Character Dress Up Day – Halloween – Parent Letter

Character Dress Up Day – October 2018

October 22, 2018

Dear PS 101 Families:

As we all look forward to this month of October to observe our youngsters dressed up for the Halloween holiday, enjoy the candies and goodies that follow with smiles that prove it may be their favorite time of year, I invite you to help us celebrate at the school level as well.

On Wednesday, October 31st we are inviting all students to come to school in their favorite character costume. 

Please note:  Be sure to send your child to school wearing a safe costume.  Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need to see every child’s face.  NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns in accordance with costumes are to be brought to school, as we must comply with Chancellor’s Regulations.

In addition, I encourage you to take the time to speak with your child to discuss safety as they trick-or-treat around the neighborhood.  On Wednesday, October 31st, many families will celebrate Halloween.  This day has been set aside so that children may travel through the community asking people for a “trick or treat”.  To ensure safety, I offer you a few safety factors, which I hope you will follow:

  • Young children should not be permitted to be on the streets after 5 p.m. due to darkness.
  • Young children traveling through the community should be accompanied by an adult. They should be cautioned not to go into apartment buildings or to houses that they are not familiar with.
  • Children should be instructed not to eat any goodies given to them until they return home so that you, the parents, may go through the candies and determine which are edible and which are not.
  • Older children should be encouraged not to take part in egg throwing, the use of shaving cream, or any other prank that might cause harm to another.
  • Older children should be encouraged not to frighten the senior citizens of our community. These people actually live in fear of this day. Remember, in our near future, we too may be considered senior citizens and would not want to be frightened on this day.
  • If your child receives pennies during the collection, we suggest the youngsters donate the money to U.N.I.C.E.F.



Gregg Korrol, Principal


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