Did you catch this Stamford Halloween hoopla?

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This reader post on our Facebook page ignited an impassioned discussion this week about how to handle Halloween in the schools.

Halloween hooplaAs it turns out, the school in question had started its no-costumes policy last year, in the name of staying focused on learning, and parents were reminded of it this year.

But as any parent knows, those emails home and notices sent home in the kids’ backpacks are easy to miss in the chaos of the daily raising of children.

Of course staying focused on learning is the whole point of school, but isn’t it possible to educate kids and have Halloween? If not, what else is too much of a distraction during the school day? Lunch? Recess?

You can see the whole discussion here, and we got some comments on our The Grade education blog too.

 

Categories: General
Christine Hall

One Response

  1. velma says:

    No Halloween in school is really sad. The option of a costume and marching in the schools Halloween parade…like I enjoyed as a kid in Roxbury School. This is absolutely SAD. Kids should be allowed to be kids a few times a year. I personally believe that HALLOWEEN is one of those times. LIGHTEN UP.