Decision to ban Halloween costumes enlightened

As the grandmother of elementary-aged grandchildren, I would like to commend school principal Carol Robb on her enlightened decision not to allow Halloween costumes at Arthur Stevenson elementary.

I also heartily endorse the editorial in the Nov. 2 Daily News, which lists all the valid reasons for the above decision.

Students do not need another day added to the multiple days in which learning is not the top priority.

My families in the Lower Mainland have for years enriched the coffers of various tutorial businesses, as well as those of private tutors.

They have done this in an effort to try to compensate for the deplorable method by which mathematics is now taught at the elementary level. It is no longer fashionable to know the times tables.

It astonishes me that any parents would object to the common sense in principal Robb's decree.


PEGGY GILMOUR


Kamloops

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