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ok. how about prsents for the teaching assistants?

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TheRealPhartiphukborlz Fri 18-Jul-08 19:57:24

if you give presents to the teacher, ie. wine, do you therefore buy 2 bottles,
or hope she/he shares?

otherwise i am thinking what an expense

brimfull Fri 18-Jul-08 19:59:10

was just about to ask this

I gave them the same thing at xmas.

mrz Fri 18-Jul-08 20:33:37

There are four members of staff in our FSU so those parents who feel they need to buy gifts buy tin of Quality Street (or similar) between us others buy a small gift for each member of staff. Personally I'm happy with a thank you.

HumphreyCushioni Fri 18-Jul-08 20:35:12

Home-made chocolates or biscuits for all.
Job done. smile

OrmIrian Fri 18-Jul-08 20:37:58

I buy small boxes of posh chocolates usually for the TAs. This year I have some Crabtree and Evelyn body lotion stuff - I simply can't seem to use the 20 bottles of yr mum gives me hmm

ByTheSea Fri 18-Jul-08 21:12:53

I always buy for the TAs as well. The last couple of years I have given wine. And last year I had four DC in the primary school, this year I have three DC there and thankfully, next year will be down to two. So that is six bottles. And what an expense!

Sexonlegs Fri 18-Jul-08 21:15:01

I have bought dd1's teacher and the ta (who is lovely) a bottle of decent wine each and a small box of Thornton's chocs each.

VanillaPumpkin Fri 18-Jul-08 21:22:06

I bought three bottles of sparkling wine. DD1 has two teachers job sharing and one TA. They are all fabulous.
DD's teacher bought me a present for helping with the reading shock. It nearly made me cry.

Mutt Fri 18-Jul-08 21:23:03

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mrz Fri 18-Jul-08 21:24:21

You could always buy those single glass of wine bottles if you really wanted to get something for everyone

BibiThree Fri 18-Jul-08 21:26:10

IME the TAs at DD & Dh's school work as hard as the teachers (at different things, but still as hard) so they get the same.

Mutt Fri 18-Jul-08 21:28:58

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Mutt Fri 18-Jul-08 21:29:13

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BibiThree Fri 18-Jul-08 21:32:11

True. Okay so we give presents to the people directly involved in teaching the children? Oh it's all so hard!

mrz Fri 18-Jul-08 21:42:08

I don't give away gifts bought for me (that would be ungrateful) but I do buy a gift for the cleaners, caretaker, and dinner supervisor who looks after my class.

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Fri 18-Jul-08 22:38:26

i sort of thought teachers shared out the choccies and biscuits (for the staffroom) but the wine is slightly difficult to share. not a usual lunch time drink at school

mrz Sat 19-Jul-08 08:08:03

Actually I don't often get bought choccies and biscuits (think my parents know I don't eat them) I seem to get lots of candles and flowers which I love.

posieflump Sat 19-Jul-08 08:10:31

maybe that is why the last day of term finsishes at lunchtime, because all the teachers and TA's etc are getting pissed in the staffroom

VanillaPumpkin Sat 19-Jul-08 08:11:07

Why would /should the teachers share their presents out hmm?

posieflump Sat 19-Jul-08 08:13:03

cos the TA's might not get any and they are a team

mrz Sat 19-Jul-08 08:14:13

Our last day of term doesn't finish until 3.30pm and then we have to drive home.

smartiejake Sat 19-Jul-08 08:17:24

I always get a little something for the TA (this year I found a little pedicure set)it doesn't have to cost the earth and TAs work so hard and are seriously underpaid, it's nice to show appreciation.

VanillaPumpkin Sat 19-Jul-08 08:23:02

But it is tricky to share out five tins of biscuits or boxes of chocolates in the staff room on the last day of term. All the presents seems to be wrapped too so I don't see it as that much of an option I suppose. But then I bought for the TA so .....

Mutt Sat 19-Jul-08 09:25:42

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mrz Sat 19-Jul-08 09:30:47

Mutt by the same token why not give the TA the present instead of the teacher? Problem solved!

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