School Cancels Mother’s Day

May 7, 2017
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A Canadian school has canceled Mother’s Day sending students home with a note to explain the reason why.

The note was given to Grade 1 and 2 students at Albert McMahon Elementary School, British Columbia. It said the school body made a decision to not celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day this year.

It said that the decision was made to ensure that all students, including those without traditional nuclear families, felt positive about their own family arrangements, regardless of what they may entail.The note was shared on Facebook by one of the parents who received it. It was then shared thousands of times.

It read “In an effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and also 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.”

So this means Mom’s and Dads of these students won’t be receiving any sweet craft projects this year!

The school is, however, acting with the best intentions as not everyone has a mother or a father, so imagine how it must feel when classmates are whipping up cards and crafts for their parents when some students don’t have a Mom or Dad.

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