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Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 10:07pm
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Quote:Originally posted by KarenH:
[b]I think that if the parents came forward and helped put together a "safe" basket, it would be really cool! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Again, exposure and extra money for the school as well. (and then there's a chance that if you do win, you get a safe basket, right??)[/b]
very really cool.

Posted on: Sun, 05/16/2004 - 9:31am
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katiee, well, I have that Fun Fair at my children's school to deal with this year and because Jesse's written school plan was not recognized or implemented, I'm not the food monitor for the school which means they've done basically what they want all year in terms of food.
Anyway, what do my kids come home with last week? Raffle tickets, ten each, to sell for the bloody Fun Fair. Of course, most of the things you can win, my family couldn't have in the house.
I'm actually sending the tickets back to the school tomorrow saying that my children won't be participating in selling them. I was going to write a letter saying that they weren't participating because even our attendance "in relative safety" at the Fun Fair is debatable so why support it, but I'm not going to bother.
I'm just upset because I have seen a Fun Fair run well (I did help) and we were able to attend and buy safe ice cream and other things.
I looked at the treat jars that are on display so far for the Fun Fair and yes, I received great advice here about making my own for my own children, but the ones I saw, again, 99.9% of them my kids couldn't have.
This year has just been one big downer for me.
I know that at the beginning of each school year we are given the option about whether or not our children participate in fundraising things period and I've always felt that my children should participate if they can (this was the first year they could even try to sell chocolate) because I know schools are cash strapped, yadda yadda, but now, I think next year, I'm just going to x the box that says no, they're not doing fundraising.
I am exhausted by all of this. Exhausted. If it's not one thing it's another.
This week I have to attend Jesse's class bowling party at the end of EQAO testing because it's not a bowling alley we've been to before and I'm not sure. Next week, I have to go on a field trip to a bloody place we've already been to, at a tune of $8.00 each for Jesse and I, so $16.00 to look around an old pioneer village and see what? I don't know.
Sorry, I'm in a pi** and those raffle tickets do not help.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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