Talking about teachers gifts...

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Talking about teachers gifts...
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:21pm

By middle school and beyond many kids have numerous teachers... do you buy for all their teachers?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:22pm

We stopped at elementary school.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:28pm

Our Parents' Association asks for voluntary contributions which are then split among all upper school faculty and distributed in the form of gift certificates to our Downtown Stores Association.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:35pm
h uh? you have said below you contribute to gift cards...

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:35pm
thats a good idea...
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:38pm

Yes, in elementary school.

Guess I wasn't clear enough, sorry.

We stopped at the END of elementary school (5th grade).

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 6:04pm

If I remember right, for my siblings we just Christmas cards until we could actually afford to buy the teachers gifts. At that point, my youngest sister was the only one left in Elementary school and we just gave gift cards to her teachers.

It seemed like teachers got a lot of VERY appreciated, but kind of useless, cutesy-stuff. Target gift cards seemed like a safe bet. Her teachers seemed to like them, I know most of her teachers wound up buying materials for class out of their own pockets. : ( I thought they might like a little financial alleviation, but stuffing a twenty in a Christmas card for a teacher seems like it might be in poor taste. : P

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 6:06pm
Oh yeah, and we stopped at 6th grade, that's when the kids in our district get multiple teachers as opposed to one. The thought of buying a present for all 8 of their teachers makes me faint. I encouraged them to do cards for their teachers once they hit Junior/Senior high, but it was their responsibility to do so.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 6:24pm

Not usually,

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