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Halloween at Island Park
Halloween is always a fun day at Island Park. Whether it’s our annual costume parade or classroom parties, students, staff, and families look forward to a little time off from regular routines to engage in holiday festivities.
In order to ensure the integrity of the school day and safety of students, please remember the following:
- All costumes must be appropriate for school: thank you for not sending your child to school with an overly scary, controversial, offensive, or gory costume. What a child wears for neighborhood trick or treating may be inappropriate for the school setting.
- No weapons (even plastic or toy replicas) may be part of a school costume.
- Costumes should not hinder basic movement or block a child’s vision.
- Your child should bring his or costume to school and be able to put in on quickly and without a great deal of assistance.
Our costume parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, rain or shine (our morning parade is due Halloween occurring on an early release Wednesday this year). Spectators, please gather at the south side of the campus (between the school building and Dragon Park). Please look for any additional classroom-related information regarding Halloween parties, parades, and other particulars from your child’s teacher.
Thank you so much for your support.
Principal, Island Park Elementary
About Island Park
Island Park is one of four elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.
Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approximately 425 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include a Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); technology integrated classrooms; music, art, Spanish, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra programs; and after school clubs including chess and art clubs.
Island Park Elementary was awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award in 2009-2014 and was recognized with achievement awards in science and math for the 2011-2012 school year. Island Park was also a designated King County "Level III Green School" in the spring of 2012.
Island Park uses district adopted curriculum as the foundation for its instructional program. Individual teachers and/or grade level teams assess students' needs and adapt instruction as necessary for learning to occur. Teachers frequently integrate material from several disciplines to make learning more meaningful for students.
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