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Dear Parents and Students,

Middle school students may wear costumes to school on Halloween.   As many of you are aware, there has been a recent increase in strange incidents involving individuals dressed as clowns, mostly on social media. Out of concern for the comfort and well-being of our students, we respectfully request that students refrain from dressing as clowns this Halloween.  We hope that by sending this message to you now, students will have ample time to select alternate Halloween costumes. Please review additional guidelines below. The guidelines have been established to guarantee a wholesome and fun holiday in a safe and nurturing manner: 

- Students should refrain from dressing as clowns this year. 

- Costumes should be made or bought with care as well as should be age and school appropriate. Shorts and skirts should reach at least to mid thigh when standing.  Midriffs should not be exposed.  Skin should not be exposed.

- Costumes must free of inappropriate or offensive language or innuendos, references to or images of illegal substances or activities, alcohol, tobacco, sex, violence, hate speech or other distracting subject matter 

- Costumes should be flame-retardant without loose folds or other parts that might cause students to trip on them. Masks can be hazardous because they limit a child’s vision. A suggested substitute is colorful makeup based on a child’s own design as to how (s)he wishes to be disguised. 

- Children should come to school wearing their costumes, with made-up faces, ready to participate in the day’s festivities. 

- Toy weapons are not permitted in school.


Any student that does not adhere to the guidelines above will be asked to change out of the costume.  

6th Grade
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Please contact Mrs. Buffa at buffa@epps.org 
or Mrs. Longaker at plongaker@epps.org with any questions/concerns. 



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Sixth graders will meet on Mondays with a start date of 10/17/16.   It will meet everyMonday from 10/17 through 12/12 excluding Halloween.  

Seventh graders will meet on Fridays beginning on 10/14/16.  It will meet 10/17 through 12/19 excluding the Friday during Teacher's Convention.
Any students interested should sign up in the main office or with their science teacher before October 12th.
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Collin Doyle - Secretary 

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Parents of 6th Graders for the

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Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Danielle Leva
201-796-8700 ext. 2969