Keep Halloween celebrations in Barre Town School

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Danielle Ware
6 years ago
Those celebrations made me look forward to things at school as a child. I can't imagine having a child and sending them to school and not being allowed to celebrate things like Halloween at such young ages. Children should be allowed to have some fun at school too.

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Caton Deuso
6 years ago
I am a Barre Town graduate and I loved the celebration of Halloween when I was in school. Why take away something that is fun for the kids? The next thing to go is more than likely the Christmas celebration! By the time these kids get to high school, they are going to be doing rigorous amounts of work. Let the kids be kids. Don't put the pressure on them now, they'll have enough pressure put on their shoulders when the enter the front doors of Spaulding.

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Donna Paton
6 years ago
I am a native Barre, VT'r and I know how much the kids enjoy this and want to be able to show off their costumes. To take a few minutes out of a day is more important than to disappoint the kids as well as families. Much won't get done in class if the kids are disappointed so might as well do this and make the kids happy! Enough holiday celebrating has been taken away, give it back to the kids! Those that don't want to participate won't but those that want to should be able to! Part of education is holidays and ways to celebrate them!

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Traci Butterfield Block
6 years ago
Halloween and other celebrations, including religious holidays, are an important part of what makes us human. Halloween allows for creative personal expression, and helps us get to know each other. We have fun enjoying each other's disguises and costumes, sharing candy, and parading through the hallways together. It is one of the many ways we build community and celebrate life. BTES will be diminished if we start stripping away holiday traditions. Please reconsider the cancellation of the Halloween costume and candy parade.

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Mechelle Metzler
6 years ago
Our kids work extremely hard day in and day out, give them a break and a little fun in their school day. Really ridiculous! It's one of the few none religious holidays we all can celebrate..,TOGETHER

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Abby Mckels
6 years ago
Students should be allowed to celebrate a popular, fun and innocent holiday. It's only one day a year!

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Kathy DeCoteau
6 years ago
Everyone should have childhood memories to look back on.

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Christine Elwell
6 years ago
I think the kids should be able to have a fun time around Halloween. A few hours in a day aren't going to take that much away from a school day. Children deserve to be children.

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Josh Magnan
6 years ago
While I enjoyed trick or treating with my best friends in our neighborhoods in early elementary school, one of my favorite parts of Halloween was getting to bring my costume to school and having a fun party with the rest of my classmates who I did not see outside of school. When the normal school day was sitting quietly with two or three people during lessons, a classroom that came alive with ninjas, witches, vampires, power rangers, country singers, and pop stars was just as much a part of Halloween for me as trick or treating. I hope to see this tradition of Halloween remain.

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Giles Brulé
6 years ago
These kinds of events help kids lean social skills and keep them excited about school, let kids be kids.