Here are my thoughts, more as a FSGW member and Montgomery County School Parent than as a Mudcatter. The MCPS 2001-2002 school year calendar won't be out however until December or January.
The First two weeks of September are crazy crazy crazy with school stuff: Open Houses, Getting Ready, Back-to-School Picnics, etc.. We can barely manage all of the stuff as it is.
I would therefore much prefer the October dates. Nice Cool Weather. No Skeeters. The trees starting to turn. What could be better?
Jim Bunch / JAB