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Teacher requiring certain items for holiday party!

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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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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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mich.el.le
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM


Quoting kappalopokis:

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.


Then they can call and discuss this with the teacher. I'm sure she's aware of the income that the parents of her class make or don't make.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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IKR! I respect my daughter teachers so much and if they required some stupid paper plates for a party a few times a year in wouldn't think twice.



Quoting mich.el.le:

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

Lizardannie1966
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Perhaps she should have used the words, "Can you please send along............"

I would ignore the letter myself, but I would talk privately with the teacher IF it were a matter of funding, etc. that would prevent me from helping out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM
Walmart is open 24/7

Quoting kappalopokis:

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.


TresHijas111825
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM
LMAO!


Quoting angevil53:

Maybe send in two of each. Teach that teacher a lesson.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM

My dd's preschool teachers place a sign-up sheet on the door, so the parents choose what they want to bring.

koalasami
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM

While I don't necessarily think it is the best way of doing things I have to say just suck it up.  My question is why is the teacher planning the party?  Why are there not parents volunteering to help out?  I don't think the teacher should be responsible for planning a party and they definitely should not have to pay for the items out of their own pocket.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM

 

It's a  big deal because not everyone has money laying around. BY the time I pay my monthly bills and buy things for  home I have like $2 left to my name.

Quoting kdizzlej:

DD had the same thing sent home but we needed to bring cheese cubes. I don't see what the big deal is.


 

peachesforme
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM

I am a teacher, and I put a list on my door for whoever wants to sign up voluntarily.  Parents often come by since this is a preschool.  If no one brings in anything, then we just go without.  I cannot supply everything, I am by no means well off.  Luckily, I have very good parents this year. One parent actually gave me $15 to buy extra pizza for our Valentines party tomorrow.

kappalopokis
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM
I made cookies, allergy safe for the kid that has allergies, bought cups, plates, and napkins. Zoo pals at that! And, am going in during their lunch to decorate.

I do participate, because I love my kid.

But my 5 year old shouldn't be required to provide anything. I should be requested to!


Quoting MumsTheWord571:

Seriously?



It amazes me the amount of parents who are unwilling to participate in their kids classes or send supplies or contribute in other ways.



And before you ask- I'm class mom for my sons class. So yes, not only do I send supplies and other necessities as requested but I also participate in the class.

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