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Thursday October 27, 2016 at 1:34pm Age: 2 yrs
Category: District, Otisville Elementary


Local super-hero, Officer Anna with the Mt. Hope police department, arrived in character and in costume, ready to command the attention of her young audiences on a very important and timely topic: Halloween safety!


Two student assemblies gathered in the OES cafeteria to learn how to enjoy trick-or-treating while keeping safe and healthy.  


Officer Anna demonstrated some of her own advice, and Mr. Woofer, a German shepherd trick-or-treating with Little Red Riding, illustrated the rest in a humorous video. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these safety rules at home:


  • Never go out alone. Trick-or-treating with a parent, a buddy, or in small groups is a good way to stay safe.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Approach only well-lit homes in areas where there are lots of other people. 
  • Make safe and smart behavior choices: don’t run; stay on the sidewalk; look both ways before you cross the street; don’t litter; respect other people’s propriety; be a good example to your younger siblings and friends.
  • Carry a flashlight and a watch.
  • Have a meeting place in case you get lost. If you need help, find a trusted adult and ask him/her to call your parents or 911. Make sure you know your parents’ phone numbers.
  • Never get into a stranger's car or home. If approached by a stranger, tell him/her to go away – loudly!
  • Before eating any candy, make sure your parents inspect it thoroughly. Keep only wrapped candy with no signs of tampering.
  • Keep candy away from babies and toddlers to prevent chocking accidents.


Last but not least, don’t eat too much candy at once, and remember to save all KitKats for Officer Anna, as requested.   


Thank you, Officer Anna and Mt. Hope PD!