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School Cancels First-Grade Thanksgiving Play: Concerns About 'Accuracy' and 'Sensitivity

• by Dr Susan Berry

In an email obtained by News Talk 1130's Dan O'Donnell Show, teachers told parents of children at Stone Bank Elementary School in Oconomowoc that the traditional Thanksgiving event would be canceled:

Unfortunately, the children are unable to dress as a Pilgrim or Native American. We apologize if you already purchased or made your child's costume. There have been some conversations and concerns about the accuracy of the first Thanksgiving story. Out of respect for Native Americans, and the sensitivity of this time in our history, we are not going to reenact the first Thanksgiving story.

Please disregard the practice paper your child has been busy reading over the last few days. We still plan to have a Thanksgiving program where the children will perform a play, sing some songs, and share a big book with you. Again, we are sorry for the change of plans and hope that you understand.