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To be honest with you - when my daughter started school first I bought her teacher a piece from The Willow Tree collection. Then when my son started I did the same - but eventually copped on (that was 5 years ago when there was a bit of extra cash in the pot!!!) mind you they only received homemade cupcakes last year and this year!
But now my third child has just finished up in Montessori and one of the mums had a brain wave for us all to put 20 euro each into a kitty to get the 2 montessori teachers vouchers. Turned out that in total each teacher received a voucher for €150 each!!!!!!!!!
Scandalous or what. I mean come on - what planet are we living on. I know I had the power to refuse but then with the worry of been the only parent not to participate would look worse on the day of Graduation.
Realisitcally 10 euro would have been plenty.
I just think that now adays there is too much pressure on parents to get stuff for the teachers. Other schools in my area sent home notes to say that a donation to a charity of their choice would be greater appreciated than a present.
Its crazy altogether. Now that I will have 3 in school next year it will be a cake and they can divide it up among themselves