Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Do you mind if I complain here for a moment?  

If negativity isn't your thing, feel free to come back tomorrow where I promise to be back to my chipper happy self.  But today I am irked.  

I am all about fundraising and promoting for good causes.  Obviously, or I wouldn't have the sidebar sponsor request.  But there comes a time when requesting money has been taken a step too far.  

I am all too familiar with the school fundraisers which I don't mind participating in my fair share.  Let's see there is Market Day, book fair, Burger King/McDonald's/Five Guys night which are a great excuse to eat out so thank you very much for those opportunities school system.  We also have spirit wear, the annual school carnival, etc.  You catch my drift.  There are many times when we are able to show our support for our schools. 

But here is where I draw the line.  The kindergarten school sent home a student directory order form.  Great, I thought.  Now I can know all the names of the kids and the parents who Carson goes to school with.  

Then I kept reading.  And I got more and more irritated.  

In order to get a copy of this directory you must pay $10.  WHAT?  This type of information should be free to each student who attends the school.  If you are a member of the PTA you automatically get one for free.  Oh, but there is a catch.   IF you decide to become a member of the PTA (what a crock!) you can order a directory and only pay half price.  

Whoo-hoo!  Go PTA.  Gag me please.

I refuse to fall for this.  I smell a rat and I don't like it.  I can live without a student directory if they are going to make me pay for it.  And I don't want to be forced into joining the PTA.  That's my choice.

You tell me.  Am I overreacting to this and should I just be an accepting parent and fork over the $10?  Or better yet, should I be forced to join the PTA and suck it up?


  1. I'm with you! $10 seems excessive for a directory. Hold your ground.

  2. I'm irritated by something else...it's APRIL (well, tomorrow it is). Shouldn't this be something they put out at the beginning of the year?

    Our school does one in August, called the Buzz Book...but it's $5, which I can understand for the printing fees. But $10 is too high for sure!

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  4. I? Throw all fundraising crap in the garbage for my boyz' preschool. Hello?? We already pay (a hefty) TUITION for them to attend the TOWN preschool - and I have TWO in preschool this year. Do they really expect a 3 year old to sell stuff?


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