Originally Posted by mommy2maya
Maybe we shouldn't read stories with Mommys and Daddy's in them either- I mean, there is likely a child who comes from a family either with no daddy or no mommy or two daddys or two mommys or live with relatives or foster care or other. We surely wouldn't want to isolate that child and make them not feel included.
As a matter of fact, our school does have a special curriculum called "Families All Matter" that makes sure kids don't feel isolated based on differences like adoption, gay/lesbian parents, immigration, race, etc. You might want to look into it.
Frankly, non-Christians (and it's more than 5% of the population, at least in our diverse city) have Christmas shoved down our throats 24/7 for over a month each year. Your child doesn't get enough of Santa at home, shopping, community events, etc.? It really has to be in the schools too? My child is expected to either "suck it up," miss out on a party by sitting alone in another room, or stay home for the day??? Really???
Fortunately, she's enjoying pajama day today at her school, and all the children are getting free "bedtime" books. Tomorrow, each class is singing a song (non-holiday) for their "Winter Snowflake Concert" and families are invited to stay for a special Mexican breakfast (she attends a Spanish dual-immersion school.) Plenty special and celebratory, and respectful of EVERY child and family in the school. It's not so hard to do, people. If you don't like it, there are plenty of religious schools to which you can choose to send your child.