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Old 11-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #11
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I would respond that you already got something else and leave it at that. The entitlement to gifts grosses me out.
I think that pretty tacky and agree with the above. Just say you already have the teachers Christmas gift.

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Old 11-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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I think that room mom is doing a great thing. I agree, the teacher probably did not ask for an iPad. but if I were a teacher I would not want 12 mugs either soon to be lining the shelves of Goodwill. And to think that the parents would pool their resources to get her something that she might actually use Is a great idea, regardless of the price point. Give the manicure gift card to someone else or 1 of the other teachers and get a target Gift Card at whatever you can afford.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #13
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You didn't mention how much the gift card had to be. Maybe whatever amt you were going to get for starbucks or panera you get for target. Or give the mug and add the candy total to the giftcard. If someone is really trying to get a device like that even $5 helps.

We don't have room moms, but my nephew does. My SIL mentions that room mom comes up with a gift and they contribute to it. I think it would be nice to be able to get one nice gift instead of lots of small ones.

While your gift sounds nice, your child's teacher is getting 12 of those every year, year after year. Imagine how many mugs she must have. Even if it took 2 years worth of gift cards before you were able to get "the next i-product" i think its great.
I don't mind getting a gift card for Target....that's not the point. It's the amount suggested that I have a problem with. She has a total of 12 students...if everyone gave $10 that doesn't even come close to the cost of an iPad, kwim? The home room mom said she was contributing $30.
I was a third grade teacher for seven years in a lower socioeconomic area of town, and I would have been thrilled with a monogrammed insulated cup and a $10 gift card, crap I would have been thrilled with just the cup.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #14
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I would respond that you already got something else and leave it at that. The entitlement to gifts grosses me out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #15
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I think that room mom is doing a great thing. I agree, the teacher probably did not ask for an iPad. but if I were a teacher I would not want 12 mugs either soon to be lining the shelves of Goodwill. And to think that the parents would pool their resources to get her something that she might actually use Is a great idea, regardless of the price point. Give the manicure gift card to someone else or 1 of the other teachers and get a target Gift Card at whatever you can afford.
I think you misunderstood, the mani/pedi gift card has already been given to her for her birthday last week. This is another gift...Christmas. And yes, I could give what I can afford, but it was suggested I give more.

Wow! Maybe I should go back to teaching becauae apparently they receive really great gifts now.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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It seems like this is a request from the class mother, not from the teacher. I don't think it even elicits a response. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and think the teacher is in on this. She might even be embarrassed if she knew about the request.
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It seems like this is a request from the class mother, not from the teacher. I don't think it even elicits a response. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and think the teacher is in on this. She might even be embarrassed if she knew about the request.
Oh, I'm sure she's not in on it. This was just a general vent about gift expectations for teachers, and how to handle the situation.
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It seems like this is a request from the class mother, not from the teacher. I don't think it even elicits a response. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and think the teacher is in on this. She might even be embarrassed if she knew about the request.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #19
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I would respond that you already got something else and leave it at that. The entitlement to gifts grosses me out.
this. Yeah she "would like" an ipad. but it doesn't mean you are obligated to chip in. you already got something and put thought behind it. you're done IMO
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i wouldnt even respond gifts are optional and just bc you want something doesnt mean you get it.
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