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clevestinks
03-01-2006, 04:24 PM
We`ve made fun of some articles in newspapers about how kids were treated for wearing rivals clothing. Well I have a question for everyone, at my daughters school they sent home a newsletter announcing that Christian Schools week is next week. Everyday is a different theme, hat day, cross, spirit, and mis match monday. Well friday is Fantastic Fan Day, and you are to wear your favorite teams colors, and as much as possible. It also said that Steelers stuff will be tolerated, but not liked. And my daughters teacher mentioned to her in front of the class today, "Nobody likes the Steelers, and that if you wear it , you shouldn`t wear much."
My biggest problems with this is.
1. Why put in the newsletter, "It will not be liked" this just encourages the others to tease.
2. Its a Christian school , so why would you treat someone different based on thier team of choice?
3. I pat tuition , and I`ll be damned if they would ever stop her from wearing it.
4. Why would the teacher provoke the other kids even more, knowing my daughter is the only Steelers fan in the class?
Am I over reacting? Cause I`m pissed! I want to email the principal, but my daughter would rather i didn`t.
Also she is eleven, and she made up her mind to wear as much as she can get on. She is going with a Ben Jersey, Steelers beads and emblem, hat, watch, and yellow and bblack painted nails.
Thats my girl! Should I be pissed?? Just wondering!

Suitanim
03-01-2006, 05:29 PM
I'm thinking they are kidding, but in this day and age, who knows?

HburgXL06
03-01-2006, 05:33 PM
YOU SHOULD BE EXTREMELY PISSED!!! That is unbelievable from a Christian school. They are obviously putting football before God in that Jesus said "love one another" but the browns say "hate Pittsburgh." It's a double standard and the teacher should be reported for saying shit like that. Kids in Christian schools are extremely clique-y, more so than in public schools. I went to both and graduated from a "Christian" school and had to listen to their BS. It seemed to me that the kids that were a part of the church that was the base of the school thought they were so much better than the kids not from that church. They had some thought that they were more religious, pious, or something. I don't admit to being a priest but what kind of example of Christ's love is that? This is all still fresh in my mind since I graduated last June. Be pissed and report all this take up arms and talk to the administration for even saying that. If they try to play it off as a joke don't take it because it goes past that to mention that in a school newsletter. YOU pay their bills so YOU have a big say in what they can do and that is a something that should not be tolerated. Let me know what they say and I'll give any arguments I can. Let your daughter dress up proud in Black n Gold and tell her if any kids make fun of her have her ask why they have such issue and what team they like. If they say the browns just tell her to say "well the Steelers have 5 super bowl titles and won the super bowl this year. Can the browns say that?" If the kids are 11 they won't have a response but to go home and cry that the Steelers beat them yet again. Keep me updated. Peace.

BuFu

Atlanta Dan
03-01-2006, 05:41 PM
With all we hear about the need for tolerance and diversity, I bet Cleveland TV stations and the Plain-Dealer might see a story in the Steeler hating coming from a Christian school.

PisnNapalm
03-01-2006, 05:50 PM
I don't think I'd be pissed. I'd laugh my ass off at them. Both of my kids proudly wear their Steelers colors. My 7 year old son wears his Super Bowl Champs shirt the day after I wash it. He'd wear it everyday if he could.

I know if the kids here tried to make fun of my daughter for wearing Steelers stuff, she'd just laugh and ask them how many trophies has their team won?

As for the "christian" angle... Last year the priest at church prayed for an Eagles victory. LOL!

anyway... I'd say let her make the call on what to do. She deals with the kids and teachers everyday.

SteelerzGirl
03-01-2006, 05:56 PM
We`ve made fun of some articles in newspapers about how kids were treated for wearing rivals clothing. Well I have a question for everyone, at my daughters school they sent home a newsletter announcing that Christian Schools week is next week. Everyday is a different theme, hat day, cross, spirit, and mis match monday. Well friday is Fantastic Fan Day, and you are to wear your favorite teams colors, and as much as possible. It also said that Steelers stuff will be tolerated, but not liked. And my daughters teacher mentioned to her in front of the class today, "Nobody likes the Steelers, and that if you wear it , you shouldn`t wear much."
My biggest problems with this is.
1. Why put in the newsletter, "It will not be liked" this just encourages the others to tease.
2. Its a Christian school , so why would you treat someone different based on thier team of choice?
3. I pat tuition , and I`ll be damned if they would ever stop her from wearing it.
4. Why would the teacher provoke the other kids even more, knowing my daughter is the only Steelers fan in the class?
Am I over reacting? Cause I`m pissed! I want to email the principal, but my daughter would rather i didn`t.
Also she is eleven, and she made up her mind to wear as much as she can get on. She is going with a Ben Jersey, Steelers beads and emblem, hat, watch, and yellow and bblack painted nails.
Thats my girl! Should I be pissed?? Just wondering!

