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  • Best of Food 4 Less Deals and Match Ups: Sept 17 – Sept 23, 2014

    Food 4 Less coupons and deals

    Here are the best of the upcoming deals at Food 4 Less, a Kroger/Ralphs affiliate here in Southern California. They have fewer locations than Ralphs, and tend to have lower prices. Like Ralphs, their sales run Wednesday through Tuesday.

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    Morning Coffee: $9.99 Logitech wireless mouse, 20% off avocados & More

    Morning Coffee is published daily and includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    ~ Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 60% off select Logitech products, including keyboards, mouses {they’re not mice, right?} and more {I have 2 Logitech wireless mouses and they both work great – this one is just $9.99 today!}

    ~ Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn for $1.99 {3.9 stars in 122 reviews; being made into a movie}

    ~ Target.com: Buy 1 select iTunes Gift Card, and get 20% off a second iTunes Gift Card

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    ~ SavingStar: Get 20% back WYB loose avocados

    ~ For the Mommas: Cheap Degree deodorant at Walgreens

    ~ Southern Cali Saver: Challenge cream cheese for just $0.24 at Vons/Pavilions today only with this $1/1 printable and the $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate

    ~ Hip2Save: New Disney Movie Rewards points


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    Evening Roundup: Reset coupons for Ralphs deals, Target deals & More

    Evening Roundup includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    Target.com: Buy One, Get One 50% off Women’s Shoes

    – Lots of reset Coupons.com printables, including:

    Southern Cali Saver: Free Fresh Express salad kits at Vons/Pavilions and possibly all Safeway stores on Friday

    Printable Coupons: 5 free Bar-S products via rebate

    Hip2Save: Free sample of Dove Body Wash

    Wild for Wags: Moneymaker on Fresh Guard Wipes at Walgreens

    Money Saving Mom: Women’s cardigans for $10 at Target

    All Things Target: Free Colgate toothpaste at Target


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    LAUSD Magnet Schools: What is Norm Day?

    What is Norm Day? - chieffamilyofficer.com

    If you’re an LAUSD parent, then you may have heard the staff or other parents mention “Norm Day” and wondered what it is, since this school year, it was this past Friday, September 12.

    “Norm Day” is a day approximately four after weeks after the start of the school year that is significant to parents if you feel strongly about your child’s teacher, and to school staff for a number of reasons.

    On Norm Day, the student population count is considered “official” – that means budget determinations will be made based on those numbers.

    This has a greater impact on schools than most parents realize. For example, positions that are dependent upon the number of students enrolled – such as a general assistant principal – may be added or taken away based upon the Norm Day count.

    The number of classes per grade level is also fixed on Norm Day. So, for grades K through 3, the student to teacher ratio is supposed to be 24 to 1. Now, suppose there are three classes of second grade on Norm Day, but each class has ballooned to 30 students per class. Students will be removed from each class and a fourth class will be created. (I don’t think classes would actually be allowed to get that big even before Norm Day, but that might depend on the school and/or budget constrictions.) Conversely, if the number of students is below the 24 to 1 ratio, the number of classes in the grade level may be reduced.

    Because of the movement that is sometimes required after Norm Day, LAUSD does not guarantee the placement of your child with the teacher he or she has on the first day of school. And, schools generally do not accommodate a request to change teachers until Norm Day. If you like your child’s teacher, you may find yourself breathing a sigh of relief once Norm Day has passed.

    Norm Day numbers may also be used by LAUSD to calculate a school’s budget. So while as parents we usually don’t see the day to day work of the administrative staff, Norm Day impacts them greatly by determining the number of teachers, the number of staff, the amount of discretionary funds allotted, and so on.

    Image via FreeDigitalPhotos.net by Grant Cochrane.

    Best of Walmart Deals and Match Ups: Sept 15 – Sept 21, 2014

    Walmart deals and coupons

    Here are the best of the Walmart deals, including FREE salad dressing, sweetener, and more! Check out their official coupon policy here.

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