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Wa. School Bans Birthday Cupcakes

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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 06:54 PM
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This is sacred territory. The traditional Birthday Cupcakes in school. I made them for my Daughter's class every year on her Birthday.

Why can't schools let kids be kids. No more cupcakes, but kids can bring pencils, erasers or origami to celebrate their Birthdays. Those are going to taste like crap. I know, I chewed on enough of them as a kid.

What is left for kids that is fun in schools these days. Most don't have recess anymore. Nor gyms...everything is too damn regulated.


A new Washington school district policy is not so sweet.

Edmonds School District has banned edible birthday treats from the classroom, citing wellness concerns.

“No food is allowed as part of a birthday celebration,” the district’s wellness committee writes on its website. Instead, the school says students can bring in pencils, erasers or origami to celebrate their special day.

foxnewsinsider.com...


They might as well just lock the kids in little cells when they arrive, and let them out when the end of school bell rings.


Des




posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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I would hesitate to bring snacks to a modern gradeschool classroom because of all the food allergies that have become so commonplace.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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What a bunch of miserabilists.

'Wellness' committee indeed. I despair when I read nonsense like this. We really do need to find useful things for people like this to do.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

I feel bad for my son who is only 1. I can only imagine how school will be by the time he gets there. The more things change the more I want to homeschool him.

Cupcakes?? How horrible they are, we must ban all cupcakes immediately. Ugh...

I actually look forward to making snack treats for his future classes but I am sure by that time all snack treats or anything homemade will be banned.

As for the reason. Wellness concerns? HA! Do they not see what is in the cafeteria? I bet many kids eat worse at home on the regular.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Elton
I would hesitate to bring snacks to a modern gradeschool classroom because of all the food allergies that have become so commonplace.


I'm on in years, but remember even as a child looking forward to cupcakes on birthdays in school. When my daughter was growing up. every single school fund raising bake sale included at least 30 kinds of cupcakes.

Daughter's Birthday...yep...cupcakes. Schools used to pass out cupcake guidelines that told us not to put any nuts in cupcakes.

I don't remember one single child ever getting ill from cupcakes.

Des



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Des, you're obviously a hater and a racist.

Cupcakes are the elitist tool to separate the haves vs the have-nots.

Plus, you obviously want to add an unregulated substance into the government-run education center.

These "cup" "cakes" as you so bluntly put it might have sugar, or candy, or sweet items placed on top.

I've even heard that some of these "cakes" have toys placed on them, further separating the children into distinct groups where some may have a ring (which is sexist) while others may actually have a toy of some kind.

To end, I want to also point out that subtle racism/sexism occurs with these "cakes" from "cups" when colors are added.

Do the color of "cup" "cakes" represent the fair distribution in the classroom and general population?

I find your approach sexist, biased, bigoted, and something that might promote fun, celebration and individualism.

SHAME!




posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Yet another brilliant decision by a Central Committee.

I bet they're worried about some phony lawsuits.

But that's "Progress" for ya.

They Haaff derr ordazz.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Gosh Beez...I was clueless you were a card carrying member of the cupcake gestapo...


I had made these cupcakes for you, was going to ship them tomorrow. Knowing your stance on cupcakes now. I know they would surely offend you deeply...showing a bunny hiney and all. So I will throw them out on the thread for any takers...



Des



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Those are adorable!



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

When are parents going to say, enough is enough. If they keep letting schools dictate what is good or not good for kids, it won't be long before those very dictates move into your homes. No cupcakes at home, or we'll call child protective services on you.

It's up to parents to make a stand. No more Halloween in schools, no more Christmas, no more anything Patriotic...no more sodas...no more cupcakes....where does it end, I ask you.

Des



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: mblahnikluver
a reply to: Destinyone

Those are adorable!


Ding Ding Ding....we have a taker...all yours Mblah...


See Beez...ya snooze...ya loose...

Des



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

MY GOD !!!

