Students may bring party invitations but must invite everyone in the class (or all boys or girls) as appropriate. Invitations will only be accepted by the teacher to be sent home in the Thursday folder. Birthdays are acknowledged in class by teachers as well as on our morning announcements daily. Electronic invitations may not be distributed via district internet.
Per district policy, birthday celebrations are allowed at school but may not be shared during lunch. Only store bought food products are acceptable, provided by the parent or grandparent. They may be shared on or near the child’s birthday during the last 5 minutes of classroom instruction time. Please keep in mind that we have several students with food allergies. For this reason, products containing peanuts or manufactured on equipment that processes peanuts, are prohibited.
In addition, we request that mini or single serving items be provided to maximize instruction time. You will also need to complete a required form, GE-E-4, from the nutrition department prior to the celebration. This form is available at the front office and may be completed the day of the celebration. Please provide the store label or receipt along with any provided ingredient listing.
Balloons are prohibited.
If you do not wish for your child to participate or be provided a birthday treat by classmates during birthday celebrations at school, please send a written note to your child’s teacher with your specific request. Our teachers have been provided a list of students with food allergies, but your letter would be kept on record for substitutes as well.