An Iowa School District is No Longer Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Should The QC Do the Same?
Most of us have happy memories of passing out cards to our classmates in elementary school on Valentine's Day, along with chowing down on sugary treats.
For one Iowa school district, Valentine's celebrations are no longer taking place, reports CBS 2 Iowa.
Officials in the Waukee, Iowa district have taken both parent and educator feedback to heart (no pun intended). Both groups have said the holiday has become less popular, plus coming up with ideas for celebrating is stressful and time-consuming, especially for teachers.
The Waukee district still plans on holding some sort of "love celebration" in the springtime that they hope is more inclusive than a traditional Valentine's Day party.
"Our motto in Waukee is 'give love.' And, we've had that model for three years," Waukee CSD Communications Director Amy Varcoe said. "And so a lot of what will happen in our buildings on that day are cards for retirement communities, our law enforcement police, fire, military and teaching our students how to give back in a big way."
Halloween and Christmas parties have become less popular in schools due to religious beliefs, among other reasons, but apparently, Valentine's Day parties could be the next to get the boot. Do your kids celebrate the holiday at school? Do you think the Quad Cities should do something similar?