To those families celebrating Hallowe’en on October 31st, we wish you all the best.
Students celebrating this occasion in costume at our school next Monday must comply with the Safe School’s policy. Costume accessories including, but not limited to, toy guns, knives, axes, swords, etc. are not in compliance with York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0. Should your child bring a costume to school on October 31st we would ask that no replica weapons (ex. Swords, guns) be brought to school if they are part of the costume. We also ask that students not wear masks to ensure they can see clearly.
As a school to ensure costumes do not get damaged at recesses, we will be changing into costumes after lunch so please send any costumes in a bag for your child to change into. We will have a celebration of sharing as a school at 2 p.m. If you would like to attend as a parent or guardian you are welcome. As always, please sign in at our main office. Please note that on October 31st, the focus of the day remains on instruction, any Halloween related activities are optional, and students will have a choice to participate in alternative activities.
Many of our students will enjoy treats over the next few weeks. As always, we wish to promote healthy eating at our school, and discourage students from bringing candies that are in abundance around Halloween to school. Many candies and treats, especially the small chocolate bars that the children receive during Trick or Treating contain peanuts and other nuts. These are great to enjoy at home. Given the variety of allergies we have throughout our building, we would ask all families to continue to be vigilant when selecting which snacks to bring to school. It is also important that students don’t trade snacks with each other. We do ask that no food be sent into the school from families (ex. cupcakes for a classroom to celebrate the day).
Your continued support of student safety is greatly appreciated.