Petition to Shawn Carlson
Make Halloween A Holiday
As a student at Camden Hills Regional Highschool, I want to always perform my best in class while also staying up late and enjoying my favorite holiday that only comes once a year. The problem is that we whenever Halloween happens to fall on a weekday we get no time off! I have to choose between having fun and trick or treating or watching horror movies late at night or getting enough sleep to function well in school the next day. I know many others feel the same way so I am starting this petition to save Halloween!
Petition to Faculty Members of ACPS
NO School for ACPS the Day After Halloween
“This is a major trend, and we hope schools listen and give students a treat. We encourage students to start their own petitions to make their voices heard in their own school districts.” Says a news source. We need a day of rest after a long week of school and especially after running around the city on Halloween night. Heading to school the day after Halloween is just so tiring. The teachers expect the children to learn after a night of running around in a neighborhood and eating so much candy. I think that going to school the day after Halloween is not smart and will affect how much we learn on that day. Some people say that kids should have school because some people don’t celebrate it. Christmas and Thanksgiving are holidays that have school out but not everyone celebrates those. Some people will also say that kids don’t have to stay out late, so they should still have school. Part of the fun of Halloween is staying out late! Don’t you remember when you were a kid?
Petition to San Diego Unified School District
No school on Friday after Halloween!
We should not have school after a Halloween, because it’s going to be a late night for everyone, even people not trick or treating because people are loud outside so we should have Friday off.
Petition to Student's and faculty/staff of UNCW
Culture, NOT costume. Join us in our pledge to not culturally appropriate this Halloween.
Every year when Halloween comes around, we are presented with the images of culturally appropriative “costumes” by Halloween stores, as well as photos our friends and those around us post of their culturally appropriating “costumes”. Learning the difference between appropriate versus appropriation with regard to other cultures is key in making sure your costume is not attacking or belittling the culture of someone else. Cultural appropriation is “the adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity.” This can cause problems when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minority cultures. Some examples of costumes that are culturally appropriative are, but are not limited to, a costume containing sombreros, ponchos, mustaches or anything that depicts a Mexican stereotype, Native American feathers or anything depicting Native Americans, culturally significant tattoos, a bindi or things depicting Indians, box braids, dreadlocks, Fulani braids, hijab, anything used to make your skin tone darker or lighter, etc. These “costumes” are offensive, hurtful, demeaning and harmful towards all groups and cultures that they are derived from. So, before you stock up on plastic accessories, face paint, or any other items meant to mock that of someone’s culture, let’s pledge NOT to wear culturally appropriative costumes this Halloween.
Petition to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human services, Travis Gayles
Requesting a Safe Halloween in Montgomery County, MD
Please reconsider Halloween in Montgomery County, Maryland. Kids look forward to this holiday every year, and there are safe ways to trick or treat. Trick or treating is outdoors, and if you social distance or wear a mask, you should be alright. People could put tables of candy in bags out front of their house. This is a safer, and a simple solution to taking away a major holiday. People could also put out hand sanitizer. Halloween and trick or treating should have guidelines, but should not be canceled. There are simple safe solutions. Please sign this petition to raise awareness.
Petition to Lincoln Hall Middle School
No school on November 1, after Halloween for Lincolnwood School District 74
Most kids go late at night, and are exhausted after their journeys. Adding the fact that we have a half day that day also is hard to keep up with. Taking off one day would help kids be more focused and more ready to go to school on Monday. Also, kids would have to focus more on school than celebrating the national holiday that is, Halloween. Kids would stress eat to go to sleep on time, with having to wake up for the next day, which would make them sick and groggy. Lastly, making kids tired and groggy would hurt their work ethic, making teachers frustrated, and furious that they have homework over the weekend.