Thursday, October 28, 2010
Day 157 (10/28): Day of the Dead
He goes to a school that has a very diverse student body. So they do not celebrate any of the holidays that I remember celebrating while I was in school - Christmas and Halloween just to name a few. I remember dressing up and having a parade of costumes in the middle of the day and then the parents brought in treats and we played games. I remember singing Christmas songs. They don't do that at Northview.
Have they gotten so diverse that Americans are in the minority and so not to celebrate primarily American holidays? It is frustrating to think that a country that has prided itself on accepting all cultures would want schools to ignore the holidays that are important in American traditions. I am an advocate for multiculturism but not at the sake of ignoring our own beliefs. There should be a balance of both so students see how diverse we all really are so please bring back the American celebrations in schools.
Ok enough of the soap box... To end on something positive. Check out the pumpkin that Colton designed and carved at Cool Care Club today: