On Wednesday, Oct. 31st all TMS students are permitted to dress up or wear costumes for Halloween during the school day. We believe students can have fun while maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment. Please discuss and ensure the following guidelines be followed if your child chooses to dress up:
- Costumes are not to be disruptive to instruction or any student’s ability to learn.
- Costumes should be practical and not inhibit movement throughout their day. Students will be sitting at their desks doing work and participating in their PE & Integrated Arts classes in a regularly scheduled day.
- Tenafly Middle School does not permit students to wear masks that cover the face
- Items/toys that resemble any kind of weapon are not permitted.
- Costumes may not be in violation of the established school rules or dress code.
- Students are urged to select costumes that are not offensive or hurtful to others (gender, race, culture, religion, etc.) Costumes should not be in poor taste or represent violence.
- Students must wear shoes or sneakers (no slippers, or flip flops)
A Halloween costume contest will be held by the Student Organization during the lunch periods for all grades 6-8. The categories include: best group, most creative, and the funniest costume.
Please talk to your children about being safe if they choose to go out this Halloween season in the evening with friends. Students are encouraged to wear bright clothing and carry flashlights. Please reinforce the importance of pedestrian safety, staying together and avoiding strangers.
Grade 6 Party, 3:00pm - TMS Gym: On October 31st, the entire sixth grade is encouraged to attend a Halloween party in the main gymnasium immediately after school. Please see the attached flyer. Pizza and other goodies will be served. Students should plan to stay and enjoy the fun until 4:00pm. This party has become a long standing tradition at TMS. Thank you to our fabulous H.S.A volunteers! Please RSVP by October 29th click HERE to RSVP