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Teacher requiring certain items for holiday party!

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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My stepson's teacher sent home a letter saying that my child was required to bring plates and napkins to his Valentine's party.

I was like "uh, required?"

What if I have to work that day?

What if I'm short on cash?

What if I planned to donate something else?

What happens to my child if he doesn't bring those specific items?

What if biomom had gotten the letter? She would have thrown it away.

Fortunately I am able to abide by this.

BUT I thought it was really rude. Especially from a teacher I've met once in August before she took the whole first semester off.

How would you react to seeing that letter?

My kiddo is in KG by the way.
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mich.el.le
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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Oh, good grief. People get offended over the dumbest things.

lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The only thing that would bug me is that it came so last minute. What she did I have seen many times through out my children's early years in school.

angevil53
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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Maybe send in two of each. Teach that teacher a lesson.
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jjchick75
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Good grief! I always made a list of things that we would need for the party and split it up between the kids. If there was an issue the parent could come talk to me and we could figure something out. It's really not that big of a deal!

kappalopokis
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I live in an incredibly low income town.

My dh and I make a combined 33K yearly, and are considered "upper class" in this town. Because we actually work.

A lot of parents simply would not be willing to spend their money on a class party


Quoting mich.el.le:

Oh, good grief. People get offended over the dumbest things.


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FooLynRoo
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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already complaining?

its a way to organize the party - assign each parent something to bring.

Really big deals out of NOTHING.

If you have a problem tell little johnny he can't participate in parties and ask the teacher to send him to sit in the office during class parties.



LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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My sons old school would do that. But they would send the note home the day before the event. I stopped participating. When they questioned me.. I told them I don't sit around waiting for their last minute demands. You want it? Buy it with the damn tuition I pay you.

kappalopokis
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM
I got it yesterday. Party is tomorrow. I work both days (yesterday and today and commute an hour each way.)



Quoting lucky2Beeme:

The only thing that would bug me is that it came so last minute. What she did I have seen many times through out my children's early years in school.


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GLO682
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

they normally have the kids take turns bringing things in. im sure if you were unable to provide the items listed, the proper thing to do would be to let the teacher know that way she can assign it to someone else.

plates and napkins cost about 1 dollar each at the school store.

its valentines and im sure they had halloween parties and christmas parties, it may very well just be your childs turn in rotation.

 

strictmomhere
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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Its mot a big deal go to a dollar store :)
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