Weird choice of "school spirit" events?

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Weird choice of "school spirit" events?
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 12:09pm

M's public school has announced two "school spirit" days for this semester.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 12:31pm

We have school spirit day on Friday, its wear your Patriots gear. They don't "celebrate" holidays in school its no longer allowed. They can't bring sweats in school and also there just isn't room in the schedule but kids usually where red or green. We live just outside Boston so everyone is Irish on St Pats day. I don't even associate it with a saint. Ask the people at the parade or a bar on St Pats day who Saint Patrick is and probably half couldn't tell you sober. Liam's school is very diverse last week the school reconginzed Chinese New Year. Again they can't have a party but the incorporate it in the classroom in other ways same they do Jewish New Year and New Years and Christmas and Hanukkah and Zwanza and Halloween and they will do same for valentines and St Pats and memorial day and anything else that falls in the school calender. Think the key to diversity is inclusion. Just because I don't celebrate something doesn't mean someone else does and if I want my traditions respected I have to respect theirs and I think kids need to learn that because we do live in a diverse world

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 1:33pm

Isn't Tom Brady St. Pat?




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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 1:50pm
Nope nephew of God (if u watch snl) but we got both side covered since coach bill (ain't trying that last name) has horns.
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:19pm

If they were addressing these

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:25pm
What's weird to me is that wearing red or green has nothing to do with school spirit. I honestly didn't even make the Catholic connection until you said it, simply because the holidays have become such mainstream holidays meant to sell candy and other junk. (IMHO, of course!) ;)

Our school has parties on those days, but they celebrate (or "teach" about) almost every holiday.
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:34pm

Do fish notice water? Honestly, I find many members of majority faiths see their customs as "mainstream" or universally American.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 5:58pm
To play devils advocate then my mom is canadian so her thanksgiving is different. Imigrants from other countries don't celebrate thanksgiving. What about kids who have no mother or father or kids who have 2 moms or 2 dads won't the other holiday be awkward. Reality is u will never please everyone. I'm first generation american on moms side 2nd on dads both sides imigrated for a better life. Freedom to practice religion on my dads which was a fundemental this country was built on and I'm. Thankful for tha5t and would never deny another something my grandparents came her for. Tolerence is a 2 way street. I can't expect people to respect my religous or cultural beliefs if I am not open to0 theirs. Imo there are many traditions and customes here that have religous roots but true of most cultures what's great about the usa is we are melting pot and we should celebrate that not say u can't mention valentine day in school because of a saint because u are taking away anothers right.

Ps appologize for typos or rambling on cell phone.
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:52pm

What a way to go 'incognito' on celebrating holidays.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:39am

It seems like a sneaky way to celebrate the "holiday" without actually clelebrating the holiday.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:53am

Ask the people at the parade or a bar on St Pats day who Saint Patrick is and probably half couldn't tell you sober."

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