Monday, January 25, 2010

Phantasma's Fundraiser

You know it's bad when you read a letter from your imaginary daughter's teacher and have the urge to tighten up the language. I have more important things to do than edit Beth's emails. (Like the eight submissions I have to edit and critique.)

Subject: Team fundraiser
Hello parents,

Tomorrow your children will be learning about our upcoming team fundraising event to benefit Good Friends located in Islanda.  Good Friends is a therapeutic riding facility for disabled children and adults.  We will be selling assorted rubber duckies during lunch periods on February 10th and 11th.

Information about this fundraiser is posted on my eBoard as well as the team eBoard.  We are looking for parent and student volunteers to assist us.  If you can come in for an hour or so, please fill out the parent volunteer form that has been posted and send it in with your child as soon as possible.  If your child is interested, they should fill out a student volunteer form and return that as well.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  I have been an avid volunteer at Good Friends for the past five years.

Warm regards, B. Fisher

Beth sent out this email last Thursday, so I knew what to expect when Phantasma came home on Friday. She was upset about the fundraiser and how "ridiculous" it is to sell rubber ducks for a equestrian facility. It would make more sense if the class was selling plastic horses.

Of course, Tessa Wolstein overheard Phantasma talking about this during lunch and laughed at her. Rubber duckies are a "marvelous" idea. There will be a showdown between Tessa and Phantasma in the near future and when that happens, it will be bad.

In the meantime, I picked up some plastic Cowboys and Indians and the grocery store for Phantasma to bring to school. She was planning on leaving a horse on Tessa's desk.

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