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So my class won a contest sponsored by our PTO. The kids had to collect something and turn them in. Whatever class had collected the most, won a party. When the PTO president came to tell me we'd won, she first wanted to know if I had deliberately kept back items collected in the fall for the fall contest - just so we could win in the spring instead.

I was so insulted. You think I'm trying to rig a *PTO* game?? What!? Why? What?!

I don't even want the party now. Seriously. Who asks that!?

Is it time for Spring Break yet?


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That was a very rude thing to suggest. She could have kept that to herself. I hope your kids enjoy the party that they earned!
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Rude of her...but I have had parents tell me they hold them and send it all in at once either because they forget and we send home a flyer reminding them that there will be a prize or on purpose to try for the prize. Whatever. They saved, turned it in and won. Who cares either way.
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the suspicious ones. Maybe she had done that for HER own child's class, and then she was upset because your class won so she projected her guilt on to you! (Much experience with this with a crazy sibling!)
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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That's rude! Why would you cheat at a PTO game? Maybe she's hiding something!


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That woman has too much time on her hands (and doesn't realize that you don't have enough time)!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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I cut out Box Tops for Education and then sell them on ebay. They often sell for more than the combined 10 cents a piece. Why? Because parents are trying to have their child's class win a contest. Works for me.... grocery money back in my pocket. But how sad that parents feel they have to play that game.
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OMG! Seriously? People actually buy boxtops on ebay so their kid can win something? Like what? A simple pizza party? A movie and popcorn party? Some parents never fail to astound me!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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That was rude of her. Maybe somebody did it in the past.

Ironically, we had a box tops contest at our school, and another class DID cheat, holding back around 1,000 so they'd be guaranteed winning a month. The teacher is no longer at our school because he committed a crime. I just don't want to give the crime because it would easily identify me.

*I actually see a lot of rigging of those games that should be lighthearted and fun. Classes pool their materials, give all of them to one kid so he can win something. I have to admit to being happy this year. A student who is a total jerk collected cans and pressured all his friends to do so because he would win a prize. Then a nice girl whose mom worked at a grocery brought in about 10 to 50 times as many cans, depriving him of the win.
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Ugh. I would be ticked off. I hate those contests. My class is always "winning" a popcorn party which involves two unpopped packets being placed in my box which takes about 5 minutes each for me to pop during my lunch time and gives the kids about 3 kernels of popcorn each. (I learned this the hard way so now I stock pile the popcorn until I have enough popcorn to make the flipping "party" worthwhile.) Or I just buy a large bag -- either way these contests are just more work for the classroom teacher. And now we have to worry about being accused of rigging the dang things! lawsy.
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I agree with the other poster who said it's usually the cheaters who accuse others of cheating. I personally wouldn't even think about someone doing that! Sheesh...... Sadly, she probably went home and told her child that very thing to make her feel better.
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