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    Taking Halloween out of an elementary school is the lousiest SJW move I’ve seen since…. Well, ever. 

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    When I was a kid Halloween trumped Christmas. It still does. As SOON as the first leaf hit the ground and that smell of crisp air wafted in through my non-air conditioned house -I went out and bought my apple cinnamon candles and hurled up my decorations. My kids spent all of last Saturday plastering those spooky cling things on the windows. We made happy ghosts for the front lawn. We all sat down and decidedwhat we were going to dress up as a family.

    I pull out the Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Casper DVDs. I cooked a cobbler. I tossed on my Turtleboy hoodie my boss sent me for Christmas and poured a giant cup of white bitch pumpkin coffee in my TBS cup. I breathed in the air. 

    This is my damn season.

    I’m the mom that makes a huge post trick-or-treating meal. I mull cider. I spike that cider for me and the gathering adults to have road sodas to make trick or treating more festive and to deal with the coming 10pm cracked out kid post-candy bedtime apocalypse.

    My point is – WE DO HALLOWEEN IN THIS HOUSE.

    We do it with our Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Wiccan, Athiest, Agnostic friends. Hell, we even had a whacked out Scientologist (sorry KL we still love you) come along with us for the fun. If I had a Jehovah’s Witness we’d ask them to tag along.

    Point being: Halloween isn’t a religion-based holiday anymore. It’s a gathering of friends, neighbors, and make believe. It’s a day when you can pretend to be anyone you want. It’s an exercise in imagination and imagination is the heart and soul of childhood.

    I’m just glad I don’t live in Needham. These idiots canceled Halloween at school.

    NEEDHAM, Mass. —

    An elementary school has decided to cancel Halloween events, saying the holiday is not inclusive and can be awkward for some children.

    The principal of Mitchell Elementary School in Needham announced the change Thursday in a letter to families.
    “For many years Mitchell has celebrated Halloween with class parties and a parade of students in costume. However, Halloween is a holiday that not all families celebrate and — for a variety of reasons — some Mitchell families keep their children home from school on that day,” Principal Gregory Bayse wrote, adding one teacher said there was “awkwardness planning a class celebration knowing that not all of her students would be able to participate.”

    Bayse said the faculty was “near-unanimous in believing” the school should no longer host Halloween events.

    “I recognize that this decision will be disappointing to some who may feel like Mitchell is changing. I would agree that this represents a change, but I believe that in the long-term any change towards including all children is a positive change that will benefit our students and our community,” he wrote.

    Instead of Halloween, the school will hold William Mitchell Day – a celebration of autumn and the school — on Nov. 9.

    Think Halloween is for the DEBIL?! Keep your kid home, shut off all you lights, go to your basement and pray next to your sacrifical lamb. Don’t forget the mint jelly.

    Sorry Principal Bayse but it seems like you were the kid who spent a lot of time jammed in to lockers. Why don’t you grow a pair and make a separate blank party for the four kids whose parents pitch a fit instead of punishing an ENTIRE school? 

    My guess is a fondess for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 

    Let me tell you what this REALLY is about. It’s about the faculty not wanting to bother with making it a special day. They don’t want the distraction. They don’t want wound up  kids. The teachers don’t want to be bothered. We all know that it’s going to be high energy that day. The school doesn’t want to deal with a bunch of children excited about the festivities. They don’t want them pretending to be Captain America while taking their spelling test.

    Tough. Shit. It’s going to happen anyways and now you have NO OUTLET FOR IT.

    Did you even, JUST ONCE, think of having them dress up as a favorite book character? Nope, because your creative skills are in the dumper. 

    They don’t have time to make a curriculum centered around a day of fun, learning, gluten/nut free cupcakes. How about making it a day for art, history, music? Kids roleplaying their favorite historical figure? How about not scheduling that test that day?  Paint some pumpkins. Let kids have some FUN!

    Because who can have fun when you’re busy teaching standardized testing and whatever it is call people call math these days.

    Hell, if there was no Halloween in school ever we would never had had the Sanderson sisters.

    So, instead of just giving kids some of the greatest memories of school that all of us, as adults, still have… they are making it about a celebration of school. Yeah. Fun. Let’s make the best holiday all year as a celebration of the walls around them. I wonder if they do that at Framingham?

    How about this – YOU CAN CELEBRATE THR SCHOOL ANY DAY OF THE YEAR! Do you see the Mitchell School canceling Christmas break? Nope. I bet you guys have a ton of kids who don’t celebrate Christmas and New Year but as long as it’s not something that the teachers have to deal with it’s cool. Maybe you should have sent a letter home with a survey asking parents if they believe Halloween at school should be cancelled? Nope. They just completely took it upon themselves to make the decision for everyone in the name of four parents.

    Someone need to fight this. Let me know what one of you parents decides to get the ball rolling because I’m ready to cause a scene for you.

    How about this… if you’re a parent at Mitchell School I want to hear from you. Email me at [email protected] or message the TBS inbox.

    I’m ready to fight for your kids and their happy memories – and I think most of you are ready to as well.

    Email Principal Mud Stick Here:

     

    Gregory Bayse, M.Ed., Principal

    Mitchell School

    187 Brookline St.

    Needham, MA 02492


    P – 781-455-0466; F – 781-455-0871

    [email protected]

    Bring it on soul-sucking administration. This is WARlock. 

    Viva Halloween. 

    South Shore Turtlegirl

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    Discussion

    1. Ann Flaherty


      Would rather know who the snowflake parent who started all of this is.

      1. Bfunk


        Back when I was a kid it was the right wing religious weirdos that protested Halloween was devil worship and everybody laughed at them for wanting to ban it. It’s ironic how the left has now taken on the role of sanctimonious guardian in their place. Quickest way to get kids to reject something is to see their parents for it, so we should be seeing an end to this left wing censorship in about a generation.

