open due to sibling preference). Is this making sense? My head is spinning after all the school tours and wading through the DOE's website!