Texas school alternative fundraiser for the the PTA. Great idea

by James Mixon 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    This was sent to the parents...

    For $15.00 check box____I do not want to bake, so here I would have spent on the cupcakes.

    $25.00____I do not want to hit up friends, family and co-workers so here is the money

    I would have spent buying wrapping paper.

    $50.00____I do not want to walk, swim or run in any activity that has the word "thon" in it.

    $75.00____I don't want to attend any fancy balls, so here is money I would have spent on

    a new outfit.

    $100.00____I really wouldn't have helped anyway so here is $100.00 to forget my name.

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    And that's the way it is.

    Too funny!

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Things have changed since I was a child in school. I can not remember any

    fundraiser for our school, 1-12 grade...I don't recall knocking on my neighbor's door

    pushing See's candy. Also at the start of for the year all was required were, pencil, paper

    and books. Now you need 48 pencils,ton of paper, paper towels and crayon.

    Of course this was back in the 50's---60's.

  • WingCommander

    My son just started 6th grade. Every child in grades 4-6 are issued Apple mini-iPads for the school year. Grades 7-12 are issued full-sized iPads. Reason? Most textbooks are on the iPads now. No more carrying that heavy book-bag around! You can email your teacher at any time. Also, some lectures/lessons (especially Math) are recorded, so the child can re-watch the lesson if they didn't understand it the first time. Awesome!

    The kids have to turn them in at the end of the year, and also they are all set-up with certain permissions so the kids can't play games, download inappropriate Apps, or watch porn, etc.

    The school has a few fundraisers throughout the year. So do the sports teams. Most are apparel or food, so we usually end up getting something. No big deal. I'm 36, we had fundraisers when I was in school as well, though I hated them. I was forced to go door-to-door for the JW crap, but was forbidden for doing so if it benefited my school or school athletic teams. It didn't benefit Jehovah's Organization of course. Freakin' hypocrites!

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    WingCommander: I was thinking, ok that could be a good idea for JW youths.

    A school fundraiser and slip in the mags with your candy, but thought maybe not

    a good plan. Sir, we are raising funds for our beloved football team in our community,

    and also you will get the Awake and WT with information warning of the danger of bad association,

    you worship the devil and soon you and your entire family will be wiped from the face

    of the earth if you don't contribute to our school and take my mags.

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