The Book Character Parade will take place on Thursday, October 31 at Maury Elementary. Our parade’s goal is to promote the excitement of reading and a fun activity to celebrate the day.
Maury students and staff are encouraged to dress up as a character from their favorite book and will participate in a parade through the school and outside on the playground. Students should bring the book that inspired their character to hold during the parade. The afternoon parade will begin at 1:45 p.m. Parents are invited to watch the parade on the playground.
Book Character Parade Guidelines
Students will bring their costumes and their book to school on Thursday, October 31.
Students and families are encouraged to not spend money on costumes, but rather be imaginative in their creativity. Use what is available at home.
No weapons or sharp objects are allowed.
No scary makeup or frightening masks are allowed.
Any student not complying with the guidelines will not be allowed to participate in the parade.
Students should be able to put their costumes on over their uniforms. Each grade will have an opportunity to change into their costumes before the parade.
Students are highly encouraged to have a copy of the book (or a picture) to carry in the parade.
Students may carry props that can be identified with their character.
There will be a designated parade route that the classes will follow. The parade will begin with kindergarten classes and end with fifth grade. Parents are highly encouraged to park in the Maury neighborhood, but NOT in front of the school or playground. After the parade, parents are asked to wait outside for their children while they return to their classrooms in order to follow regular dismissal procedures.