Friday, September 21, 2012

Seriously??

Remember this essay that ended with my happiness over the end of Chicago Public School strike?  Remember how I mentioned that the one thing that could kill my mood was an immediate dissemination of the dreaded Innisbrook fundraising packet?  One that looks exactly like this:


The kids returned to school this past Wednesday.  Jack pulled out this packet and was begging to go door-to-door by 3:45 on Wednesday afternoon.  That's right.  The very day they returned from the strike.

I understand why this stuff is important, but I really think CPS needs to gain a better appreciation of timing.

As in, "don't throw gasoline on the already-smoldering and still-recovering CPS mom."

21 comments:

  1. Love your "plastered" post. Have you considered homeschooling, or have you plastered about that?

    As a retired teacher who now substitute teaches some days, I really think homeschooling is the best way to go.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. If I had any patience whatsoever, I would consider it. Yet based on my oversight of their music practice (and subsequent yelling and/or crying), I may not be a good candidate. I started getting my teaching certification in college and realized pretty early that I lacked those most important of teaching qualities: kindness and a pro-kid heart. I'm practically Mrs. Hannigan from "Annie." Don't tell anyone else, ok?

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  2. If that wasn't so totally pathetic it would be kind of funny. Guess they have to make up for lost time :)

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    1. I know. Sadly, I hear they'll also be making up for "lost time" by taking days of Christmas break. ):

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  3. They are teaching children to be beggars. Sad.

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    1. Oh, esb - it's like we share one brain!

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  4. Every year my daughter comes home with a fistful of fundraisers the first couple of weeks. Hello--I just paid for school supplies as well has pretty much everyone she knows. How well are these fundraisers really going to do? At least we got out of the Entertainment Book one this year...

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    1. The Entertainment Book was be a vast improvement over wrapping paper! Timing, right? It's all about timing!

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  5. I don't buy fundraiser stuff anymore. I know, I'm the mean cat lady at the end of the road. It's just that I usually pay for it, but never get my overpriced merchandise. It's sort of more of a donation around here I guess and then someone else runs off with the wrapping paper. I hope you survive the bad timing and there aren't too many cranky cat ladies living on your street.

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    1. Cranky ladies? Besides me? I knew I liked you, Lil.

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  6. Oh geesh!! But I'm sure they had to do it soon like this to keep on their schedule for the company. But it still just sucks.

    betty

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    1. Schedule, schmedule. They already took away a week's worth of naps. (;

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  7. Yuck! I hate fundraising! Can you opt out by making a donation instead?

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    1. I usually lean towards the straight-out donation type things (raffle tickets,etc.). The school gets more $, and I don't have to abuse friends & family.

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  8. Max came home with his fundraising packet last week. I looked at him and sighed. He obviously hasn't learned the rules, yet. Hunter, who is 3 years older knows the drill. He didn't even take a packet from his teacher. I've taught my kids that I don't do fundraising. Call me whatever you want, but my neighborhood is filled with other kids from the same school, so door-to-door is out. My family and my husbands work are no-go's. So, I simply send it back.
    (Hooray for the strike being over! Wish I could come over and celebrate with you!)

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    1. I'd even bake if you came over! Or buy fresh grocery store cookies that I'd put on a plate and pretend that I made. You figured the system out, I just wish they wouldn't hype it so much to the kids. They come home, foaming at the mouth, and ready to sell, sell, sell!

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  9. One more reason I'm glad my children are old. (I just wish that didn't make me older.)

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    1. Based on your pic, you're aging quite nicely. AND you don't have to sell crap...a total win-win.

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  10. This is both funny and sad...I agree about the timing. I can only imagine what the reaction was when he went door to door...?? :)

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    1. Door to door? Nah. I'll be writing a check for raffle tickets instead next month. (;

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  11. I never, NEVER, let my kids sell stuff. I never buy stuff!!! Blah, Blah Blah..............that is with the exception of the ONE year that my daughter came home from my ex-husbands house with $200 in orders from her soon to be step mom. UGGHHHHHHHH, I totally had to get my family to order $250 dollars worth of stuff. Couldn't let her top me!! Immature? Yes!!! Worth the 200 bucks, plus the extra 50 just to top her? YES!
    :) Now those order forms come to mama first. Then the trash can!

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