Forget the Tricks, Let’s Trunk for Treats on October 31 at 1 p.m. in the Courtyard

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Halloween is a fun time of year! Costumes, pumpkin carvings, apple cider, parties, candy – who wouldn’t enjoy this time of year? Dating back almost 100 years, popular traditions have encouraged costumed children to travel from house-to-house asking for candy. Trick-or-treating is nothing new, but it’s important to think about the children’s safety during Halloween. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Trick-or-treat in groups, accompanied by a parent or guardian – kids should never go alone
  • Visit houses with porch lights on
  • Never enter a stranger’s home
  • Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods
  • Wear costumes that are flame retardant and easily visible
  • Bring a flashlight
  • Parents should examine all candy before children consume it
  • Throw away any unwrapped or unmarked candy
  • Don’t eat homemade treats, unless you know the person who made it

In recent years, a new tradition has emerged, trunk-or-treating. Instead of walking door-to-door, communities gather in parking lots with decorated vehicles, costumes and of course, barrels of candy. Children can trunk-or-treat at all the cars with added supervision from participating adults. It’s a much safer environment for children to receive candy and it’s still fun! Some communities go all out and make it a festival, equipped with music, entertainment and occasionally even carnival rides.

Henderson International School will be hosting our very own trunk-or-treat celebration on October 31 at 1 p.m. in the Courtyard. Students must bring costumes to school (not worn to school), and no masks, fake weapons (or real weapons) or revealing costumes are allowed. This is sure to be a fun event and we can’t wait to see everyone there!

Sources:

http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-trick-or-treating

http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/halloween/playing-it-safe-on-halloween-pointers-for-parents.pdf

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