God bless us, every one!
New principal Eujin Jaela Kim of PS 169 in Sunset Park got the message from the ghosts, past, present and future, and lifted the ban she had imposed against the jolly old fat man and all the trimmings from the school.
The New York Post originally reported that she had Scrooged the children, staff, and families of her school by putting a big fat “No” on all the holiday ho, ho, ho, a story the Independent Sentinel picked up and ran with.
She even prevented the children from citing the Pledge of Allegiance and changed the name of Thanksgiving to a harvest celebration. What?
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” Parent-Teacher Association president Mimi Ferrer said. Adding, “Administrators told me. ‘No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.’ ”
Bah, humbug to Principal Kim.
But fearing that she would be put on the permanent naughty list and would only have bags and bags of coal to open Christmas morning, the re-thinking educator thought better of the ban and lifted all prohibitions. The pall has lifted and Ferrer is as thankful as Tiny Tim, exclaiming, “I’m ecstatic that Santa can come back. Hopefully, he can make a visit to the kids in our school for our winter celebration on Thursday.”
Donald Trump is right in his assertion that we no longer have time for political correctness. It is a disruptive force, not a positive movement.
The Christmas holiday is more than just a gift or a party — it is all that is good in this world. Thankfully, Principal Kim woke up and smelled the peppermint bark and lifted the ban making every child from here to the North Pole as happy as dancing sugar plums.
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it best in the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells:”
“And in despair I bowed my head; There is no peace on earth, I said; For hate is strong, And mocks the song, Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Principal Kim e-mailed her staff when she lifted the ban and said, “I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
Not for Nuthin,™ Feliz Navidad Principal Kim, you have just been put at the head of the nice list — no more coal for you.
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