I can understand how you would be upset, Cleve. You love your daughter. However, I think she has her mind made up to proudly wear the Black 'n Gold, and from what you posted, I think she will be able to handle herself quite well. I like her! :smile:

If all else fails, kick some ass...(lol)! :wink:

HburgXL06
03-01-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm thinking they are kidding, but in this day and age, who knows?

They aren't kidding if a teacher says "Nobody likes the Steelers, if you wear that you shouldn't wear much." That is a directly biased and uncalled for comment by a teacher to a student. Teachers are supposed to be admired and trusted and with a teacher saying something that is against the parents's good teaching (GOOD TEACHING YOUR KID TO BECOME A STEELERS FAN CLEVE) than it sets the child up in a paradox and increases their chance to fail.

BuFu

melroseplace
03-01-2006, 06:21 PM
tell your daughter that if any of her classmates or teachers say anything about her wearing Steelers gear to say, "what was the score the last time the Steelers played the Brownies? oh that's right 41 to NOTHING". can't argue much with that.

clevestinks
03-01-2006, 06:26 PM
tell your daughter that if any of her classmates or teachers say anything about her wearing Steelers gear to say, "what was the score the last time the Steelers played the Brownies? oh that's right 41 to NOTHING". can't argue much with that.
I`ll remember that. And will let her knoe!

And I appreciate everyones comments. I was hoping that it just wasn`t me. The principal really doesn`t care to much for me anyone, i don`t think. i have a problem of speaking my mind now and then! Oh well

HburgXL06
03-01-2006, 06:50 PM
I`ll remember that. And will let her knoe!

And I appreciate everyones comments. I was hoping that it just wasn`t me. The principal really doesn`t care to much for me anyone, i don`t think. i have a problem of speaking my mind now and then! Oh well

You did good by speaking your mind and I would consider looking into a new school for your daughter if the administration and the teachers are so short-sighted that they do what they did. Tell the entire state of Ohio if you have to...better yet just tell Pittsburgh. I'll bet there will be plenty of people there that will come out for you.

BuFu

SteelFan4Life
03-01-2006, 10:22 PM
I think there are a few things wrong with this situation. However, the main thing that pulled in my interest was the fact that your daughter attends a "Christian-based" school.

Being a Christian myself, this disturbs me in the manner the teacher acted and the school's outlook. To exclude any team for any reason is not very "christian-like" or displaying good virtues. I could go on and on about this, but...do not see the point. :cool:

Definitely send her in with all Steeler gear possible. ;)

Stlrs4Life
03-01-2006, 10:36 PM
I would have her dress like she wants. And even paint her face Blak & Gold. And then send the news team there to just in case the same happens like it did in Beaver Falls.

clevestinks
03-02-2006, 04:26 AM
I did write the principal a little email. I mentioned that if the teacher knew what type of organization the Steelers are, and the moral values of the Rooney family, the she would be encouraging students to be Steelers fans. I also noted that I`m insulted because SW P.A. is my roots.
I also wanted to write but didn`t. Her only alternative would be to wear browns gear. No friggin way is my daughter dressing up as a turd!

PisnNapalm
03-02-2006, 07:30 AM
I also wanted to write but didn`t. Her only alternative would be to wear browns gear. No friggin way is my daughter dressing up as a turd!

:sofunny: :toofunny:

SteelerzGirl
03-02-2006, 07:47 AM
Her only alternative would be to wear browns gear. No friggin way is my daughter dressing up as a turd!

:rofl:

clevestinks
03-03-2006, 06:22 AM
UPDATE:

My daughter has a friend who asked if she could borrow a Steelers shirt! Classy girl!

steelersgirl86
03-03-2006, 06:28 AM
No Way...that is awesome...who was that sam?

PisnNapalm
03-03-2006, 08:14 AM
Let us know how her day went. :)

That's a true friend to stick up for her like that.

FanecaFan66
03-03-2006, 11:12 AM
Hey Clevestinks,


You should have your daughter bring a picture of the Lombardy to school as well. I'm sure her classmates and the facility have no idea what one looks like. Could be great for extra credit! :)

HburgXL06
03-03-2006, 12:06 PM
Hey Clevestinks,


You should have your daughter bring a picture of the Lombardy to school as well. I'm sure her classmates and the facility have no idea what one looks like. Could be great for extra credit! :)

Better yet bring 5! It would overload their systems. They can't probably comprehend 1 let alone 5! Tell her she only ever has to count to 5 because that's as many championships that the Steelers have won and that's ALL THAT MATTERS!

BuFu

melroseplace
03-03-2006, 12:08 PM
how'd it go for her? that's also awesome to hear that she had a friend ask to borrow a shirt..

Stlrs4Life
03-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Make sure you keep us updated on this.

