Dear EBE Parents/Guardians,

It's almost here! We are only two weeks from Halloween, so I wanted to send everyone a final reminder of our Halloween guidelines. Our goal is to facilitate a wonderful experience for our students while staying within the guidelines. Halloween festivities will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022. The guidelines and plans for this year’s Halloween celebration are as follows:


Children MAY wear their costumes the entire day. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • If wearing the costume all day, please be mindful of your child’s comfortability – 8-9 hours is a long time to wear cumbersome clothing.
  • If they are choosing NOT to wear a costume for the entire day, the costume must be

something that is easily slid over existing clothing (in the classroom--not the restroom)

  • NOT PERMITTED: Scary costumes, blood, gore, guts, monsters, wicked witches, mummies, skeletons, masks or anything that covers their face. No accessories like fake weapons etc.

· Hats are permitted as long as they follow the above guidelines.


The Parade will start promptly at 1:30 pm in the upper playground. We expect the parade to last about 15-20 minutes. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Please park on the grass field adjacent to our upper parking lot. Overflow parking is available at the East Bradford park.
  • Parents are invited to watch the parade and should go directly to the upper playground starting at 1:20. Parents do not need to sign into the office.
  • Please avoid entering the building before, during, or after the parade.
  • After the parade, please exit your vehicles from the EBE parking lot by 2pm to avoid delaying bus dismissal.

  • Homeroom (party helpers) and photographers must exit the parking lot by 2:40 to

· Note for HHP: A Sign (indicating class and grade) will be designed by each class and

carried by the teacher during the parade.

Classroom parties

  • Classroom parties will be held immediately after the parade.
  • Only homeroom parents and grade level photographers will be permitted to attend the classroom parties. HR Parents please bring you driver's license to be scanned at the front desk if you have not submitted your clearances.
  • Homeroom parent may arrive 15 minutes early to assist with party setup.

  • The parties must end by 2:30. This will give HR parents time to exit the parking lot by 2:40 to avoid interfering with bus traffic.

PTO Sponsored Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be held later that evening, in the EBE parking lot. Please come out to join us for this annual, fun-filled event! See you there!!!

As always, thanks you for your support and the opportunity to partner with you to educate your child.


Christopher M. Alston, Ed.D.


East Bradford Elementary

West Chester Area School District