I just got a notice today from my eldest's school. They want to show appreciation for all teachers and staff. Fine. But the PTA organized events throughout the entire week and have asked students and parents to bring in things each day of the week. They expect parents to bring in bite-sized pastries one day and desserts another. They are also collecting K-cups for the teachers to use the new Keurig Machine they just received. On top of all of this they expect the students to bring in a heartfelt gift-homemade or bought on that Friday.If the parents don't bring in the pastries or desserts, they are expecting them to donate $$$.
Would you like this arrangement better than getting your own thing? It seems as if it would cost more to do their thing.