‘Undermining Our Culture’

“Had to post this. I think disappointed is an understatement. This will be the first year that we don’t get gifts crafted with love from our kids, and since we only have one little one now, it makes it all that much worse. I don’t understand why we, as Canadians, need to give up our traditions that have been passed through generations. I welcome all races and ethnicities, but forcing us to give up things that are important to us as Canadians is crap. And it doesn’t even have anything to do with religion! You can’t celebrate your Mom and Dad?”

— Roy Glebe

“A school in Canada has cancelled Mother’s Day, sending students home with a note to explain why. The note, which was given to Grade One and Two students at Albert McMahon Elementary School, Mission, British Columbia, revealed the school body made a decision to not celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day this year.

“The note explained that the decision had been made in a bid to ensure that all students, including those without traditional nuclear families, felt ‘positive’ about their own family arrangements, whatever they may entail.

“In an effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and also nurture {There they are, the new Holy Trilogy: ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusivity’, and ‘Nurture’} our students who are part of ‘non-traditional’ families, we have decided to encourage those celebrations to take place at home. Due to this, the children will not be making gifts at school to give on Mother’s and Father’s day. We feel each family knows the best way to celebrate with their own family. Thank you for your understanding.”

“When I read this and think about the sweet craft projects my two boys brought home from school every Mother’s Day, my heart hurts a bit.

“Tacky pieces of coloured paper stuck to cards, necklaces of red wool strung with pieces of pasta. Plasticine figures, paddle pop stick sculptures – once a mug with my name spelled incorrectly. They meant the world and I’d have been crushed not to have received them…

“…When the note was shared on ‘Facebook’ by parent Roy Glebe, it sparked an enormous amount of debate. Roy himself said that he was bitterly disappointed by the announcement.

“I don’t understand why we, as Canadians, need to give up our traditions that have been passed through generations,” he wrote.

“I welcome all races and ethnicities, but forcing us to give up things that are important to us as Canadians is crap. And it doesn’t even have anything to do with religion? You can’t celebrate your Mom and Dad?”

“The image and the post has now been shared many thousands of times and even picked up by a local television station.

“The vast majority of those commenting felt the school was taking things too far. Many commented that, like me, they treasured the wobbly, wonky crafty items their kids presented to them on their special day and that they’d miss them if taken away.

“Some were outright furious.

“So there are probably 10 kids in the school they cater this to, what about the hundreds that DO and look forward to this!!” wrote one…”

–‘Primary school cancels Mother’s Day’,
Kelly Baker, May 5, 2017

http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/05/05/14/33/school-in-canada-cancels-mothers-day-so-kids-without-mums-dont-miss-out/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155135919245330&set=a.10154351601195330.1073741829.625010329&type=3&theater

http://albertmcmahon.mpsd.ca/contact/

“A school has reinstated its Mother’s Day stall after plans to cancel in the name of “diversity” were announced, ‘The Australian’ reports.

“Melbourne’s Moonee Ponds West Primary School sent out a newsletter announcing that a stall made for children to spend pocket money on small gifts for Mother’s Day would not be going ahead, to the dismay of parents.

Moonee Ponds West Primary School {Australia)

“Principal Jeff Lyon explained that the school would instead be celebrating UN ‘International Day of Families’. In a newsletter sent to families of pupils, he wrote: 

“I believe celebrating International Day of Families is a more inclusive way of celebrating the richness, diversity and complexity of living and loving as a family in the modern world.

“The day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children.”

“Following complaints from parents about the change, the stall will now go ahead. The news comes just days after a school in Canada “cancelled” Mother’s Day…”

–‘Mother’s Day stall saved after school cancelled it in the name of ‘diversity’’,
Abigail Malbon, Nine.com, May 8 2017

http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/05/09/07/05/school-mothers-day-stall-banned

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