This letter to my girls’ school, was in response to a letter written to all parents informing us of the upcoming school program where 1st and 4th graders would participate in a co-ed dance class. Keep it short, to the point and polite. Send it as an email to your LF’s teacher, the principal and vice-principal.
Dear Teachers and Administrators,I would like to request the chance to have LF#1 and LF#2 opt out of the folk/square dance program for religious and personal reasons. We are not opposed to exposing them to dance as a form of artistic expression from other cultures, but we do not want them to participate in physically dancing, especially in a mixed (boy/girl) environment. We would prefer if they spend that time in the library researching and writing a paper, or reading etc. We would like to help logistically in any way we can.Mr. LF and I can come and speak to you in detail about our request if you wish.Thanking you,Mrs. LF
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I received the following response from one of the my daughter’s teachers. Alhamdulillah, the administration and the teachers were really understanding and accommodating.
Dear Mrs. LF,
If you have a book or other information about your culture or traditions, that LF#2 could write a report on during the time that the rest of the class is in dance, that would be great. She could then share the report with us, and it would be a good learning experience for her and the class.