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Principal's Weekly Message

The Petrides School


The Week of October 28, 2019

Dear Parents,


Please ignore this email if your child has graduated or moved on.  We appreciate your patience as we update our email distribution list.


Congratulations to high school students involved in our Living Word Theater, a collaboration between our Creative Writing and Drama classes, on an outstanding performance!   Students took to the stage, some for the very first time, in a performance of “Voices II” last night. 



Elementary School students are invited to participate in the March of Dimes Wonder Walk Parade on Halloween.  Students may wear Halloween costumes.

Halloween costumes must be appropriate for school. Costumes must be non-violent, an appropriate length and warm enough for the student to participate in the walk. Face masks that limit the children’s vision and props that are carried, such as wands and sticks, are not permitted as they are unsafe for school. Fake weapons such as plastic guns, knives, swords, etc are also not permitted. Children should not bring any candy, sweets or goody bags to school on October 31.


Parents are invited to attend the parade if the weather cooperates and we are able to have the parade outside.  The parade will begin at 9:30AM.  Parents may park in the upper Visitor’s Parking Lot and proceed to the field.  We have arranged for additional parking on Safety City Boulevard.  To access this “event parking” area, enter through the Safety City Gate (on the corner of Renwick Avenue/Milford Drive).  The gate will open at 9:00 am.  Staff members will be on hand to direct cars to parking and show guests to the parade.   Parents will be required to sign into the event.   


(In the event of poor weather conditions, the parade will be held indoors.  Due to limited space, parents will not be able to attend an indoor parade.)


Halloween is a regular school day for middle and high school students.  No costumes or candy in school, please.


Upcoming Events:


PTA hosts: Bowling Party

                   Sunday, November 17

                   2-4 pm

                   Showplace Entertainment Center


Here’s what’s happening next week . . .


SUNDAY 10/27

2 to 5pm PTA hosts: Trunk or Treat, Quad

In the event of rain, party will be held in the Student Cafeteria


MONDAY 10/28

Parents as Partners Workshop: Publishing Party, for parents of 7th grade students

8:30 am – Class 721

10:00 am – Class 722

1:00 pm – Class 720





MS College Access for All Trip to Columbia University (7th and 8th grade NJHS members)



Happy Halloween!


9:30 am March of Dimes Wonder Walk Costume Parade, Athletic Field




“19” Class pictures taken for grades 4, 8 and 12

Wear PINK, donate $1 – to PACS (Petrides Against Cancer Society)

PTA sponsors: FALL CARNIVAL, Athletic Field


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Twitter: @PetridesSchool



Joanne Buckheit