+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree6984Likes

Thread: FORT Koffee Klatch

  1. #13551
    Best Buddies Gutmutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Nap Time
    Posts
    13,462

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    My our local schools have optional trips that the students have to pay for... 7th grade - Quebec, 8th grade - DC, high school juniors - NYC, high school juniors/seniors - somewhere in Europe. My daughter went to France and Spain last year (Paris, Provence, Barcelona).
    Count your blessings!

  2. #13552
    Peeking In Duxxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    looking for a deal on evilBay
    Posts
    6,052

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Gutmutter and the rest of the teachers here, what do you like to get as end of the year teacher gifts?
    "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

  3. #13553
    MRD
    MRD is offline
    FORT Fogey MRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    somewhere resting
    Age
    52
    Posts
    16,893

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    A case of vodka.

    Gift cards to restaurants are nice and usually appreciated.
    Que me amat, amet et canem meum
    (Who loves me will love my dog also)

  4. #13554
    Miz Smarty Britches queenb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    running for the border
    Age
    54
    Posts
    6,776

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I never saw end of year teacher gifts either; I reckon back then getting rid of the kids was considered enough
    I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.

  5. #13555
    Best Buddies Gutmutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Nap Time
    Posts
    13,462

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    It's very rare for a middle school student to give gifts because they have so many teachers, but if one teacher has really touched a student, any remembrance would be dear. A card with heartfelt words, a school picture, a poem. I'd shy away from anything too "apples" and "teacher" (mugs, magnets), although I still wear socks with apples on them a student gave me once. If the teacher has plants in her/his room, a small potted plant would probably be appreciated.
    Count your blessings!

  6. #13556
    FORT Fogey Missyboxers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Age
    31
    Posts
    4,038

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I graduated from 4th grade (middle school was 5-8 at the time), 8th grade, and 12th grade (and college). 12th grade was the aforementioned Six Flags trip (which seems to be THE trip, since in addition to Physics Day, we used to go in middle school for Music in the Parks), 8th grade was to this recreation center 45 minutes away, which probably would have been ok had it not been raining, and I think our 4th grade special event was the roller skating party. The only real overnight field trip we had was in the 5th grade (Nature's Classroom). In high school, the German teacher would take groups of kids to Germany, but by the time my parents were willing to let me go along, we had vacation plans already, and French and Spanish classes used to alternate in participating in an exchange program for two weeks for sophomores and juniors, but they stopped after my sophomore year, when, inevitably, they went to Spain rather than France.

    However, I've more than made up for that since.

  7. #13557
    FORT Fogey livin4reality's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Lawrence KS
    Posts
    2,589

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Question for everyone:

    Due to a wind storm last night, our neighbors tree split in half. Said half is on our lawn. Who is responsible for removing the tree?
    I very much believe in rescuing animals, not buying them.

    Candice Bergen, on finding her dog, Lois, a terrier/basset hound mix

  8. #13558
    Trouble in my life just1paul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    In Ms. Troubles life and apartment
    Age
    57
    Posts
    9,544

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I believe that if it is the neighbors tree, it is their responsibility.

  9. #13559
    addicted MamaC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Age
    59
    Posts
    2,499

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Definitely the neighbor's responsibility. And if said tree did any damage on your property, neighbor is responsible for that as well.

    Our backyard neighbor had a tree come down in a storm. Part of it landed on the railing of our pool deck. Neighbor had to get rid of the branches, etc. from the tree and replace the damaged part of our deck.

    They were very nice about it. They just took it upon themselves to do the right thing, so to speak. If they had said it wasn't their problem, we would have told them....uh, yeah, it really is YOUR problem!

  10. #13560
    Amethyst Amy Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    whatever
    Age
    30
    Posts
    6,082

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I once saw this on the Golden Girls(yes, i love that show!), it's the neighbors responsibility as it is his tree.
    Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me
    Infect me with your love and Fill me with your poison...

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.