Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2013

Washington Elementary School under attack over PTA’s ‘White Trash Wednesday’

“Muffin Top Monday, Tempt Me Tuesday and White Trash Wednesday” were a few of the themed days sponsored by the Sunnycrest Elementary’s PTA for Teacher Appeciation Week.

KOMO News reported Wednesday on the outrage and backlash from parents who took offense to the “White Trash” nomenclature.

Trash can lids were going to be key to the "White Trash Wednesday" plans at one school photo STOMP

Trash can lids were going to be key to the “White Trash Wednesday” plans at one school photo STOMP

“Wow. You’re kidding, right?” asked Karissa Edwards, as she strolled through the neighborhood with her daughter Tuesday. “That’s not appropriate for school, whether it be elementary or high school – any of it.”

an email sent from the school’s PTA to local parents outlining next week’s Teacher Appreciation Week. The theme – “Talkin’ Trash” – is broken down by day, from “Muffin Top Monday,” providing breakfast to school staff, to “Tempt Me Tuesday,” where teachers would get 5-minute massages on their breaks.

The biggest concern among parents, however, appeared to be over another theme: “White Trash Wednesday,” where barbeque would be served to staff on garbage can lids.

School Principal Rudy Baca said he canceled the events after complaints from parents started coming in.

PTA President Amy Beckner declined to comment to KOMO News, but emailed out an apology to parents.

“The theme: Talkin’ Trash was apparently found offensive to someone, and by no means is that ever our intent,” the email reads.

“I want to take the opportunity to explain a few things and where the ideas came from,” the email continues. “… as far as Wednesday, if you’ve ever been to (the barbeque restaurant) you know they serve, and cater on trash can lids.”

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  1. white trash says:

    what inner city ghetto is this public fool located in.

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