No school Friday, no school Monday… but there are free eats

President’s day usually means a holiday with no school for students. In Laredo, Friday is also taken off. Why, you ask? Well, too much party after the Washington’s Birthday Youth parade this past Thursday and final preparations for the big parade held this past Saturday interferes with schooling, I guess. School districts can pick and choose which holidays will be honored to fit into the overall schedule, it is just that this tiny festival done (er… or overdone) in Laredo kind of throws things just a bit.

Regardless, it is what it is but that doesn’t mean we won’t see plenty of President’s Day mattress sales and all kinds of other sales.

One neat one that was shared by reader, Sue – our friendly Newcomers Club information guru, is by Chili’s. “Kids Rule” is this Monday at Chili’s so you can feed your brood under 12 for nada (well, only 2 kids free per each adult entreé).

From Chili’s Facebook page:

Chili’s Grill & Bar “Kids Rule” at Chili’s on President’s Day this Monday! We’re giving away a FREE Kids Meal in honor of kids just being awesome! Take your family to Chili’s this Monday to let your Kid RULE! Print the coupon here … (link inserted by me)

Good deal for those with under 12 kids – if the Laredo Chili’s is participating. I’ll be at home burning something on the stove.


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3 Responses to No school Friday, no school Monday… but there are free eats

  1. Que Fregados says:

    What is closed and what isn’t is still confusing for me – Facebook comments:

    Mark – Both school districts have classes tomorrow. LISD made up the missed day on Friday, so school was in session. UISD was off Friday, as originally scheduled.

    Liza – I live in Bellingham WA and the kids were off on Fri and off Monday for mid winter break 🙂

    Adriana – No school tomorrow for UISD.

    Christy – no days off for my kid

    Que Fregados – Schools are so confusing for me! Correction noted.

  2. ___ Sal $i Puedes says:

    ___LIDS, classes si, UISD, no clases

  3. rick78 says:

    No school districts closed up here . This holiday is mostly forgotten up here, where both white aristocratic and slave descendants of good Ole Jorge exist . Only in Laredo where Raza Nopalera celebrate WBC. But I ponder why Honest Abe is left out in Laredo since both he and Jorge share the same B-day ?

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