Due to concerns raised by Tredyffrin Township Traffic Committee, Hillside has made some revisions to the celebration of Halloween. There will be two parades:
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. — K(AM), Grade 1, Gradee 2
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. — K(PM), Grade 3, Grade 4
The children will parade outside around the soccer field. Students not participating in the morning or afternoon parade will have the opportunity to watch the others parade. Each participating class will be marching around the center area so no matter what grade your child is in, you can see them from any viewing spots behind the cones. In case of rain, the students will parade inside. Good inside viewing spots are the cafeteria and gymnasium.
The parades will be followed by classroom parties.
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. — K(AM), Grade 1, Grade 2
1:30 – 2 p.m. — K(PM), Grade 3, Grade 4
We hope that you understand that we are not able to accommodate siblings at classroom Halloween parties. For security reasons, only Core parents who have organized the Halloween party should be in the classrooms during the party.
These activities are optional. In anticipation of this exciting day, we ask that participating students and parents adhere to the guidelines that follow.
Costume Apparel to Avoid:
1. Avoid gory subjects–costumes depicting monsters, blood, death, horror creatures, controversial political figures, or other frightening characters.
2. Avoid weaponry–items resembling guns, swords, rifles, knives, or other weapons.
3. Avoid full face coverings–material or masks that inhibit vision or breathing or cause students to be unrecognized.
In addition, please use care when selecting a costume that may be perceived as trivializing–or promoting negative stereotypes on the basis of–color, creed (religion), disability, national origin, or race.
The staff has volunteered to park on Cloverly Road on the day of the parade so that parents have more space to park. If parking on the street, please park on one side of the street only. Please park in a legal spot. Police will be directing traffic and giving tickets. Please consider carpooling.
We appreciate your willingness to make these activities safe, fun, and pleasant.