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I love being back home in WV...when we lived in FLA we had a "COMMUNITY CLOSET" in the classroom...and all the supplies the kids brought went into the closet...when a student needed something they went into the closet and got it...every student was supposed to TRY to bring

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  1. #1
    libramommy66@brier.net
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    I love being back home in WV...when we lived in FLA we had a "COMMUNITY

    CLOSET" in the classroom...and all the supplies the kids brought went

    into the closet...when a student needed something they went into the

    closet and got it...every student was supposed to TRY to bring

    something...and I was ok with this..even bought extra for those less

    fortunate than us...THEN..at a parents meeting one mother....who of

    course was driving a new SUV..dripping of diamonds..was showing off

    pics of her big fine home...made the comment that she didn't have to

    bother with buying supplies because little MOTHERS like me and my friend

    would buy them and therefore she didn't feel her participation was

    needed...needless to say this really burnt me up and I was very close to

    slapping her perfectly made up face.. The school secretary was sitting

    close by and to me she admired my restraint..she didn't know if she

    could have kept from slapping her...needless to say I spoke with the

    teacher and told her when MY child needed something to call or send a

    note and I would buy it and send it. I have nothing against helping

    others who need the help...but those just taking advantage make me mad.

    We work hard for everything we and our children have and I expect other

    parents to do the same...Am I crazy for feeling this way?



    LaRae







    On 7/27/2007, "herberkids3" <herberkids3@yahoo.com> wrote:



    >Befor we moved, we were in a pretty relaxed school district. Of

    >course, they got HUGE fundings from the casino in town, so that

    >probably helped a lot.

    >

    >Every student was asked to bring in 2 boxes of klenex for the room,

    >and to have their own pencils, a few folders (any color, any kind),

    >but no trapper keepers, and no pencil boxes because there wasn't

    >room in the desks for them. We also each sent in 1 box of markers

    >and 1 box of crayons. That was all. Each student got a homework

    >planner at the begining of the year given to them, but if they lost

    >it, it was $3 to replace it. It was a nice notebook, too, with a

    >place for spelling lists, parent signatures, teacher comments, plus

    >it had math tables, a map, etc, all in it, along with homework

    >problems to do for fun.

    >

    >I'm dreading the list I get in the new school, because I have no

    >idea what to expect. It may be laid back like the last district...

    >or it may be cheap and expect us to buy everything. And this year is

    >the first year with all 3 kids in public school. Last year, our

    >youngest was still just in pre-school, and they didn't require

    >anything other than a bag or backpack to take stuff home in.

    >

    >I was able to luck out yesterday, and got a backpack for free from

    >the grocery store. They had a deal going, buy $10 in eggo or kellogs

    >products, get $10 off any backpack (backpacks cheaper than $10 would

    >get the full amount removed). So, Gilly has a free backpack. I'm

    >going back tomorrow to do the same for Chris & Rae, but I want them

    >to actually pick their own backpacks, with the limit that it can't

    >be more expensive than $10.

    >

    >I have already started with some of the basic stuff- crayons for

    >$.12 a box at Walmart (I bought 6 boxes, even though Raegan won't

    >need em, cause they're normally what, like $2 a box for 24?), glue

    >sticks for $.20 a double pack, pencils for $.10 for a 12 pack, etc.

    >I figure if I get that stuff out of the way now, we'll have room

    >later when the bigger stuff is asked about.

    >

    >--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Liss" <liss@...> wrote:

    >>

    >> You know, as a Frugal Mom, I have to share a pet peeve that

    >really

    >> grits my teeth every year when school starts. . .

    >>

    >> The schools here send a letter home with a list of "Required

    >School

    >> Supplies".

    >>

    >> On this list is the following:

    >>

    >> Notebooks (7) - the colors are Specified Per Subject. For example-

    >> science notebook MUST be Blue. Folder for science class must also

    >be

    >> blue.

    >>

    >> Excuse Me? What right does a school district have to tell me

    >exactly

    >> what I HAVE to buy right down to the COLORS?? Sure, walmart has

    >> notebooks on sale for .10 each right now, HOWEVER, the closest

    >> walmart to me is an hour and a half away. I had an overstock of

    >> notebooks that I purchased on sale last year which now I am being

    >> told my children cannot use because they aren't the correct color?!

