The Whitesides Post
October 10, 2022
Students should come dressed in costume and will remove it after the parade. If it's a costume that doesn't distract from learning (i.e. wearing overalls for a farmer costume, etc.), students can leave it on.
Teachers will need to know what/who your child is dressing up as by Wednesday, October 12th. To ensure the parade is a positive experience for students and a tradition that we can continue, please carefully note the following restrictions on costumes.
*Students may not dress up as an ethnic or cultural group. Culture is not a costume. In respect to the Native American view, students cannot dress up as Pocahantas, Sacagawea, Sitting Bull, etc. This is cultural appropriation and is inappropriate.
*Skin color cannot be altered in any way.
*Costumes cannot be gory or threatening.
*No costumes that depict illegal substances.
*No hand-held accessories (i.e., wands, weapons, etc.).
*No strapless costumes or mid-drifts. Underwear should not be visible.
*Costumes should be fun and exciting, not political, or offensive.
If you are unsure about a particular costume, please feel free to contact Ms. Schulz or your child's teacher.
Parents should not come dressed in costume.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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What's for Lunch?
Here's what's for lunch this week.
Mental Health Screening for Youth - English
Calendar at a Glance
Oct. 11th - PTA Meeting 4:00 p.m. via ZOOM; Meeting ID 734 3818 0363; passcode: VJ8vK4
Oct. 13-14 - Fall Break
Oct. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Contest @ Whitesides
Oct. 20th - Vision Screening (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th)
Nov. 1st - No School
Oct. 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 27th - School Photos
Oct. 28th - Fall Carnival
Oct. 31st - Halloween Parade @ 9:30 (on the track) - Early out at 1:25 p.m.
End of 1st Term
Nov. 1st - Professional Day - No School
Click here for the Whitesides Parent/Student handbook. You can also find it on our school website.