Holiday presents rolling in already! - page 3

I've spent the last 4 years working with students with severe medical issues in very low-income settings. (Many of the students I had previously live in facilities with varying degrees of parent... Read More

  1. by   tining
    Quote from peacockblue
    Rarely get anything beyond a " Merry Christmas". We give more to our kids than they give to us and the wealthier community members give us money to buy gifts for our needier kids. I'm cool with that. My population needs the help.
    Me too!
  2. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from tining
    I call it "Disco Lice" when found in the hair!

    Now I need a breathing treatment.
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  5. by   wondern
    OMG, between the 'herpes of the arts and crafts' world'images-2-jpeg and the 'disco lice'images-1-jpeg this thread's been great medicine!
  6. by   smartassmommy
    Quote from kidzcare
    I don't work directly with students anymore so I am not expecting to get anything.

    I never got anything over the top but I have received some nice things over the years. Mostly GCs, candles, lotion, etc. I received a BIG box of fannie mae one year and I regifted it to my babysitter since they were her absolute favorites (mint meltaways) and not something I care for.

    I supervise two nurses now and I want to get them something. Any suggestions?? I had thought about a nice ornament that says "School nurse" in some way. Or may GCs to local places.
    One of my classmates made each of us a personalized tumbler with our name and lpn. It would work well on a travel coffee mug.
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  8. by   Amethya
    Last year, our late school president gave me a gift with lotion from Avon and other things. It was the nicest thing I was given, and the first gift I was given at my school, and makes me miss her, for her kind heart. (She passed away this last Halloween out of sickness.)
  9. by   Amethya
    I'm sadly not the most important person here nor friends with the PTO moms, so I don't even get many gifts, not even from the diabetic student I work hard to take care of.

    This year, I got this one present today on our last day, from one student who called me her big sister and mother is thankful for me getting her free glasses and doctor appointment (Same glasses since 5th grade and she's now in 7th.)
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  11. by   ruby_jane
    And a Starbucks card from the recalcitrant T1D kid. With a hand-written recommendation to try the salted caramel mocha....
  12. by   nmr79
    I got a check from the PTO. 170.00. I'll take it! At the hospital, we get a cafeteria dinner for free, so anything is nice. I like how the PTO does it in our district-- they send a letter to the families stating that they are collecting for the specials teachers/nurse/office staff, then they divide up what they get. It made it easy, as a parent in the district, to write on check rather than buying a bunch of small gift cards (families are also welcome to do that). I always make sure that my daughter gets a little something for the nurse, too. This year, the nurse at her school has been super supportive and a good resource for me (she subbed a lot at my school until I was hired).
  13. by   KKEGS
    Lotion, candy, LOTS of baked goods (which have now caused me to have a tummy ache. Can I go home early?)