    >>

    >> Want to know the Kicker? If the kids go to school here and the

    >> supplies don't match those on the list, the kids get a detention.

    >> Punished because their parents live on a budget?!

    >>

    >> I picked up one of those lists at the entrance of walmart when I

    >was

    >> grocery shopping last week. One school district REQUIRED EACH

    >Child

    >> to have 7 new boxes of crayons EACH.

    >>

    >> In addition, our school provided me with a bill for $20 per child

    >> for a homework planner they will receive on the first day of

    >school.

    >> I've already provided a homework planner for my children, so when

    >I

    >> contacted the school I was told, take it back to the store you

    >have

    >> to use the one the school provides.

    >>

    >> Isn't it interesting how our tax dollars provide less and less

    >for

    >> the schools these days.

    >>

    >> Other items on the list:

    >>

    >> 2 boxes of tissues

    >> Purell hand cleaner

    >>

    >> At what point do parents put their foot down and tell the

    >> schools "NO"?!

    >>

    >> ~Liss

    >>

    >

    >



    libramommy66






  2. #2
    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    we get a voluntary wish list too, for the teachers. I don't mind sending in

    tissues, paper towels or antibacterial gel once in awhile but towards the end of

    year, it seems Jessica is telling me her class is out of supplies every other

    day! I'd just like to see a few more parents chip in.





    Donna NJ





    =====================

    From: Jennifer Huff <gjhuff44@earthlink.net>

    Date: 2007/07/27 Fri PM 03:39:08 CDT

    To: Budget 101 <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .





    In our town it depends on the elementary school you go to. There are

    5 elementary schools and the one my girls go to is located in the

    poorest section of town so we don't have a list. The teachers send

    out a "wishlist" once school starts with things like kleenex, purell,

    etc, and any parent wanting to contribute can, but those that cannot,

    it is ok. I try to get things like kleenex on sale and send some in.

    Pencils and erasers too. But the other 4 schools in town have

    required "lists". If the parents in our school didn't contribute, you

    know who pays for it, the teachers. And they don't get enough money

    to do that! Our town will be 3.5million overbudget next year and we

    will have to approve an override for taxes or BASIC school and police/

    fire services will be cut. I've been pretty active with the town and

    the reason costs are going up here in MA is that electricity, heating

    the schools and paying the employees' medical costs are going up. It

    is happening everywhere. I have to pay $12,000 per year for our

    family for health care!!! That is crazy! But necessary.

    Jennifer












  3. #3
    donnalawn@verizon.net>
    Guest

    Default Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .

    no, you aren't crazy. We are getting by week to week like most people. But I

    know we are fortunate in comparison to some families in our town. I don't mind

    doing my share and then some. But please, don't flaunt your good fortune then

    kick the responsible parents in the teeth. Great lesson to be teaching your

    kids, huh? Well, your kids are learning generosity (and restraint lol). That'll

    pay off for many, many years to come.





    Donna NJ



    =====================

    From: libramommy66@brier.net, libramommy66@brier.net

    Date: 2007/07/27 Fri PM 04:38:51 CDT

    To: "Budget101_@yahoogroups.com" <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .





    I love being back home in WV...when we lived in FLA we had a "COMMUNITY

    CLOSET" in the classroom...and all the supplies the kids brought went

    into the closet...when a student needed something they went into the

    closet and got it...every student was supposed to TRY to bring

    something...and I was ok with this..even bought extra for those less

    fortunate than us...THEN..at a parents meeting one mother....who of

    course was driving a new SUV..dripping of diamonds..was showing off

    pics of her big fine home...made the comment that she didn't have to

    bother with buying supplies because little MOTHERS like me and my friend

    would buy them and therefore she didn't feel her participation was

    needed...needless to say this really burnt me up and I was very close to

    slapping her perfectly made up face.. The school secretary was sitting

    close by and to me she admired my restraint..she didn't know if she

    could have kept from slapping her...needless to say I spoke with the

    teacher and told her when MY child needed something to call or send a

    note and I would buy it and send it. I have nothing against helping

    others who need the help...but those just taking advantage make me mad.

