Spooky Spirit Drive - A (Different Halloween) Parade with Purpose!
Our Curtis traditions are an important part of who we are as a school. They mark the seasons and our progress through the year as we anticipate all the fun, the pomp, and the familiar that bind us together with each other and with past generations of students, and that make us all Curtis Cougars.
Our Curtis traditions are an important part of who we are as a school. They mark the seasons and our progress through the year as we anticipate all the fun, the pomp, and the familiar that bind us together with each other and with past generations of students, and that make us all Curtis Cougars. This year, when we cannot assemble physically, administrators, teachers, staff and parent volunteers have worked hard to reimagine our traditions and keep them alive. One of the beloved traditions of fall is our annual Halloween Costume Parade, when buddies from different grades join hands to promenade around the Quad as their families cheer them on from the sidelines.
While we couldn’t carry on the parade in the usual way, the Parents Association and school planned a magnificent Spooky Spirit Drive through the campus for our families and combined it with our community’s traditional Thanksgiving food drive benefiting Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving Stuffing event. With herculean effort and imagination, parent volunteers decorated the campus with Halloween-themed scenes that delighted and sent just enough chill down the spines of our young students. Families got into the spirit by decorating their cars and dressing in costumes for the parade. Faculty and staff added to the merriment by turning out along the route dressed in their Halloween best, and parent volunteers handed out sweet treat bags at the end of the procession.
Our community donated canned yams, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, stuffing mix, corn bread mix and many more dietary staples (totaling two truckloads of food!) to Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving effort to feed working poor families, homeless people, veterans, low-income seniors, victims of domestic violence and others in need. We couldn’t be prouder of our families’ generous contribution to this program and their big Curtis compassionate hearts. In all we do, a Curtis education strives to provide students with the skills, tools, and sense of purpose they need to be good people. Working together with the Parents Association and our families, the Spooky Spirit Drive carried on our Halloween costume parade tradition in a new way while engaging our students in this value of purpose and compassion.