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The Buffalo Teachers Federation Helps City Schoolchildren ‘Get Ready For A Safe’ Halloween

BTF-Represented Teachers Hand Out Tens Of Thousands Of Orange Bookmarks In Schoolrooms Across City That List Variety Of Halloween Safety Tips

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019
by BTF News
The Buffalo Teachers Federation Helps City Schoolchildren ‘Get Ready For A Safe’ Halloween

(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Once again this year, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has handed out tens of thousands of orange bookmarks in public school classrooms across the City this week in an effort to make sure schoolchildren have a happy and safe Halloween as they travel through city neighborhoods trick or treating Thursday night.

“Halloween is always a ‘special time’ for our children, but ‘only’ if we all do our part to make it a safe one,” BTF President Philip Rumore said.  “That’s why the members of the Buffalo Teachers Federation - your children’s Teachers - have chosen to continue our annual tradition of printing a holiday bookmark with several safety tips to remind us all what we need to do to make Halloween a safe one.  This is an ‘easy way’ for schoolchildren, their parents and guardians to remember some ‘very simple’ - but ‘extremely important’ - things this Halloween, such as checking the candy the children receive thoroughly before their kids open and eat it.”

The BTF-distributed Halloween bookmarks (which appears below) feature a drawing of a jack-o-lantern that lists several Halloween Safety Tips to remind children and their parents and to help them avoid any potential problems when the kids head out the door for trick or treating on the evening of October 31st. 

Included in those tips are: Go with someone you know; Tell an adult where you are going; Have an adult check all treats; Eat only treats that are wrapped; Peel and slice all fruits; Wear light or bright colors; Walk on the sidewalk; and Carry a quarter and your name, address and phone number in case of trouble.

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