North Hill Elementary in Rochester, Mich., reportedly sent out a flyer regarding the school’s annual field day that has shocked both parents and students.
According to Fox News, the flyer reads:
The purpose of the day is for our school to get together for an enjoyable two hours of activities and provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to interact cooperatively. Since we believe that all of our children are winners, the need for athletic ability and the competitive “urge to win” will be kept to a minimum. The real reward will be the enjoyment and good feelings of participation.
The Blaze reports that parent Bennett Staph posted a picture of the flyer (below) on Facebook and wrote, "I am speechless… the ‘urge to win’ will be kept at a minimum. What are we teaching our children? Everyone isn’t a winner, there are winners and losers. The kids that win and get awards drive those that don’t to do better."
Earlier this week, a Rhode Island middle school canceled its special ceremony for honors students because they did not want the other children to feel excluded. School officials ultimately decided against this course of action. No comment has been issued by North Hill Elementary as of now.