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Halloween falls on the evening that we have typically run Halloween Fun Night in the past. Members of Parent Council had discussions around alternate dates, but due to conflicts, and keeping in mind the need for reasonable times for our younger students to get to bed, a decision was made to not have a Halloween Fun Night this year. We know this event was eagerly anticipated by a number of our families, and I’m confident it will be back for next year.
At school, we typically run an Orange and Black themed day on (or close to) Halloween. This year, students and parents can choose from the following options:
1. Wear orange and black (as in the past)
2. Wear “a costume” that does not violate the dress code, and that does not include a mask or weapons (fake and/or of course real)
3. Dress as you normally would for school
It is your family’s decision as to what to wear that day. If you choose to send your child to school in a costume, please make sure that they are appropriate for a K-8 school. We have students as young as three at our school, so we don’t want anything too scary. Sensitivity to different cultural groups is also a must. Please call me if you have any questions about this.
Keep in mind your child will likely be in this attire all day long. I still feel that wearing orange and black and saving a costume for the evening is the best choice, but this is a compromise that I’m willing to try this year.