October 3, 2019

Dear Parents,

Signs of fall are popping up around our school. The beautiful grape leaves hanging on the trellis surrounding our playground are turning colors, and Ms. Warnick has placed the giant clay pumpkin on her desk in the library. This means that October is here!

Our students and families are beginning to talk and think about costumes to make or buy. With that in mind, I want to take this early opportunity to remind our families about the school’s guidelines regarding costumes for the Halloween parade and classroom parties:

We request that our students not bring or wear scary masks of any kind to school on Halloween, and we ask that they not bring any costume-like weapons to school to accompany their costumes on this day. Parents and younger siblings are also asked not to wear masks on our campus during our Halloween celebrations.

We have planned our Halloween school parade for Thursday, October 31st at 10:45 a.m. The annual parade will include all grade levels and all classrooms. The students will gather on the field at 10:45 a.m. and exit our campus to parade through the McAllister Avenue neighborhood. We are hopeful our Kentfield Fire Department will lead the parade, as they do each year. Parents are invited to gather and watch from the neighborhood streets and cheer for the children. Most classrooms will enjoy a classroom celebration organized by the teacher and room parents. Families should connect with their classroom teacher for specific information on the class parties.

Students should plan to arrive at school in costume. They should wear street clothes under their costumes or bring a change of clothes to school in a clearly marked bag to change into after the morning festivities. Following the Halloween festivities, students will return to their classrooms.

We hope for lovely fall weather to enjoy this year’s Halloween celebrations, and we will look forward to your waves and smiles as we pass by in our school parade.

Thank you.

Sally Peck
Bacich Principal