It is utterly unbelievable to me that there is a Chancellor's Regulation about this. If I might suggest to the Chancellor, he would much better serve the needs of the actual KIDS in this equation by coming up with regulations that have to do with the quality of their educational life. The fact that there aren't enough great teachers. That lame principals more or less hide out in their offices, fiddling while Rome burns. That the official policy of NYC DOE is to wait until kids are outright failing before they take any action whatsoever. We are new to public school this year, after having my son in private school for kindergarten and first grade, and we will leave as soon as humanly possible. Anyway, the short answer is, I was asked for $5 for the teacher and gave $10, and also purchased a gift of personalized stationery. My son's teacher is terrific and I would actually like to do more for her but I am worried it would seem out of place.