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Just a quick question .

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wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 20:36:37

Can someone please tell me if its the norm to get yor kids form teacher a token gift to say thanks for a good year. If the answer is yea has anyone got any ideas what . I was thinking bottle of scotch or chocolates. God knows HELP > LOL

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 20:50:08


noblegiraffe Fri 10-Jun-11 21:01:58

Secondary school? No, it's not. As a form tutor, I never got any sad

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:06:28

ah but would you have liked one.

Ooopsadaisy Fri 10-Jun-11 21:10:40

I think any student taking a pressie-wessie for teacher at secondary school would probably get their head kicked in.

Sorry - just my opinion.

YummyHoney Fri 10-Jun-11 21:13:49

Totally inappropriate at Secondary School. shock

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:14:27

dont be silly . I was going to leave it at reception . Even I am not that dense. But that aside would it be an ok gesture to send a token than you gift .

YummyHoney Fri 10-Jun-11 21:16:03

Is this a wind-up? Or are you genuinely that crass?

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:17:40

what are you on about , Whos being crass

YummyHoney Fri 10-Jun-11 21:18:18

You asked "Is it the norm?"

No, it's not. The clue is in the word 'secondary'

activate Fri 10-Jun-11 21:22:02

No but it would be very much appreciated - or just send in a big box for all teachers to share in the staff room

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:23:21

whats crass got to do with this . So hold on a minute being in secondary means you cant say thank you in the form of a nice gesture small gift
. I asked a question if it was the norm I did not state a any time it was the norm , Whats the matter with you that you have to be so rude and abrupt with someone asking a geniune question . Did you have a bad day oe something , ( that wasnt a geniune question , I couldnt give a fuck personally . )

activate Fri 10-Jun-11 21:23:53

I know the families who send a little thing in to the office staff at christmas or end of year (like flowers or chocolates) are much appreciated - I have seen emails being sent round about come and share from the lovely x parent of y

warm feelings never hurt

(particularly if your child is a particularly little sh!t)

activate Fri 10-Jun-11 21:24:23

sorry I have had a really bad few days

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:25:14

Tin of chocs for the staff room seem the way to go them . I will take into reception . I wont put my ds name on it or anything . I will just say its from a gratefull yr 7 parent whos ds has had a good introduction to secondary school

fuzzpigFriday Fri 10-Jun-11 21:26:15

Why on earth is it inappropriate?

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:28:10

no activate that wasnt directed at you . sorry youve had a bad few days . Ds is good kid and achieving good grades . LOL if he was a little shit it would be a tin of chocs a week .

activate Fri 10-Jun-11 21:28:56

no say who it's from - it's from you and it's nice for people to know who the supportive, caring parent is who actually thinks that the school is doing a good job

a thank you is always appreciated and extremely rare

TheFlyingOnion Fri 10-Jun-11 21:31:09

take a big tin of Roses for the staff room. they'll love you and when you next want something, it'll smooth the way...

Yummyhoney is obviously a bit pre-menstrual...

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:31:57

thanks activate I will do . I do like the school they are nice people . I feel they are caring . You know what I mean .

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:33:04

bit pre menstral . I would actually call it rude ,and lacking in manners .

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 10-Jun-11 21:36:27

I took my form teacher a bunch of flowers every year, as did several other children in my class. Some brought sweets. I remember her being delighted. this was fifteen years ago though! but I am sure it still happens. no-on made fun of me!

Maryz Fri 10-Jun-11 21:37:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sarah159 Fri 10-Jun-11 21:39:02

As someone who is married to a secondary school teacher, they put up with a lot of shit from some nasty kids and often with very little thanks so I'd say any small gesture of thanks is an absolute ray of sunshine - doesn't everyone like to be appreciated for what they do?! A little note saying how you appreciate what they've done and a token gift would I'm sure be gratefully received. THere's always a way of doing these things that avoid embarrassing your kids if that is a worry!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Fri 10-Jun-11 21:40:50

They must get so much grief of some of the kids that I thought it would be nice to know that some of the parents think they are fab.

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