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Christmas gift for preschool teachers?

Facebook Mommy
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How much to spend on each? My daughter has three teachers who work with her at some point during the day and 6 teachers in the school. Should I get gifts for all? What is the expectation?

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  • Microsoft Lurch
    Festive hand sanitizer.
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    • OneMarket ri0ts
      I hope MS gives you toilet paper for this year's stock refresh.
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    • Microsoft Lurch
      Thank you! I hope so too
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  • Adobe Zxcvbasdfg
    I gave to 3, 2 main teachers and the principal. We did $150 gift certificate, chocolate box, and my kid’s handwritten notes. They are underpaid for what they do and I feel blessed to be able to trust them for my kid’s education. My kid loves the school and teachers and is always happy to go there.
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  • Google / MgmtLovedoo
    Gift cards. Teachers can then decide what they want to do with it. Especially useful for their holiday shopping
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  • Microsoft / Enghhjvvgh
    Keeping your kid at home.
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  • Microsoft Gandalfee
    Standard is $20-25 for variety of reasons. If it is much more, it could send a wrong signal or give pressure to the teachers. I am surprised at other comments. That is calling for trouble for not just you but for the community.
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    • OneMarket ri0ts
      How exactly are you pressuring them? What the fuck does "give pressure to the teachers" even mean? For that they probably use miralax.

      Also, how much I gift should be up to me, not some penny pinching ass.

      So 25 years we have them $15 to $20, and now they get $25, when tech salaries went up 5-7x. How is that fair?
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    • Microsoft Luvluv
      It is not a bribe but they can feel a little pressure when your gift is $150. You could be calling for unfair treatment for your kids. Think about the other parents who can’t afford that much and what they would think. Not a good gesture.

      This can easily go into gift competition and eventually spoil the teachers which had happened in LA and puts down parents and teachers. This is common sense. This is why many schools send letters to parents to not give gifts over $30 etc. I am surprised you don’t even know about this. Did you grow up in US?
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    • OneMarket ri0ts
      Doesn't matter where I grew up.

      Most folks live in neighborhoods where the income is in a relatively narrow band. So the other parents can afford to give the same level as well.

      Couple things for you to consider. It's for preschool teachers. Giving $100 or so per teacher as a sign of gratitude is not bad. They have to put up with your kids for the whole day. Let's hope that we can take care of our teachers so our kids grow up with better grammar than you.

      Please don't me give shit about how you grew up overseas and how your system was better.
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    • Adobe Zxcvbasdfg
      I gave mine $150 each and they are very grateful. Some of them only make $15 an hour with 2 hr commute each way, it’s hard to survive. One is a single mom with 3 kids and she certainly appreciates the kind gesture.

      Why would it call a trouble for community? I don’t get it, it’s not like we go around and brag about it.
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  • OneMarket ri0ts
    Just for the 3 who work with her. I do $50 to $100 for those. Rest get a See's Candy box.

    Like someone else said, most of them are under paid (especially given the cost of living here).

    Spread some love around; after all it's Christmas!
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  • Intel Roggik
    $100 gift cards
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