Halloween 2018 Schedule

October 30, 2018

Dear Fernway Families,

Unfortunately the forecast for tomorrow is calling for rain during our planned Halloween Parade.  In conjunction with the PTO, we are providing a schedule in the event of rain. Tomorrow by 11:30 a.m. we will decide if we are going to switch to an indoor parade and party plan for all three schools.  The indoor plan has been developed with the mindset that our parents with kids in multiple schools might be able to experience the parade portion at Woodbury and either Onaway or Boulevard.  We recognize that this isn’t a perfect plan, but unfortunately the weather isn’t helping our situation. As always, we will make accommodations for students who do not celebrate Halloween.



Kindergarten and Grades 2-4  

(Onaway and Woodbury Schedule)

1:30-1:50 Students put on costumes

1:50-2:00 Travel to field behind Woodbury

2:00-2:20 Parade and Circle Experience

2:20-2:30 Travel back to classrooms

2:30-3:00 Classroom Parties

3:00-3:15 Prepare for dismissal

Second, Third and Fourth Grades

(Woodbury Schedule)

1:30-1:50 Students put on costumes

1:50-1:55 Travel to auditorium

1:55-2:20 Parade Experience in Auditorium

2:20-2:25 Travel back to classrooms

2:25-3:00 Classroom Parties

3:00-3:15 Prepare for dismissal

First Grade (Boulevard Schedule)

12:45-1:05 Students put on costumes

1:05-1:30 Classroom Parties

1:30-2:00 Travel to field behind Woodbury

2:00-2:20 Parade and Circle Experience

2:20-2:50 Travel back to classrooms

2:50-3:00 Finish Class Parties

3:00-3:15 Prepare for dismissal

Kindergarten and First Grade

(Onaway and Boulevard Schedule)

2:10-2:35 Students put on costumes

2:35-2:50 Indoor Parade Experience

2:50-3:15 Classroom Parties

The staff at Fernway is emphatic about stressing its commitment to nonviolence.  The students are encouraged to create costumes of their own design, and to avoid purchasing costumes which depict characters that are portrayed as violent or anti-social. Children may use face make-up, but masks will not be allowed for obvious safety reasons.  I’m looking forward to us having a great Halloween and appreciate all your support through the process of trying to make this the best situation for all of our families.


Christopher C. Hayward, Principal

**Note:  Ohio law, a Shaker Heights City ordinance, and school policy forbids toy weapons on school property.  This means no toy guns, knives, swords, chains, hatchets, etc., should ever be brought to school - even on Halloween.

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Class Placement Letter and Form

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IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.  


AIR Testing Schedule - Fall 2018

Grade 3 AIR Testing Reading
Tuesday, October 23 - 9:30 to 11:00 Reading 1, Mrs. Konopinski
Wednesday, October 24 - 9:30 to 11:00 Reading 1, Ms. Paskewitz
Wednesday, October 24 - 11:45 to 1:15 Reading 1, Mr. Lewis
Thursday, October 25 - 11:45 to 1:15 Reading 2, Mr. Lewis
Friday, October 26 - 9:30 to 11:00 Reading 2, Mrs. Konopinski & Ms. Paskewitz 


Christopher C. Hayward, Principal
(216) 295-4040

Lorene Rider, Administrative Assistant
17420 Fernway Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
School Hours: 9:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

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