Someone please explain PTA fundraising!
My daughter just started Kindergarten last week. She's adjusting very well, and really likes being at "big school."
But today she came home with a gift-wrap selling package. I'm upset! Why are school kids subjected to such peer pressure (prizes to those who sell the most!)? And why so soon--this is not what I expected my child's second week of Kindergarten to look like. To me, putting this type of peer pressure on very young kids (and their parents!) is far from being a good example. Why should a five-year-old child be sent out to the street to support a Parent-Teacher (adult!) organization? What am I missing?
Are parents really THAT unresponsive that they won't even support a PTA's financial needs?
My initial thought was to send back the packet with a $25 check directly to the PTA. Now that I've thought about it, I don't even want to do THAT! I feel like I am being railroaded.
Your thoughts? What would YOU do?
thanks for letting me vent,