what do i do when my son walks out of school and tells me his coat is missing??

Magie - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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About 2 weeks ago my son came out of school without his coat on. now i was upset so i did yell a little because it's cold out and he should have his but he told me his coat was missing. He said he left it in French class, so i went to the front of the school and went in to the office to ask what should i so. All the told me was the samething he said. Does this make sence?? or should i go to the school board. Im a little tired of my kid walking out of school and thing i've gotten him are gone and never found.

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MAYTE - posted on 10/26/2009

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U REALLY CANT DO NOTHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME ALOT WITH MY 6 YR OLD I WOULD PUT HIS NAME ON IT AND ALL AND STILL HE WOULD LOOSE IT OR SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN I WOULD GET REALLY MAD BECAUSE I WOULD ALWAYS BUY HIM NICE BRAND JACKETS ....SO I STOPPED NOW I JUST SEND HIM TO SCHOOL WITH A CHEAP HOODIE AFTER ALL HE JUST JUMPS OFF THE TRUCK AND RUNS STRAIT TO THE TRUCK AND DURING SCHOOL HRS FOR RECESS THEY WONT TAKE THEM OUT IF ITS TO COLD...SOMETIMES I WONDERED IF IT WAS THE TEACHERS TAKING THE JACKETS BECAUSE NOW THAT HE HAS A CHEAP HOODIE IT HASNT GOTTEN LOST

Sharon - posted on 10/26/2009

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Just a quick FYI - if you're near a military town - there is always a seamstress who can quickly, easily, cheaply embroider the name blatantly somewhere on the jackets.

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Lyndsay - posted on 11/05/2010

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I think you need to teach your son to keep a better eye on his things. If this is something that happens regularly then you are either sending him to a school full of theives (in which case, I'd switch), or your son just isn't being responsible with his belongings.

Kim - posted on 11/05/2010

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What I don't get is that parents now a days don't even question their kids when they come home with something new. My niece had a very large toy she got while on vacation and it was stolen from her daycare!! You don't notice your 3 yr old has new toy? or that your older child has a new jacket? My son's jacket has gone missing too. Can't find it anywhere at school. Ticks me off!!

Lisa - posted on 10/27/2009

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I would def take your issue to the higher ups at the school. Thats not right, theft is wrong and shouldn't be tolerated by the school. I don't know what they can realistically do about finding your son's coat (or any other stolen items) but at least they will be aware of the issue and teachers and staff can pay a bit more attention to what kids come and go w/.

Dawn - posted on 10/27/2009

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unfortunately all you can do is get him a new coat. The school won't do anything because the children are responsible for their own items. My kids have gone through so many jackets. I got to the point I bought back up jackets from the thrift store.

Magie - posted on 10/27/2009

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i dont know..... he's wearing a wal-mart brand coat lol. they still going missing lol

Sharon - posted on 10/26/2009

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Ok funny story...



One time my son came home with the wrong jacket. I could tell it wasn't his, but it looked so much like his. I took it back to the school and was turning it into the front office when another mom came in carrying MY son's jacket. We laughed at how easy it was for them to confuse the jackets and talked about their class. Laid the jackets on the counter - the receptionist was standing there and she switched them. I'm scratching my head here in embarassment 'cause then we walked away carrying the wrong jackets again until she started laughing.

Magie - posted on 10/26/2009

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i dont know if he is being bullied or not. i ask him and wont talk or say so. ive told him to put his stuff in his backpack and he says ok i will. i know he did get pick on before but i was hoping it wouldnt happen again since i moved to different area and new school for him.

Wendy - posted on 10/26/2009

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hey there, is he by chance being bullied? forced into giving up his things,well it seems like you did what any parent would do by going into the school and inquiring about it but of course nobody knows a thing honestly the school board probably cant do a thing about it ,talk to your son and see if he can keep better track of his belongings like shove it into his backback, to me it seems like someones helping themselves to your sons things,well im not sure if this helped but i gave it a shot ,good luck and take care....wendy

Jodi - posted on 10/26/2009

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All you can do is put their name in their clothing (my kids have theirs labelled with name and phone number), and hope that it comes back. Most mothers will return something with someone else's name in it if they see, it but unfortunately, there are a dishonest few who will take out your labels and sew their own in :(



At our schools, they have 'Lost Property" and things end up there even if they have labels on them if the kids have left them somewhere. If you have a similar system, it may be worth checking there.



I make my son do extra chores to earn the money to pay for new uniform if he loses something!! It is his responsibility to look after it as far as I am concerned. But he is 12, he should be taking some responsibility :)

Magie - posted on 10/26/2009

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It really makes me mad. you spend the money to get nice things for them and the miss place them or some takes it :(

Sharon - posted on 10/26/2009

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You can't do anything and the school can't do anthing unless they have cameras. You're screwed.



It happens every year. We write our kids names on the hoods, necks, cuffs, and this year I'm having their names embroidered on the fronts of the jackets.



In years past at least one child has a jacket/sweater/toy blatantly stolen and never seen again.

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