Today’s Parent website presents a column by Emma Waverman, who describes what it’s like for a Jewish parent to deal with her own religion’s holy days as well as Christmas celebrations. An excerpt, “I’m not arguing that all religious dates should be holidays for staff and students. However, I do think schools have a responsibility to take a closer look at the demographics of their student body and schedule any tests or class events around those significant dates. This is what the Peel District School Board (which serves Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga in Ontario) does. Since 2005, teachers have received multi-faith calendars they can refer to when planning out the school year.”