Every time i turn around i am sending money to school for a product i dont even want just so my kids dont miss out on fun day. as if that is not enough, i have to send money for inhouse field trips. of course they go on regular field trips too. then their are the spirit nights. they have had three fundraisers already this year. anyone else think that schools are going overboard with all this fundraising? i know schools need the money but Geeze!!!!! They do get state and federal funding. my kids are ages 5 and 6. needless to say, they cant exactly go door to door asking neighbors to buy from them. I dont have the time to do it, so the only option is to order it myself.
Kids in the subdivision always come around. Annoys the piss outta me. I buy from mine, as do my parents and family just because they always say tell them when they get one. I have been waiting to get the cookie dough one my oldest had 2 years ago, but they haven't since :( They suck now.
My kids go to a private catholic school but because there is so many charity students, students on scholarship, plus they charge drastically less for your second, even less for the third and they don't charge at all after you have 5 kids enrolled (which is great actually) and service is important the school does fundraisers too. I'm glad that they are getting the kids in the habit of giving but at the same time I wish that they'd just do one BIG fund raiser for the school stuff and limit "pay $2 and get an out of uniform day." We're on financial aid and they start to add up when you throw in the field trips, book fairs ect. I realize that even at tuition we barely cover the teachers salaries and benefits but Goodness.