Posted in Big Kids, Education, Grade Schoolers

Money for conference night dinner

Anonymous

Hello ladies, i have a question. My 1st grader came home today saying her teacher is asking kids to bring money to school for her conference day dinner. I am new to the USA, and that sounds a little bit weird to me, please explain if this is a normal thing? And how much should we give? Thank you so much for answering.

  • PK
    Oct 02

    Dinner for the teacher or for your daughter? Kinda confused. I’ve seen teachers asking for donations for school supplies, field trip money, or for food to buy for your child for a school trip or reminder to pay for lunch during the school day if your child doesn’t bring their own lunch. As far as amount, was there a suggested amount from the teacher?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 02

    It's for teacher's dinner. Not for my child. There was no amount suggested

  • PK
    Oct 02

    Is it for a parent-teacher conference and the teacher is asking for donations to provide food for both herself and parents when they come in to talk? I still think it’s weird but I asked my husband what he thought and he mentioned the above! Maybe you can ask the teacher about it directly to get more info and maybe an idea of how much is appropriate.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 02

    Not both, just teacher's dinner. Looks like i will have to ask the teacher. Thanks for your replies ladies.

  • Stevie
    Oct 03

    I feel like that is weird. I’ve been asked to donate for things that include my daughter. Never just a teachers dinner!

  • Jennifer
    Oct 10

    I have never heard of such thing as teacher dinner????