Hi All...I know I found a post from earlier this year regarding having a Jehovah Witness in the class but I am still confused as to how to proceed. Here's some background. I have a student in pre-k that I just learned today is a JW. The family never informed me of this until this afternoon. On Halloween, the family brought the little girl to school and asked me if I was celebrating the holiday. I explained that I was not but that the day would be based around pumpkins. The family left the child but returned within an hour and chose to take the child home. He "forgot" that they had an appointment. Today, we began our monthly theme of holidays around the world. We began by discussing Hanukkah today. We also had a special delivery from the North Pole and an Elf on the Shelf arrived. In the past, I discuss Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. I've never had an issue before. During a discussion today, the child told me she didn't like Christmas. This seemed strange so I contacted the parents and this is when they told me that they are JW. I had my assistant explain (they speak a different language than me) that the class usually learns about all the holidays during this time. At first, the mother said that it would be fine for the child to hear about these topics but not to participate in any art or drama or singing activities. I conferred with my principal and she told me that each case is different and to follow through with what the parents want. When my assistant and I spoke to the parent again, she changed her mind and said that "it wouldn't be fair for her to hear about the holidays." Ultimately she wants me to not discuss any holidays in the coming weeks. Ultimately my question is this...how is it fair for me to change my teaching themes for one student? What about the other 18 who do celebrate holidays? How can I accommodate everyone...if I even can? I understand that I can adapt some activities to be "winter" instead but why do I have to put away my small tree and my menorah and my elf? It's just frustrating for me. Does anyone else understand my frustrations? Thanks for listening to me vent.