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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My DD is "graduating" from preschool tomorrow night....she will continue to stay there for the summer and then will start kindergarten in the fall.

I have a friend whose son is also graduating from preschool soon and she is going all out....she is having a graduation party for him in a couple weeks.

I dont want to go that far, but am going to have a cake for DD tomorrow night and both sets of grandparents are coming. I want to make it special for her especially since my husband wont be there.

I want to get her a little present, but is that a silly thing to do? What do I get for a preschool graduation gift?

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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think the cake is enough.

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Default  Posted: 7:29 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How about a DVD of a movie she'd like? I used to give DS a DVD or a game for occasions like Easter (in lieu of candy).

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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats!! I think a book or dvd is a good idea.

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Default  Posted: 7:57 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Back in the olden days when my kids *graduated* from preschool, the school held a social hour after the ceremony with cake & punch. Done. Good enough.

Kids these days *graduate* from prek, K, sometimes 3rd grade, 5th grade, 8th grade, HS & College. My family agreed when it all started that we would only celebrate/gift the graduate at the HS grad level.

I strongly encourage people - especially those with large extended families - to talk about this kind of stuff early.

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Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, June 15th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think the cake is enough... but if you absolutely feel like you want to buy her a gift, how about something that celebrates her advancement into "real" school... like a new backpack or lunch box or something similar.

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Default  Posted: 7:46 AM, June 16th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just remember for each graduation you have to take it up a notch from the prior celebration.

There will be Kg grad, possibly one each time you move to a new level of school, depending on your school system that can be every 3 years. That's a lot of graduations.

I have 2 in HS, and for the little ones, like this we had lots of pictures, and usually a special meal, going out to dinner with Grandparents. That was it.

Next year we have the whole HS Graduation thing, I'm not planning on having a big shindig. There is so much stuff the school does that I don't see a need.

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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, June 16th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats, mamma! My GS just graduated preschool last Friday

We just had a very small immediate family gathering (10 people) with burgers and dogs. My DH and I gave him $40 to put in his piggy bank and a "congrats grad" balloon.

He was happy to hang out with his family and play with his cousin and baby sis.

And as tushnurse said, your DD will graduate K next year, and so on...

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Default  Posted: 12:21 PM, June 16th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

When I was in school there was junior high school promotion and senior high school graduation. On your elementary school report card it would say "promoted to the _____ grade". Pre-school and kindergarten "graduations" were unheard of.

On the other hand, any excuse for a party, I say!

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