    2. phong


      It’s the 4 families that moved into the neighborhood last year and have been raising a stink about anything they can about American culture.

      This town is nothing like the Needham I grew up in.

      1. Princess Slayer


        Just curious Phong. Are they rejecting Halloween for religious belief’s, or something else? The thread I came across stated it was due to autistic children with sensory issue’s. As I stated below I would still want my child’s school to celebrate. I’m just curious what their thinking is.

        1. phong


          The excuses run far and wide, including cost of costumes. Let’s just say Religion is in the lead.

          1. Princess Slayer


            Ugh, thank you for answering

    3. DickMastersSon


      Halloween is fun, but to make it more fun I’m going to dress up as the prophet Muhammad this year. If they hate us drawing him what will they say about us pretending to be him.

      1. Savage Squaw Bitch


        Carry around a cabbage patch doll dressed as a bride when you do it.

    4. Princess Slayer


      My children and I love, love, love Halloween. We also celebrate pretty much all month. What pissed me off most about this was a woman who stated it would exclude autistic children. I have 2 autistic children. I want them to be included in everything, even if that means they don’t wear a mask.

    5. ABCD


      They’re cancelling Halloween because the awkwardness is uncomfortable? Life is awkward. Deal with it. Great lesson they’re teaching the kids.

    6. They call me Ponch


      Wow.
      Someone should shove a Snickers up his butt, as he’s acting like Betty White.

      1. The Rant Queen


        Nah Im pretty sure Betty White would kick his ass.

      2. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


        Guessing he would probably enjoy the Snickers – although I bet he would prefer a hamster.

        And saying the teachers just want to avoid the subject is typical SSTG BS. They are likely full-fledged members of the group think cult like the principal – having been fully indoctrinated and dumbed down through the special interest controlled “education” industry in this country.

    7. Michael


      Yeah cause it won’t feel awkward on Halloween when 98% of the kids ar school are upset they couldn’t dress up.

    8. Mike


      Every parent that disagrees with the decision to cancel Halloween should keep there child home that day.

      That, and they should identify the killjoy Halloween haters and publicly ridicule them.

    9. JohnnyG


      These liberal fucktards are pure cancer. Halloween, Columbus Day, the Cat in the Hat, whats next??

    10. Lisa flood


      I sent him a email suggesting a safe room for the 4 parents that complained and their kids. Down the spooky long hall all schools have ( you know , where the janitors hide) and th e y can pad the walls for sound reduction and safety. That way no ghouls ,ghosts witch’s and mini Trumps can scare them !!!

    11. CC


      Not sure if this has been shared yet but Mr. Bayse has let parents know that he is open to holding a Halloween celebration in Mitchell property after school hours if any parent(s) is willing to plan something. Take a minute to appreciate being a principal of a schoon where your job is to ensure all kids feel comfortable. Did I think Halloween was an objectionable holiday… no. But I get that it’s his JOB to make all students feel welcome. And the principal and school are open to allowing an after hours celebration. Which as a needham resident, seems like a reasonable compromise to me. It’s also worth noting that out of five elementary schools in Needham only Mitchell and one other school even still had Halloween celebrations. Mitchell will also hold an alternative fall school celebration to keep the community aspect of Mitchell vibrant. Don’t forget to find out all the facts before you judge.

      1. Savage Squaw Bitch


        These facts are still shit. To cancel a holiday because 1 or 2 kids are supposedly affected by it is retarded. Those kids should participate or be taught to appreciate…dare I say TOLERATE?!?!?!…it.

      2. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


        Why should people have to tolerate PC bullshit like this?

        Oh, that’s right. The rules are only for those that are not in the cult.

    12. TortugaNiño


      By their own stupid logic no holiday should be recognized at all. Holidays in general are primarly instituted and observed because of their prominence amongst a SPECIFIC group of people. The best part about this country is supposed to be the freedom to celebrate any particular holiday you see fit. A large majority of the holidays widely accepted do not even have an american origin to begin with. I personally enjoy getting shitfaced on St. Patricks day and celbrating my irish heritage just as much as i do getting shitfaced on Ciñco de Mayo and celbrating my neighbors. We are well past the point where we can expect any type of assimilation in this country anymore and have now begun moving backwards towards trying to do so for them. Soon we will have to stop celebrating the 4th of July because it hurts the feels of brits. Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves.

      1. Hughbo Mont


        What holiday dont you get shitfaced? Or is everyday a holiday? 🙂

        1. TortugaNiño


          Im not denying that is one reason im all for celebrating as many holidays as i can get away with. 😉

    13. Strata


      You know Greg, you probably feel like your so courageous and cutting edge to make such a tough decision in your mind, certainly getting support from a small group of folks that would applaud you for this, but you’ve got to realize you’ve made yourself look like an ass to most everyone else. Too bad your so self absorbed you don’t see that (yet).

      Clearly you knew this would be controversial and clearly your seeking attention. Wow, I wonder what void you have in your life that makes you do things like this.

      1. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


        You’re giving this guy way more credit than he’s due. He’s just an obedient robot that has no capacity for critical thinking or independent thought. He’s just doing what he has been programmed to do. These group think lemmings are so dumbed down that they don’t know any better than to do what they are told by their cult leaders. And our kids are being taught the same thing – just look at what’s happening in the colleges and universities. We’re f’d.

    14. wabbitt


      SSTG you’re so fucking basic. But I’d still lick your barking starfish in a second.

    15. RARE PEPE DO NOT STEAL


      You had me until those super scary skeletons at the end, I can’t stand the thought of something so spooky inside of me!


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