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Renaming Easter Eggs

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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Seattle school renames Easter eggs 'Spring Spheres'

A sophomore at a local private high school thinks an effort to make Easter politically correct is ridiculous.

Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that," Jessica said.

She was concerned how the teacher might react to the eggs after of a meeting earlier in the week where she learned about "their abstract behavior rules."

"I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs."

Rather than question the decision, Jessica opted to "roll with it." But the third graders had other ideas.

"When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, 'Oh look, spring spheres' and all the kids were like 'Wow, Easter eggs.' So they knew," Jessica said.

The Seattle elementary school isn't the only government organization using spring over Easter. The city's parks department has removed Easter from all of its advertised egg hunts.

Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor

What do you think about this?

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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Jess1231
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:42 PM
lol wth?! My son would argue that they are Easter Eggs.
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jaytee
by Jen on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM
IMO it's ridiculous! They are Easter eggs for goodness sakes! I do however understand the reasoning behind it
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natesmom1228
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Wow, that's a new one one me.

NearSeattleMom
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I think that is beyond dumb.

wakymom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM

That's ridiculous! The eggs are part of a religious holiday and should be called what they are: Easter Eggs. What do they call Santa? The Winter Gift-Giver?

 

 

 

 

 


 

CrazedMomof2
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Haha.

Quoting wakymom:

That's ridiculous! The eggs are part of a religious holiday and should be called what they are: Easter Eggs. What do they call Santa? The Winter Gift-Giver?


 


 


 


 


 

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bleumonster
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM

The only way a 3rd grader wouldn't know they were Easter eggs is if they were raised on a remote island without TV LOL. I don't know who the school thought they were fooling.

Kim  

texasmom1800
by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM

 It's a load of crap.  I am so sick of the US worrying about offending people who aren't from here and most that are offended are here illegally.  It's time everyone stops bowing down and kissing the ass's of IDIOTS just because they don't celebrate the same holidays as the rest of us.  They have no problem trying to force their ways on us Christians.  I sayHappy Easter and Merry Christmas and if anyone gets offened by it then to damn bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

highlandmum
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

 We have the same problem in Canada.  It is really starting to tick me off the fact that they want to rename traditions so they are non-offensive to other cultures.  What about my culture?  To me it is offensive to rename them.  We had a uproar here at Christmas when one person complained that they decorated the tree in front of a city hall and called it the City Christmas Tree.  They wanted it called the "HolidayTree", or "Freedom Tree" .  To me it is about tradition, how can you remove these items from one persons traditions just to make another person happy.  It is a tradition from a Christian celebration, if you are not Christian you do not celebrate the occasion so please leave it alone.

Barabell
by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I think it's silly because the kids do know better.

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