UPDATE To the Halloween Day Expectations at Gage
1) Students can come dressed in their Halloween attire on Tuesday Oct 31st and not be part of the Halloween contest (must follow the guidelines for costumes listed below)
2)Students who donate a non-perishable item can:
-be part of the contest if in costume
-dress in their civilian clothes following the dress code as outlined on pg7 of the agenda
This message has also been posted on the daily Annoucements.
October 17, 2017
RE: Halloween @ Sir William Gage M.S. and Expectations
Annual Halloween Dress Up Day!
Tuesday October 31th, 2017
All participants must bring in one non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank to enter the contest.
This year Sir William Gage will be participating in a Halloween Fun Day. The school day will follow a normal schedule format, however two activities will take place during the day: School Costume Parade and Classroom celebrations(optional activities). In order to make the day a success, we want to go over a few guidelines. Most importantly, all costumes must be school appropriate. Please follow the school dress code, outlined in the agenda. The only exception to the usual rules is that hats, face paint, and other small accessories will be allowed on this day. All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes -- no getting ready in the building. Therefore, students should not bring makeup or hair products to school. Anyone found with those items will have them confiscated. They will not be returned. If the staff and students have built in classroom celebrations during the day that work within the instructional time our nut free policy will be upheld. Consult with the classroom teacher for further direction.
Basic Costume Don'ts:
- Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, prevent sitting at desks, or prevent participation in physical education class. Costumes must not obstruct movement in the hallways.
- Costumes may not be violent or suggestive.
- Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.
- Clown costumes are not permitted on school campus.
In order to encourage school spirit and participation, there will be a costume contest! Students who would like to participate must check in by 8:20 am at one of the tables in the gymnasium and bring one non-perishable food item to donate the our local food bank. Participants will receive a number. Only those with a number will be eligible to win a prize! The staff will be judging costumes in the following categories by creating a school parade. Students will only be able to entre one of the following categories:
|Best Costume in 6, 7, & 8 Grades||Best Celebrity|
|Most Creative||Most Comical|
|Best Black and Orange Ensemble||Best Sports Figure|
|Best Animated Character||Most Gage Spirited |
Please remember that this is still a school day. Students are expected to fully participate in each class throughout the day. Students should bring a change of clothing, in case their costume is deemed inappropriate by the administration or becomes distracting to the learning process. We are looking forward to everyone following the guidelines, coming up with creative costumes, and having fun!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. I would be pleased to respond to any questions that you may have.