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Canadian Elementary School Letter: Mothers’ Day Cancelled To ‘Nurture’ Students With ‘Non-Traditional Families’
A Canadian elementary school has nixed any celebrations for Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day in “effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and also nurture our students who are part of non-traditional families.”
According to a report from First Coast News, a letter about the cancelation of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day was sent home to parents of first and second graders from staffers at Albert McMahon Elementary School, located in British Columbia, Canada.
“As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approach we have met as a Primary (Grade 1 and 2) team to discuss our core values,” reads the letter. “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 Day and Father’s Day. We feel each family knows the best way to celebrate with their own family.”
The letter was confirmed as authentic by Mission Public School District Superintendent Angus Wilson, though the superintendent contends that there is more to the cancellation.
“The reasoning wasn’t some cabal or some political plan,” said Wilson. “Instead, there has been a recent trauma involving a student and its parents.”
“Wilson could not go into the specifics surrounding the ‘trauma’ in an effort to keep the student’s and its parents’ identities private,” reports First Coast News.