THIS YEAR STUDENTS CANNOT BRING BIRTHDAY TREATS TO SCHOOL AS WE WORK TO STOP/SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Birthdays are a special day for kids and adults. This year, however, as we work to stop/slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, wearing facemasks in the building, and increasing our cleaning routines, we simply cannot enjoy birthday treats that students bring in for their classmates. We appreciate your understanding that for this year we will not be able to have any student bring in treats/food to share with others.
In addition, it would assist us if you could talk with your children about not accepting food or treats from others. While the kindness of sharing is much appreciated, we must be careful with washing hands, keeping distance when eating with those not in our households, and so on.
Below is our Birthday Treat Guidelines for Previous Years:
Birthdays are a special day for students. Some families enjoy providing a treat for the students in the classroom, but for others it is not a part of the celebration of a child’s birthday. Students are welcome to bring birthday treats, but we ask that you follow these guidelines:
- Please do not feel you must send treats: many students and families choose to not bring birthday treats,
- Treats will be delivered to the classroom by either a staff member or the student,
- Parents will not be a part of the celebration in the classroom,
- You can choose to send healthy treats that your child enjoys,
- Let the teacher know which day you will bring treats. The classroom teacher will decide the time that works best with the classroom schedule for the children to enjoy and celebrate your child's birthday,
- Send only one treat per student. Please do not send cameras.
- Treats can/should be small. The large cupcakes are nice however, some students eat part and throw the rest away as they are too big for some kids. The small cupcakes are enjoyable, cost less and a size that kids can eat and enjoy.
- Treats need to be store bought and individual. (Bring cupcakes rather than a cake that needs to be cut.)
- Birthday treats are for the student’s classroom; students will not be delivering treats to former teachers and so on.