Monday, May 11, 2009


Six weeks left of school.


I thought I was off the hook.



Blogger Crafty Christina said...

HSA always get you. Trust me, I know. I got charged $3.50 for Piper to particpate in a MANDATORY science fair. I also had to pay another $6 for posterboard I could have bought for $2. That's the downside of having a tuition statement that they just bill things on.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Is that the Tricky Tray thing again? My kids' school nickles and dimes parents to death. I have nealry $400 in fees to pay this year, on top of tuition (registration fees, lunch monitor fees, technology fees, etc). Then there's the field trips, projects, special books and gym uniforms, etc. etc. Sheesh!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I love how they'll list who gave in the program@@ Oh well. My nephew's awards ceremony before graduation is $30 a pop! How can some of those kids afford that? Seriously, that would be the worst, you couldn't afford to bring some of the family who should be there. Wrong.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Darn it!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Ina said...


9:01 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Ya your kinda screwed aren't ya...particularly since they are gonna list the families who donated LOL

Our school thankfully isn't too pushy...good thing because I would forget half the time.

We do pizza day once a week, sometimes frozen yogurt and special stuff like today they could buy a cupcake and I always send back the darn order forms for the entertainment books back. I can go to someone and ask them to donate $2 for a chocolate bar but to ask them to buy a $25 dollar coupon no.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Audrey S. said...

I thought they did this at the beginning of the school year? I realize that was so long ago...but still!

We just found out that tuition for my DD's high school does NOT include textbooks -- I thought we had until college to worry about used texts but I guess not!

My impulse, as always with these things, is to package up two nice skeins of yarn out of the stash with some sort of inexpensive project bag, and be done with it, since I have nothing else to offer and refuse to solicit businesses in my neighborhood.

I wish I could tell you there's an end to this extortion, but that's the only way L.A.Unified can afford to "educate" our kids at all.

2:26 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

what a PITA.

i feel for you.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are trying to get you to feel guilty for not donating!! They'll spend all that they earn on the printing of those programs with all the donors names. Kind of defeats the purpose of the fund raiser don't it? Love, Mom

9:45 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Holy crap! How many of these things are they going to try and stick you with during the school year? I think for your basket, you should just make a basket, like cpurl's!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

They never quit do they? Under $25 eh? Get a teeny tiny basket and put in a box of pins, a bag of safety pins, some cheap buttons and some bandaids and call it the sewing first aid kit, or something.....

8:29 PM  

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