Would you ever turn down a student gift?

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  1. Go Blue!

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    At my school, since it is a gift coming from another adult, it is not seen as a big deal/issue.
     
  2. JustMe

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    I understand. Just different here. Although I'm not saying someone would necessarily report you... We are a dry county and perhaps that makes a slight difference.
     
  3. monsieurteacher

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    Our music teacher brought in a bottle of Baileys for all the teachers on the last day of school as a thank you for assistance with the Christmas concert.
     
  4. HistoryVA

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    1 bottle? As is he brought it in and they all had a drink at the school? Or a bottle for each?
     
  5. Go Blue!

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    That makes sense.:)
     
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    I say enjoy the gift card! I have a teacher's child in my class this year. She teaches fourth grade at another school in my district. For Halloween the dad handed me a gift bag after school. Inside was a bottle of nice wine with a thank you card. I agree the child shouldn't bring it to school, but outside of school I see no problem with it if it's done in a tasteful way.
     
  7. monsieurteacher

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    A bottle. Maybe a couple of bottles to share.
     
  8. HistoryVA

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    That would DEF not fly around here.
     
  9. Rabbitt

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    I am unsure why she declined it other than it was from a second grader and alcohol on school property is against the law.
     
  10. Bored of Ed

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    Turning down a gift is bad manners in just about every culture. If you're reasonably sure it was not a big hardship for the family, thank them very graciously and then enjoy.

    Best thing I ever got was chocolate. Any more job openings in your neighborhood? ;)
     

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