May 23, 2014
A flyer announcing a Michigan elementary school’s field day this year sternly warns parents that their children should not try to win any of the events.
The field day will occur at North Hill Elementary School in the bland Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, reports EAGnews.org.
The flyer for the June 6 event is boldly entitled “COME JOIN THE FUN.” It reads:
The purpose of the day is for our school to get together for an enjoyable two hours of activities and provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to interact cooperatively. Since we believe that all of our children are winners, the need for athletic ability and the competitive “urge to win” will be kept to a minimum. The real reward will be the enjoyment and good feelings of participation.
The flyer also promises “a day of laughs and lots of fun, in a carnival like [sic] atmosphere” at the taxpayer-funded school. So “be sure to bring your video.”
Bennett Stapf, who says he is a North Hill Elementary parent, posted the competition-hating handout on Facebook, according to EAGnews. He remarked that he beamed with pride because his daughter pointed out “the ridiculousness of it.”
This article was posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:45 am