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Pumpkin carving and everything you need to know about the Halloween/Firework party – we hope!

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Pumpkin carving and everything you need to know about the Halloween/Firework party – we hope!
by Mandy Porrett - Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 3:28 PM
I expect that by now everybody has planned their pumpkins and are in the process of buying and carving them.

If you are entering the competition, please do not bring your pumpkins into school before Friday morning. They rot very quickly when they are inside the building and we really don’t have a good place to store them. When you bring them on Friday morning they will need to be taken outside to the garden. Good luck!

As you may have seen a maze is under construction in the garden. Please remind your child(ren) that they should not be going anywhere near it until Saturday however tempting it may seem!

Please could you make sure that you do not go into the Pre-school building once school has finished. Also, the gate to the enclosed area needs to remain closed until all of the Pre-school children have been safely handed back to their parents or carers. Following that, only children that are using the Garderie service should enter the building to use the toilet. They will have been given a tag to use by the Garderie staff. If other children need to use the toilet, please take them to the main building and enter it using the side door and your security tag. Thank you for your co operation.

Once again the PTA have been working incredibly hard to ensure the success of the Halloween/Firework party, and I would like to thank them for this. Without them this event would not be possible.

The gates for the party will open at 5.30 pm. and only people that have volunteered to help in the first session will be allowed to enter before this time. Everybody else will need to queue until 5.30 pm. when they will be allowed to enter. For safety reasons only people who have purchased tickets will be allowed into the party. Please remember to bring your ticket with you as this will speed up entry.

The fireworks will be set off at 7.45 pm. but until then there should be plenty for your children to do.

Most of the activities will take place outside. To make sure that the weather will not adversely affect these, the outside area will be fully covered, so please don’t be put off if the weather is not good.

Only the basement of the main building will be in use and nobody should be anywhere else inside the school. This is to make tidying up and cleaning after the party much easier. You will have to enter the Spook Room through the main front door and go down the wooden stairs that are usually out of bounds to get there. The toilets by Class 1 will be available should you need them.

As usual there will be prizes for the best costumes on the evening. Prizes will be awarded for those considered best in the following categories:

Pre-school - boy and girl

Lower School – boy and girl

Upper School – boy and girl

Adult – male and female



The tickets you spend at the party on will be on sale during the evening. They will cost 5€ for a strip of 10 tickets.
You will be able to buy the glow in the dark items with cash, but for everything else you will need tickets.

When you arrive and leave on Saturday, please remember that you will not be able to walk through the playground, as the fireworks will have been set up. The playground will be out of bounds for the whole evening. Please park on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt.

The activities will finish at 7.30 pm. At this time please make your way into the garden. The barbecue and bar will remain open, so it will be a good opportunity to buy a drink and something to eat before the fireworks begin. For your safety, please make sure that you and your children stand in the designated area.

Some children find the noise the fireworks very loud and wearing earplugs may help them to enjoy the fireworks without being scared.

We hope that you will enjoy the evening, lots of hard work has gone into preparing for it, so come along and have fun!

If you have any questions, please come and ask.

Mandy Porrett