Halloween is almost here! We will be celebrating on Tuesday, October 31st.

In the morning, please send your child in his or her costume to school. Please label any items that you are sending to school so that we can better ensure that it stays with him or her. If makeup is part of the costume, please apply it at home in the morning instead of sending it to school.

Ideally the costume is something they can manage independently. Please stay away from costumes that depict anything of a gory or violent nature. Items representing weapons should be kept at home.

At approximately 11:15 am the primary classes will start parading inside the school throughout the primary classrooms. The parade will then continue outside around the perimeter of the playground, weather permitting or, if it rains, in the gym. We will likely be outside around 11:30ish. Parents are invited to stand in the center of the playground and take pictures of your child only please. If it is raining please stand in the gym against the walls and students will parade through the gym.

Please remember that because our numbers are so large having parents come into the school can cause added confusion and poses a safety concern. The students will be dismissed at the regular time in the usual fashion. If you wish to pick your child up early, please go to the office and have him or her paged.

Thank you for your understanding in these matters. We hope that your child has a very spooky, happy, and safe Halloween.

Winona’s Grade 1-3 Teachers