$130 for grade one 2012 booklist. Now not only is tge price way to high but we just got tgis list today and it needs to be paid for by dec 1st.....
But what makes me really really mad!!! Is tgat we are made fully aware not to put names on it as all pens pencils crayons are put in one tub and everyone uses it, same with the books, we have to buy 2-3 of every book, and it all gets put it one pile for everyone.
They state iys because it helps other kids get the stationary tgey need as not all parents can afford it.... EXCUSE ME.... I have to fork out a huge amount for all tgis out of my one person income, giving up alot just to afford it and your telling me it goes to other kids.....
I wouldnt be so mad if i didnt have to purchase more through out tge year.
Just tgis year i have been asked 3 times to buy my lined scrap books, textas, crayons, stick tape and so on because my dd has run out.....
I go to pick her up early every second friday and tgers 5 other kids with her books and tgeir names printed with permanent marker on it.
And i know its hers because i did put barbie cover on them with her personalized name tags which are STILL on the books.
I was asked at end of last term to buy more (this being the forth time) and i straight out said NO, i am a single mother of two, i am not the mother of this class and i will not be buying any more products.
I know one mother in particular that is taking advantage of tgis crappy system and complaons to the teacher she cant afford anything for stationary, or their cooking day (you only have to supply one item of you choice) and their kid is never in uniform, shes always whining to this other mum how unfair it is bla bla.
But today, she was telling us all she just bought a $15,000 car, was showing everyone the reciept and owners cert thingy and everything.
I managed to get a glimpse of this car and it was flashy. Yet her kid is one of the kids with my dds books. Has no uniform....
Aghhh just frustrates me. Next yr i am giving dd a pencil with 1 of item required item and 1 of each book and i will be telling the teacher that they will remain in her desk only and that i will not send any new items untill i have seen her book filled with HER stuff.
I jist can not afford to support other peoples kids tgrough school when im only making ends meet for my kod to go fully equiped and in 100% correct uniform.
I work my butt off and give up everything i need and want just so my kids have tge best of everything, not to pay for 6 other kids.