The Whitesides Post

October 17, 2022

Halloween Carnival

Our Halloween Carnival will be Friday, October 28th, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Our PTA is still needing volunteers to help with this event. You will only need to volunteer for 30 minutes. If you are willing and able to help, please call Jessie Cornelius at (801)513-9642. Thank you!
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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade will be October 31st at 9:30 a.m. The parade will take place on the track behind the school. Bring a chair and/or blanket.

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.

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.

*No masks.

*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.

School Photos

Individual school pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 27th.

Safety Week is October 24th-28th

Calendar at a Glance

Oct. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Contest @ Whitesides

Oct. 20th - Vision Screening (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th)

Oct. 24-28 - Safety 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


Parent/Student Handbook

Click here for the Whitesides Parent/Student handbook. You can also find it on our school website.