So my daughter's teacher informed me that I needed to purchase a milk card for her for snacks and that if I send $5 it buys the card and gets her 20 milks.
A has a binder that goes home with her every night and there are instructions on how to send money for anything. There is a small manilla envelope labeled "money" and you are to put the money inside a different envelope, write what it's for and then put that inside the manilla envelope and close the flap so that the teacher knew there was money in it. I did this exactly. I even looked over the directions several times to make sure I did it correctly.
Yesterday I get a new note saying that Aurora still needs to buy a milk card. This confused me so I decided to speak with her teacher today after school. I informed her that I had sent money and she just kept telling me she didn't get it. There was no apologeticness to her voice and she kind of blew me off like I was either lying or A took the money. Well, I know I was not lying and A doesn't even understand the concept of money, nor would she have anywhere to spend it unless I took her somewhere, so she would have no reason to take the money.
So, after feeling a bit shamed by the teacher, I decided that I would not let it go so easily. I know that is only $5, but it is the principle! I went to the office to let the secretary know what happened. She seemed apologetic and said she'd talk to the lunch lady to see if a miscellaneous envelope with money was turned in, but her final answer was the same as the teachers- I needed to send in another $5.
Well, I emailed the principal to lodge my complaint. I understand it's not much money, but it frustrates me that the first time I send money, it disappears. I specifically followed the teacher's instructions to the letter.
And before you think I am just being hormonal or I forgot to take my medicine today... neither of those is the issue. I don't even feel angry, I just think this is some grade A bull hockey. And I want them to know it too. Oh, I will take the $5 in tomorrow and hand it directly to the lunch lady, but believe you me, I am NOT happy about it.