General Chat, Products & Comps <
26/02/2013 at 13:30
If you were organising a trip for your class, and a students parent offered to subsidise the trip
1) would you accept the money
2) When sending the letter home to parents with the consent form etc would you mention the subsidy, and the parent by name?
26/02/2013 at 18:59
I would accept like a shot, unless you thought there was some ulterior motive in the donation. In a letter, I would just say that the trip had been funded by a kind donation but wouldn't mention the parent by name.
26/02/2013 at 19:29
Same as Margot. Is there any ulterior motive you know of? Why does this parent wish to be so generous?
26/02/2013 at 19:45
What the other have said.
26/02/2013 at 20:50
As others have said. If you wanted to mention the name you'd need to get permission from the donor first.
Its a generous offer.
I'm not a teacher by the way but have worked for charities so know about that aspect of it.
26/02/2013 at 21:16
Ok. So we got a letter home last night about a residential trip in may. It states that Mr donor has generously offered to subsidise the cost of the coach. I felt a bit strange about it, but some other parents are really put out by it. There are several families who will struggle to meet the cost of the trip, so giving him the benefit of the doubt, its a nice thing to do if he is able.
But. He's a really odd fish. I actively avoid him. You might remember my posts last year about another father being jailed for sexoffences against young girls. Well Mr donor is the dad who was telling everyone "peodophiles are misunderstood".
I don't know if he's got motives. He could be trying to buy favour, I'm sure I'm not the only parent to give him a wide berth.
Another parent who is also a teacher has said she thinks its very unprofessional of the school to have named him. Do you think the (very experienced) teacher could have a reason for naming him?
26/02/2013 at 21:40
Hmm. What you said in your 1st post wouldn't bother me at all. In fact there's a lady who subsidises the out of school play scheme at my kids school. She never gets involved in anything they do, she just pays for it because she is fairly well off and wants the kids to benefit. I don't know who this lady is though.
From your 2nd post, maybe he's just being nice? It is a nice thing to do. The cost of school trips exasperate me, they're usually partially subsidised by the PTA and I don't think they have any reason for doing so other than to make it a bit easier for parents to be able to afford it. Why are people put out by it? It's not like he's going to get within range of the children to impart his odd opinions (which make me frown too!) on them is it?
26/02/2013 at 22:04
It is a nice thing to do isn't it? Some of the anger seems to be directed at the teacher for naming him. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes I'm very nieave. I also try not to get sucked into playground histeria. But its on my mind!
Continues below ad
with our partner Childcare.co.uk
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.