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Trick-or-Treat Times in Shorewood

Children will stroll the sidewalks of Shorewood Sunday Oct. 28, and other North Shore communities, in search of treats.

Goblins and ghouls, princesses, fairies and superheroes will stroll the streets of Shorewood on Sunday, Oct. 28, looking for sweet treats during the annual Halloween trick-or-treat.

Trick-or-treating will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.

Over in Whitefish Bay, the tykes will hit the streets from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28. Fox Point will trick-or-treat from 1 to 4 p.m., and Bayside from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

And before you send your little ones to collect their goodies, here are some trick-or-treating safety guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

  • Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label.
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible.
  • Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  • Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
  • Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  • Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped.

Here are some more Halloween tips from the FDA, and here are a few more from the Mayo Clinic.

Jenny Heyden October 08, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Don't forget the annual SEED event on Halloween Date: Wednesday - October 31, 2012 Time: 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Location: SHS Youth Center Join SEED and the Recreation Department for a night of Halloween fun and games! The event will feature many family friendly activities and games, including bowling in the SHS Bowling Lanes, a Haunted Hallway, Face-Painting and much more! (not following trick - or - treat - this event occurs on 10/31 where trick or treat is 10/28)
CowDung October 08, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Do you have a source for the 79.4% score that you cited?
ShorewoodMom October 08, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I believe the 79.4% that is being quoted was taken from the sample report dpi report card that was sent to Shorewood Parents so that they may familiarize themselves with the new format before the actual report cards are released by the dpi later this month. I suppose it's possible that the Shorewood score is exactly the same as the sample, but unlikely.
N. Peske October 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Jenny, what age group is the SEED event for? Elementary school? Little kids? Both? It's not a jr. high thing, right?
CowDung October 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I see that you thought better about your claim that Shorewood schools are underperforming and earning only a 79.4% rating... What curriculum has been ended because of budget cuts recently? Not sure why you are so offended by the SEED fundraisers, Free Shorewood. The SEED benefit seems a lot more enjoyable than buying the typical fundraising candybars and pizzas... As far as ending the insurance benefit goes, it's a bit complicated to do. If it was given as a benefit when an employee was hired, there is an obligation to continue it. If it is a common practice among other schools, ending the benefit may put Shorewood at a disadvantage when seeking talented teachers. In addition, some things need to be considered regarding the benefit--How many retired teachers are currently receiving he benefit? Is paying the benefit and hiring a relatively inexperienced 'replacement' teacher cheaper than continuing to pay the experienced teacher to work to age 62? The difference in salary between the high and low ends of the experience spectrum is likely greater than $24k annually.
CowDung October 09, 2012 at 04:00 PM
When teachers retire early, they also receive a smaller pension amount. From my quick calculations, it seems to me that it is cheaper for the school to have a teacher retire early and pay their health benefit to age 62 than to have them work to full retirement age, paying them a relatively high salary, health benefits and the full pension amount.
Jenny Mauer October 09, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Here we go again with people who don't use their real names posting inaccurate information on Patch. If FreeShorewood had read the letter from Marty Lexmond that accompanied the SAMPLE, it stated that a "prototype" of the report card was being included and that prototype clearly stated "High School-Sample District" on top, with the 79.4 rating. Additionally, the 79.4 rating is not a percentage and is an "exceeds expectations" rating. Mr. Lexmond's letter also states "It's important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability index score is not a 'percentage correct' measurement (similar to a score your child may earn on a test in school). Rather, in combination with other school data, the accountability index score will help our schools' staff members determine areas of strength and potential growth." Additionally, the SEED Halloween party is usually a free event put on by SEED to celebrate Halloween. It is not a fundraiser.
CowDung October 09, 2012 at 06:27 PM
To be fair, lots of people use their real names and post inaccurate information on Patch as well... Thank you for properly explaining (or should I say debunking?) Free Shorewood's '79.4' claim, Jenny.
VLC October 09, 2012 at 10:18 PM
It's not a Shorewood policy re: pension payments, it's a state agreement that entire WI teachers agreed to, in exchange for lower base salaries.
"Mark" his words October 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Free Shorewood is Mark Clingaman!
Jenny Mauer October 10, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I didn't realize you could go in and edit previous posts to take out inaccurate information once you've been called on it. That can lead to subsequent posts not making sense.