    We work hard for everything we and our children have and I expect other

    parents to do the same...Am I crazy for feeling this way?



    LaRae



    On 7/27/2007, "herberkids3" <herberkids3@yahoo.com> wrote:



    >Befor we moved, we were in a pretty relaxed school district. Of

    >course, they got HUGE fundings from the casino in town, so that

    >probably helped a lot.

    >

    >Every student was asked to bring in 2 boxes of klenex for the room,

    >and to have their own pencils, a few folders (any color, any kind),

    >but no trapper keepers, and no pencil boxes because there wasn't

    >room in the desks for them. We also each sent in 1 box of markers

    >and 1 box of crayons. That was all. Each student got a homework

    >planner at the begining of the year given to them, but if they lost

    >it, it was $3 to replace it. It was a nice notebook, too, with a

    >place for spelling lists, parent signatures, teacher comments, plus

    >it had math tables, a map, etc, all in it, along with homework

    >problems to do for fun.

    >

    >I'm dreading the list I get in the new school, because I have no

    >idea what to expect. It may be laid back like the last district...

    >or it may be cheap and expect us to buy everything. And this year is

    >the first year with all 3 kids in public school. Last year, our

    >youngest was still just in pre-school, and they didn't require

    >anything other than a bag or backpack to take stuff home in.

    >

    >I was able to luck out yesterday, and got a backpack for free from

    >the grocery store. They had a deal going, buy $10 in eggo or kellogs

    >products, get $10 off any backpack (backpacks cheaper than $10 would

    >get the full amount removed). So, Gilly has a free backpack. I'm

    >going back tomorrow to do the same for Chris & Rae, but I want them

    >to actually pick their own backpacks, with the limit that it can't

    >be more expensive than $10.

    >

    >I have already started with some of the basic stuff- crayons for

    >$.12 a box at Walmart (I bought 6 boxes, even though Raegan won't

    >need em, cause they're normally what, like $2 a box for 24?), glue

    >sticks for $.20 a double pack, pencils for $.10 for a 12 pack, etc.

    >I figure if I get that stuff out of the way now, we'll have room

    >later when the bigger stuff is asked about.

    >

    >--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Liss" <liss@...> wrote:

    >>

    >> You know, as a Frugal Mom, I have to share a pet peeve that

    >really

    >> grits my teeth every year when school starts. . .

    >>

    >> The schools here send a letter home with a list of "Required

    >School

    >> Supplies".

    >>

    >> On this list is the following:

    >>

    >> Notebooks (7) - the colors are Specified Per Subject. For example-

    >> science notebook MUST be Blue. Folder for science class must also

    >be

    >> blue.

    >>

    >> Excuse Me? What right does a school district have to tell me

    >exactly

    >> what I HAVE to buy right down to the COLORS?? Sure, walmart has

    >> notebooks on sale for .10 each right now, HOWEVER, the closest

    >> walmart to me is an hour and a half away. I had an overstock of

    >> notebooks that I purchased on sale last year which now I am being

    >> told my children cannot use because they aren't the correct color?!

    >>

    >> Want to know the Kicker? If the kids go to school here and the

    >> supplies don't match those on the list, the kids get a detention.

    >> Punished because their parents live on a budget?!

    >>

    >> I picked up one of those lists at the entrance of walmart when I

    >was

    >> grocery shopping last week. One school district REQUIRED EACH

    >Child

    >> to have 7 new boxes of crayons EACH.

    >>

    >> In addition, our school provided me with a bill for $20 per child

    >> for a homework planner they will receive on the first day of

    >school.

    >> I've already provided a homework planner for my children, so when

    >I

    >> contacted the school I was told, take it back to the store you

    >have

    >> to use the one the school provides.

    >>

    >> Isn't it interesting how our tax dollars provide less and less

    >for

    >> the schools these days.

    >>

    >> Other items on the list:

    >>

    >> 2 boxes of tissues

    >> Purell hand cleaner

    >>

    >> At what point do parents put their foot down and tell the

    >> schools "NO"?!

    >>

    >> ~Liss

    >>

    >

    >



    libramommy66










  4. #4
    Nancy R
    Guest

    Default Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .

