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Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 10:31 a.m.

Organizers postpone NAAPID at Night talent show due to school closings

By Kody Klein

Officials have postponed National African American Parent Involvement Day at Night Showcase of Student Talent due to the school closings on Monday.


NAAPID at Night is an annual talent show that encourages parents to be involved in their children's education.

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NAAPID at Night is an annual talent show for students from multiple districts in Washtenaw County in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

NAAPID chair Shoshana DeMaria said the event's planning committee decided in January that weather would not affect the event's schedule. But the committee did not consider the policy many schools have that all extracurricular activities are cancelled on snow days, she said.

"We will put it off for another day," she said. "It probably won't be until March."

DeMaria said she hopes to set the date for the postponed event by Wednesday.

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harry b

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 5:35 p.m.

Its 2013 and there is a talent show that I am not welcome to come. ( And don't say everyone is welcome because they are not, as the name of the group states.) One step foreward, two steps back.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 9:35 p.m.

What are Haitians, Bahamians and others from the Carribean region?


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 6:07 p.m.

Morris, your analogy makes no sense. Greeks and Celtics are ethnicities, not races. If there ever was a "White Talent Show", the uproar would be deafening.

Morris Thorpe

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 5:51 p.m.

harry, I'm no fan of the name but don't play victim. If you truly think you're not welcome, show up and report back to us. Better yet, take a camera and record it. If your theory is correct, it would be huge news. BTW, do you also avoid Greektown or the Saline Celtic Festival?


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 4:43 p.m.

Why does the district still refer to this day as National African American Parent Involvement Day? I think it is disrespectful to African Americans and the schools include parents of all races anyway.