This year’s Fall Festival Celebration will be on Tuesday, October 31st!
The parade will begin at 2:15. To help keep a safe environment for our students, staff, and visitors, there are changes to the parade procedures. Please read all information below. Parents are welcome to watch the parade and join us for the indoor festivities.
In order for staff to have a consistent and constant view of all students, the parade will take place in the bus loop. Parents will be asked to stand on the grass island in the center of the bus loop for parade viewing. The students will exit out of the front of the building and sit/stand facing the grass island. Each grade will take a turn walking the entire bus loop. This is will also allow the students to see all of the other students’ costumes. Please note that in the event of rain, the parade will be held inside the school and space will be limited.
We ask that you support us by avoiding sending any costumes that perpetuate violence, have any blood, could be scary to young children or contain any type of weapons. Props that come with costumes that are play weapons are not allowed in school. This includes, but is not limited to toy guns, knives, swords, pitchforks, etc. If a child has a costume that is not school appropriate, your child may be asked to not wear part of or all of their costume during our festivities.
Due to safety, masks of any type will not be permitted to be worn by students or parents. Face painting as part of the costumes is permitted and can be worn to school in the morning.
Due to issues last year with cars blocking buses, other cars, and the fire lane, parking in the bus loop area will not be permitted. Please also be considerate of our neighbors who live on Triadelphia Road; refrain from parking along/in their yards. Family members are encouraged to utilize the Folly Quarter Middle School parking lot, as long as you park in an official parking spot. There will be someone to help direct parking in the overflow lot grassy area to ensure that cars are not blocked in and that the space is used to maximum capacity. Carpooling is encouraged.
As in past years, parents are permitted to join the class parties. Please note that due to school security measures, you will be required to sign in at the front lobby. Plan that there will be a line for parents to enter the building as we have staff assist parents with signing in. Due to space constraints in the classrooms, siblings are not permitted for the class parties.
If you would like to sign your child out before dismissal, for your convenience, there will be sign-out pages in the classrooms. If you are not joining the class party, you can sign your child out early in the front office.
We want to support and be sensitive to your family wishes/needs. Please note, this alternate activity is not offered for students who just don’t feel like dressing up/participating, but instead is more geared to honor a family’s specific request based on long-standing preferences/belief/etc.
~ Please contact Mrs. Wolf by Friday, October 27th (410-313-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org) so that alternate activities can be planned and offered from 2:00 pm until dismissal. Mrs. Wolf will communicate your wishes to your child’s homeroom teacher.
~ To avoid confusion and disappointment, please clearly explain and discuss your expectations with your child before sending him/her to school on Wednesday, October 31st.