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Parker School celebrates Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

<p>Maxwell Tramontin and his mom Chrissie decked out for Parker’s Lower School costume parade through campus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Maxwell Tramontin and his mom Chrissie decked out for Parker’s Lower School costume parade through campus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

<p>Senora Lunchick’s Spanish students enjoyed having their faces painted for Dia de los muertos. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Senora Lunchick’s Spanish students enjoyed having their faces painted for Dia de los muertos. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

<p>Parker high school students just before their costume contest. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Parker high school students just before their costume contest. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

<p>Lower School Head Heather Polhemus leads Parker lower schoolers during their costume parade through campus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Lower School Head Heather Polhemus leads Parker lower schoolers during their costume parade through campus. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

Parker Lower School students, their teachers and some parents paraded in costume around campus for Halloween. Afterward, grade 6-12 students held their annual costume contest. Parker’s Spanish classes also celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a prominently Mexican holiday (though celebrated in many other countries as well) on Nov. 1 and 2 every year and is a celebration of loved ones who have died. Several students painted their faces to resemble the Mexican-style skull decorations featured during the holiday.