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Hallowe’en at OLP

  • We will celebrate Hallowe’en at OLP on Friday, October 29.
  • Classrooms will hold their own celebrations appropriate to the students’ ages and interests, and educators will share more information about that with students as we draw closer to Hallowe’en.
  • Please remember that students are not allowed to share food at any time to protect those in our school community with life-threatening allergies, and this includes special occasions like Hallowe’en. Food treats sent to school will not be distributed and will be sent home with your child. While providing treats is not necessary, if you would like to have your child share an individual, non-edible treat with other students in the class, you may send it to school on Friday, October 29. As per our updated public health guidelines, we do not need to quarantine shared items this year.
  • Students will be able to wear costumes that are:
    • easy to move in and not a tripping hazard to others as they will be worn all day including outside for recess.
    • without weapons or toy weapons
    • not overly scary or gory (appropriate for all students)
    • respectful of all cultural heritages
  • Students will need to wear their regular cloth masks to school and may not wear costume masks either as a substitute or in addition to their cloth masks.
  • When choosing a Hallowe’en costume with your child, you may find it helpful to consider and discuss the following questions:
    • Is my costume making fun of or is it offensive towards a group of people, their culture or religion?
    • Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures, or religions?
    • Am I altering my skin colour, facial, or body features to make them darker or like a particular race, ethnicity, or cultural group?
    • Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing from a religion that is not my own or is not part of my background?
    • Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from?
  • If your children will be trick-or-treating, please follow the public health guidelines for celebrations and help keep our community safe and healthy: https://www.ontario.ca/page/celebrate-safely-during-covid-19

Dore, ReganHallowe’en at OLP

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