Upon the schools, a festive mood descends
to mark the day on which October ends.
At Creekside school, the sights were not so scary;
The goal instead, the teachers said, was literary.
So students acted out their favorite books;
They paraded through the halls to show their looks.
Rapunzel twirled her hair near Nancy Drew;
Ninjas, monsters and spies joined them, too.
Through the school, the spooky music flowed
to accent get-ups Mom and Dad had sewed.
Though the day wasn't Halloween by name,
the costumes, treats and games were much the same.