CowDung October 10, 2012 at 01:50 PM
You can't. Free Shorewood deleted his original post and then posted the 'replacement' that you see above.
ShorewoodMom October 10, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Yeah..... you'd think at least an "oops" or a "my bad" would be in order. Rather he just deleted/changed his post to make it look like others were referring to something that doesn't exist. Everyone makes mistakes, not everyone takes responsibility for their mistakes.
N. Peske October 10, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Thanks, Jenny. The venom and bile continues from the anonymous and ignorant posters who drive away the people who haven't the stomach for such nonsense. Two neighbors--one of whom disagrees with me politically, by the way--have mentioned that they like the Patch, but find these forums too intimidating and hostile for them to feel comfortable sharing their ideas and insights. And believe me, these are fascinating, smart people who DO have interesting ideas and insights. I can understand the high level of limbic brain activity over on the comments sections of political articles. What's sad is that the articles on everyday community events that inform people and help us better appreciate Shorewood seem to attract the same enraged anonymous venting, sometimes within minutes of being posted. I really have to wonder why the Patch chooses not to moderate the comments. Yes, the forums are active, which drives visitor numbers and thus advertising dollars, but is it serving the community to have amygdala-driven spewing all over every single forum? If the comments sections were reflected of how your typical Shorewoodian converses with their neighbors, isn't it possible that the numbers would increase?
Sunrocket October 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
This was an article about trick or treat wasn't it? Doesn't bother me if I don't know what someone's name is when they comment. I wouldn't post my own but please leave the political stuff to the political articles. It strays away from the point of the original post.
The Donny Show October 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Peske's neighbors are real wimps. Too scared? Come on Man!
The Donny Show October 10, 2012 at 07:47 PM
What time are the carloads and vanloads of "visitors" supposed to arrive. I can remember handing out candy at mother's house. The visitors would take the candy they didnt like and throw it on the grass. AND MY FAVORITE of ALL TIMES...."Trick or Treat for the baby." My response, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I dont have anything the baby can eat." The obnoxious stroller-pushers retort, "F you honkey" (she did not say F though). Ah the good times
CowDung October 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Free Shorewood: What I found most offensive was that you just kept posting the same crap on five unrelated articles. As far as the facts go, I don't believe that the referendum was because we had to pay the benefits of early retirements until the retirees age to 62. The referendum addressed all pension liabilities. I stated it earlier, but you didn't address that it seems to be cheaper for the district to have the teachers retire early, continue to receive healthcare benefits until they are 62, and get a reduced pension than to have them work to full retirement age.
Lyle Ruble October 10, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Our family loves when the kids come over from West of the river. We now plan on somewhere between 300 to 500 kids. We have never been disrespected and have enjoyed the families that come into our neighborhood. This is one of the benefits to living in Shorewood.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) October 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I love it when hordes of kids dressed as NBA players jump out of their vans and raid my neighborhood.
CowDung October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM
At least your 'hoards' make the attempt to dress up. I think that many of them just use trick or treating as a justification to ask for free candy. I don't mind giving candy to those that cross the river to trick or treat, but they should at least try to wear a costume. I'm sending all the 'trick or treat for the baby' people over to Lyle's house...
Question "Mark" October 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Mark Clingaman (Free Shorewood) says..."I would like to see a few of you apologize for the way you treat people who don't conform to your beliefs." Now if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black...lmao. So many of your posts personally attack people, programs, and organizations. If you are not happy with Shorewood then do us all a favor and LEAVE Shorewood!
giving me a migraine October 28, 2012 at 02:31 PM
if you don't want to participate in Halloween don't answer the door when the trick or treaters come. Problem solved. The rest of the conversation - SEED, school report card meaning and information, is a conversation that should be had, like adults, somewhere else. if you want to see the Shorewood report card, or any public school's report card they are posted on the dpi website - be prepared to do some studying to understand what you're seeing, it's a fairly complicated report. or look at the big number and walk away - some will - and miss the real story in the details.
Alicia October 29, 2012 at 01:08 AM
I agree with CowDung--we can also send all those who have a sick brother, sister, child at home and want something for them. I like the neightborhood trick or treat better--it's more fun when you know the kids. A lot of our trick or treaters today(over 400) were not celebrating or in costume--it's just a way to get free candy.

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