Tuesday, October 20, 2015


We told you last week about Seth Boyden School banning Halloween celebrations this year, claiming 20% of students do not participate.

The issue has been noticed around the state, with both The Star-Ledger and NJ101.5 FM radio doing stories on it.

The Star-Ledger wrote:

Halloween should be celebrated at home, not at school.
That was the message one New Jersey elementary school sent to parents last week as a reminder that students will not be having Halloween parties at school. In a letter home to parents on Oct. 12, Seth Boyden Elementary School Principal Mark Quiles, and PTA Co-Presidents Amelia Riekenberg and Donna Upton, said the school's diversity prompted the Halloween celebration decision.

"One of the strengths of Seth Boyden is that we are such a diverse community, with many cultures represented, and that we truly value each one," they wrote in the note.

See their entire story HERE.

Read for NJ101.5 coverage HERE.

There was no mention of the issue at Monday night's school board meeting.

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