On Monday, October 31, we will be celebrating Halloween with our parade and classroom parties. The costume parade will begin at 1:00. The students will exit door one and will walk around the perimeter of the building (weather permitting). Spectators are welcome to view the parade outside in the front or sides of the building. Classroom parties will begin following the parade. Please refrain from bringing extra food or candy to pass out at the party. Students with food allergies should bring their own snack for the party. Please read the Halloween letter 2016 for more information.
In choosing an appropriate costume for your child to wear at school, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
- No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind (squirt guns, chains, whips, plastic swords, etc.)
- Ensure that costumes are appropriate and inoffensive to all ages at our school
- Children are asked to bring their costumes to school. Students will be allowed to change at school during their lunch period. If you wish to pick up your child for lunch to assist with their costume, please send a note to their classroom teacher letting him/her know. Parents will need to come into the building to sign their child out. Please remember to have a picture ID when signing your child out of school. In order to ensure the safety of our students, the office staff may ask for a picture ID if the person picking the student up is not familiar. We appreciate your help with this in advance.
- No makeup or costumes are to be worn in the morning.
- Keep make-up to a minimum (there is only a short time given to students to change into costume during lunch)
- No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning
- Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering
Due to the recent national coverage related to alleged clown sightings, we are also requesting that students not wear clown costumes to school this year. This request is made with the hope that no child will be frightened during school celebrations, which are intended to build community and be positive experiences for all.
Again this year, we will be implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels. Please read the Erin’s Law Letter for more information on your child’s classroom presentations.