Halloween Day – Costumes and Treats

As we prepare for Halloween Day – October 31st and decide what costume to wear, here are a few reminders:

  1. Culture is NOT a Costume: Refrain from using costumes that represent a cultural group or ethnicity. (e.g. First Nations, Chinese, Arabic, etc.)
  2. Masks are NOT necessary: Wearing masks during the school day can compromise the safety of the community.  We should always be identifiable in our community so we can avoid having unwelcome guests.  Masks can also impair one’s breathing and vision.
  3. Be aware of Appropriateness of Costumes: Discourage costumes that are not appropriate to the moral tone of our Catholic Schools.
  4. Fear and Evil: Be aware that Ghoulish costumes can terrify younger students, students with special needs, or students with phobias.
  5. Weapons are NOT necessary: Do not include toy weapons such as toy guns, swords, lasers, etc. These items can evoke fear and also can become injurious if used inappropriately.
  6. When in Doubt, leave it out.


In keeping with our Anaphylaxis policy of NO food sharing at school, students are reminded NOT to bring in any food, candy or treats to share with their classmates.  If treats are provided by the teacher or school, the treats will be purchased by a staff member in keeping with our Anaphylaxis  Safe School procedures and vetted by Administration prior to distribution.


All students will be participating in a Halloween Dance in the Gym on Halloween Day.  More details regarding dance times for particular classes/grades will be sent home on Monday, October 29.

Working together to have a Safe and Happy Halloween!