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Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Idlehands:</b>" Jack has that lunch box, I'd say that's spot ... [snip!] ... I'd say that's spot on for what he has! "</blockquote> I don't like it, I feel like it won't go in the dishwasher."

Lol Everything comes out so it fit's in the dishwasher okay.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63294 posts
status 6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" The trays are styrofoam and they are thrown away."</blockquote>



Ours are washable plastic ones here and mine always were growing up. DS's school in Texas used styrofoam, though.

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Piecey.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" The trays are styrofoam and they are thrown away."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Ours are washable plastic ones here and mine always were growing up. DS's school in Texas used styrofoam, though."


We don't have those trays at all but I always see them in American programs and movies. I always wondered if the food was as bad as they made out in the movies/ programs?!

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63294 posts
status 6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Idlehands:</b>" We don't have those trays at all but I always see them in American programs and movies. I always wondered if the food was as bad as they made out in the movies/ programs?! "</blockquote>



Its pretty gross overall.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting snglemama:" sorry, but I agree with vouchers. If a parent pays taxes... why shouldn't they get a voucher to help ... [snip!] ... anyway. accepting vouchers wouldn't have meant I didn't value education, it meant I didnt' value the public school education"


I don't agree with funding private schools with taxpayer dollars. It violates the separation of church and state in most cases. I also don't agree with removing much needed funding from public schools.



That's why I hate the voucher system when it's opened state wide. Why can't they just keep it to the problem areas like inner city Milwaukee?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" sorry, but I agree with vouchers. If a parent ... [snip!] ... value education, it meant I didnt' value the public school education"</blockquote> How much is it for public school?"


Nothing much. I pay $50 a year to send my 2 girls to school. Field trips can cost me upwards to $10 a year. Sports are generally 15 to 20 dollars per student.



I can understand sending kids to private schools in places like Milwaukee but in the end, how does that help? People choose private schools in that area mostly because they're safe. If they open up a voucher system, parents are going to send their children to private schools which, in the end, is just going to create the public school system that other parents (who are paying!) were trying to avoid.

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" sorry, but I agree with vouchers. If a parent ... [snip!] ... value education, it meant I didnt' value the public school education"</blockquote> How much is it for public school?"

It's free. You just pay for lunches (many get it free or reduced based on income though), field trips, sports, school supplies..

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" than hot tea or cold? When I was little you couldn't buy ice tea, like sweet ice tea already made. It was something that you would have at your grandmothers and it was not sweet."


Sweet Iced Tea. The first time I heard of hot tea, I thought people must be crazy for drinking that crap. Now, I pretty much like all tea. Still a sweet tea person, though. It's in the blood.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Yep. It's usually gross."

lunches at my old school in uk were so good! really bad for you though.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Moses.:" So since you guys in Australia call candy lollis, what do you call REAL lollis? Like, these "

lollipop?

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Drunk:</b>" Nothing much. I pay $50 a year to send my 2 girls to school. Field trips can cost me upwards to $10 ... [snip!] ... which, in the end, is just going to create the public school system that other parents (who are paying!) were trying to avoid."</blockquote>




I think our system is different. The public school is free, you pay around 200$ a year for excursions. Private schools wouldn't take vouchers, it's expensive! Around $15,000 for first grade. Most people I know use public up until high school then you send your child to private.
All schools have uniforms- even public it's expensive buying uniforms. But the little ones l

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
7th Apr '13

Oops little kids look so cute in their uniform

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Drunk:</b>" Nothing much. I pay $50 a year to send ... [snip!] ... you send your child to private. All schools have uniforms- even public it's expensive buying uniforms. But the little ones l"


A lot of public schools do uniforms but we haven't done it yet.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
7th Apr '13

But the girls' school also doesn't have a reason to switch to uniforms.



I really love the school my girls go to. We just got over an issue with bullying and my 5 year old and the school has actually become overprotective of her. She's escorted anywhere in the school. Her teachers makes sure she knows she's safe.



All of the teachers and staff are fully aware of the situation and keep an eye on her too.

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy the Drunk:</b>" But the girls' school also doesn't have a reason to switch to uniforms. I really love the school my ... [snip!] ... makes sure she knows she's safe. All of the teachers and staff are fully aware of the situation and keep an eye on her too."</blockquote>




That's awful! What happened?
With the uniforms it's a big outlay at first but they wash well and you save so much money in the long run.