My 20 month old goes to MDO three times a week from 8:30a-2:00p. Last week was Teacher Appreciation week. We were asked (by another mom that took it upon herself to oversee) to chip in $20, which I thought was a bit much for 1-2 year olds, but whatever. Yesterday, we got a letter telling us what all it went for. Breakfast all 3 mornings, a dessert bar, lunch each day from a different restaurant, a different dessert each day (in addition to dessert bar), a gift basket from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, a hanging plant, a $25 Target gift card, and a gift certificate from a local spa for a manicure. Does this seem excessive to anyone else?
Whats MDO? That does seem like a lot. I know its a job deserving of appreciation but its not like they don't get paid for what they do ....right? An appreciation gift is fine but 4 things? yeh, that seems like a lot.
I think there are 12 kids in the one's class and 13 in the two's. 2 teachers each and the director. MDO = Mother's Day Out. I greatly appreciate them!! Sometimes, I even look forward to the days my son goes ;) I just don't remember doing that much even in "regular" grades for the teachers when I was growing up.
Wow, yes that is very excessive. Most schools have a limit on what can be spend on gift. I believe at my stepchildren's school it is $20. I know this was a group gift so of course something a little more expensive but that was very over the top.