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qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 17:23:35

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grannytomine Mon 19-Dec-16 17:25:14

My DD is a teacher, this happened to one of her classes, she always takes in one or two suitable things to hand over on the day if someone has "forgotten". I don't know if teachers generally do this.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 17:27:11

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originalmavis Mon 19-Dec-16 17:29:19

How does she know she won't buy a gift? What a horrible thing to do.

Bertieboo1 Mon 19-Dec-16 17:30:19

Very annoying but I think you could suggest that your DD rises above it - maybe you could treat her to a little something instead? I am a teacher and would be really annoyed if a kid did this but there isn't much anyone can do I suppose.

MsAwesomeDragon Mon 19-Dec-16 17:31:30

I'm a teacher, and I always have at least a couple of suitable presents to hand over. There's always somebody who is ill/late/forgets present.

How does your dd know this girl is refusing to buy her a present? Have the presents already been handed out?

Bertieboo1 Mon 19-Dec-16 17:31:42

PS I put my foot in it in a similar situation a few years ago - we were making charity boxes and one boy repeatedly didn't bring anything in. I was annoyed and told him. Cue phone call from mum about v difficult divorce, no money etc. blush

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 17:37:28

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originalmavis Mon 19-Dec-16 17:39:40

She shouldnt get one then should she?

MysticTwat Mon 19-Dec-16 17:45:10

Someone needs to by another SS present, and leave it for the girl to find. The present should be a mug with cunt written on it.

She'd never be sure who bought it.......

cansu Mon 19-Dec-16 17:46:11

This is reason I have not encouraged this year. Last year ended up rushing out at lunch to buy extra gift. Was v pissed off plus some upset about a rubbish unwrapped gift. I would encourage dd to maintain dignified silence.

Chelazla Mon 19-Dec-16 17:49:35

As a teacher Bertie I'm really shocked you told the boy you were annoyed. That isn't putting your foot in it its massively unprofessional. I'm not at all shocked his mum rang!

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 18:00:31

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CaptainBraandPants Mon 19-Dec-16 18:09:34

Ds2 had his secret Santa today. However, everyone who wants to join in just brings a present and they are put in a pile. Then everyone who has brought one gets to pick one.
I think this is a better system as it avoids the situation you describe.

MysticTwat Mon 19-Dec-16 18:56:38

Yeah cunt a bit strong . But something that would make her feel embarrassed.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 19:19:49

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Bertieboo1 Mon 19-Dec-16 20:40:55

Totally agree Chelazla. A massive lesson for me. I was a very new teacher.

Foxsox Mon 19-Dec-16 21:03:03

I think that's a better solution

I'm a HOY and all 4 of my groups did SS this year. I neither encourage nor discourage it. My tutors (as I did previously) have a few back ups, but from now on I'll encourage your child's method. It's fab!

belleandsnowwhite Mon 19-Dec-16 21:09:51

My dd is in year 10 and is taking in an extra present as her friend is not planning on buying one for her ss.

KittyVonCatsington Mon 19-Dec-16 21:16:48

Every teacher I know always have spare presents-we wouldn't run it otherwise have already bought my spares for Wednesday! as students can forget, call in sick or be involved in 'politics'. Really not nice for your DD but lovely she gave a gift and am 99% certain she will get a gift in return

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 19-Dec-16 21:37:56

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amammabear Mon 19-Dec-16 21:38:36

Belle that's so kind!

northernmonkey1010 Mon 19-Dec-16 23:39:07

Kids can be so cruel!

Ditsy4 Tue 20-Dec-16 08:16:53

Has Dd bought the present yet. Give other girl a charity gift eg Cafod school pack, veg garden etc

It might make your DD feel better too knowing she has helped another family. Would love to see other girls face!

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Tue 20-Dec-16 16:04:19

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