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RE: [teacherartexchange] asking vrs. requiring parents to help


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 13:21:45 PDT

I, fortunately, have been asking for years (15) and have no problems but it sounds to me like we are structured differently. When I started I was told that if I put basic supplies on my expectations sheet then it was ok to require parents to help out. I'm not very savvy at understanding the politics of this but it works. I do let the kids come to the room and get their things when they need them for another class so ling as they do not disrupt. Deb/Kent

 --- On Sat 08/06, Diane Davis < > wrote:

From: Diane Davis [mailto:]


Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 10:36:16 -0400

Subject: [teacherartexchange] asking vrs. requiring parents to help

In my school system in MA, (even though it was many years ago when my <br>kids were small), we suggested to the principal that we would like <br>parents to supply each child with some of the basics like notebooks, <br>pencils, pens and/or a few basic art supplies. We were told that the <br>law in MA (at least at the time, I'd have to see if it has changed) was <br>that schools provide all that is needed for learning. Thus, parents may <br>voluntarily give their kids extras to bring to school, but you cannot <br>ask parents to supply things as supplies. Talk to your principal and <br>find out the best way to word these notes to parents so that it doesn't <br>cause problems down the road.<br>diane<br><br>On Aug 6, 2005, at 10:22 AM, Deb wrote:<br>> If you are not too greedy, I think parents should be asked. It is <br>> their responsibility.<br>> To unsubscribe go to<br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to

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