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April 22, 2013

Dear editor: On April 16, South Street School held a grandparents day. In which grandparents were invited to eat lunch with their respected grandchild....

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Apr-24-13 3:10 PM

I just read an article about another school with an over the top rule. This school banned strapless dresses from a school dance because it would distract the boys. Haha like a little 1/8inch strap would make all the difference. The parents are now getting together and suing the school district. Claiming discrimination and going after it on Constitutional grounds. Now this is what I like to see, parents protecting their kids from unjust leadership.

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Apr-24-13 9:59 AM

I used to go have lunch at least once per month with all of my kids from K-6th grade. I remember the day when they told me I couldn't bring "fast food" in for them anymore. As suggested, I "slowed the food down" by re-packing it in home wrappers. What dif does it make if I cooked the burger, or Wendy did. Are my Ore-Ida fries deadlier than the King's? My lunch visits with my kids were a treat for ME as well as them. I "treated" them accordingly. With all this said, the gov't has no business telling ppl what they can/can't eat. However, if ppl destroy their bodies with fatty food and no exercise, DON'T COME CRYING FOR FREE HEALTHCARE OR DISABILITY. Live your own life and accept the consequences of your actions!

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Apr-24-13 9:49 AM

"sneaking around and dissing the rules. How interesting." Once again, RULES don't matter anymore. Antiquated concept. Just ask one of the 11 million "visitors", soon to be US citizens in our land. Rules, schools. Who needs 'em.

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Apr-23-13 9:46 PM

has to be more to this story, check in with the update after your egg-a-muffin tomorrow

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Apr-23-13 8:18 PM


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Apr-23-13 5:01 PM

Don't tell me his name is "Buster Brown"

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Apr-23-13 4:38 PM

"Is there a person who must inspect each and every brown bag lunch?"

The Brown Shirts?

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Apr-23-13 4:21 PM

Thank God for people like our founding fathers, Rosa Parks, Norma Rae and others who challenged and broke the rules. Since when are the kids not allowed to brown bag their lunches? Is there a person who must inspect each and every brown bag lunch?

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Apr-23-13 3:52 PM

Rules are made to be followed whether we agree with them or not. Seems to me your energies would be better spent on real issue affecting you and your family's life instead of raising a ruckus over a rule you and the mother in law didn't like.

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Apr-23-13 10:31 AM

The rule against bringing outside food into school is in the student handbook....why is it there you might ask? Because the current contract with Aramark requires that no outside food or drink be allowed in school. Even school board events are catered by Aramark due to has little to do with the health of the students, and more to do with Aramark..."Operation of vending machines and other food sales during the regular school hours will be controlled so that they will not offer competition to the food service program or encourage students in poor eating habits." WCSD Policy 5515

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Apr-23-13 8:43 AM

Look, if the other kids see one kid and grandma getting special treatment, then all the other grandmas look dorky for not having brought McDonald's food. The whiner is a veteran, sure, and I respect his military service, but he sure is a dumbass when it comes to freedom vs. anarchy. Why didn't he try to bring McDonald's into lunch at basic training? Sheesh. The idea was to eat the school's food. Grandma has a screw loose, and so does the whiner.

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Apr-23-13 5:32 AM

My children were raised to be independent thinkers. To question the validity of rules, knowing that if they choose to challenge, ignore or break rules that they can pay a price. It is better then them following blindly.

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Apr-23-13 5:01 AM

I believe in rules, I obey most rules. I will challenge rules that I feel need challenged. This is America which allows me to do so. I did not grow up in the old Russia or current Iran, where to challenge rules I would end up in jail or worse. In America I can voice my opinion and not fear incarnation, the same as anybody else in America.

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Apr-23-13 2:57 AM

I'm not told how to raise my child. I follow rules and they do as well. But as always, if someone disagrees with your views you try to slam them. Carry on with your life writer10. I rest well at night knowing I've raised my kids to be independent, follow rules, and productive members of society. Do have a great day.

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Apr-23-13 2:35 AM

Kelly, it is your choice if you wish to be told how to raise your child. Just like it is my choice to say it is none of their business to be doing so. Some people like to have their hands held and told what to do, others are more independent in do not need others to force their way onto them. It sickens me how the weak are so willing to let their freedoms slip away, just to avoid rocking the boat a little bit. I will never accept rules made for the sake of making a rule based on ones own opinion. It just isn't right.

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Apr-23-13 12:42 AM

Future 3054, I couldn't agree with you more about the book fairs! When my girls were in school and my father went to grandparents day I knew they would be coming home with books. I felt the same way and didn't like that some kids grandparents couldn't afford them and wouldn't be able to get one. I'm glad those days are over and they are in high school and college now. How they were able to make it all the way through being so "controlled" and get into a good college is beyond me! (Sarcasm) Haha

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Apr-23-13 12:33 AM

Haha. Actually writer10, my kids used to have to wear a uniform to school, it just wasn't black and white! But if that was the rule, so be it! It's part of a rule. And a salad at McDonald's if eaten with ranch dressing has more grand of fat per serving than a Big Mac! If you grandma and gramps still work, it woulda been cheaper for them to buy a meal there! Sorry can't side with you on this one. I don't care or even look who disagrees on here with me. I don't care. Enjoy your McDonald's!

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Apr-22-13 10:38 PM

I think grandparents day is a nice idea, however, there are always stipulations the school adds. Also, it is amazing that grandparents day always seems to coincide with the book fair. The school is concerned about bringing food in, but what the kids that dont get something from the book fair because grandparents cant afford it.

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Apr-22-13 4:54 PM

Believe me private Corp do stick their noses in your business. The bottom line is this was "Grandparent" lunch day. Choice was either bring a lunch or buy the lunch.

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Apr-22-13 3:52 PM

You're mistaken, private corps. don't stick their noses in your private business, that seems to be what the government thinks is their job.

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Apr-22-13 2:54 PM

Dispite what a lot of people said I think the schools are sticking their noses in where they do not belong. They are getting to much like a private Corp.

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Apr-22-13 2:47 PM

Try sending you kid to school with a big bag of pork rinds and a bottle of mountain dew. I think that you might get reported to child protective services.

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Apr-22-13 2:44 PM

If this was a "Hosted" event then no one should have brought any thing.

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Apr-22-13 2:33 PM

Was this health food day or was it Grandparents day? As stated this was "Grandparents day".

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Apr-22-13 2:25 PM

Agree with writer 10 on the issue that the meals served by the School District's food provider are for the most part a textbook case of fast food entrees

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