I received a note home from Poss’ school yesterday.
A note about a super spectacular “Flight of Fantasy” art show to be held at the school.
“Fantastic “, you say, “how wonderful that the school is fostering the students’ creative abilities, it must be a very fine school indeed”.
Indeed it is a fine school.
When I first read the note this is just what I thought. I thought, “how nice”, as I glanced at the note, stuck it to the fridge and herded the children out the door for school. I really didn’t give it another thought until Beefcake asked me if I had read it.
Me: “Um, yeah, I’ve seen it, it’s an art show or something”
Beefcake: “Yes, but did you actually read the note, Ali?”
Me: “Um, kind of, it’s an art show?”
Beefcake “Yeah, it’s an art show for students. They say here that you don’t have to pay for entry”
Me: “Oh, okay, that’s nice, they usually make you pay for that sort of thing”
Beefcake: “Yeah, there’s no entry fee but you will be able to purchase your own child’s art for the very reasonable price of just $20”
Me: “What the #*%&????” (children were present)
The note advertises an art show that is-
“to primarily be a celebration of the children’s art and a chance to come together for a fun afternoon with our community, with music food and refreshments”
Now, first of all, that is their run-on grammar-deficient sentence, not mine. I don’t need their help in that area. Second, I am sure that refreshments will be offered for a fairly extortionate reasonable price. It will be a delighful afternoon.
I am sure.
They are also looking for parents to assist with setup, picking up supplies (they have requested a small truck, if someone should have one spare) and framing the “artworks”.
So, just to clarify.
The school would like us to come along to an event, free of charge (picture the underlined portion in flashing neon lights, I do!) , pay three times the going rate for a can of warm lemonade and a stale cupcake, pay $20 for our child’s masterpiece, which we have both helped to frame and facilitate the exhibition of and give up a Sunday afternoon for the privilege.
The fundraising committee at Poss’ school need a little reality check. I knew that a fair few parents at the school had their heads up their own arses, but seriously??!!
They finish off by saying they will be offering a convenient pre-purchasing system to “avoid the rush on the day”. So we should also purchase the art just for the love of our children or something, without even sighting it first?
Somehow I don’t think there will be a rush on the day.
Does anyone else think that this is absolutely nuts??
Tell me I’m not alone here people. Poss’ school is crazy, no?