Is this sucking up?

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  1. hbcaligirl1985

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    I'm thinking ahead to the end of the year and I'm simply wondering if giving the P and VP a thank you card for all their help and support would be acceptable or inappropriate? I definitely want to to considered for the job next year and I don't want to do anything to jeopardize that.
     
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  3. KinderCowgirl

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    I don't think that's sucking up at all. I think everyone likes to know they are appreciated. As much as we complain about not getting any appreciation, I'm sure that goes double for the admins! :)
     
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    Go for it!
     
  5. Missy

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    I agree, but keep it short and to the point.
     
  6. MissApple

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    I did that in my first year of teaching. If they've truly helped you out during the year then I think it's fine. If they haven't worked with you at all then it could look like you're sucking up.
     
  7. John Lee

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    Honestly? It sounds like kissing up. But I also think it could help you in your job search if you did nothing (not sending anything).
     
  8. Reality Check

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    :yeahthat: Well stated, "MissApple."
     
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    I don't think a thank you card would be sucking up.
    I'm kind of wondering myself about giving something to my P. I'm actually thinking of a small present. It's not because I want t secure a job for next year (I already signed my contract) but because she is so amazing and I want her to know that I appreciate everything she does. I don't know that to get though, something small. I'm assuming this is appropriate and not out of place.
     
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    I don't think it's sucking up at all. I'm definitely going to get something for my P, maybe flowers or something, because she really put herself out to make sure I was rehired next year despite the efforts of the district. There's actually a long list of people I want to thank for making my first year such a success.
     
  11. leighbball

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    My kids and I almost always make a thank you card for each specialist and our P every year. It's not sucking up at all.
     
  12. Ms. I

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    Heck no, that's not sucking up. If they were that supportive, that's a nice gesture of you to do & I'd be doing the same thing. And by the way, WHO exactly would think that this is sucking up?...other teachers, coworkers, etc.? Who cares what they think. You're trying to get a job here.

    Good luck with it all! :thumb:
     
  13. readingrules12

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    Thank you cards are very acceptable. I like how you are planning to give one both to the VP and P.
     
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    I am sure the P would appreciate it.
     
  15. hbcaligirl1985

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    I should confirm since it's a MS/HS combo school it would only be the MS P/VP since they are the only ones that helped me. Despite having two senior classes I've only shared one line of dialogue with the HS VP and have never said anything to the P. However, the VP and P of the MS are always helping me and when these kids get so incredibly out of hand that I need somebody there as backup, they are willing to help.

    I seriously doubt I'll get a job here though. They probably think I'm an incompetent newb. Still, they deserve major props for being there for me :)
     
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    If it's what you NORMALLY do, and you've always done it then it's not sucking up.
    If you just now want to do it so you can make points with the management people, it's sucking UP.
    Rebel1
     

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