Ours decides what to do based on the makeup of the individual class. Every parent fills out a form at registration that includes a space for any specific religious/moral restrictions, and the teacher follows up with the parents to make sure they know exactly where the line is (like, can a kid who can't do holidays still make a Mother's Day card). Last year, my kid was in a class with some no holiday kids, so they had very generic parties - chocolate chip cookies for Halloween while other classes got orange frosted cup cakes w/ plastic spiders.
I wonder at the wisdom of this. After the first few years, do the other kids pick up on who is "at fault" for them not getting to do all the things other classes do and start picking on them for it? What does your school do about it?
(I have no restrictions on my son, but one if his friends is a no-holiday kid)
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:31 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
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Answer by justanotherjen at 6:34 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
When my kids went to Catholic school they celebrated everything including having a parade for Halloween and for Mardi Gras. Now that they're in public school they really only do Valentine's Day I think. The district gets out of having to do Halloween by having fall break at that time and some classes have a party just before winter break. Most of the parties are more centered around the school schedule (winter break, last day of school, etc). And parents are welcome to bring in stuff for birthdays as long as they let the teacher know ahead of time.
Anyway, I would think that kids would pick up on who is "at fault" and possibly bully them. I don't see how the school thinks they are helping anyone. Sounds like really it would do more harm than good.
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