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Christmas Parties In Schools

I don't have any children and I was wondering if they still have Christmas parties in schools. I have heard that some don't anymore. Is this true?

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I know of several Muslim and Hindu families who send their children to Christian schools because of the moral values being taught, as opposed to secular schools which have none. My mother was a teacher and she wasn't allowed to teach anything Christian; however, she read her students' storybooks out loud and, outside of class, encouraged the Christian parents to send Christian storybooks. Thus she was able to read Christmas and Easter stories.
---Mary_Ann on 3/15/07


REAd THIs!!!!
My mum used to work in a christian school. But there are more Muslim and Hindu than christain. They celebrated Easter and Christmas, but it has to include all faiths BELIEVES in case it offended them. How OUT OF ORDER IS THAT??
---antha7985 on 3/15/07


Yes, I know Easter is around the corner but I asked this question because I happened to think about it. We always had Christmas parties in my school, (a public school,) when I was little.
---Cassandra on 3/15/07


I work in a high school cafeteria and the school I am at does allow Christmas parties. The teachers or staff can't say anything about Christ, but a student has the rite to do so, as long as they are not pushing it down someones elses throat so to speak.
I have heard many places will not allow them to do so, because you can't mix church and state.
Hope this has helped.
---ONeal on 3/15/07


I have no children in school either, but I dont think they do any more..
---irene7395 on 3/15/07




The U.K. has become quite politically correct on this issue but it would seem that they only wish to be that way when it affects Christians in a negative way. Christmas is now banned in many schools unless it is celebrated in a totally secular way. However, many schools now celebrate diwali and other religious festivals which the Christian children are expected to be involved in.
---m.p.a. on 3/15/07


Why are you asking about Christmas parties when most of the Christian world is getting ready for Pascha (Easter)?
---Jack on 3/14/07


I don't think they really celbrate any holidays now. Last month they werent allowed to pass out Valentines cards. What a shame.
---Emilie on 3/14/07


At my son's school, all the students have a Christmas party and a play. And it is taught on Christ. Next Christmas, may be different.
---Rebecca_D on 3/14/07


I am a public school teacher, and we are discouraged from having parties, NOT because of the holiday, but because of the precedent it sets. We have to make deadlines in our instruction and there is little time for parties.

When we have had parties, we have had the kids bring the food and the plates and the napkins and I have never been told that they couldn't have Christmas stuff on them.
---Madison1101 on 3/14/07




Yes, unfortunately it is true. However the schools that do not have Christmas parties often have 'midwinter' parties in which no Christmas themed snacks, napkins, plates etc. are allowed. I hope that the Christian majority will soon begin to stand up to the very noisy minority and get things back the way it should be, and used to be. I am not going to hold my breath however. It seems that this country is becoming too politically correct. I think it is time to give our country back to God, imho.
---Cathy on 3/14/07


We have two different elementary schools that put on Christmas performances for us at the veterans facility I live in. The music programs are of high quality but are exclusively secular Christmas music with no religious overtones. These are basically thing that are coming out of their school assemblies. That is about all you can expect now in a public education environment.
---notlaw99 on 3/14/07


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