    My friends in Nocona, TX live near an elementary school. At the end of

    every school year they see teachers dumping supplies in the dumpster - NEW

    SUPPLIES. They get what they can out of the dumpster for their grandkids

    and other families. I've read about this same thing many times on internet

    groups.



    Of course I also know families who do the same thing. Every year they throw

    out scissors, rulers, backpacks, etc. and buy everything new for the next

    school year.



    Nancy










  5. #5
    Thomas & Tracy Harris
    Guest

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    not one bit, I would have told her off, plain and simple.

    Thomas & Tracy Harris
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    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: libramommy66@brier.net
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 5:38 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .

    I love being back home in WV...when we lived in FLA we had a "COMMUNITY
    CLOSET" in the classroom...and all the supplies the kids brought went
    into the closet...when a student needed something they went into the
    closet and got it...every student was supposed to TRY to bring
    something...and I was ok with this..even bought extra for those less
    fortunate than us...THEN..at a parents meeting one mother....who of
    course was driving a new SUV..dripping of diamonds..was showing off
    pics of her big fine home...made the comment that she didn't have to
    bother with buying supplies because little MOTHERS like me and my friend
    would buy them and therefore she didn't feel her participation was
    needed...needless to say this really burnt me up and I was very close to
    slapping her perfectly made up face.. The school secretary was sitting
    close by and to me she admired my restraint..she didn't know if she
    could have kept from slapping her...needless to say I spoke with the
    teacher and told her when MY child needed something to call or send a
    note and I would buy it and send it. I have nothing against helping
    others who need the help...but those just taking advantage make me mad.
    We work hard for everything we and our children have and I expect other
    parents to do the same...Am I crazy for feeling this way?

    LaRae



    On 7/27/2007, "herberkids3" <herberkids3@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Befor we moved, we were in a pretty relaxed school district. Of
    >course, they got HUGE fundings from the casino in town, so that
    >probably helped a lot.
    >
    >Every student was asked to bring in 2 boxes of klenex for the room,
    >and to have their own pencils, a few folders (any color, any kind),
    >but no trapper keepers, and no pencil boxes because there wasn't
    >room in the desks for them. We also each sent in 1 box of markers
    >and 1 box of crayons. That was all. Each student got a homework
    >planner at the begining of the year given to them, but if they lost
    >it, it was $3 to replace it. It was a nice notebook, too, with a
    >place for spelling lists, parent signatures, teacher comments, plus
    >it had math tables, a map, etc, all in it, along with homework
    >problems to do for fun.
    >
    >I'm dreading the list I get in the new school, because I have no
    >idea what to expect. It may be laid back like the last district...
    >or it may be cheap and expect us to buy everything. And this year is
    >the first year with all 3 kids in public school. Last year, our
    >youngest was still just in pre-school, and they didn't require
    >anything other than a bag or backpack to take stuff home in.
    >
    >I was able to luck out yesterday, and got a backpack for free from
    >the grocery store. They had a deal going, buy $10 in eggo or kellogs
    >products, get $10 off any backpack (backpacks cheaper than $10 would
    >get the full amount removed). So, Gilly has a free backpack. I'm
    >going back tomorrow to do the same for Chris & Rae, but I want them
    >to actually pick their own backpacks, with the limit that it can't
    >be more expensive than $10.
    >
    >I have already started with some of the basic stuff- crayons for
    >$.12 a box at Walmart (I bought 6 boxes, even though Raegan won't
    >need em, cause they're normally what, like $2 a box for 24?), glue
    >sticks for $.20 a double pack, pencils for $.10 for a 12 pack, etc.
    >I figure if I get that stuff out of the way now, we'll have room
    >later when the bigger stuff is asked about.
    >
    >--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Liss" <liss@...> wrote:
    >>
    >> You know, as a Frugal Mom, I have to share a pet peeve that
    >really
    >> grits my teeth every year when school starts. . .
    >>
    >> The schools here send a letter home with a list of "Required
    >School
    >> Supplies".
    >>
    >> On this list is the following:
    >>
    >> Notebooks (7) - the colors are Specified Per Subject. For example-
    >> science notebook MUST be Blue. Folder for science class must also
    >be
    >> blue.
    >>
    >> Excuse Me? What right does a school district have to tell me
    >exactly
    >> what I HAVE to buy right down to the COLORS?? Sure, walmart has
    >> notebooks on sale for .10 each right now, HOWEVER, the closest
    >> walmart to me is an hour and a half away. I had an overstock of
    >> notebooks that I purchased on sale last year which now I am being
    >> told my children cannot use because they aren't the correct color?!
    >>
    >> Want to know the Kicker? If the kids go to school here and the
    >> supplies don't match those on the list, the kids get a detention.
    >> Punished because their parents live on a budget?!
    >>
    >> I picked up one of those lists at the entrance of walmart when I
    >was
    >> grocery shopping last week. One school district REQUIRED EACH
    >Child
    >> to have 7 new boxes of crayons EACH.
    >>
    >> In addition, our school provided me with a bill for $20 per child
    >> for a homework planner they will receive on the first day of
    >school.
    >> I've already provided a homework planner for my children, so when
    >I
    >> contacted the school I was told, take it back to the store you
    >have
    >> to use the one the school provides.
    >>
    >> Isn't it interesting how our tax dollars provide less and less
    >for
    >> the schools these days.
    >>
    >> Other items on the list:
    >>
    >> 2 boxes of tissues
    >> Purell hand cleaner
    >>
    >> At what point do parents put their foot down and tell the
    >> schools "NO"?!
    >>
    >> ~Liss
    >>
    >
    >

