Tomorrow, Friday, October 29th is our Autumn Spirit Day. Students are invited to dress in Autumn colours or a costume.
As you begin to plan your children’s outfit or costume, please remember:
- Costumes should be respectful of others; symbols or objects representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, should not be worn as another person’s costume, nor should costumes that caricature social identities through stereotyping.
- Children are not permitted to wear full costume masks, full face make-up, have accessories or bring in weapons or toy/replica weapons as part of their costume, as per the York Region District School Board’s Policy, #668 Caring and Supportive Schools
- In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, it is important that costumes do not trivialize and devalue the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Please be sure your child is independently able to remove their costume, should they be uncomfortable.
- Grade 1 – 8 students must wear their face mask and Kindergarten are recommended to wear a face mask.
- As part of our Healthy Schools initiative and COVID-19 Health & Safety protocols, please do not send in candy or “treats” for students.
Don’t miss out on our Wilshire School Council Family Pumpkin Decorating Competition. Today is the last day to submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share voting informaiton on Friday, October 29th.