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RE: [teacherartexchange] supplies on a budget


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 13:09:10 PDT

Hi Wow $20 per kid. After 20 years of teaching art our school raised our fee from $5 to $9 per child. I thought I died and went to heaven. Deb from Kent

 --- On Sat 08/06, Heather Hayes < > wrote:

From: Heather Hayes [mailto:]


Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:31:55 -0500

Subject: [teacherartexchange] supplies on a budget

Staci, is there any way that you could ask the principal to let you ask for <br>an art fee for consumable supplies? The high school I was at last year <br>charged a $20 art fee per student. It was waived for students with <br>financial concerns. Yes, we still got some students who didn't pay, but we <br>were still able to supply kids with what they needed. (some teachers <br>penalized the kids' grades for not paying the fee) I'm still within the <br>same district this year, but I've heard conflicting messages on whether I'll <br>be allowed to do that. While cleaning out my new art room, I've come across <br>lists of supplies requested from parents in the previous years...and they <br>have been pretty hefty (one had about 15 or 20 items on it!). I'm assuming <br>that means that this school hasn't charged a fee in the past. Based on what <br>I've seen on the lists, I think that even a modest $5 to $10 dollar fee <br>would wind up being cheaper for the parents in the
long run. Since I can <br>buy in bulk from catalogs and get an educator's discount, I can make that $5 <br>go MUCH farther than the parents themselves can. I'm planning to run the <br>idea by my principal Monday.<br><br>Another way to get supplies would be to join your local yahoo freecycle <br>group. Freecycle is a list aimed at lowering the amount of garbage going to <br>landfills by giving away things that are still useful but they no longer <br>want. You can post to give away items you have, or you can request things <br>from others. I've gotten boxes of magazines to use in my art room...among <br>other things. In order to find your local group you should go to the yahoo <br>groups homepage, and then do a search of regional groups for your area.<br><br>Heather<br><br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>>

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