United Way kicks off school supply drive

United Way kicks off school supply drive

There are 36 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Jun 27, 2011, titled United Way kicks off school supply drive. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Although it seems summer break has just begun, there's a group in Carlsbad that is working hard to be ready for back to school.

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New Mexican

Clovis, NM

#27 Jun 29, 2011
Michelewith1l wrote:
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Oh, so now you are saying I slept with the fathers of my kids the first night? Think again because I didnt. I was married to my first sons father and was engaged to the father of my last three children. At least I was in a relationship with the fathers and not no wh&re, for I never was, never will be.
You misunder stood I asked A question about women that sleep with men the first night.Who fault is it then when they do that?Sorry for the misuderstanding.

Since: Oct 09

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#28 Jun 29, 2011
New Mexican wrote:
<quoted text>You misunder stood I asked A question about women that sleep with men the first night.Who fault is it then when they do that?Sorry for the misuderstanding.
Why are you blaming only the women? Maybe the guy lied or the girl took off w/the child to get back and cant find them. There are cases like that as well. It is both their faults for sleeping together the first night they meet for it does take two. I see the shows on TV that the wife cant believe who their husband came out to be such as being so kind hearted, loving, and then turn around and molest their child.

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#29 Jun 29, 2011
get educated wrote:
<quoted text> I hope you're not a product of the school system here. Your grammar is atrocious. "I was in a relationship with the fathers and not no wh&re,"
A double negative = a positive.
Basically you are admitting that you are one.
Actually, I have had very little sleep as I do EVERY day and NIGHT due to school. I really dont give a damn about my spelling. As I stated many times before, I made an A in English and this was out of state, so, no, I am not a product of the school system here and I dont give a damn what you or anyone else thinks. I am NOT getting my degree in English either.

Since: Oct 09

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#31 Jun 29, 2011
so, I cant write, oh well, so damn tired. well, back to homework......
sir bundy

Carlsbad, NM

#32 Jun 29, 2011
Michelewith1l wrote:
so, I cant write, oh well, so damn tired. well, back to homework......
if I was that dang tired, I think I would go to sleep instead of showing my ignorance on here....mle!

Since: Oct 09

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#33 Jun 29, 2011
sir bundy wrote:
<quoted text>if I was that dang tired, I think I would go to sleep instead of showing my ignorance on here....mle!
I cant yet. I have HOMEWORK. I am doing the homework little by little.
New Mexican

Clovis, NM

#34 Jun 29, 2011
Michelewith1l wrote:
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Why are you blaming only the women? Maybe the guy lied or the girl took off w/the child to get back and cant find them. There are cases like that as well. It is both their faults for sleeping together the first night they meet for it does take two. I see the shows on TV that the wife cant believe who their husband came out to be such as being so kind hearted, loving, and then turn around and molest their child.
In todays world women are no longer June cleaver.Today women are 50% the cause of divorce.Why is that?Because they are drinkers,drug users,adulters,child abusers,and wannabe gangsters.Look at the news women are killing their kids like it is free.There are more single dads today than 20 years ago.Women are doing what the men use to do.When women get into trouble or leave their kids they expect to be treated like A lady. ARE YOU KIDDING!!Read the paper watch the news if you do not believe me. Yes there are dead beat dads but women are catching up fast!There are women killing their kids just to be with A man.But they want to blame it on PMS.GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

“michelle”

Since: Nov 09

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#35 Jun 29, 2011
when my kids were alot younger,i never took advantage of the free school supplies...i was too prideful,plus i have always been blessed with a good job,sometimes 2 LOL...but it is sad to watch the kids who have NOTHING on the first day of school,i lost count how many times a ran to walmart to buy some things for them,i feel bad because the other kids whould tease them,make them cry...so i guess the fact that there is the United Way to help them is a good thing but it still leaves the parents continuing that cycle of entitlement without personal responsibility.
Idiot

Carlsbad, NM

#36 Jun 29, 2011
I was hoping some of the women in this town would put out for school supplies. I would buy buckets of them, donate the supplies, and then allow the women to pay me for a raffle to have five seconds with me. I don't look for whores! Women come to me! I am the Love machine, the pleaser, the Lord of Lovin. You ladies need something, you know who to beg. The American way is what I bring to the table and the bedroom! Now take off your clothes and come find the real man!

Also, school supplies drives are awesome. That is all.

