Upcoming Events in October

10/5     Wear stripes to school

10/7     Stranger Danger Drill

10/12   Fire Drill

10/15   Cooking Project: Pumpkin Bread

10/19   Wear polka dots to school

10/21   Earthquake Drill

10/28   Wear Black and Orange

10/28   Pumpkin Contest - Vote for your favorite! 

10/29   Cooking Project: Spider Donuts & Halloween Parade (Child only event)

October is safety month in Sunshine Class. Please refer to your lesson plan so see the different focuses of the weeks. 

Tip of the Month 

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. 

Hard Facts: On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year.

Top Tips

1.     Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.

2.    Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

3.    Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

4.    Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

5.    When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls

6.     Hold your child’s hand every time you cross the street. Teach them to look left and right before crossing.

 

​​​Trick or Treat!