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I vote this: Somewhat. Though there are guidelines, parents and teachers do not strictly follow them, and there are no repercussions if someone breaks the rules.
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I just called my 3 year old daughter's school, and they don't have a policy on gift giving.
There are so many teachers involved, to an extent... I wasn't completely sure who to include... I was concerned that a teacher might be offended or disappointed if I didn't include them.
I also try to be discreet so that other parents don't know I'm giving gifts... I'd hate for them to see it as a bribe or competitiveness.
I also want to make sure my gift is appropriate, and not too much. I ended up making a card for each of the teachers and included a Target gift card that was either $25, $35, and then one $50 card for her teacher who does her assessment.
Some schools restricted their teachers receive any gifts from the parents because they scare that the parents have other meanings behind the gifts, such as to help their children mark, so their children can get high marks. But, I think such a rule is not necessary, if both side or at least one of the side, the teachers or the parents, knows the limit. - Shandra, business executive coaching
Wouldn’t the “no” response have been less biased if it had been worded similarly to the “yes” response.
No. Our school does not have established rules regarding gifts.
I really appreciate receiving cards or gifts that a student has either made or purchased themselves. That means it is from their hearts and they did it because they like me. I'd prefer only receiving cards from parents
I liked the days when I received homemade ornaments,pins or such from students. I have many still hanging on my tree from my years of teaching. I, as others have stated, really enjoy getting notes from parents so I can really know that my actions as their children's teacher makes a difference in their children's lives. I agree with another poster that the best a teacher can receive is a note or a letter from the student themselves. I have my stash of those from over the years and when I get to feeling like a fast food career might have been a better choice, I get those out and read them. They truly are the gift that keeps on giving and I will take those letters and cards over a "Spa Day" certificate (or the like) any day, hands down!
98% of our parents and students are living in generational poverty. They look for us to give to the students. Few, if any, parents give gifts to faculty and or staff. Generally, we give to each other during the holidays.
i just read the letter my 7th grader wrote to her long term sub.
it was so heartfelt, and i told her that i am sure he will cherish that note for years to come!
of course he'll some cash from the parents, too!!
I appreciate a well thought-out short thank you card from a parent much more than a gift. What's really great is getting a card from a student!