From the Principal

Costumes: Students may change into costumes prior to the “Parade of Costumes” at 2:30 pm (costumes SHOULD NOT be worn all day!) All costumes should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • No masks or full face painting will be allowed. However students can have “limited” makeup like whiskers, freckles, eye makeup, etc.
  • Costumes must not be too scary or inappropriate for the school environment. Please no gory or grotesque costumes.
  • No props are allowed. (no swords, weapons, wands, etc)
  • The school is not responsible for costumes that are torn or damaged while at school. 
  • Costumes should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom by themselves.
Parade: Beginning at 2:30 pm, students will march in the “Parade of Costumes” through the hallways and out in front of school (weather permitting) to show-off their costumes. Parents wishing to view the parade may line up along the outdoor parade loop along the front sidewalk.
Classroom Parties: Classroom parties will commence immediately following the parade. Please contact your child’s afternoon teacher for more information.   
Students not wishing to participate in Halloween festivities are invited to Art Club with Mrs. Steers beginning at 2:30 pm in the Art Room!!
Trick or Treat on Mainstreet
Please join us at Trick or Treat on Mainstreet between 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm this on Wednesday, October 31st. The GVA-DC booth will be located between Victorian Dr and Mainstreet. Event parking will be available at O'Brien Park and south of Pilgrims Pl on Pikes Peak Dr. We look forward to seeing you there!
Candy Drive
We are conducting a drive to collect candy to hand out at Trick or Treat on Mainstreet. Please drop off bags of individually wrapped candy to the front office beginning Monday, October 29th.
Following Halloween, please monitor the amount of candy your child brings to school. Research shows when children eat foods that have large amounts of added sugar, like candy, blood sugar spikes, causing hyperactivity and aggression in some children. Then, with the drop in blood sugar that follows, children can become lethargic and irritable. This can significantly impact a student’s ability to learn and the overall classroom environment.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!!!
Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA Douglas County