What better time than Halloween is there to celebrate the changing of the seasons, the fun and frivolity of being your favorite superhero or superstar, or just being a kid again? The Holy Spirit Halloween Parade and Festival is certainly is one of the most cherished community events here at Holy Spirit. This day we all dress up and have fun – from Peggy Krewson, principal, and Father Brendan, pastor, to the entire staff and all the parents and children from 8th grade to Pre-Kindergarten!
On October 30th – hundreds of Princesses, Super Heroes, Monsters, Disney characters, Servicemen, and Cyber Celebrities descended upon Holy Spirit School! It was our annual Halloween Parade & Festival again! The staff had been working all week to decorate their classrooms and offices for the occasion. For a few hours that day the students and staff of Holy Spirit School and parish donned their favorite costumes, marched in and enjoyed watching the parade and engaged in picture taking and fun games of skill and creativity.
Once the students had the opportunity to march in the parade and show off their favorite, and sometimes original costumes to their classmates and parents, they were free to go from class to class to enjoy the festivities. Each class had a special activity to offer, from games of skill to create your own cookie, to refreshments and treats.
All this good fun and festivity had a great purpose as well… They purchased inexpensive tickets to spend on their favorite activities. There were games of skill and games of creativity – something for everyone! Through their ticket sales, the students were able to raise more than $2,300 to split between the San Jose Family Shelter and their very own Student Council. Our students know the importance of reaching out to our community, especially those in need – and they have fun doing it! It is an annual tradition, and one they look forward to all year!