FisherMOM
03-03-2006, 10:45 PM
No friggin way is my daughter dressing up as a turd!

:sofunny: hahahaha!!! My daughter goes to a Christian school too..
and I would be FUMING if they said something like that.

Totally UN-Christian!!!

But the turd thing.. hahahahahah! that is funny!

SteelerzGirl
03-04-2006, 08:46 AM
So how did it go for your daughter, Cleve? I hope everything went well for her. :smile:

PisnNapalm
03-04-2006, 07:24 PM
What happened?

Mr. Clean
03-05-2006, 08:31 PM
I grew up near Cleveland. I went to both Catholic and public school. I wore my Steeler stuff in both[B] places. If others didn't like it, too f'n bad.

Clevelstinks, you said the principal doesn't like you. [B]YOUhaven't been strong enough. That principal should FEAR you. That principal works at your pleasure. He/she wants to act like a royal soverign over a realm. BS! School administrations and teachers work for the parents. They often forget it or don't realize it in the first place.

"Nobody likes Pittsburgh" around Cleveland? More f'n BS! Lots of people from Western Pennsylvania moved to NE Ohio in the late 1950s and early 1960s to work at the then-new Ford, GM and Chrysler plants. The Sears store at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio had a Steeler display as big as - or bigger - than the Browns display. Hats, coats, trunks, pennants, shirts, you name it. Why? It was good business! The same reason the Youngstown TV stations quit showing the Browns and carried the Steelers, until Birdbrain Bernie joined the Brownstains in 1985. My three younger brothers were all born in Ohio and they are all diehard Steeler fans. My one brother who still lives there has a big "Home of a Steeler Fan" sign and a Steeler Flag in the front of his house.

If some teacher or school administrator ever got on my niece for wearing somehting that said "Steelers" on it, my brother - all 6'5" and 250 lbs - would be all over the teacher or administrator. The fear of God would soon be in that brain dead slug.

One good thing for your daughter to bring to Show 'n Tell - a picture of a road sign. Not any road sign, but the road sign over the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike immediately before the New Stanton exit.

Interstate 76
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

(in that order - thus shall it ever be!)

CBS - Cleveland Browns Stink.

pittsburgh$teelersfan
03-05-2006, 08:39 PM
I have a pittsburgh steeler fan that goes to my church and he told me yesterday that wehn he came down form here(Memphis Tn) to go to the game against the browns he went to a bar in clevaland and he had on a steelers jersey and some guys told him they would jump him in the parking lot and take his jersey and burn it.Browns fans are losers I am glad james harrison body slammed that fan.We need to keep him until he retires from the steelers so he can body slam any other fans that came on the field during the game.

blackvelvet
03-08-2006, 06:55 PM
I used to go to Catholic school, and we had days like those too. We tolerated Browns fans at our school, so I think they should be courtious enough to do the same.

BlacknGold Bleeder's Sis
03-08-2006, 10:06 PM
Unfortunately, the teacher and school have demonstrated some very POOR behavior. Your daughter and her friend sound like great young gals that are strong enough to withstand peer pressure. Sad that they have that opportunity in this way. Encourage her to develop that quality in all areas of her life and count this as one of those lessons practiced on some people with VERY small minds. Sounds like she'll handle it with a huge grin on her face! Be proud of her, mom.

PisnNapalm
03-09-2006, 05:56 PM
I'm guessing from the lack of a story here that nothing happened.

clevestinks
03-09-2006, 06:53 PM
I was out of town, but it went okay. Her teacher wouldnt allow her and her friend in the picture for the year book. But then later on, she allowed a picture to be taken. My wife is thier room mother, and has to submit the pictures for the yearbook, the pictures they get, werent takenin school, Ill see to that.
I have conferences in two weeks, I suppose it will be time to express my true feelings. My biggest problem is that here teacher is a 65 year old Christian teacher. I would usually feel bad, but not this time. And the principal will also hear my views.

I`ll post the yearbook pics later this year.

SteelerzGirl
03-10-2006, 04:20 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that the teacher wouldn't allow your daughter and her friend in the picture for the yearbook. That's just not right. Go get 'em, tiger! :smile:

Stlrs4Life
03-10-2006, 08:05 PM
I was out of town, but it went okay. Her teacher wouldnt allow her and her friend in the picture for the year book. But then later on, she allowed a picture to be taken. My wife is thier room mother, and has to submit the pictures for the yearbook, the pictures they get, werent takenin school, Ill see to that.
I have conferences in two weeks, I suppose it will be time to express my true feelings. My biggest problem is that here teacher is a 65 year old Christian teacher. I would usually feel bad, but not this time. And the principal will also hear my views.

I`ll post the yearbook pics later this year.

I am serious, I would hire a lawyer and sue for discrimination. If I was a lawyer, I would take this case for free.