On Halloween, everyone at Ecole Providence got in the spirit from the youngest to the eldest including the teachers.
There were a wide array of costumes and almost as wide a variety of events planned to celebrate the occasion. The kids evidently enjoyed being in heavy disguise but were also keen to let everyone know who they were and incase there was any confusion many took the time to explain the theme of their costumes.
Providence teachers all of whom dressed as different coloured Crayola crayons began the morning by reading the story “The Day the Crayons Quit,” a story told from the perspective of each coloured crayon in the box. The crayons bicker with one another and complain to their owner Duncan, about being either overused or underused depending on Duncan’s artistic preferences.
The story, which encourages kids to explore their creativity and try new and different things was a tale to which they could relate.
At 10.45, the students went trick or treating to Manoir du Lac, which both the children and the residents thoroughly enjoyed. The residents were unanimous in their praise of the kid’s behaviour and impeccable good manners.
Over a few days prior to Halloween, Providence Grades 5 and 6 students designed and built a Haunted House on the stage in the school gym.
During the celebrations, the older kids took the younger children on a tour through the house, decked out with skulls and skeletons, spider webs and abandoned household items covered with cobwebs. There were also secret ingredients such as pixy teeth, baby spiders, fairy dust, and dried giants blood.
In the afternoon, the women from the mentorship program came to made crafts, painted nails, and create edible spiders with the kids.
Following the mentorship activities, the women stayed for a coffee and cake baked by Monica Bisley. The women enjoyed the opportunity to relax and talk after their busy visit with the kids.
The students finished the day’s celebrations with a Halloween dance in the gym.