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Old 01-25-2011, 11:43 AM   #31
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I hate it when I hear about this "policy"--8 is old enough to learn that not everyone can have 20 people at a birthday party, not everyone wants everyone at their birthday, and, maybe, just maybe, someone doesn't want YOU (universal) at their birthday party. I might feel differently if everyone but 1 were invited--that's a slight & kinda rude. This is as absurd as everyone winning at T-ball.
I fear all this oversheltering of our children is going to create a namby pamby land. Seriously, there are kids that don't get along with each other; there are kids that are/have been bullied/taunted by others. Should that child be forced to invite his aggressor/nemesis because otherwise his friends can't come to his party? It makes no sense. The Kid was in headstart last year and we didn't have that rule. You could invite whomever your child wanted to and with 20 kids in the class it gets mad expensive to feed/entertain a gaggle of preschoolers.

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I fear all this oversheltering of our children is going to create a namby pamby land. Seriously, there are kids that don't get along with each other; there are kids that are/have been bullied/taunted by others. Should that child be forced to invite his aggressor/nemesis because otherwise his friends can't come to his party? It makes no sense. The Kid was in headstart last year and we didn't have that rule. You could invite whomever your child wanted to and with 20 kids in the class it gets mad expensive to feed/entertain a gaggle of preschoolers.
You mean not everyone in the world is going to like your child as much as you do .

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:59 AM   #33
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I fear all this oversheltering of our children is going to create a namby pamby land. Seriously, there are kids that don't get along with each other; there are kids that are/have been bullied/taunted by others. Should that child be forced to invite his aggressor/nemesis because otherwise his friends can't come to his party? It makes no sense. The Kid was in headstart last year and we didn't have that rule. You could invite whomever your child wanted to and with 20 kids in the class it gets mad expensive to feed/entertain a gaggle of preschoolers.
She doesn't have to invite everyone, she just can't do in the school.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:10 PM   #34
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Putting invites in backpacks is rubbing it in someone's face And as I said in my OP, there is not other way to contact these parents. I would love to be able to call, email, see them at school...but that is not possible to do.
Personally, yeah I think it is. What happens when one of the kids opens their backpack and finds it and proceeds to hold it up "hey Timmie (I don't know your ds's name) I got an inivite to your b-day party in here!!"

Can't you have your DS ask for their numbers??

ETA: I'm not trying to sound like a jerk or anything. But I do think it is a good policy.
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Also, teachers have enough crap to deal with. They don't need to deal with birthday party drama on top of everything else.
As a teacher. This. The teacher has better things to deal with than "How come I didn't get invited?"
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