We invite you to take advantage of the excitement around spirit week to connect with your children and and carry out conversations and activities around your family’s or culture’s traditions.  Children love to learn about your childhood memories and imagine what it was like when you were their age!  Enjoy this special time, plan their outfits and join the fun!

Your homeroom teachers are planning different activities for our students for Costume Day which will be held on Friday, October 27. As you plan for your child’s costume, we invite you to engage your children/family in conversations about their roles when they are wearing costumes, the creativity that can come into play when creating your own costume and keeping in mind that, as with any celebration, our diverse community holds a variety of traditions and beliefs.

General guidelines for costumes in the Elementary School

Costumes should be “child-friendly” and allow for easy movement in order to avoid accidents.

Students are asked to refrain from using any of the following:

  • High heels
  • Dangerous or intimidating accessories such as weapons even if these are toys or small in size
  • Costumes that represent violent characters or can be scary for younger children
  • Masks that cover the face
  • Inappropriate clothing for children’s age

Devices on campus

In Elementary School, students in grades 3 to 5 bring an Ipad to school as a learning tool. We have asked students to limit the use of the device to learning activities guided by their teachers.  Playing games, chatting with friends or other uses of devices are not allowed on campus or on buses.  

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal