“Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying....
Woodlynde Parents and Families,
Next Thursday, October 17, is Spirit Day and we will be acknowledging this day in our school.
“Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.” – from glaad.org
Students are encouraged to accessorize their regular school clothes with purple socks, purple sweaters, purple headbands, purple t-shirts/long sleeves under their Woodlynde polo shirts, and loads of other creative ways to add this color to their ensemble.
If you would like more information about Spirit Day you can check out https://www.glaad.org/spiritday#intro there is also an article on Wikipedia where you can read about how Spirit Day was started by a Canadian teenager https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Day.
In Guidance next week, I will begin classes by reading a short book that educates students about the meaning of Spirit Day and how to participate in Spirit Day.
Thanks and feel free to reach out with any questions.