Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Way to Go PTA!!!

When my 5-year-old started kindergarten last fall, my Mister and I joined the PTA. We don't actually participate, but we paid our dues. I think that the local PTA does some really nice things for the school (which is why I joined/gave money to support them).

Several months ago the PTA was doing an anti-drug week of some sort, and one day, my 5-year-old brought home a can of soda pop that had a sticker on it saying something like "I CAN STOMP out drugs". It was very clever. I put the can in the fridge, and forgot about it.

Last night I made pizza for dinner, so my Mister pulled out the can thinking that the 5-year-old could drink it with his pizza. he looked at the ingredient list, since it was a store-brand and a name we were unfamiliar with. It had caffeine in it! What in the world is the PTA doing sending home caffeinated beverages with kindergartners? If I had noticed several months ago when the can came home, I would have called the school to make sure that something like that didn't happen again, as it is, it's kind of late...

I'm sure that whoever was buying all the cans of soda pop just picked out a bunch of different kinds and overlooked the fact that this one contained caffeine. I can't imagine anyone knowingly buying caffeinated drinks for elementary school children.

3 comments:

NatGo said...

It was Red Ribbon week, and they bought soda with the word "Red" in the name - some generic take on Mt. Dew Red. My 5th grader noted the irony. My 2nd grader drank it. But don't rip on PTA - it was one well meaning but misguided individual that made the choice, and, honestly, compared to all the great experiences the students had during the drug and violence prevention week, I think our kids still came out ahead.

Allie said...

I agree that it was probably one person who made a not-so-great decision.

I just can't even imagine the thought process there... "I'm going to give a bunch of grade-schoolers caffeinated beverages because it's clever and fits with the theme"...

Allie said...

My kindergartner was really disappointed when he didn't get to drink his "special" soda that he got at school.

See how I had to be a "mean mom" so that the PTA person who picked out the soda could feel good about being clever?

(maybe they didn't look to see if it had caffeine...let's hope that's what happened.)