The Daily Truffle: 'Black Friday:' The Day L.A.'s Top Private Schools Mail Their Acceptance and Rejection Letters
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The L.A. Times coined the term "Black Friday" in a 2008 article, referring to the annual Friday in L.A. when private elementary school admissions letters are mailed.
This is when parents will find out if their kindergartner is admitted to John Thomas Dye, Brentwood, Crossroads, Oakwood, The Center for Early Education, The Willows, or any other top-tier private elementary schools.
Forget earthquakes or traffic on the 405 -- March 15 is much worse... Come Friday, parents all over L.A. will be chasing down the mail trucks, obsessively checking email and calling friends with same year kids to re-asses their own odds... Fights with spouses will sky rocket, panic attacks will be rampant, moms will lock themselves in closets, others will skip work, shrinks will phone emergency Xanax prescriptions to Mickey Fines across L.A., and worse. Expect sheer and total panic.
Acceptance and rejection letters are a game changer. After all, is an Ivy League college that far away? No, and
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