Treats from Home
The district has a nutrition policy. It impacts parties held at school for birthdays or special occasions. Any food sent to school for consumption during school hours must meet the requirements below.
- No candy or soda
- No items with sugar in any form as the first ingredient
- No items containing more than 8 grams of fat per serving
- No items containing more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving
Cupcakes and cake with icing are not permitted under these guidelines. However, you may send a nutritious snack to school if you wish to celebrate your child’s special day. In the past, the children seemed to enjoy muffins, low-fat yogurt and fruit kabobs. Please see Mrs. Milano’s website for a list for further suggestions. Let us know if you have any ideas to share.
We ask that you be aware of the allergies present in your child’s classroom. Nuts are not permitted at any parties. Students with allergies will not be given any food during a classroom celebration unless it has been specifically cleared by our nurse.
If you prefer, you may send in a small non-food item for the class, such as, pencils, stickers, or bookmarks. Please no goody bags or expensive items.
We recognize each child on his or her special day by sending out a birthday wish over the morning announcements. Half-birthdays will be celebrated for summer birthdays. Please notify your child’s teacher if you do not want your child’s birthday recognized.
Birthday Invitations are sent home via the backpack ONLY if there are invitations for the whole class or for all boys /all girls.