WE the undersigned, STUDENTS, PARENTS of children attending ADES and/or residents of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas draw the attention of the ADES administration, staff and Student Advisory Council to the following:
FOR 2013 Mother’s Day was and Father’s Day will be replaced with Family Day, an event intended to respect the diversity of the student population.
HOWEVER in making the decision no respect was shown to the TRADITIONS associated with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and no consideration offered up to those students and families interested in supporting the purpose of these traditionally hallowed days.
This decision was made solely by the school staff and administration with no community input. Further, the Student Advisory Council did not only not have an opportunity to bring their views, they were simply unaware and were excluded in the discussions and decision making process.
THEREFORE your Petitioners, STUDENTS, PARENTS and MEMBERS of the COMMUNITY whose names are recorded hereafter respectfully request that you immediately reinstate Father’s Day for June 2013 and to reinstate Mother’s Day 2014. IT is imperative that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, internationally recognized and respected traditions born to recognize with gratitude parents who have given so much be enjoined with Family Day to embrace both Tradition and Diversity.Explain why someone should support this petition