Since: Oct 09

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#37 Jun 30, 2011
New Mexican wrote:
<quoted text>In todays world women are no longer June cleaver.Today women are 50% the cause of divorce.Why is that?Because they are drinkers,drug users,adulters,child abusers,and wannabe gangsters.Look at the news women are killing their kids like it is free.There are more single dads today than 20 years ago.Women are doing what the men use to do.When women get into trouble or leave their kids they expect to be treated like A lady. ARE YOU KIDDING!!Read the paper watch the news if you do not believe me. Yes there are dead beat dads but women are catching up fast!There are women killing their kids just to be with A man.But they want to blame it on PMS.GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
Oh, I know. I have a few male friends who have custody of their child(ren) when the mom ran off. It is amazing how there are more and more women who dont have a bond with their child at birth. The women blame it on bipolar. That is sad when there is a show called I am bipolar and pregnant..then if they are that bad, they should be fixed right then and there.
Educator

Carlsbad, NM

#38 Jul 1, 2011
squidlyman wrote:
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I lament that the schools can't do such efforts, and would instead fund non-scholastic activities in many cases.
In this regard, I concur!
Educator

Carlsbad, NM

#39 Jul 1, 2011
Old and Retired wrote:
Educator: Some of us consider required supplies (crayons and pencils) to be REQUIRED and, therefore part of what the school should have for every student. If there is no money available then, yes let us take up charity for the children. But if you are going to claim 'no money' then there better not be money for non-classroom things like a football stadium at the high school or perks for the vice principal (who came up with that crummy job title?) or field trips.
No, I do not want to do away with any of the above, but if the school system can support those then they can support the important things, also.
I do agree with what you are saying regarding non-academic funding. I think school districts fund non-scholastic areas (i.e., athletics, administration) on an impulse and that too often the academic classrooms are the last to receive funding. However, since I was an elementary student decades ago, parents have been providing basic school supplies (i.e., crayons, pencils, scissors, glue) for their children. Now, I won't argue that to some extent the school supply lists have exploded to an outrageous extensive list to include items that perhaps are NOT the parents’ obligation to provide. If you have ever read a school supply list at Wal-Mart, then you know what I am speaking of, and if you haven't you might just take a look and one in mid-August. As a parent and educator, I have no problem providing the “basic school supplies” mentioned above, because I know they will not otherwise be provided. Thanks for your comment.
Unknown

Carlsbad, NM

#40 Jul 1, 2011
susan w wrote:
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will this school supply effort also help the private schools
St Edwards, Faith Academy, etc?
United Way members are asking the community to help collect some basic school supplies, which will be distributed to area middle schools - Alta Vista, P.R. Leyva, Jefferson Montessori Academy and Loving Middle School - for kids who may not have the supplies they need. As for the private schools which are tuition based by the parents, the need for school supplies may not be an issue like it is in the public school system.
Educator

Carlsbad, NM

#41 Jul 1, 2011
hard worken woman wrote:
when my kids were alot younger,i never took advantage of the free school supplies...i was too prideful,plus i have always been blessed with a good job,sometimes 2 LOL...but it is sad to watch the kids who have NOTHING on the first day of school,i lost count how many times a ran to walmart to buy some things for them,i feel bad because the other kids whould tease them,make them cry...so i guess the fact that there is the United Way to help them is a good thing but it still leaves the parents continuing that cycle of entitlement without personal responsibility.
Thank you for your insight as a parent! As an educator, I to see a handful of students on the first day of school without their supplies, and sadly enough they have learned to have an excuse so they aren't teased by other students. Each year about one-fourth of my class will never bring in their supplies. That's when the United Way's school supply drive helps out, or I do.
help them all

Carlsbad, NM

#42 Jul 1, 2011
Unknown wrote:
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United Way members are asking the community to help collect some basic school supplies, which will be distributed to area middle schools - Alta Vista, P.R. Leyva, Jefferson Montessori Academy and Loving Middle School - for kids who may not have the supplies they need. As for the private schools which are tuition based by the parents, the need for school supplies may not be an issue like it is in the public school system.
send some supplies to ST Edwards also......
they have hard working parents who care enough for their kids to sacrifice and pay tuition for a quality education

help them!!!!!

“michelle”

Since: Nov 09

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#43 Jul 1, 2011
Educator wrote:
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Thank you for your insight as a parent! As an educator, I to see a handful of students on the first day of school without their supplies, and sadly enough they have learned to have an excuse so they aren't teased by other students. Each year about one-fourth of my class will never bring in their supplies. That's when the United Way's school supply drive helps out, or I do.
yes you are right...i have seen alot of teachers come out of pocket after many notes being sent home and ignored. thank you,you are a very sweet and giving teacher...but you shouldnt have to be...but thanks. ; )

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