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I think this is a bit much...
by twynns
May 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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?


  • Rbrown72707
    May 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Holy cow!  That is a lot!  How many kids and how many teachers?  

  • munky.wench
    May 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM


  • goddess99
    May 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    That is alot, I guess that mom suckered all the moms into giving $20. wow

  • LivinDeadGurl
    May 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Wow...that is a little much.

  • christina259
    May 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

     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.

  • twynns
    by twynns
    May 11, 2013 at 7:48 AM
    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.
  • Janet
    by Janet
    May 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM
    It does to me.
  • Janet
    by Janet
    May 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Quoting goddess99:

    That is alot, I guess that mom suckered all the moms into giving $20. wow

  • VickyJoJo
    May 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM

     That seems very excessive to me.  When I think of Teacher Appreciation, it is lunch and/or a small gift.

  • butterbean491
    May 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
    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.

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