Good morning...my first comment/question...... My children go to public school in PA and I was wondering if anyone else has been asked for donations for teacher gifts throughout the school year. I don't remember giving my elementary teachers cash gifts and I have really been surprised by how I have been asked by homeroom volunteer moms to do so... Here is the email I got yesterday in "request" of a cash gift for my daughter's 4th grade teacher.....what would your reaction be? I am insulted as this is a middle class communtiy and not Bev Hills as she makes it sound!
Let's Celebrate A Fabulous Year with Mr. Blank!
The end-of-year party is scheduled for Thursday, June 7th from 2-3 pm. It's just for the kids plus 3 parent helpers -- so I'll need 2 lovely assistants.
Mr. B has requested something low-key. Guess the disco balls and limbo sticks are out. Bummer.
We still need some yummy food though. I WILL be providing all of the food, party goods and whatever else we need.
You may have been fooled into thinking this was a "food" sign-up. Well...it's not. It's a "Let's contribute to a CASH class gift for The Rockstar".
Cash is King. Ties, #1 teacher mugs, paper weights and the like are not so attractive and desired by a veteran teacher in my most humble opinion who probably has about 50 of each anyway.
Forgo a few of your lattes, ignore the pedicure you usually get, eat-in for a weekend, forgo Pina's Pizza this Saturday or whatever sacrifice you can make to "pay-it-forward". Let's show our man some love.
As I mentioned before, it's a GREAT financial sacrifice for him to choose to teach our children, and he is FABULOUS at what he does. He definitely found his calling. And yes, he has a new wife and 2 daughters, so Cash REALLY is King for Mr. I.
He could have been blinded by the glitz of the almighty dollar working in another profession, but he wasn't. He's helping "Billy" understand Everyday Math instead.
So...ALL of the sign up slots will be for monies for The Rockstar. And no, I'm not embarrassed begging for "my people", and he's "my people" -- so I'll happily beg for him.
And yes, I will be donating at least $20, so I'm not asking you for anything I'm not willing to do myself. Let's make it happen for our man! He deserves it!
Again, I will also provide all the food, paper goods and all the other party supplies so ya'll can give the cash you would have spent on party items to our cash collection for The Rockstar instead.
Take care. And remember...Good Karma will always come back to you when you least expect it and you when you most need it.