Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

School fundraising

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So, at my daughter’s previous school, I was very involved in the PTA. I spent 11 years running the school store and held other positions as well – I even ran the Sally Foster sale the year she was in 1st grade. When you’re in charge of Sally, it behooves you to sell alot of stuff, and we did, to ourselves. Over the course of her 5 years at Garrison Mill, I have accumulated a full size bookcase’s worth of wrapping paper, gift bags, tags, tissue & cards.

Exhibit # 1 - a fully stocked wrapping paper bookcase.

Exhibit # 1 - a fully stocked wrapping paper bookcase.

My thought as I unpacked the monstrosity above in our new house in Maryland was “Yay, no more Sally Foster.”

Imagine my horror when my little angel brought home the fundraising packet from her new school today –

Another freakin' year with Sally.

Another freakin' year with Sally.

Dear God, I’m a firm believer in supporting your school, and your school’s PTA but can’t I catch a break here? I really have no more room for wrapping paper. Maybe a few more gift bags but I have so many now, we’ll have to attend birthday parties every weekend until she graduates from high school for them to be used up.