    libramommy66


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    I agree. I was very involved in our School and Family, was an officer for two

    years. Then I had a run in with the president. She attacked me and to this day,

    I don't know what I did to set her off. I'm about the most non confrontational

    person you'll ever meet. I got upset, then I got angry. Just figured screw them.

    It wasn't worth the abuse. They had their group who wanted to run things how

    they wanted to run things and everyone who agreed with them were free to go

    along for the ride. I'm way too old for middle school level drama lol. Now I

    just volunteer as I see fit. Still keeps me very busy, especially at the

    elementary school level.



    Donna NJ



    =====================

    From: Nancy Sherfick <burrismom@gmail.com>

    Date: 2007/07/30 Mon AM 10:29:23 CDT

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .





    My peeve in school is the parents that run the school and will not

    listen to any other parents!



    I think it is great the you got involved with your PTO/PTA but in some

    schools that is almost impossable. My children attend a K-12 school,

    so we are there through it all. I have attended 1 yes 1 PTSA meeting

    in that time and one is enough for me. I could not believe the

    parents that came in to talk. I wanted to have the school more like

    the parents of the 8th graders have a celebration for them at the end

    of the year. We do not have a graduation as we are still within the

    same school. You would not believe that something as small as this

    offended one of the PTSA members. Her husband who was an alumni was

    offended because that would go against tradition, and (so she said)

    the teachers were upset with it. Hello a parent come in with an idea

    and wants the schools help with it and gets shot down. why go back

    and help the few at the PTSA that run it run it the way they want and

    do not want to listen to any one else. (I might add that they have

    children only in the elementary wait until theirs are older).



    Sometimes it is not the case of wanting to be involved as it is the

    case of getting put down and those "in charge" have an ego that will

    not quit or listen to anyone else.










  7. #7
    mem68
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    Cindy, you did a good job and I agree w/ you.

    Carma will get the parents that don't help. Children love for their parents

    to help out at school.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "cindy" <cstockman0169@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 2:37 PM

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: School & Pet Peeve. . .





    > I have been reluctant to get involved with this topic, but have

    > decided to put in my 2 cents worth. If you have a problem with the

    > items on your school supply list-ask the








  8. #8
    Jill Coughlin
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    That's HORRIBLE!! I've never heard of such a thing. 8-(
    How terribly wasteful and needless.


    At 01:25 PM 7/29/2007, you wrote:


    <blockquote type="cite" class="cite" cite>My friends in Nocona, TX live
    near an elementary school. At the end of

    every school year they see teachers dumping supplies in the dumpster -
    NEW

    SUPPLIES. They get what they can out of the dumpster for their grandkids


    and other families. I've read about this same thing many times on
    internet

    groups.


    Of course I also know families who do the same thing. Every year they
    throw

    out scissors, rulers, backpacks, etc. and buy everything new for the next


    school year.


    Nancy


    [/quote]



 

 
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