Children will parade on the sidewalk at 11:00 on Tuesday, October 31. Shabonee Trail will have cones to designate the area for parents to stand and take photos while keeping the sidewalks clear for the parade. We ask that parents take photos while the parade is in motion so that we can complete the line, have our sing-a-long and start lunch on time. If the weather is uncooperative, the parade will be canceled. A notification will be posted on the main Shabonee homepage in the morning if the parade cannot take place.  http://shabonee.nb27.org/

Families attending the parade should park in the designated parking lots located at either the main entrance off Pfingsten Road OR the West parking lot located off of Moon Hill Drive. Please do NOT park along Shabonee Trail as this will interfere with the parade. Thank you for your cooperation.

Some things to consider when planning your child's costume for school:

  • Costumes must abide by our school dress code.

  • Costumes should not limit vision or interfere with instruction and learning. This includes face masks that may only be worn during the parade and classroom party.

  • Choose a costume that your child can take on and off (for bathroom purposes, lunch, Physical Education, etc.) on their own without help.

  • Limit the amount of make-up, hair spray, etc. that the children will have to wear all day.  Children will NOT be allowed to "touch-up" during the school day so please save these extras for events after school.  

  • Weapons of any kind (real or fake) are not allowed in school.

  • Costumes promoting violent themes are not allowed in school.

  • Rollerblades or skates are not permitted.

  • Food should not be part of the costume or classroom celebration.

  • Group costumes should not be worn at school as they promote exclusion of other students. This is one area where we really need parental support to make this a positive experience for everyone. Without the support of parents, the concept of dressing up for school is in jeopardy.

  • I’m asking children to avoid the “Creepy Clown” costumes due to the fear this has caused in the past for some children. It’s best to leave this idea for outside of the school environment.