Skip to comments.Westford Students Told To Leave The Christmas Cookies At Home
Posted on 12/15/2011 11:23:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WESTFORD (CBS) Westford school officials are getting tough on classroom holiday parties.
Theyre banning sugary snacks and sweetened beverages from the celebrations this year.
Students are being told to leave the Christmas cookies, cakes, candy bars, and soda at home and to bring fruits, unsweetened juices, popcorn and raisins instead.
Superintendent Everett Olsen says the ban on holiday sweets has nothing to do with being politically correct, rather, his motive is simply promoting a healthy lifestyle.
We arent trying to take the Christmas out of Christmas. Were not trying to take the enjoyment out of childrens lives. Were just trying to act responsible, he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030s Mike Macklin.
The schools goal is to avoid the types of sweets that pile on empty calories and contribute to childhood obesity.
School officials say theyre also hoping to protect the growing number of children with severe food allergies.
The new policy comes as schools across Massachusetts get set to implement stricter state-mandated food policies aimed at reducing child obesity.
Here we go again!
Nanny State PING!
Are they messing with the cookies? This... Means... WAR!
Yup, nothing says “Christmas” like a bag of raisens and a nice drink of water.
Get the students into private Christian schools.
that can be expensive..i’m all for it but for a time i had
3 in private schools
and 2 in private colleges
over 100,000 per year total
i could not do that now in this economy
which is why we moved to a more conservative yet imperfect still rural county
but here’s a newsflash:
private church schools can be PC and intolerable in ways too
learned that too...
“We arent trying to take the Christmas out of Christmas”
Surrrrre you’re not.
Somebody buy Superintendent Everett Olsen an adverb.
And a clue.
Gee Whiz, we had candy and cookies and pop and all that at the holidays. It was the rest of the year we didn't live on them...
Many teachers I know obviously never laid off any snacks!
“private church schools can be PC and intolerable in ways too
learned that too...”
So did we.
That was a very erratic, illiterate, counterproductive, and nonsensical rant.
They declared war on culture. But in return we got more laws than even a lawyer can shake a stick at. And the same goes for taxes. How many pages long is the tax code?
Fast and dirty Google search
According to the US Government Printing Office, it’s 13,458 pages in total. The full text of Title 26 of the United States Code (the part written by Congress—available for an additional $179) is a mere 3,387 printed pages, bringing the adjusted gross page count to 16,845.
Everybody’s a criminal! And for all that money forked over, heaven help the kid who brings his mama’s home-baked cookies to school!
Well, that's not true if you're a government worker like me. Since I wear green pajamas with velcro patches, and tan combat boots to work, I get paid the same, regardless.
If you are still sending your kids to the public indoctorination center don’t be suprised they come back as liberal idiots. And please don’t tell me that your public school is different. It isn’t, you just don’t see all the liberal crap unless you go behind the doors every day.
I teach in a primary school, second grade. I can tell you that if we load up their plates w/ raisins & fruit next week............the little angels will rise up in rebellion.
It’s a party, how clueless can people be??????????????? Some people can kill a party just by thinking about it!
It would be my best guess you DONT care.
I can't add much to your comment except to say that I agree with it. According to quite a few people here, if you send your kids to public school, no matter how good it is or conservative leaning it is, you're some kind of criminal child abuser.
On a thread yesterday about teacher's pay and how outlandishly high it is, I commented that my daughter is a school teacher with 12 years experience and a master's degree and makes $44,000 per year. The responses were generally in the vein of what low intelligence she must be to have an education degree and she is over paid at $44,000.
I have two children living with me and they attend an excellent conservative public school, both are in the 6th grade, further, I do not consider myself qualified to teach 6th grade or any other grade for that matter. The nearest church school charges $8,500 per year for two children. Not everybody has that kind of cash laying around.
I observe some (not all) of the sanctimonious home schoolers here and their grammar, spelling and punctuation and am just grateful that they aren't teaching my children. I don't comment on other individual's grammar or punctuation because my own is far from perfect but then again, I don't claim to be a teacher either.
Is there one home schooler on this forum who has an average or heaven forbid, a below average child? Not to hear them tell it, every single one of them is 3 to 5 grades ahead and some of their teenagers are pursuing their doctorates already. (That's an exaggeration for the sarcasm challenged).
I'm starting a ping list for those members who send their children to a perfectly fine and even conservative public school, to counteract charges that we are all a bunch of criminal child abusers.
Kids, shut up and eat your Christmas peas and your Christmas cauliflower.
I hear that alot these days. Where the Hell were these allergies when I was a kid? We ate all kinds of junk at school and we didn't have kids dropping over dead. Its all non-sense and hyper-sensitive, over-protective parents trying to feel important.
When my daughter was in 1st grade the school announced that kids could no longer play tag or chase each other on the playground. I told my daughter it would be OK with me if she ignored the rule. Sure enough, most of the kids ignore the rule and pretty soon the rule vanished I to thin air.
That’s what needs to happen in this case. Within reason, no school official has the right to tell parents what their kids can have in their sack lunch.
The allergies were there when we were kids. The difference is that back then, when kids were allergic to a food, they wouldn't make a big fuss about it. They would just decline to eat it, saying that they were allergic to it. I grew up around quite a few kids who were allergic to various foods. Nowadays, of course, we're all supposed to bend over backwards to cater to the one kid who's allergic to something... even if there isn't a single kid in the class who has an allergy.