| Special Events
The Book Character Parade
Each year at Thoreau School we celebrate National Library Week with a Book Character Parade. The Book Character Parade is traditionally held on the Tuesday before April vacation at 11:00 A.M. Students and teachers dress as in a simple costume representing their favorite book character. Lead by The Cat in the Hat and a
surprise guest, we wind our way in and out of classrooms until the entire school is marching. After gathering all the students in one enormous parade line, we repeat the route, this time dropping off the students in their classrooms. The entire production takes about 45 minutes. Parents are invited to watch the Book Character Parade as it moves through the Cafeteria and marches along the front of the school building. Details, including the rainy day alternate route will be posted in the The Thursday Announcements.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Please avoid movie, TV and comic book characters.
- Keep it simple costume and homemade: a hat, a mask, a headband with ears, an article of clothing, etc.
- Props and a copy of the book are great additions to a costume.
- In the interest of safety, no sharp objects or long sticks, including broomsticks and "swords".
- We will be climbing stairs, so all costumes should be easy to walk in and see out of.
- Your child will be bringing the costume to school on Tuesday morning and putting it on with minimal help.
- Some teachers like to do a classroom costume or theme. Your child's teacher will let you know if this is the case.