Some time during this month, your
child will be celebrating his/her birthday. This letter will help you
to prepare for this special event at school.
a birthday at school is an option, and you are under no obligation to
participate. I realize that most birthday celebrations occur outside of
school; however, if you choose to provide a special treat for our
classroom, please make an effort to adhere to the guidelines that
Due to severe time limitations, the birthday treat must be manageable to distribute and eat. For this reason, I am asking that the treats be placed in sealed plastic bags or individually wrapped. Treats placed in individual bags or wrapped are easy to hand out and can be taken home if a child chooses not to eat it at school. Some suggested treats are:
- Rice crispy treats
- Doughnuts or doughnut holes
I am asking that you do not send in a sheet cake or cupcakes. Prepare enough treats for approximately 25 people. The count includes a few extra treats in case of an accident or if a new friend joins our classroom. The children also like to share their birthday treat with the principal, the secretary, the counselor, and Mrs. Pines, the KAP teacher. We do have a child with a severe food allergy in the morning class; however, the child’s parents will provide a snack.
If your child is having a birthday party or gathering outside of school, please utilize the Student Directory to mail individual invitations. Unless all of the children are being invited to a birthday party, please refrain from handing out invitations at school. Should you have any questions regarding the procedures, please contact me. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!