AND THEN each teacher wants 2 or 3 of these....
And of course 2 or 3 of these....
And i might as well take out stock in THIS company for as many as i have to provide the school with!!
And hand sanitizer by the gallons... which by the way is pretty scary in itself that children are using this stuff!!!
Take a second to read this:
As a mom of 4 i shop ONLY the major sales on school supplies! I start in June when they start putting them on the shelves and putting on massive sales. I HAVE to!! Last year school supplies alone - no clothes - ran me $330 ON SALE!!!!! Can you believe it??!!!
What kills me is how the school is now putting their budget constraints on us, and expecting us to buy their chalk, dry erase markers, wipes, supplies, and LIGHT BULBS!!!??
What's next? Are they going to start sending us their electric bill too?? Sooo NOT cool!
I don't mind helping here and there, but hitting us parents with these huge quadruple whammies right at the start of school - and then if you don't have ALL that was on your list, the teachers start haranguing the children. To the point of "you have to stay in for lunch until you bring in your paper towels (or insert whatever they are missing!!!!) THAT doesn't fly with me!! Last year after spending wayyyyy above our budget to try and make sure our kids had everything they needed... we were short on a few things - specifically for one class. For a 7th grade middle schooler (we're not talking college here people!!). This one class demanded that each child have an oversized binder, with a pencil pouch full of markers, crayons, colored pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, erasers, etc SOLELY for THAT class - to be left in that class - so those supplies would not be allowed to be used across the board for all their classes!!!
So we were expected to buy doubles and triples of these things. That in my opinion is just wrong! We personally cannot afford to stock the school supply shelves, much less get all our kids stocked, feeling confident and excited about school! I don't mind a box of kleenex here or there, or a bag of snacks, or even a mid season request of extra paper or whatever. But over $150 in school supplies PER KID is rediculous!! Especially when most of the KIDS don't even TOUCH those supplies - they go to supply the rest of the school needs!!!
This is hugely irritating to me. And i will stop here (for fear of running on and on and on for the next three days and getting myself all worked up into a tizzy!! LOL)
School starts today for Calli, and tomorrow for Bay and Em. We have "most" of the supplies. The rest is going to have to wait until i have an extra hundred bucks or two! And if that doesn't happen... well TBSS!!!
(carefully climbing down off my soap box, so i don't trip and end up with both feet in my mouth)