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Birthdays / Celebration



Invitations for birthday parties may not be distributed at school unless all students in the class receive an invitation.  If that is the case, invitations must be given to the teacher to distribute.  In addition, we recognize students like to celebrate birthdays in school, however, we try to keep interruptions to a minimum.  Keep in mind the amount of instructional time lost if 20 students celebrated their birthday during school hours.  If you arrange with the teacher prior to a brief celebration, please send in a healthy snack, or even better, come read to your child’s class.


The school nurse must check and approve all food items BEFORE they are sent down to the classroom.  The item must be made in a facility with no contaminates in addition to not having the particular food item causing the allergy.  No homemade items are allowed regardless of allergies.