Email from the Principal this morning.
“Classes may have their Halloween parties on Friday, October 30th. Some intermediate teachers have elected not to have a party. If you are planning a celebration you may draft your own note home. According to the guidelines, parties are the last 20 minutes of the school day. Students may dress up in their costumes. ONLY kindergarten and 1st grade will parade through the school. Students may change into their costumes no earlier than 2:45.
There are many academic games you can play during your party with a festive theme. Remember there may be students in your class who will not be able to celebrate Halloween.”
The three kindergarten teachers who will be here next week got together and decided that if the party was only for 20 minutes, and they can’t get into costumes until 2:45, and we get out at 3:10, we didn’t want to even TRY to do the parade. As grade level chair, I went to the Principal and told her we didn’t want to do the parade.
1. SHE thinks the kindergarten kids are “cute” in their costumes.
2. SHE thinks we should do the parade. She wants to see them.
3. But she isn’t giving us any help.
Hummm, lets see, 29 kids and one teacher…..
She said, but you will have lots of parents.
I said, I had ONE parent last year…..
Oh yeah, and don’t forget the academic games for the 20 minute party.