It appears that donuts and other unhealthy snacks are making their way back into our birthday celebrations. We are working hard to head them off at the pass in the office and we appreciate your work in reminding and educating parents on our policy. I have re-posted this on our school website and added it here for you as well. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!
Birthday celebrations at school are a great opportunity to share this special day withour classmates. We would like to join with your family in celebrating your child’s birthday with his/her classmates by following these guidelines:
If you wish to have birthday recognition at school please contact your child’s teacher one week in advance to plan a celebration that can include any of the following:
1) Bring a healthy snack such as:
Fresh fruit, dried fruits, or veggies
100% frozen juice or fruit bars
Low-fat bakery items
Pretzels, popcorn (air) or Goldfish crackers
Bottled Water or 100% fruit juice
2) Bring books or crayons, fun pencils, notepads, rulers, or stickers for every child.
3) Donate a book to the school library in your child’s name
4) Invite an interesting guest to speak to your child’s classroom
At this time, we are eliminating the food celebrations that include cupcakes, donuts and other junk foods in order to encourage healthy habits.
Please discuss with the teacher a week in advance the particulars of the celebration so that an appropriate time and place can be selected for the recognition.