Those cupcakes are extremely suggestive, provocative and beyond temptation !!!!




posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Im glad we do not have such a custom. Do your cakes have glutein, excessive amount of sugar, artificial colors etc? Just by looking even they are well done, my kid would not eat those (doctors orders) and would just look at others eating those. Or do you have glutein free versions to those who are celiac and colors are natural to those who might have autism, and sugar free to those who are diabetic ?



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone

originally posted by: mblahnikluver
a reply to: Destinyone

Those are adorable!


Ding Ding Ding....we have a taker...all yours Mblah...


See Beez...ya snooze...ya loose...

Des


Nothing but love for ya Des.




posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

It doesn't. I firmly believe that the public reeducation camps are striving to become independent juvenile halls. The only difference being, that the child gets to come home in the evenings.

If they can strip everything away from this generation and have them used to giving in/up without hesitation then they will have met their goal. You can already see how that has affected a lot of younger folks now who love to say things like "Why do I care if they watch every move I make? I'm not doing anything wrong." and "They have to do (insert asinine reason here) to keep us safe, so they are doing it for our own good."

Their goal is to eventually have the entire country behave in that manner and they'll get it too. The tide has already turned in their favor and not enough parents care to do anything about it. It's beyond difficult to try and teach your child not to be a sheep when that's all they are surrounded by for that many hours everyday.

The banned cupcakes are just the icing on the cake itself.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: Destinyone

Im glad we do not have such a custom. Do your cakes have glutein, excessive amount of sugar, artificial colors etc? Just by looking even they are well done, my kid would not eat those (doctors orders) and would just look at others eating those. Or do you have glutein free versions to those who are celiac and colors are natural to those who might have autism, and sugar free to those who are diabetic ?


I'm truly sorry your child has strict dietary needs. But, that doesn't mean the whole damn school has to implement policy based around your child's dietary needs.

You are a loving, excellent Mother, to teach your child why they can't eat certain things. I'm sure you have explained very lovingly and well, why they have those dietary needs. You child is lucky to have such a caring Mother.

Be that as it may. I'm sure you also lovingly explained to your child why other kids can eat certain things they cant, and didn't go to their school demanding that ALL kids can't eat those things.

See...its up to the parents of each child...to be a parent. Not the school's job...

Des



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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You have to understand that in Edmonds you are not allowed to take the plastic off your new furniture after you bring it home. I used to quite regularly take the ferry boat from Kingston where I lived to Edmonds; it's a corridor to get to Seattle from the Kitsap Peninsula and a commuter run.

They have a saying that I believe may be on city letterhead: "It's an Edmonds kind of day." It sits on the shores of Puget Sound and, indeed, the area in general is very lovely the few days it is ever sunny. I once saw a PeeChee carried by one of the students that had this saying, and an appendage:

"It's an Edmonds kind of day--f***ed"



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Yes those cakes doesn`t look like glutein free, in kids class there are two kids who have artificial colors in foods denied they have ADD and ADHD, there are several kids who are in lactose free diet. So by serving these kind of treats there might be many kids who cant eat them.
Usually who is in charge in schools, that these kids have right kind of diet, is the people who work in school kitchens not the teachers. So who takes the blaime if something happens.. You most likely. Teachers union at least in my country has made a announcement that they take no responsability of kids health care( medical, diet etc ) their only duty is to teach and kids who need guidance have to have someone else than a teacher to do that job.

If something goes wrong... even it has been a nice thought.. be prepared



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

If you would just get Michelle's official okie dokie as a supplemental luch product there wouldn't be any issues. In fact I would be willing to pay for the first 1000 of those babies just to see you make it to the White House and be in the same room with the Obama's. Boy would that be worth the price of admission.

Of course Beezer would have to record the event and post it here on ATS. And because I would pony of the duckets for the first 1000 I would have to have a taste test based on your photos. Do they look tasty or what.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Last time I checked ...all registered voters could elect their school board candidate of choice. If they do not exercise this right, or go to meetings to voice their displeasure, then I dont feel sorry. I never realized anywhere that this matter Was important enough to bring in front of an elected school board that I am willing to bet nearly all of the posters do not belong to. Local matter. Remember it, but pay attention to your own backyard first.



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