Saint Michael Halloween Day Reminders:
|In order to ensure that all of our students have a fun and safe day, there are a few guidelines that we would like all parents/students to follow with respect to costumes:
- Costumes should not be such that they interfere with classroom activities
- Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear. No masks that cover the face.
- No fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
- Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, or employ questionable props are not allowed.
- Costumes that depict violence, alcohol or drugs are not allowed.
- Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, ethnicity or religion are not allowed.
- All students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the Christian values of Saint Michael CES and the WCDSB.
- Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.
Halloween Facts and Safety Tips
Take a look at some of the safety tips below to ensure that you have a safe and fun evening while enjoying Halloween!
- Costumes should be light-coloured and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night. (Remember to put reflective tape on bikes and brooms, too!)
- Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping.
- Remind children to keep away from open fires and candles, as costumes can be extremely flammable.
- Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover the eyes.
- Remind children to walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks – not in the street.
- Explain to children that calls should be made along one side of the street first and then the other, and that it’s best to cross the street only at intersections or crosswalks.
- Visit homes that have a porch light on
- Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better and to be better seen.
- Have children plan their route and share it with you and the family.
- Children should travel in groups of four or five. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
- Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks and low-flying brooms.
- Make sure children know they should accept treats at the door and must not get into cars or enter the homes or apartments of strangers.
- Remind children not to eat their treats and goodies until they are examined by an adult at home. Candy should not be eaten if the package is already opened.
- Set agreed-to boundaries with your children. Explain the importance of staying with them and arriving home on time.
Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!