Happy Labor Day!

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Happy Labor Day!
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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 10:06am

How has your weekend been so far?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 10:08am

The weekend has been okay so far.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 11:12am
Our weekend was just okay. My DH was a bear all weekend for some reason so it was hard to find the happy, if you know what I mean.

This is going to be a busy week. Cub scouts start tonight and we have our first major fundraiser for the PTA coming to a close tomorrow. Should be busy,busy,busy!

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Registered: 08-14-2005
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 1:55pm
You saying "fundraiser" struck fear in my heart. Sean will be bringing home the annual fundraising info in the next 2 weeks I'm sure. It's your typical random assortment of kitchen stuff, gift wrap, jewelry, gifts, etc. that you feel obligated to force on family and co-workers. UGH!!!
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 12:44pm
I hate fundraisers too. I really really hate them! Unfortunately, they are a necessary evil. Without them, we can't function as a PTA. I will say that I totally vetoed selling the random stuff like you mentioned. This year the kids sold "spirit cups" which were reusable plastic cups that have NFL, College, Baseball, Armed Forces logos on them. We live in a town where college football is really popular so we thought they would sell well. We'll find out today!!

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Registered: 08-14-2005
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 3:22pm
I wouldn't be so opposed to it under certain conditions. First of all, it seems as if the entire County does almost identical fundraisers on the same 2 weeks of the year. It's really hard to convince people to buy stuff when they've already been hit-up by 3 other kids! I also wish they would alternate what type of fundraiser they do. We do the randomness catalog in the Fall and the cookie dough in the Spring. I don't mind the cookie dough so much because it's actually good stuff, but I wish they'd branch out and try other things here and there. I know it's very necessary and we always do our best to help out. When I was young, my parents never put forth any effort and I usually didn't sell anything. It was always disappointing to see everyone else get prizes and parties and I got nothing...I don't want Sean to have to experience that. I definitely don't look forward to having to try to fundraise for 2 boys simultaneously next year!!!
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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 6:18pm

Good luck with the sale!

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 6:21pm

Yankee candle is another one of my favorite fundraisers, because I like to order the firestarter candles and tealights.

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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 1:49am
Nothing majorly exciting over our Labor Day weekend. We did go to a birthday party after church for our pastor's little guy (who I also help deliver when he was born). It was kind of dreary and rainy here so we kind of just chilled for the weekend.

On the note of fundraisers, I tend to hate them too and will write a check directly to PTA rather than sell things. However I have to mention the one Alex brought home on Friday. It's for candles...not a bad thing in general but they are all in crocks with our school logo on. Now I'm not opposed to having the kids' school logo sitting around my house but I work outside of our district (as does DH when he is home) and all our family is out of town. My mom does a bunch of selling for the boys at her work. Why would any of the people we work with or our out of town relatives want OUR school's logo on their candles??? Just a silly decision IMHO. But nobody asked me. LOL

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 9:32am

That does seem pretty silly, Lisa.