Wednesday, January 6, 2010

$15 Per Lesson

Around Thanksgiving my son's school had another a fundraiser. They were selling poinsettias. this time. The poinsettias were $15 each, cash only. I didn't have $15 exact cash to send in right away. But after a few days I sent the envelope back with enough money to buy one plant.

I waited for the first week of December to get my plant. The first week of December came and went. Then the second week came and week. And then the third. Winter break had started and I never got my plant.

I contacted the lady who was in charge of the fundraisers. She forwarded me to the lady who was handling this specific fundraiser. My envelope was never received. She suggested that I check with the teacher.

I checked with the teacher. She doesn't remember seeing the envelope and it's not in the classroom now. She suggested that I check with my son.

My son insists that he handed it in.

It's gone. No poinsettia this year. And no $15.

$15 Lesson Learned. Do not send cash in an envelope to school.

Just a note here, I do not believe there was any wrong doing by any of the teachers, staff or the fundraising committee. I know how things get lost and turn up 6 months later when they clean out for summer. I also wonder who else was watching that envelope since it was clearly marked on the outside how many plants were ordered and how much money was inside.


Lynn said...

Oh my - who knows what might have happened to that. It is too bad you didn't get your poinsettia though. Although I think they are sort of annoying to have around once Christmas is over.

Jannie Funster said...

Yes, that can be a tricky one. Best to hand it over to the teacher yourself, if you can.

I was a bit sad as Kellys school photos did not arrive in tiem for christmas, as foreseen. But it gave me a great excuse to procrastinate on sending Christmas cards. Still have those cards to send.

Valentine's day, anyone!!

Momisodes said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry. I hate it when things get lost in the shuffle like that.

Ji said...

Nope, $15 teaches you and readers a BIG lesson...
No evidence, No receipt, you are ...I am sorry.
A little lose will win you FAMOUS FAME.

Good luck in 2010,
You Deserve Better!


Talon said...

Aww! Yes, envelopes sent to school have a way of disappearing into the same vortex that sucks up socks and spits back only one.

LL Cool Joe said...

I normally find things like this in my daughter's blazer pocket months later. She forgot to hand it in.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, lesson learned... NEVER send cash... Hope you and/or your son find the money sometime. I'm sorry you lost the money ---and that you didn't get the Poinsettia.

Alix said...

Oh crap. Perhaps and American Express Travelers Check next time? LOL.

PS: What are you going to do about that thieving teacher? Shall I send Uncle Mickey?

Joyce-Anne said...

This hasn't happened to me...yet. I've heard other people's stories. I'm sorry it happened to you.

Mark said...

Sending cash is always risky.

Anonymous said...

Bummer! You are right - I am sure it will turn up at the end of the year when they are cleaning up for summer vacation. That, or some kid found it and treated himself to a snack or two!

Michelle said...

That's one of the things I always worry about with the fundraisers at our school (as PTO president, lucky me I get to handle the majority of that). Right now, we're searching for a Scholastic book that was placed in a bag with a student's name clearly marked on it into the teacher's mailbox in the lounge. *sigh* And of course I happened to buy the same book as a Christmas present for the wee ones, so soon I'm going to give up and hand over the book that we bought. I'm shocked that the fundraiser was cash only -- we do everything we can to avoid cash!

Brother Frankie said...

i wont even send cash with my 17 and 18 year old seniors.... even pinning it ti their shirts... nope..

i send you a flower if ya want..

be blessed
brother frankie
a man who blesses