My kids school sent home a questioner about how best to spend their budgeted moneys. One question asked how to go about fundraising. I told them the administration should conduct the fundraising and not the children. Boys and girls of the elementary age have enough ways to separate the haves from the have nots. We all know that one kid that always sold the most cookie dough ice cream to feed a small army. He was the same kid that goes to Disneyland in June, Disney World in July, and France in August. I know first hand of the girl who goes out every night after doing home work, sends order forms to mothers work, and begs grandparents for help, only to get a thank you card as a reward.
Let's not give the kids another reason to feel bad about themselves and as the school administration to do a little fundraising for themselves. I am more apt to help those that help themselves. And o know that they are not doing this because I have never been approached for funds or help raising funds.
At least your school wants the parents input about how the money should be spent. Fundraisers do serve a helpful purpose for the kids, as the proceeds help buy special equipment and materials for the student's benefit. With more budget cuts in most school systems, fundraisers will be a mainstay.
But as a teacher, I do hear you. I used to work in a private school which had fundraisers frequently. Sometimes it was just too much. Parents shouldn't make family/friends obligated to purchase.
Maybe the kids should, en-mass and armed with a list of needs for their school, start their fund-raising at their state representatives office.
by juliannekristine 7 years ago
What was your first kiss like?
by ga anderson 4 years ago
Here's the deal - it sure seems like Pres. Obama has been spending a lot of time fundraising lately. And since he can't run again - it must be for the Democrat Party and its candidates.Well, every president does this as elections approach, right? But, does every president do it during very public...
by Susie Lehto 17 months ago
Fox News reported the Antifa threats to deface Christopher Columbus monuments and statues across America on Monday. (2:23)* https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont … ok0WUlkvtoAntifa's Violent History Explained (4:54)* https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont …...
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 15 months ago
Is poor parenting the reason children don't value education?Are the growing number of absentee parents and uneducated parents the reasons most children in urban schools do not value education?
by Christy Garrett 6 years ago
Do you know of any good fundraising activities for school band?My daughter is in band and need help paying for her band fees. She is unable to get a job due to age. She is participating in the school sponsored fundraising events to help earn points to pay for her band fees. This...
by singleaple 11 months ago
Do you think a name and shame website of school bullies - would be a good idea or not ?Should school bullies be made to pay for what they did later in life or not ?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|