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holidays in shcool term time adn bringin in sweets on return

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michellemcmanus Thu 09-Jun-05 20:29:46

does anyone elses kids have to endure kids taking holidays in term time then returning wiht sweets for their class mates?

nutcracker Thu 09-Jun-05 20:30:04


michellemcmanus Thu 09-Jun-05 20:31:17

chuffin naff
glamourises illegal holiday taking an dis crap

( see lakeland sticky stuff remover thread)

Orinoco Thu 09-Jun-05 20:55:20

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beetroot Thu 09-Jun-05 20:57:52

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WideWebWitch Thu 09-Jun-05 20:58:02

I wondered why some kid was handing out sweets yesterday and asked ds if it was his birthday, to which ds replied 'no, he's been on holiday' WTF?

snafu Thu 09-Jun-05 21:00:02

Crikey michelle, you're looking slim. Been on one of our coddy's diets, have you?

beetroot Thu 09-Jun-05 21:06:45

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snafu Thu 09-Jun-05 21:08:37

Can't they bring in large raffia donkeys instead? Much more fun.

ssd Thu 09-Jun-05 21:16:57

beetroot pmsl !

michellemcmanus Thu 09-Jun-05 21:35:06

no becasue MYs on stuck it on his tummy fgs

annh Thu 09-Jun-05 23:46:25

Drives me mad too. DS can't have a lot of E additives so this rules our most of the Haribo-type rubbish that seems to be given out in school. Today he came home with a large, hard, multi-coloured lolly because someone in his class had come back from Spain. WHHHHHHHHYYYYY????

jampots Thu 09-Jun-05 23:48:21

cod - hijack!

have you tried "magic eraser" from JML - £3.49 for huge block and it gets rid of sticky things. Very like the pricier Spontex one

michellemcmanus Fri 10-Jun-05 10:30:41

hmm so it not just us then

lemonice Fri 10-Jun-05 10:43:01

I don't remember anyone brigning anything in to school in my day, I think they would have been confiscated - now it's treats galore

michellemcmanus Fri 10-Jun-05 10:47:05

yes an ones glorifiyin takin holidays out of xchool holidays

Bonkerz Fri 10-Jun-05 10:53:59

It is not illegal to take kids out of school for a holiday. You are allowed to take them out for 2 weeks (10 days) as long as your child is not off excessively for sickness etc. I am taking my son out in october for a week but the other holidays we are having are in non term time but my son has not had any time off school since he had his tonsils out on january. We would never be able to afford a holiday if we only went in non term time!

michellemcmanus Fri 10-Jun-05 10:54:55

w e bear the cost in mindand book our holiday accordingly.

dont get me started ont his I will never agree it is a good thing.

nutcracker Fri 10-Jun-05 11:02:02

Well we don't go away often but I would go in term time cos otherwise we would never go anywhere at all.

Enid Fri 10-Jun-05 11:02:51


but would be horrified if they did

always look disapproving and say 'hmmm' when dd1 tells me about trixie's fab term time holiday in Mauritius

Enid Fri 10-Jun-05 11:03:45

although considering a day off for dd1 so we can all go to Moors valley in the week

Enid Fri 10-Jun-05 11:04:15

although she is school swot and I would have to lie to her as she would hate to skive off

misdee Fri 10-Jun-05 11:04:59

oops, am off on hols this weekend, dd missing school next week, so best not take any sweets in after? no sticks of rock?

nutcracker Fri 10-Jun-05 11:05:24

Girl in dd1's class has just gone off to spain for 2 weeks.

misdee Fri 10-Jun-05 11:06:18

some people cant afford the prices for school holiday times.

would love to, as there is always more to do.

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