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What level of involvement do you have in your child's school

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I have a kindergartner this year. My parents had zero involvement in my school and I always felt excluded from things. Earlier this week there was a form that went home asking for $3 for a bag of popcorn. I thought to myself, um no. 

That day I went to pick my daughter up and I saw a little boy crying. His mom was on the phone telling the person how he was crying that he didn't get popcorn. I noticed all the kids coming out had their bags in hand and I prepared myself. We're a GMO limited and Organic family whenever possible so I figured I would tell her the popcorn was GMO and she'd be fine but I was praying that she wouldn't be crying.

She came out skipping and I was relieved, then on the walk home I was impressed my our conversation.

She told me that next time she would like me to send money to school so she can have popcorn. I explained the popcorn was gmo and she said "That's alright mom, I don't even have to eat it but I felt bad when everyone got a bag except me"

Point taken. Now there is a fundraiser sent home today if you sell 7 items you get to attend a BMX bike show. I know the guy putting on the show and they must have talked to the kids about him because she was reciting some of his moves. The fundraiser isn't set up for door to door, it's for family. My family isn't going to buy this stuff. I'll have DH bring it to work, but in the end I know I'll be buying stuff to get her to that 7 items mark.

Where will this end though? I'll be poor by the end of the year if she's included in every single thing but at the same time I remeber as a kid that the good students were always part of everything like that, and their mothers were at the school and people we knew.

How involved are you? Do you buy fundraiser stuff and popcorn and every little thing the school asks for? We're going to an ice cream social today at 4 pm. Ice cream is a dollar a bowl. lol

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Replies (61-66):
Caera
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM

No. I put it online and let people order things on behalf of my kids.

danie24
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

150 kids, maybe.

But I usually only deal with my child's classroom when it comes to volunteering or providing snacks, gifts, etc.

Quoting Anonymous:


How big is the school? 

Quoting danie24:

My kids participate in everything.

And I volunteer when needed, too.

We are a chemical free family, too and only buy organic, non processed foods.. but instead of making my child feel left out, I call the school and offer to provide the snacks.

On popcorn day, I buy the organic kernels and air pop it at home, bag it in cute paper bags and bring over to the school.

No microwave crap for my babes. LOL




amandae21
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:40 PM
I homeschool. I think that means I'm as involved as one could possibly get. And I *wish* I had a fundraiser.
ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:42 PM

We homeschool so. . .lots of involvement ;) I have often joked that I should do a fundraiser for our "school". I mean. . .it'd go to good use ;)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Yeah the popcorn thing is the whole school, 866 students.


Quoting danie24:

150 kids, maybe.

But I usually only deal with my child's classroom when it comes to volunteering or providing snacks, gifts, etc.

Quoting Anonymous:


How big is the school? 

Quoting danie24:

My kids participate in everything.

And I volunteer when needed, too.

We are a chemical free family, too and only buy organic, non processed foods.. but instead of making my child feel left out, I call the school and offer to provide the snacks.

On popcorn day, I buy the organic kernels and air pop it at home, bag it in cute paper bags and bring over to the school.

No microwave crap for my babes. LOL






desertlvn
by Gold Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM
I email regularly with the teachers, bring them coffee occasionally, attend carnivals, and do 2 fundraiser a a year. I also volunteer in the classes
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